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SEC T I ON ON E PHOTO COURTESY OF MARK C SMITH EXEC U T I V E DI RECTOR’ S ME S SAGE | MARK C. S M I T H “Committee work is the backbone of any successful organization and is vital to the survival and healthy growth of our association.” O nce again nature has proven to me why I should be living full time at my place in Alaska. Wind- chill -54 in Culver, Indiana, +48 in Port Lions, Alaska. Who knew. There has been plenty of heat generated in the AGLOW headquarters trying to get caught up with the business of the new year. Membership renewals have gone exceedingly well through the membership management system. There are a few that have not yet renewed. If you are one of them, and need help getting the job done, do not hesitate to give me a call or email and I will be happy to help. If push comes to shove, just drop a check in the mail and I will take care of it. will also be up on the website very soon. Committee work is the backbone of any successful organization and is vital to the survival and healthy growth of our association. One thing that never changes is that change is happening around us each and every day. We must learn how to adapt and overcome so that we don’t fade away. Requests for Proposals will be going out soon for the 2021 conference. If any of you have a conference destination in mind, or a favorite contact at a CVB that you would like me to reach out to as a potential conference bidder, just let me know. We will be in LaCrosse, Wisconsin this fall, and Gaylord, Michigan in 2020, both are exceptional destinations. Our President for 2019, Josh Lantz, has completed the task of naming chairpersons for the many committees the help guide AGLOW. If you are interested in serving on a committee, a list of the committee chairs and their contact information will be found in this issue. They HORI ZONS |  09 ‡‡‡