Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!"
- Hunter S. Thompson
Happy New Year everyone, it's 2023! The last few years have been, well, challenging. But not to worry, we all have the chance to do it again, as Oprah shares "Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right."
What is your word of the year? Give it a thought. How do you want to show up, be seen, accomplish, and make steps forward to that big goal? I chose “Audacious”. Let’s support one another living in our word of the year.
Our first highlight of the new year will be hearing from former Senator Beverly Powell during our January 11th luncheon. Beverly will share her experiences as a female legislator working to pass legislation for the betterment of our communities and in the minority. All, be ready with your questions, nothing is off the table.
Michelle Crim, Chair-elect and Program Chair will continue bringing amazing speakers for us to learn, stretch, think twice and encourage conversation... In advance, Michelle thank you for your service to our mission.
December was busy with our Holiday Luncheon followed by our annual board retreat, where our board members discussed and identified opportunities to increase membership participation. Our board supports the creation of two new committees: Marketing/Social Media and Awards & Recognitions. This month, be on the lookout, via email a short WPF survey will be sent to you. Be sure to select the committee you would like to participate on:
- Marketing/Social Media
- Awards & Recognitions
Also, at our January luncheon we will unveil our new Women’s Policy Forum logo, and our new Marketing/Social Media Committee will be ready to spread the word!
I look forward to working with each of you and I am open to your comments and suggestions on how we continue to engage and impact our community. Feel free to contact me.
Wishing you and your family a happy new year filled with hope, health, and happiness - with a generous sprinkle of fun!
Fight for the things you care about but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Women’s Policy Forum Chair