Message from the President
As we prepare for an exciting Spring, we anticipate beautiful weather and an opportunity for growth. Our MCACHE winter activities have provided a launch to a great year. Hopefully you have had an opportunity to enjoy some of our stimulating programs and community events. I am excited to share our progress towards our 2016 strategic goals.
Member engagement, excellent educational and social programs are the cornerstones of our wonderful chapter.
In March, members of the MCACHE Executive Committee and Board attended the Annual Congress in Chicago. Congress offers many opportunities to network with other chapters and also confirms the great programming provided by MCACHE. We were proud to once again be acknowledged for two ACHE Chapter awards: Chapter Award for Sustained Performance and Chapter Management Award of Distinction. Both of these honors showcase the hard work and dedication of our leaders and members. We should all be proud of these honors.
In April, we had a very successful Student and Emerging Leaders Career Day. Our panel of early and seasoned leaders shared amazing insight on gaining valuable work experience, developing a strong leadership presence and work life balance. Participants also had an opportunity for resume review and networking. Thank you to Denise Fair, John Fick and their amazing committee for this transformational event.
Advancement in the college is another key pillar we highlight every year in our strategic goals. We recently held a successful two-day Advancement course. If you have considered achieving Fellowship status, now is the time. We are here to support you in your lifelong learning. Watch upcoming announcements for the next Advancement course.
We continue to reach beyond our traditional programming and embrace the community. Our recent effort to support the Flint Water Crisis was very successful. MCACHE, in collaboration with GLACHE, partnered with United Way to distribute water to Flint residents. Many members also provided cash donations. It’s not too late! If you would like to contribute please visit www.flintkids.org.
As we continue our exciting year, I invite you to join us for an upcoming program. The value of your MCACHE membership can be enhanced by fully engaging. If you are currently not participating in a committee, I encourage you get engaged. You are the special ingredient that helps MCACHE grow and fulfill its mission.
Have a wonderful Spring!
Denise Brooks-Williams, FACHE