At the end of May, it will be time to pass the gavel (and tiara and bell) on to the next Newcomer President and I’m so happy to be passing it on to Anne R. She has been an active member since she joined Newcomers in 2015 and then jumped in to serve on the Board. Under her leadership and with her incoming Board, Newcomers of San Antonio is sure to continue to be a vibrant, inviting organization in the years to come.
This year our Facebook group took off with about half the membership currently onboard. Thanks to those who contributed posts to Facebook including photographs and reminders of Newcomer and community events.
Newcomers has advanced technology-wise with a new and improved web presence and online membership sign up, renewal and payment. Our membership is at 238 – an all-time high – and I believe it is a result of this web presence plus our fun events and welcoming members. All contribute to a recipe for growth and great connections.
Luncheon payment with Square at functions and online is well underway. I predict a few years from now we will be thinking “How did we do it any other way?”
Many thanks to the outgoing 2016/2017 Board for their service. Also, a big thanks to all who volunteered to head up an interest group and those who opened your homes to functions throughout the year as well as co-hostesses. Your involvement is what keeps Newcomers going.
It’s been a pleasure to serve as your President the last two years.
Thank you all for the honor.