A Message From the President: Spring 2015

Hey Fellow TSFA Members:

As Winter still lingers with us, Spring will soon be here. It’s one of my favorite times of the year when all of the bare branch stsructures begin to bud and magically bloom. It’s pretty amazing how fortunate we are to have seasons and experience such changes within our landscape.

As with change, I am well into my last year as your President and hope that everyone has seen new growth over the past three and a half years. I, as well as your Board of Directors, have worked and are still working dilligently to make TSFA a stronger association. It’s safe to say that we have made ourselves known across the United States, and in a professional manner. As we continue this year, many plans are underway for more educational programs as the feed back that we receive is “We want more education”. We’re going to get the programs rolling so I expect for all to be full of enthusiastic and interested individuals wanting to learn. We’re hoping to also get into the Alabama area as well, since they are now part of our association. I’m excited about all of this as I feel that education is vital to any successful endeavor. Please reach out to your Board and let us know what we can do for you. We’re hoping that more education will intrigue others to become members. I honestly don’t feel that everyone knows how fortunate we are to have such a strong association, but it definitely could be stronger with more involvement from others.

I continue to ask for support in our membership drive. This has been one of my major goals. I’ve come to the conclusion that i’m not sure what it takes to get people interested and involved. IT saddens me as I know we have one of the strongest conventions in our region, and also across the US.

On that note, Convention is soon approaching and as always we need you!! If you would participate one time, I know that you’ll be back. And with a Board of Directors that will be changing, I hope you will consider putting your name on the ballot. Step up and let everyone know that you are a leader.

With all of this said, I’m always available for your comments and concerns. If you don’t voice them, how am I supposed to know your thoughts? I’m just an email or phone call away. I hope to hear from you soon. Happy Spring!!!