Pulse October 2017 - Page 98

CoNNECt WItH ME oN FACEBooK! Lynne Walker McNees “Be grateful for the good times, keep faith during the bad times, and stay positive when life gives you every reason to be negative.” I read that quote in ruth Stricker’s The Marsh Monthly and it resonated with me. It certainly is a hard rule to follow these days with so much turmoil and tragedy. But with everything going on in the world around us, isn’t it such a blessing to be surrounded by such a caring and passionate community? Which is why I’m using that quote as a mantra going into the ISPA Conference and the rest of the year. I’m GRATEFUL for the time I get to spend with my cute husband, my family and my ISPA friends and colleagues. Enjoying the Live Auction at the 2016 ISPA Conference & Expo. From Left: I’m FAITHFUL that good can come of any bad situation. resortSuite’s Frank Pitsikalis, the Marsh’s ruth Stricker. ISPA President Lynne And I’m POSITIVE that this ISPA community will do every- McNees and Well World group’s Eric Stephenson. thing it can to be the shining beacon of light when life gives us every reason to be negative. Because it’s positivity that pushes us forward. What will be your mantra for the remainder of 2017? —LyNNE McNEES, ISPA PrESIdENt S peaking of positive energy, are y’all getting excited for the 2017 ISPA Conference & Expo? As a fun way to get us all engaged, I’ve put together this little conference checklist. If you complete all 10 by the last day of the 2017 ISPA conference & Expo, post a picture of all your boxes checked on my Facebook page with #ISPA2017. After conference, we’ll randomly post & wIN! select a winner to send a bag full of incredible spa goodies! Ready, set, IgNItE! 96 PULSE ■ October 2017 q Participate in the Workforce development Research survey. q Sit next to someone you’ve never met at the general Session. q Attend a PdS Session that is a bit out of your comfort zone. q treat yourself to some down time in the Relaxation Area. q Fit in a quick presentation at the Second Stage in the Hub. q visit the booth of a vender you’ve never heard of. q bid on an Auction item that excites you. q get a new headshot at the Headshot Station (and go ahead and send it to our Pulse editor so she has it on file for future use!) q Sample a few goodies from the dessert cart in the Expo. q take a selfie at the Farewell Party and post it on social media with #ISPA2017