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Message from the 2007-2008 Chair

Submitted by:  Laura Boesler

Greetings and Happy Summer to Tri-State!

As I finish off my term as Chair of Tri-State, I want to take time to give a very large THANK YOU to all that have served on the Executive Board for 2007-2008. All of the elected officials and those that served as committee chairs had a very successful year. I also want to thank everyone that served on committees and all that made this past year a great year despite everything going on in the industry.

As we look ahead to 2008-2009, I’d like you to think about volunteering. Please go to to see our new and improved website and to complete a Volunteer Form. Please spend some time at the new site getting familiar with everything the website has to offer.

Also, as I move into the new role of Nominations and Elections Chair, we need to think of new leaders to run for office for the 2009-2010 year. We will have elections for four positions. Chair-Elect is a three year term, where you serve as Chair-Elect, then Chair, then Past Chair. The Vice Chair position is the Conference Chair and serves on the Board for one year and plans the annual Fall Conference. The Secretary and Treasurer both serve two-year terms on the Board. As the year progresses, be thinking of fellow Tri-state members that would be good to serve in these roles. There will be nomination forms at the Fall Conference.

Thank you to everyone that has helped me through this year as Chair. Please feel free to contact me at with any thoughts or questions on nominations for 2009-2010.

Message from the 0809 Chair