In just a few short weeks I will be handing the gavel to Jeanette Hiemstra, who will lead our association into a new year and extend our illustrious history. It has been a great honor to serve as your President over the last 18 months.
Since 1913, CFSA has been led by wonderful, great leaders. I humbly accepted to serve in their large shadow not to dwell on our past but to stand on their shoulders and hold high the bright torch of light for all of us to see the great future we have ahead of us in CFSA and all our businesses.
A great thank you to our board members who challenge us all to think big with new and fresh ideas. Thank you to our current Past President Chris Boots who boldly stood up for change from brick and mortar to putting our association management in the trusted hands of Raybourn Group International. To our RGI Team – Timothy, Leslie, Emilie, Evan, Emily, Adeline, and many others – thank you for your professionalism and support of CFSA.
To my fellow CFSA members I thank you for your love, encouragement, and support during my time as your President. But I leave you in great hands with Jeanette and the Board. So, as I leave save me a seat at the bar as we toast our new President and Board. HEAR, HEAR!