Letter From The President: October 2017

Dear Fellow FEI Silicon Valley Members,

I am reflecting on how much we have to be thankful for at FEISV. For you, our members, who have chosen to improve our profession, advocate for one another and serve your organizations with the highest sense of integrity and professionalism. For our chapter Partners, who share our goals and provide resources which help us serve our members and further our mission. For our volunteer leaders, who work together to make our chapter the growing, vital group that it is. My thanks to all of you.

As part of our thanks to you, you are all invited to our revitalized Holiday Party on December 5, at the Quadrus Center. Bring your spouse or significant other to celebrate the season with us accompanied by holiday favorites played by a jazz combo.

We learned that those of you who were able to respond to our live, in-meeting poll at the last Chapter Dinner overwhelmingly prefer communications from your chapter via email. This month, we hope to be able to provide clear, easy to follow instructions to facilitate responses from everyone present. Be ready – Do you receive about the right number of emails from FEISV, too many, or too few each month? If we have time, we’ll also try a second question.

Please take note: November’s Chapter Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 14 at Palo Alto Hills GCC, not the usual third Tuesday of the month, and will feature transportation leader Rod Diridon, Sr. talking about the world’s shift to electric powered transportation. It will be preceded by a Careers session on using storytelling to achieve success by the fabulous Kristi Royse, CEO of KLR Consulting.

You may also notice that the “Members in the News” column has returned to this week’s Chapter Update. I need to hear from you – just drop me a quick email if you run across a newsworthy item about one of your fellow members. I’ll even take news about you! I’m always interested in your feedback on the new column, as well. If you hate it and don’t want it to run any more, just don’t feed me any news…

Let me be the first to wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving! (I know, I know, it’s still before Halloween. If the stores can do it, so can I!)

Kind Regards,
Mark D. Muenchow
President 2017-2018, FEISV