Passing the Comms
by Myra Parsons Gross, ESEP
Well, it's been two years and what a journey. I learned a lot about INCOSE, but I also learned a lot about myself. When serving in a volunteer role, you have to make a decision to give it your all or you can decide to cruise. I believe, or at least I would like to think that I gave it my all. It was a lot of work and thank goodness I had a lot of support. As Communications Director, my job was quite overwhelming at times and often demanding but I was supported by a steadfast Communications Committee who stood by me every step of the way. This team made it easy for me to get my job done and done well. A lot of late hours, a lot of weekend hours and even days off from work, but that’s the kind of commitment this type of job requires if you want to to do a “good” job. For me, that was okay.
So, before I go any further, I must stop and thank the 2017-2018 Communications Committee who supported me so well:
Bee Azan, CSEP
Lauren Baron, CSEP
Noble Cates, CSEP
Gundars Osvalds, ESEP
Craig Tyler, ESEP
I can not begin to thank these individuals enough for always being there to answer my call and to always say “yes” when I asked for their assistance. I hope that each of them knows they can count on me to support them as well.
Now, what am I going to do with all this new-found free time? Well, I think I know exactly what I plan to do. I started riding (horses) again after being grounded for over 20 years and now my eyes twinkle when I see a fancy horse. and I don’t think competing again is too far off. So, I think I am well on my way to my next commitment.
In the meantime, the Chesapeake Chapter will naturally continue to be successful in 2019 and of course, the Chapter knows I will be around to help when needed.
Thanks for the Journey!