Sunday, July 6, 2014

Hats off to Don Senger….welcome Janel Edmiston!

Northern California State Chapter Coordinator Don Senger announced effective July 1 that he is retiring from his position after over 20 years of service to State Association in various capacities. All
Flo and Don Senger photo
Flo and Don Senger at the HLAA
Convention in Austin
Photo courtesy of Zina Jawadi
week long, the HLAA head office has been copied on a flood of e-mails thanking Don for his outstanding support from numerous national office, state and chapter leaders. Don was one of the first HLAA leaders to reach out to me with some extremely helpful insights on the state association, various chapters and special events like the state convention. His leadership for all the state’s chapters in filing their annual IRS and state forms has been an extraordinary model.

Fortunately for the HLAA family, Don plans to stay involved as a member emeritus to the California State Association. As the consummate leader, Don stayed on in his position for an extra ten months to support his successor, Janel Edmiston, in her transition.  It was a great pleasure for many of us to meet Janel at the HLAA Convention in Austin.
Anna Gilmore Hall and Janel Edmiston photo
HLAA Executive Director Anna
Gilmore Hall chats with Janel Edmiston
at Texas Swing night in Austin

California is to be applauded for having so many leaders and members at the Convention and for running a highly productive state workshop for all their contingent. Please join me in congratulating Don for his remarkable service and reaching out to Janel with a warm welcome.

As mentioned at the Convention, I invite any new chapter or state leaders to contact me to schedule a New Leader Orientation session. HLAA is here to support new leaders and we have several new programs to support established leaders as well. If we have not talked, please contact me so we can explore what options might be beneficial for you and the association or chapter you represent.

Best wishes,

Ed Ogiba  
Director of Chapter Development  

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