From the July Newsletter
Wow, summer is flying by so quickly. July is here and we are all busy as ever I hope. I know many of us are returning from Washington DC from National Symposium and others are preparing for the Texas State Forum this month. I am excited that we, collectively as allied, have been asked to do the lobby flowers at South Shore Harbor. This is a great opportunity for the Allied name to be placed in the forefront of the minds of those attending the forum this year.
I am very excited to announce that, for those who were not at the end of year meeting, we have a completely full board this year. There are some new, young, talented people that are coming aboard to help provide direction and freshness to our activities over the next year. I want to encourage each of you that read this to let us know if there are things that you would like to see changed or added. We will consider your thoughts and discuss them seriously with the board and hopefully make things better as we continue to grow. We are quickly approaching our 50th anniversary as AFH and I am looking forward to a grand celebration fit for that occasion. We are here for you and because of you we are able to do what we do. You are important to everything that Allied stands for and does and we want you to know that we take our responsibilities very seriously.
Thank you so much for a great year in 2017-18 and I am so excited for what 2018-19 has for us as well. We are working hard to provide some awesome design programs and, due to requests, we are looking for some business programs as well. My hope is that each one of you will make an effort to be at every program over the next year and support AFH as we progress forward. I also want to let those who were not present at the June meeting know that we will be having a quick meeting at our September program to provide you with all of the financial information and minutes for your approval. There have been some bylaw changes that were voted on at the meeting and the vote passed, so you will be able to see those changes on the website. Finally, registration is always on line now and you can preregister securely for every program. We ask that you do so to help us be more responsible with our monies, so we are not ordering more food than is necessary. If we have a preregistration number going in we can order appropriately. You all have been so helpful in the past with this and now it is even easier than before. Thanks again for a great year, and as always, keep bloomin and go out and make something beautiful today.
Alan Masters AIFD, CFD