Light snow is coming down in the DC area and there is very little movement outside. This winter scene is playing out all over the country (even in the South). Inside our respective offices, however, every member of the Board has been very busy with ongoing projects designed for you, our APNA community.
But let’s face it, it’s February. And what’s THE most important day this month? Right, the 14th! Here are a few of the things the APNA Board loves—other than valentines, chocolate and flowers.
- We love finding ways to help agencies grow and flourish.
- We love being a resource for agencies new and old.
- We love our mastermind groups where we get to brainstorm and problem solve with each other.
- We love coming up with tangibles for you like our PR Toolkit.
- We love our webinars where we can keep you informed about all things agency related.
- We love finding ways to stay connected with you.
- We love the excitement from volunteers who will be forming new task forces to help the Board with new and existing projects.
- We love planning for Conference 2021 in sunny Florida.
- We love knowing you as part of our work community. Many of you are not only work colleagues but also have become personal friends.
Nothing in my three decades of being in business can compare to the challenges we have all faced and continue to face during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the next six months will most likely be more of the same, I am very hopeful that we will soon see more normal conditions later in 2021. We all know that there is pent up demand from parents who have spent so much time at home with their offspring. Many of us are waiting for our temp businesses to come roaring back. With more people being vaccinated, parents will be less worried about having nannies in their homes and will be more likely to venture out without their children.
Before signing off, I acknowledge I stepped out of my lane as the president of a professional organization that represents members with divergent views. I voiced frustrations that offended some who perceived these statements to be political. You will find nothing of the sort in this newsletter. Today I am sending all of you hearts, flowers, and best wishes for a healthy Valentine’s Day!
Your Pandemic President