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    Good morning Atlantic Chapter Members!

    I hope this post finds you in good form - the last few day of this week have been a roller coaster of emotions - events and sometimes disappointments, but that's ok - that's LIFE! Yesterday marked a special day for APCO members, online voting has started for election of the Executive Committee - even though there will be no conference in Orlando, the work of APCO continues, just as the work of our Executive Board continues without our conference in November. Each Chapter within the Association has specific Bylaws and Policies that guide us during times such as these, and we get some of that guidance from APCO International.

    This year APCO members will be voting for the positions of 1st Vice-President and 2nd Vice-President, those candidates being: Jason Kern - 1st VP and Angela Bowen and Mark Pallans for 2nd, VP. As members you have two different opportunities to make informed decisions on these candidates. The first being going onto the APCO International website and from the homepage click on Voting Now Open and follow the links to where you can view the candidates and read what they have to say, OR you can join us on July 9th at 1200 hours (eastern) and hear Angie Bowen as she address the Board and the Membership. This will be YOUR TIME to ask questions to help you make an informed decision, remember this is your Association too and what you say matters.

    Voting is open until 1400 hours on July 31st (eastern time) - you need to be a Full or Life member to cast the electronic vote for the 2020 - 2021 Executive Committee. All this information can be found on the APCO International website of which there is a link right here on our own site. There are over 35,000 member in APCO and we are 4,356 strong, true not all of these numbers are Full or Life members, but those who ARE Full and Life need to take the time and join us on the conference call (all information is on PSConnect in the main page of the Atlantic APCO forum), and ask questions so that you can make that informed choice. All Chapter members are welcome to dial in during the monthly calls or utilizing the board email list found on the About Us page on this website, send your questions to the board and we WILL get back to you with answers to your questions.

    This Chapter has a rich history and a strong voice and all of us should be proud to exercise that exceptional right, especially this time of year and on this special weekend. Our country is ever changing - our history is being challenged and our strength and patience is being tried with all that is going on in this world, but one thing will not change - our commitment to each other to be there for one another when we need it most. Love of Chapter - Love of Association and Love of Family and Self (yes, it's ok to love yourself too. Enough pontificating! It's time to get out - and smell the roses and all the other beautiful flowers that are blooming and give thanks for the sacrifices of the many that have given us privilege to be who we are, living where we are, and having the ability to make a difference.

    Happy 4th of July (aka - Independence Day) Atlantic Chapter! Stay safe and Train Well!

    Maureen

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    Have a wonderful holiday weekend

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    • Maureen Will
      Maureen Will commented
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      Thank you Dee Di - you also!

  • #3
    A unique year for sure. I will miss the camaraderie at conference, and all the wonderful people.

    All my best to the candidates.

    Have a safe and happy holiday weekend.

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    • Maureen Will
      Maureen Will commented
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      Same to you Craig!
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