Happy 4th of July and New Program Year! Summer is finally here – and just in time!

We have some great things planned for the AGA Program Year!

Before I move into those, I’d like to take a minute to thank our members who served on the Board and the Picnic and PDT Committees for the 2018-2019 Program year. We have had many challenges and, yet, in spite of these, everyone has risen above expectations. Evidence of this was receiving the Certificate of Excellence for the our 2017-2018 Citizen Centric Report (CCR), marking the 2nd year in row! The next was receiving Bronze-Level Chapter Recognition Award. Thank you all for your hard work and Congrats!

For the upcoming year, we are starting out with a bang …

I’d like to introduce you to the Board members for the 2019-2020 year:

•  Jana Sjoquist, President
•  John Kanya, President-Elect
•  Jackie Hall-Carrillo, Immediate Past President and National Representative
•  Roderica Curbeam, Secretary
•  Michael Hoffman, Treasurer
•  Jene Philippy, Treasurer-Elect
•  Ron Gedeon, CGFM Director
•  Balwinder Beasley, Education Director
•  Lou Ockunzzi, Community Outreach
•  Annette Schmunk, Membership

A few fun things we’re working -

•  If you’re looking to take in a Cleveland Indians game, come join us in supporting Empowering Epilepsy at the Sunday, July 14th home game against the Minnesota Twins. Sign up is open until July 8th. If you sign up using the website, Caution-https://empoweringepilepsy.org/event/family-day-at-the-cleveland-indians-game, be sure to note that you are with the AGA Cleveland Chapter.
•  We’ve set the date for the late summer AGA/ASMC Picnic for Sunday, September 15th at Edgewater Park West (upper pavilion). More to come as we finalize the plans!
•  We are working to get the April PDT information posted to the AGA website along with photos. I know we had several requests at the PDT and will have the presentations up as soon as possible.
• And, we’ve already started working on next year’s spring PDT.

Before I close, I’d like to thank our members for being a part of our Chapter and to welcome our newest members:

• Mr. John Laird, Jr.
• Mr. Mark Stahl

And lastly, for anyone interested in serving on either the Picnic, spring PDT, or other committee, please send me an email, president@agacleveland.org, or reach out to any of the Chapter Board members listed on the website, Caution-https://www.agacgfm.org/Chapters/Cleveland/Our-Chapter/Chapter-Leadership.aspx.

Jana Sjoquist
AGA Cleveland Chapter President