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NSA-PHL provides the Speaking Community with links to professional development, networking, resources, and, of course, speaking opportunities.
Aldonna Ambler, CSP
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NSA-PHL December 2016 Letter from the President
December 2016 — Maybe it’s because I’m sitting on an Amtrak train watching the New England countryside roll by with time to sit and think, but I’m reflecting on the value of serving the local NSA chapter. I remember a comment I overheard a past President of NSA PHL make after one of our open meetings. She said, “My business really took off while I was President of the chapter.”
I believe it—not that I am barring the door to hold back new business, but client engagements and pitches are picking up. Beyond the skills and ideas I glean from our open and members-only meetings, the close relationships with other Board members have helped me grow as a speaker and as a business person.
Invariably, I have found other Board and committee members inspire me with their fresh thinking, provide me referrals for professional services, and they are simply smart role models in running a business and performing on the platform. A significant additional advantage is the increased connection with the National organization, its resources, and its mentoring.
Okay, enough motivational set up. Here’s the ask.
NSA PHL needs a Treasurer and other committee members, who can help the current board move our chapter forward. First, the Treasurer spot is easy-peasey (spellcheck can’t handle this!): report monthly and sign checks. Seamless Events, our Association Management team, takes care of incoming funds, tracking of expenses plus generating financial reports while a pro-bono accountant files our tax form yearly—our Treasurer reports monthly, makes sure we’re on track against budget, and signs checks. You do NOT have to be anything like a CPA, trust me. Second, we are looking for those of you who have a little time to give to support our committees (Marketing, Programming or Membership) and now is the time to stand up and assist in making our chapter even better.
Not one of the spots on the Board or its committees is a burdensome amount of work. As you know, the more who serve, the easier the work gets. Give me a shout if you can lend a hand as Treasurer, or committee help in Marketing, Programming or Membership: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hang out and learn from some the top pro’s in NSA PHL this week:
Holiday Cheer Networking Event: Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost: $35/Members & Past Presidents, $50/Non-Members, $40/Partner Association
Venue: The Atrium Restaurant at the Doubletree Plymouth Meeting, 640 Fountain Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
See you there!
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