Hello Chapter Members, Business Partners and Prospective Participants,
As I contemplate the year ahead, I want to begin by saying how honored I am to have been chosen to represent this active, knowledgeable and enthusiastic Philadelphia Chapter. I knew when I accepted this role of President that I had large shoes to fill, but with the help of my board we will continue to be successful and drive this chapter forward.
I have set a goal for my presidency this year to strengthen our membership. That includes strengthening both our Member and Business Partner numbers as well as the benefits that we are able to offer. It is imperative that we stand strong, continue to grow and strive to be the best chapter we can be. I am proud to be part of the Philadelphia Chapter and I hope you are too. With the help of each of 'YOU' we can reach this goal together. Moreover, there is no chapter without each of 'YOU!'
Our board spends many volunteer hours to ensure we provide the best educational sessions, retain intriguing speakers, put together social events including, but not limited to, the Meet & Greet, Holiday Party and Golf Outing. Each year we face the same challenge – 'How can we top what we did last year?' I know that we can accomplish this as we transition to a new board, because we share as a group dedication, creativity and knowledge.
I would like to thank each of you for being members. I urge each of you to attend the educational and social events and get as much out of your membership as possible. Please remember that we are a networking community. The resources available through each one of us – is just a phone call, email or face to face contact away.
Please feel free to call me or any member of the board with any questions, suggestions or concerns. We focus on our members and we hope to see each of you soon at one of our events. Remember – Participation is key!
All the best,
Joseph A. Samarco, MBA
President, ALA Philadelphia Chapter