I wanted to summarize for all of you what a wonderful experience I had during the three days that I attended the MCA-I Leaders Conference in Milwaukee before the Protrack weekend.
I enjoyed meeting chapter leaders from across the country who I have been emailing or talking with on the phone for several months, and I have come to the conclusion that there is nothing like meeting people face to face. Computers are wonderful, but they will never take the place of that personal touch.
We had many conversations pertaining to membership growth which includes student membership, and it was interesting to me to hear all of the different ideas which were presented by chapter leaders from across the country, and what others are doing to encourage chapter growth. I learned after meeting some of the people from the national office, that we, as the local chapter, are all part of a bigger picture and that we can all brainstorm together even though we are all in different parts of the country. I learned that each chapter has its struggles, and celebrations, and looking at our chapter, I think we have a lot to be proud of. I dont know where the Protrack conference will be held next year, but hopefully, it will be closer to this area. If it is, I would encourage you to attend if you can because it was not only a lot of fun, but informative and enlightening as well.
It is great to be back, and Im looking forward to seeing all of you soon.
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