E-Newsletter: September/October 2018
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Aloha, Members and Friends:
As I write my final message to you I still wonder what the fate of the chapter will be. To date for the first time since my involvement in the mid-1990s, we have no President Elect on our board. Which is ironic since we have all other positions filled and we have some committee members! Three of them are recent graduates and two are new chapter members. I am very excited about that and I hope it is the start of a change needed in our leadership.
As for me, this past year has been more than I could handle at times, between my responsibilities to the chapter, my company and my family, I have been pulled in many directions succeeding sometimes and failing other times. So I am more than a little excited to pass the finances off to our very capable administrator Cee and our new Finance Director Danette Hoe. Of course, you will be in good hands with Tiare Pinto at the helm and there is talk of awards early next year and another Design Impacts Lives fundraiser later in the year. I know this next phrase is cliché: No matter how hard your new board works, your experience with the chapter is like a relationship, you get as good as you give.
Other than remaining on as Past President to handle the elections and chapter Government Affairs chair, I will be living a personal life that reminds me of how important our work can be. For all the years I have put in to promoting Universal Design and aging in place I could not do that for my own parents. Consequently I am dealing with the emotion of separating my parents after 68 years of marriage because they can no longer function on their own but need two very different levels of care. Current trends in senior care facilities puts them in two different facilities. I know that is changing and I plan to keep working to facilitate that change in my own community of friends, family, clients and neighbors as best I am able.
Design really does impact our lives.
A hui hou,
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