Presidents Message



Wow, my year as President Elect really went by fast and the gavel has been passed to me for my second term as Chapter President! I’m looking forward to continuing to work with a great AGA Chapter.

First I would like to start by thanking Adam Brown and the 2018-2019 members of the Chapter Executive Committee (CEC) for their leadership and hard work. Congratulations on another very successful year.

Thanks to all that volunteered to serve on the CEC for 2019-2020. These members are critical to the chapter’s success as they do all the planning for chapter activities and work hard to provide members with quality monthly meetings, two excellent PDT’s, audio conference learning opportunities, and community service events. A list of the 2019-2020 CEC members along with their contact information can always be found at the end of the newsletter. Please be sure to take time to contact them.

To date there are two vacancies remaining on the 2019-2020 CEC. The first is Secretary and the other is President Elect. The Secretary position could be split up between the Chapter Meetings and the CEC meetings to reduce the number of meetings that have to be attended. The CEC is strong and there is a lot of support for the President Elect position which makes the move to President very smooth. If you would like more information or are interested in volunteering for either of these positions please contact me or any CEC member.

In June, we will be working on a survey and putting together the new Program Year. Please take time to complete the survey when you receive it and make comments and suggestions. Please contact Jeff, Lily or any CEC member if you have a speaker or meeting location suggestion. Chapter Meetings will resume in September.

During the past two years National AGA has been working on a new governance structure. The changes will be effect July 1, 2019. Lincoln was in the Mid-West Region and is now part of Section 3 of the new geographic area. One change is the creation of the National Council of Chapters (NCC). There is one board member per Chapter. Tim Baker will be the Lincoln Chapter’s representative. There is also now a National Governing Board. Included in this newsletter are several slides with more information on the new structure.

I hope you have a great summer and please keep reading the monthly newsletters and checking the Lincoln Chapter AGA website for upcoming announcements and activities. Like us on Facebook.

Ann Martinez - Lincoln Chapter AGA 2019-2020 President