As we start this new year off right, I want to first say a special thanks to all our Chapter volunteers: Mysti, Marie, Monica, Marc, Riley, Hallie, and Bonnie. You all make the Chapter possible!
Interested in being part of the club? We have a bunch of volunteer opportunities available, most of which can be completed with your laptop from the comfort of your couch.
■ Twitter Manager – Update our Twitter feed.
■ Volunteer Coordinator – Emails and updates volunteers on tasks.
■ Hospitality Coordinator – Backup for the meeting greeters (must attend the meeting in this case)
We’re also kicking off the new year at the Chapter with a couple of changes. You may have seen the notice that we’re lowering our monthly meeting ticket prices by $5. Another smaller change: We’re upping the ante for whoever writes the summary of the meeting for publication on our website. Now, once the article is published, the author receives a free meeting coupon. I hope people take advantage of this because if there aren’t any takers, we don’t have a summary for those who couldn’t join.
Speaking of remote folks, I know that many of you ask about recordings or streamed meetings. We tried last year, but there were too many technical and audio issues. If we get a volunteer who can devote more time to this, we promise to try it again!
In the spirit of the season, I wanted to share a couple of resolutions.
■ Drink more tea. This is really “drink more water” but disguised in Egyptian Licorice and other earthy flavors.
■ Do less harm. I’ve been thinking about how much my food and other purchases have an effect on myself and the environment, so I want to re-consider what I buy.
■ Meditate more. Taking a couple minutes to slow down seems so difficult, but mindfulness can be a powerful force in your life.
■ Keep challenging myself. Whether at work, training for a race, or fitting more yoga into my life, I want to keep pushing to do the best I can. I’ve found that I accomplish much more than I ever thought I would by having confidence in myself.
I hope you resolve to come to more Chapter meetings in 2016!