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President's Message

Linda Belcher

Office Administrator
Trucker Huss, APC

 

President’s Message

The Golden Gate Chapter’s board year is coming to a close, and with that, a look back and a look forward. The look backward is to a calendar filled with events:  educational, philanthropic, and sometimes, just fun. Given today’s circumstances, the look back is also wistful, since our normal interactions have been interrupted in such a troubling manner.

There is one very important thing that will not be interrupted: our sense of community.  In the past year, whenever we gathered, we welcomed one another with smiles and waves.  We took part in learning and made our own contributions, we collaborated on our challenges and shared our solutions.  As we navigated our jobs, our shared perspectives helped us find our paths, and even if we didn’t find ready solutions we didn’t feel alone.  Sue Stratton, our incoming Director-at-Large, recently remarked that her participation in the Small Firm Administrators’ Roundtable lifted a huge burden from her shoulders, knowing that others experienced her frustrations.  What she expressed is the very heart of us.

As we look forward, our interactions will continue, but just in a different way.  The Chapter Forum list-serve will put you in instant contact with your colleagues.  It’s a “Hey, everybody, how are you doing this?”  You will find it a great benefit to use it, and not just for information – it will also keep alive the sense that we are all still here and all helping each other. 

The events that were scheduled before the pandemic arose, went forward as remote meetings, such as the “Disaster Preparedness and Business Continuity: Psychology of a Crisis” presentation by the Operations & Technology section (how timely!).  The Chapter will continue its presentations and meetings in this manner, and when the time comes to once again gather in person, we will. 

As of April 1, our Chapter leadership will be in the very capable hands of new President DeAnna Ouderkirk.  I first met DeAnna when we mentored a Chicago ALA member who was interviewing in San Francisco. Her willingness to make time to help a fellow member who she didn’t even know, was impressive.  She is extraordinarily good at keeping many balls in the air at once, and will always honor her commitments. Besides all that, she’s warm and approachable.

In closing, I want to thank all of the people who contributed so much to our Chapter this year. It was a good one!  And, welcome to DeAnna, the Executive Committee, and Leadership team with sincere wishes for the success of your year.  As a Chapter, we will move forward with the same sense of purpose and continuity as before.

Linda Belcher
Chapter President 2019/2020

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We can support each during this health crisis by connecting with our essential goodness and compassion.  We’re all connected on a level that we can only barely comprehend.  Read more.

 

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