Greetings, Performance Improvement Colleagues
We’ve taken a long breather from our regularly scheduled meetings. Let me catch you up on where the Chapter stands today, and the next steps facing our Chapter.
As 2015 closed, we had a meeting scheduled for Dec 3rd, but our planned speaker, Jennifer Lawrence, was unable to attend. We had a lively discussion anyway, with a half-dozen of us celebrating the end of another busy year and anticipation of elections at the January 2016 meeting to confirm/select our slate of Incoming Officers.
The January and February meetings didn’t go off as we planned. Four of us (Janice Winn, Vint Dockery, Johnny Weissmuller, and I) met Jan 28th, enjoyed dinner together, and discussed the confirmation of the upcoming Chapter Executive Committee. Vint, as you may know, was elected in January 2015 to be our President Elect, to take office in February 2016. Janis agreed to continue as our Chapter Liaison. We still needed to confirm our Treasurer and select a President Elect (to begin office in 2017). The four of us met again Feb 25th. With such a low turn-out, we tabled the planned officer installation and discussed several directions the Chapter could be taking.
We agreed to have a two-month breather before calling another meeting. Now is the time for us to get together again and make some decisions about the future of the Chapter. As our new Chapter President (not yet installed) Vint brought up a number of new ideas for the chapter, to include some new venues, new times, and perhaps some virtual gatherings to break with the traditional approach we’ve been following. We need your participation if this chapter is going to continue.
Please join us this coming Thursday for what could be a New Beginning for our Chapter or a Last Waltz. You are this Chapter’s Stakeholder. Your presence is the life-blood of the chapter, and we truly want to meet your needs for a local professional affiliation with the greater International Society For Performance Improvement.
When: Thursday April 28th
Where: Jim's Restaurant
9950 San Pedro Ave
San Antonio, TX 78216
Directions: From IH-410 take the San Pedro exit and travel north on San Pedro approximately ½ mile. Jims will be on your right, at the corner of San Pedro and Ramsey.
What: We plan to gather around 6 pm to catch up, and perhaps meet new people. We'll order à la carte and have dinner in our usual disorderly fashion. Around 7:00 PM Vince will preside over the meeting. Everyone attending will be invited to share your ideas, your concerns, and your reservations about how the chapter has operated, what you want to do next, and how you think you can provide value to our Chapter.
If you can’t be present with us, but want to give your input to the meeting, please take a minute to send me an e-mail. I’ll deliver your unvarnished answers to the attendees, and for each of you who sends a comment, I’ll give you a reply e-mail from those of us who can make it to the meeting.
Past President, San Antonio Chapter, ISPI