Member and Leadership Opportunities
Crystal Reeves, ASID
Dear ASID Members,
By now you have seen the new ASID branding that was launched at the Chapter Leadership Conference in June 2011. Every effort is being made both nationally and chapter-wide to give exposure of the new brand to all members at events as well as to the general public through various functions, magazines, Facebook, Twitter and other social media.
Many of us still receive most information and communication via emails, texts and cell phones but when those fail us, we still have our trusty directory. This publication serves as a source of information for all members as well as showrooms.
We have many events planned this year including the ASID National Presidential Forum, a showhouse, ASID programs, CEUs, Peer Groups, Lunch & Learns, etc. The success of our chapter not only depends on the events that are held but also the members behind it.
As volunteers, the passion we have for our industry and our peers drive us to give our time over and over again. It is this dedication that makes the ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter one of the best in the country.
Here’s to another successful year!
Our organization currently runs on the 80/20 rule. Twenty percent of the members do eighty percent of the work. We have been attempting to change that during the past terms by including students on every committee, hosting intensive new membership orientations, reaching out to members who are locked in their closets or hiding under the bed! We also strive to offer something for everyone which is difficult when you look at the diversity of our membership. We have the hope and future of our students, the goal oriented businesses of the Industry Partners, and several levels of practitioners who are representing commercial, hospitality, residential, medical and retail design practices. We look to our members for input and encourage suggestions on how we can continue to build and improve on our chapter.
I urge each of you to evaluate your commitment to the chapter and if you have been hiding in a closet somewhere, poke your head out and contribute. Let’s move away from the 80/20 Rule at the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter. Let’s recognize that there are strengths in numbers. We will all benefit.