Happy Holidays and Happy New Virginia AAHAM members and friends, 

As my final message to the members as President of the Chapter, I wanted to send my report that appeared in our annual meeting of the members document so that those who could not attend our annual meeting would see it.

I’m happy to report that we’ve had a eventful and successful 2017.  During this year the chapter held four meetings of the members; they were the Spring Regional, Summer Regional, Fall Regional and Annual meeting and conference.   All meetings were well attended and provided valuable education and networking opportunities for members and other attendees.  During our Spring, Summer and Annual meetings, charity drives were held to support local and national gift giving by the chapter and it’s meeting attendees.

The board of directors met monthly by teleconference to keep each other fully apprised of all committee activities, education planning, financial operations and other important topics of chapter business.  The Chapter President or our Proxy also attended National AAHAM board meetings in Washington, DC and Nashville, TN (2) to receive information from and provide feedback to the national organization.  As the President of this chapter, I sat on the National Certification Committee for CRCE certification.  On that committee I worked with other members in revising the certification manual, the exams, and the webinars.  I also presented a webinar on the Admissions section during the Summer Webinar series.

Virginia AAHAM was once again awarded 1st Place for Chapter Excellence in the President’s Division, for 2017.  Leanna Marshall and I attended the ANI in Nashville, TN where we accepted the award on behalf of the Chapter.  Virginia AAHAM also completed the Chapter Operations report to National and received a perfect 100% score for chapter operations.

 I wish to thank all the board members who I have enjoyed so much serving the needs of our members over these last four years.  I hold each of you in the highest regard and respect and appreciate all that you have done.  I also want to thank all our members, corporate partners and friends who have supported our chapter during my time as President.  You have all played a big part in our chapters success and are the reason this President and Board have worked so willingly on your behalf.  Thank you again, it has been my pleasure and an honor to have served in this capacity during this time.

David Nicholas, CRCE-I
President, Virginia Chapter of AAHAM

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