As the 2018 Northeast and Western Section Meeting has come to a close, we would like to thank all of you for coming to Boston. It was a great meeting, with over 350 participants. We hope everyone gained a lot of new knowledge and met many people with whom to network and connected with other SRAI colleagues.
We want to thank the many newcomers who joined us in Boston. We hope you felt welcomed and made many new SRAI friends. Please reach out to us if you have any questions, concerns or want to get more involved. We truly welcome your fresh ideas.
We are very grateful for our fellow officers and all of our volunteers who helped us put this meeting together for you. Our mentors and immediate past presidents, Bill Hoffman and Tonya Edvalson deserve a very special thank you for their support. Thank you to our boots-on-the-ground who helped with dinner groups, hospitality, opening reception, local tours, and many other things behind the scenes.
Congratulations to our new Section Officers, Kate McCormick (NE President-Elect), Marchon Jackson (NE Secretary), Don Campbell (WE President-Elect) and Cindy Shirley (WE Treasurer).
The silent auction was a huge success. A very special thank you to the committee for their hard work and continued support. We would also like to thank all of you who donated items, placed bids and volunteered to help at the table.
We would also like to extend our congratulations to the travel scholarship recipients. Dominic Esposito, Stanley Sack and Christine Toalepai from Northeast and Christine Baczek and Katie Barens from Western. It is thanks to the silent auction that these awards can be made.
Thanks to all the SRAI headquarters staff with all the behind-the-scenes work before the meeting and a very special thank you to Shelby Montgomery, Dilyana Williams, as well as Zac Shamsi (our often overlooked IT support), for their fabulous on-site support.
It’s a little bittersweet for Northeast and Western as we move to work with our wonderful friends and colleagues from the Southern and Midwest sections.
See you next year in Chicago (April 28-May 1) and/or San Diego (March 10-13)!
President, NE Section SRAI
President-Elect, WE Section SRAI