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2020 Welcome from AFP-GHC President

Wednesday, January 22, 2020  
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Dear AFP Greater Houston Chapter Members,


I hope your new year is off to a wonderful start! On behalf of the AFP Greater Houston Chapter Board of Directors, I want to thank you for being a member of our chapter. I am excited to begin the year as your Chapter President. As I reflect on the value of AFP membership, I cannot help but think of a theme or this year that I have already heard several times: 2020 Vision or more clearly, 20/20 vision.


Normally, the saying that hindsight is 20/20 refers to the realization that something has gone wrong or one has deviated from the course set for them. The reality is that the phrase simply refers to the fact that nothing brings clarity like experience. When I set foot in my first AFP meeting more than a decade ago, I had no expectations and no idea of the impact it would have on me. Looking back now, however, it is clear that my AFP membership has brought me knowledge of best practices through the programming and content I have received, friendships and an extensive network of colleagues I have met through events, and exciting opportunities both in my career and as a volunteer.


2020 vision equips us to look ahead as well, and as a chapter we have so much to look forward to as we continue our bold five-year strategic plan with goals that include providing exceptional programming, leadership development, philanthropic resources and accessibility, all through a commitment to service, professionalism and diversity.


More immediately, our colleagues leading our programming have prepared a full menu of educational sessions for this year to make us more knowledgeable, ethical fundraisers, and our schedule of membership mixers will create opportunities to network with friends and new acquaintances who understand the work that we do and can celebrate our successes and maybe commiserate some, too. 


My fellow Board members and I invite you to participate in as many of these experiences as you can and share your feedback with us so that we can continue to strive to improve your AFP membership value. 


Rebecca Lamb2020 vision allows us to look both forward and back and know that

where we have come from is far and where we are going is farther still. I am looking forward to continuing this journey with you as a fellow member, colleague, and Chapter President. So here's to 2020: let it be a year of inspiration for us all!


Rebecca Lamb

2020 AFP-GHC President

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