By Denise Blanchard
How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? Are you a licker or a biter? Have you ever thought of a task that you knew had to be done, but didn’t know where to start because of the magnitude?
Committee assignments is such a task for me. With the amount of talent in our organization, I couldn’t get my head around how I was going to utilize everyone’s expertise for the benefit of the organization, so I asked for your help.
Thank you for the emails you sent offering your help and telling me how you would like to help. Nothing is more painful than serving on a committee outside of your comfort zone and so I am relying on each of you to tell me where your passion is. When I finish piecing this puzzle together, we will have an organization with committees of passionate experts!
Our conference last month was amazing and now with Spring Break under our belt, we are energized and ready to finish out the school year. For me, the TSPRA conference provides that much needed boost that gets me excited about the possibilities for the future. What new things did I learn that I can put into practice? How can I work smarter, not harder? And now as President, what can I do to get to the center of the Tootsie Pop that for me is TSPRA?
For me, the answer is appoint great committees with chairs ready to get to work and inspire committee members to think outside the box, try new ways of doing things and Keep Calm and TSPRA Strong. Summer will be here before we know it, then Thanksgiving, Christmas and the 2015 TSPRA conference in San Antonio!
With your help, TSPRA will exceed our expectations and the things we accomplish will be the stepping stones for the following year!