President's Corner

January 2019
Dee Dee Jackson
Chapter President

First, I would like to express my best wishes for a prosperous and peaceful 2019! I am humbled, honored and privileged to assume the role of your chapter president again.

I would like to thank the board members and directors for their roles in our chapter; I am inspired by their commitment to SDA and all of their achievements.

We had a productive and exciting 2018 considering the loss of our beloved Judy Michell in January. We were able to organize 11 monthly educational seminars, upgrade our accounting program, celebrate the chapter's 35th anniversary, re-design the chapter's website, support the 11th Annual CanstructionOC competition, a paint night, a night at the Segerstrom theater, a 5K walk at Angel Stadium, and attendance by 5 members at the national annual EdSymposium conference in Salt Lake City. We were honored that one of our founding chapter members, Betsy Nickless, was among the first class to achieve the fellowship designation, which was recognized at the conference.

Our year ended with our long-established annual Holiday Brunch and Officer Installation. The event was hosted by Paul Blanchard at his parents’ beautiful Christmas Museum home. We indulged in great food, had a lively ornament gift exchange, and conducted our traditional ceremony to install the 2019 board members. A good time was had by all!

The new board and current directors will meet for a six-hour strategic 2019 planning session on Saturday, January 12, 2019.

We will keep you posted on upcoming events and monthly educational luncheon seminars. Our agenda is already packed with ideas for 2019, and I think this year will be fun and exciting for all members.

I hope to see you all at our first educational luncheon seminar on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at our regular location at Lutron in Irvine. The topic is HR related including new 2019 laws and employee handbooks.

Looking forward to a great 2019!

Dee Dee