This is it. The last blog post during my year as the Women in Leisure Services’ National President. I will confidently turn over the gavel to Michele Greenburg McClung at the National Luncheon. Serving WILS in this capacity has been my pleasure. I believe strongly that the more we support each other, the more we will all grow as individuals and as a vital service to our communities.
I hope you have enjoyed reading my varied musings, book reports and personal stories. I committed to this blog on a bit of whim as I prepared my remarks for the 2014 National Luncheon, but I stuck with it, making posts each week. It’s been fun and I truly enjoyed the experience.
I have also enjoyed getting to know many of our members as they have contacted me to comment about something that I wrote. Whether it was to agree or disagree, I enjoyed hearing the many viewpoints. I also enjoyed learning that we really aren’t as different as we may think. Nearly each time I shared a personal story it was met with a response of “me, too!”. It’s nice to know we aren’t alone on our journeys.
My wish for WILS is that it continues and strengthens around the bond of building and supporting more female leaders in our field. This takes commitments from many in order to lighten the work for individuals. May you all take a moment to commit to one small way to give back and/or help our membership and impact grow this year.
I’m glad to be a part of the WILS sisterhood! Where there is a WILS there is a WAY.