To all CACEE members,
Welcome to the 2014-15 CACEE year! It was a pleasure to see so many of you at the 2014 National Conference. Once more, I’d like to thank Jennifer, Michele, and all of the members of the Steering Committee for the marvelous event they hosted for us. Well done St. John’s!
On Tuesday, May 27, we held our 2014 Annual General Meeting (AGM). As part of the annual proceedings the 2014-15 Board of Directors was introduced to the members in attendance, marking the transition of authority to govern the Association from the 2013-14 Board. Concurrent with this transition, all CACEE Boards and Committees were temporarily dissolved and reconstituted under the new authority. This happens so that new Chairs may be appointed in accordance with the appointment of the new Board of Directors.
In 2013-14, more than 60 individual CACEE members volunteered to serve on a CACEE Committee, Board, or Working Group. That is a remarkable level of involvement. On behalf of President Nancy Moulday and the Board of Directors, I would like to thank all volunteers for your contributions. CACEE simply could not operate without your support. Now that the 2014-15 CACEE year has begun, we will be looking to relaunch the work of all Committees, Boards and Groups. As a first step, I invite all of 2013-14 volunteers to take a moment and give consideration to continuing your involvement in 2014-15.
Volunteer Transition – Committees, Boards & Groups
Over the next little while, volunteers should expect to hear from the Chair(s) of any Committees, Board or Groups with which you volunteered in 2013-14. The Chair(s) will be reaching out to gauge your interest in continuing. If you wish to continue, it will likely be a simple matter of letting the Chair know. With that said, it’s possible that a change might be desired, for any number of reasons.
If you have been a volunteer, and you would like to change the nature of your involvement, you can let me know, and I will work with you to transition your volunteering. On the other hand, while it is common practice that volunteers who wish to continue are gratefully invited back, it may not be possible to invite all volunteers to continue in the role they recently performed. If that happens, I will work with you to find another way for you to contribute.
Looking forward to connecting!Paul D. Smith