Letter from the President

A Message from 2015-16 President Sandra Boettcher CMC

Greetings To All:

What a fantastic conference we had in LaCrosse. For those of you who were able to attend I’m confident that you came away with renewed energy. We were all busy from the day we arrived until we said good bye to our friends and embarked on our journey back to the office.

At the conference I had asked that every member read the book entitled “The Energy Bus” by Jon Gordon. It is my hope that this book will infect you with the energy bug. The book contains 10 rules to fuel your life, work, and team with positive energy. It’s a fast read and can be found in any bookstore, library or online. As I travel throughout the state to attend your district meetings, I will be asking you about the book and how it has changed your life, because believe me, it will!

Our first Board of Directors meeting was held on Friday, August 21st where I was assured by all members present that they were on my bus and ready for a busy year ahead. The new committees have been formed and approved by the board, however, if you missed the opportunity, please contact me with your request to serve on a committee and I will be happy to find a place for you.

Our Board of Directors believes in transparency and we are open to any suggestions or constructive criticism. If I can be of any assistance to anyone please do not hesitate to contact me.

Our Finance Committee will be working on the new budget for 2016 and preparing a draft copy for our October 23rd board meeting. All committees will need to have their formal request to our Executive Director Faith Elford by October 2nd in order for it to be considered at the finance meeting.

Have fun and enjoy the ride on my bus. Remember that every bus trip and journey should be fun, it doesn’t have to be a difficult and painful ride. Ask your team regularly how we can be more successful and have more fun in the process. Ask how we can bring more joy to the work we do, and remind yourself and your team that the goal of every journey should be to arrive at your destination with a smile on your face. It’s not just about the destination but about the team you become along the way.

Remember, you have only one ride through life so give it all you got and enjoy the ride. My WMCA bus is looking for more passengers, so ALL ABOARD.

Sandra Boettcher CMC
Director of Administrative Services
City of Altoona
1303 Lynn Avenue
Altoona, WI 54720
Phone: 715-839-6092
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