Seven years after its founding, ATISDA is at a critical juncture. The Association needs YOU to move forward and thrive!
If you want to help ATISDA grow, the newly elected Board wants to hear from you now. Send in your ideas and suggestions online (click here) before Thursday, February 26, so that the Board has time to review them before its meeting on February 28, 2015, in Encinitas (more info). Then plan to attend the meeting so you can take an active role in the discussion and vote on specific issues regarding ATISDA’s future.
If you can’t attend the meeting in person, you are still asked to send in your suggestions, comments and ideas because it’s crucial for the Board to hear from as many members as possible.
Participation from more members is the key since right now ATISDA is being kept alive by the active support of just a few members, mostly the Board members. But they can’t do it alone. In order for ATISDA to grow, more members need to become involved. If you’re scratching your head wondering how you can help, here are some examples:
- communicate to the Board what changes you want to see
- provide feedback about what is and isn’t working (events, website, blog, Facebook page, etc.)
- contribute your time (as a guest blogger or a committee member, for instance)
- share your expertise to benefit other members (conduct a workshop, for example)
Remember, ATISDA is a non-profit organization run exclusively by volunteers. If Uncle Sam doesn’t motivate you, then how about JFK?: “And so, my fellow ATISDA members, ask not what ATISDA can do for you, ask what you can do for ATISDA.”