Thank you for the honor and privilege of serving as your AMBUCS National President for the 2017-18 year. The theme of my year is “IT STARTS WITH YOU.” This theme came to me when I realized that every AMBUCS success starts with a single member. We, the National Board and AMBUCS Resource Center (ARC) staff, thank you for all you do to make AMBUCS great!

When I began looking at things I wanted to do this year, increased communication was at the top of my list. I expressed this desire to our Marketing and Communications Director Angela Labrecque and Executive Director Jay Laurens, they came on board immediately with a lot of excitement.

Angela suggested I explain why I wanted to start a blog. So here it is: I wanted a monthly blog to exchange information and ideas and to let you know that we are here to serve you. Your ideas and thoughts are just as valuable as mine, the staff’s, board’s or those of any other AMBUCS member.

As defined by Wikipedia,

“A blog is a discussion or informational website published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete, often informal diary-style text entries.”

This blog will be a monthly discussion on various topics and will include guest bloggers. Through the blog I hope to broaden all of our knowledge of AMBUCS and where we have been, are currently and will be going.

Some of the topics will be AMBUCS history, fundraising ideas, grants, member recruitment, telling your story and communication (social media, websites, press releases and how do I get my chapter noticed by the media?). We want you to tell us the topics you want to know more about too.

I want to use this blog as a bridge to the future. Our strength is in working together. Together we are at our strongest. Our impact is huge and only growing. WE are all AMBUCS!

Your National Board and ARC staff are here to serve you. Let’s work together to create solutions and use our gifts to change more lives.


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