NAIFA is changing…..are you ready?
We held our State Convention in Lake Chelan, Washington May 24th to the 26th and we had a wonderful agenda of education, entertainment and business to move NAIFA forward. Thank you to all those who attended because without you it would not have been the great convention that it was.
We were so privileged to have our National President Paul Dougherty and our Secretary/Treasurer Jill Judd in attendance. Both of them taking the time away from their family and business to support our State and Local associations is an amazing show of leadership and support for our industry.
NAIFA is changing because the leadership at our State level knew it was time to get off the status quo train that we are on. A steering committee was formed and they stepped up to the plate and did what they said they were going to do. They discussed, analyzed and came to the conclusion we needed to create the One Washington Initiative.
With the leadership of our President Elect and now State President Stephen Good and Communications Chair/RVP/Graphics Stud Michael Staeb, a detailed presentation was given to our local attendees on why this change is best for local associations and overall general membership in Washington. We had great dialogue, questions, and concerns. At the end of the 1 hour presentation and discussion, it was very clear, what had been created and proposed will benefit our members if we continue to follow through and do what we say we are going to do. I know we will have success with this change!
Taking on a leadership role such as President is not always easy but it is a smoother process when you have a team surrounding you that is engaged and wants our association to stay viable so it may continue to help grow and protect our businesses.
Many, many thanks to all of you that held positions on the State Board and supported the change we needed to make!
It was an absolute pleasure to serve our member association and it is an absolute pleasure to pass the torch to our new President Stephen Good. I feel the flame is strong but it will become even stronger with Stephen as President. We need to “Resist the urge to become uninvolved” and step up to help President Good in serving our membership.
Our clients, communities and industry are counting on us…….are you in?
Neal Kloke, Immediate Past President