August 2021 President's Message

I am so excited to kick off this year as your President!  Looking back last year as your Vice President, I have seen our membership grow rapidly once we were able to return to meeting in person.  I would like to give a big shout out to Maria Sulick, our President for the last two years.  Maria has been a wonderful mentor to me as I step into my new role as your President, and I will do my best to lead our Chapter!

I also want to thank Sandy Michelson, Martha Young, Anita Carbone and Patricia Worrow for their very generous donations to our SBMEF Impact Scholarship for the upcoming 2021/2022 year.  To date we have collected $1,610 toward our goal of awarding a $2,000 scholarship in 2022.  Our chapter is grateful to be able to provide scholarship assistance to a deserving student in Brevard County from these contributions to the SBMEF foundation.

We are deeply saddened by the passing of one of our most beloved Oceanside members, Faye Jones.  On behalf of Oceanside Charter, I send our condolences to Sue Tyson-Parker and her family.  Sue has graciously directed donations in Faye’s memory to our SBMEF Impact Scholarship.  Please send any donations payable to SBMEF to our PO Box 360151, Melbourne, FL  32936.

My hopes and goals for this coming year are to continue to see our membership increase among all professional backgrounds and to encourage our members who want to maximize their experience with Oceanside Charter Chapter to become involved in our various committees to continue their leadership journey.  I would like to help bridge the gap of knowledge between our local Oceanside Charter Chapter and the ABWA National organization, which has many great resources for our members such as Career Connections, awesome discounts and so much more that you will learn about in the coming year!  In addition, we are excited to announce a new recognition award that we will be implementing this year called “Oceanside Superstar.” More information about this exciting award will be announced in the upcoming meetings, so make sure to reserve your dinner to join us at the monthly meetings to see how you can become our “Oceanside Superstar” this year!

My one main goal this year as your President is to continually strive to create an environment for our members and potential members that is supportive and encouraging.  To quote my one of my favorite sayings by Harriet Beecher Stowe: “Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.”  Let’s get things done this year!

~Tenille Perry



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