Dear Members and Prospective Members:
WOW, is it November already?
What a diverse experience I’ve had serving as your 2006 ACEP President, truly a great
learning opportunity. My sincere thanks to everyone who assisted me along the way!
Thank you to the fantastic Board of Directors who contributed their time and energy each in
their own way, all the while maintaining their sense humor. Meeting monthly with all of you
was definitely high on my list of “Favorite things about being President.”
Thank you to the great membership who got involved when needed, generously shared
feedback, suggestions and ideas about how to enrich the ACEP experience as a whole. Thank
you to all the Members who hosted, entertained and catered to us throughout the year. Thank
you to Sandy and staff with Catering At Its Best, who every year gives so generously to ACEP.
Thank you to Irene Mills of Angelica Photography and Don Richardson our ACEP Webmaster,
for working together so well to update www.acep.com, creating the contemporary ACEP brand
represented on the Web today.
Thank you to the ACEP Public Relations committee, Amy Wing with Dance Techniques,
Janelle Meredith with Stargazer Basket, Lora Heil-Frone with Meeting and Conventions of
Oregon, Inc., and Dallah Reese with Impact Advertising Specialties, all for their individual
contributions to the work done to increasing ACEP’s visibility within the community.
Thank you to Dawn Tryon with OREF and ProStart as well as Patrick Galvin with Galvin
Communications, for their contributions throughout the year as first time partners with ACEP.
In reviewing the three main objectives I identified as my focus at the beginning of the year:
Increase the membership, regularly provide exceptional meetings, and build on our
education program, I feel a sense of achievement in knowing that time and energy was
invested throughout the year among these areas and progress can be measured…slightly
(I’m kidding). Truly ACEP has grown and continues to grow in many ways and w