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Letter from the President - January 2021

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

2020 is over, and I am sure everyone is looking forward to a f resh start and a better 2021! While I always put off undecorating from the holidays, I am looking forward to what the new year has to offer. A new year often signals change, whether intentional or unintentional. It becomes a time of planning as well as reflection. I look back over the last year with AUGI, and while we faced the same challenges as everyone else we also can recognize that our organization had a fantastic year. We breached the 500,000 member mark, added new sponsors and ramped up our social media presence. We have added AUGIWorld authors and we thank you all for your contributions last year. In addition, our very own Brian Andresen has started podcasts of our AUGIWorld articles so that you can listen while you work!

We also managed to pull off our first virtual Annual General Meeting, and I would like to give a special thank you to Lynn Allen, Paul Doherty, Mark Gunn, Matt Murphy, Carlie Wagner, and Jim Quanci for joining us virtually. If you missed the AGM, you can find the link to the recording on AUGI.com.

Looking ahead to 2021 is bittersweet. Due to personal reasons, I have decided to step aside as president of AUGI, however I will remain on the board of directors. I leave the position in the very capable hands of KaDe King. KaDe has been instrumental in the past year in helping our social media team and has wonderful ideas for the organization. I hope you will welcome her as president of AUGI and give her as much support as you have given me over the past two years. I am so thankful for all of you and will continue to be AUGI’s biggest cheerleader (ok, besides Lynn Allen!).

This month’s AUGIWorld articles focus on Advancement. Take your skills to new heights with the articles contained within this month’s issue. I hope you find them challenging and enlightening!

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