We hope you are weathering the storms and enjoying those every increasing sunny days.
Much has happened since my last message. The biggest news is that we were just recognized as a SuperStar chapter. This means we met all the 18 CORE (Chapter Operating Requirements), and over 50% of our members are Power Members (have local and National membership). Fewer than 20% of ASTD chapters received this designation in 2014.
Your chapter is healthy and growing. As of the writing of this newsletter, we have $23,476 in the bank, which covers a year of expenses. We currently have 209 members.
As an added value to you, in March we joined the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. The benefit to you is access to networking and business training events. As we learn more, we'll have links and information on our web site so you can take advantage of this benefit.
Programs are essential for keeping our learning community strong. In March, our second annual Activity Summit was energetic. 30 members jumped into several fun and energizing activities presented by Sue Fody, Barb Smith, Lauran Arledge, Sandi Ruthers and me.
April and May feature some heavy hitters in ASTD. Last week, Jim Smith, Jr. impacted 44 of us! We now have "No Excuses" to remove self-created barriers and all the ways we box ourselves in. After the meeting, we left empowered and ready to take on new challenges. If you missed him, have no fear; I have a feeling this popular presenter will be back in 2015!
On May 1st in the Tivoli building on the Metro campus, Lou Russell, another ASTD rock star, will give us pointers on project management for trainers. We can all use some tips to help training run more smoothly. Please join us and pass the word on to other trainers.
Thank you for your continued support and contribution to our community. Your participation, thoughts and energy keep us strong and help us thrive. I encourage you to make the most of your membership by joining us at meetings, and volunteering. Volunteering is a great way to expand your skills and knowledge, and helps you get and stay connected to the Denver learning community.
We are here to serve you. Please let us know if you have any questions or suggestions. You can email us at email@example.com.
2014 ASTD Rocky Mountain Chapter President.
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