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Letter from the President - June 2020

I hope this letter finds you well. As I write this, our state is still under stay-at-home orders from Covid-19. I hope by the time you read this, wherever you are, things have started to change for the better! It has certainly been a strange time with so many unknowns. My youngest son was disappointed with missing the rest of his sophomore year in high school, and his lacrosse season. It is difficult at that age to understand that our health and the health of those around us supersede this, and hopefully he will come to appreciate the bigger picture of it all.

June is probably one of my favorite months of the year. No, I didn’t get married in June. I did give birth to the aforementioned child in June. But to me, June signals the start of the warm summer months - my absolute favorite season of the year. Flowers are blooming and the trees here in PA are green. After months of gloomy tree brownness, green is my favorite color! Many people here appreciate having four very different seasons and say they would miss the snow in winter if they moved away. I do not think I am one of those people! School is officially done, vacations and picnics are scheduled, and everything just feels fresh and new.

While the world around us is trying to get back to “normal” (always a relative term), one thing is always for certain, spring means that new releases of Autodesk software have arrived, and our AUGI authors are eager to share the new features and updates with you. I love the fact that our authors are genuine colleagues - people in our industries who just want to share their knowledge. We don’t require celebrities (although some may say that Mark Kiker is a legend!). If you have an idea for an article, please reach out to us (even if you are a celebrity)!

Have you noticed more of an AUGI presence on social media? We now have a Social Media team consisting of Melanie Stone, Frank Mayfield, Chris Lindner and KaDe King who are working tirelessly to bring you the latest and greatest news from around the industry to your social media feed. Be sure to follow our new AUGI company page on LinkedIn, as well as on Facebook, Twitter (@AUGI) and Instagram (goaugi). Thank you team!

We certainly appreciate all our authors and volunteers. I would like to personally thank Marilyn Law, who has served for many years as our copy editor for AUGIWorld. Marilyn has recently stepped down, and Todd Rogers has taken over her duties. Thank you, Marilyn and thank you Todd! We could always use more help in many capacities. Please feel free to reach out to me or any of our board members to find a way to volunteer with AUGI. In the meantime, stay safe, cover your face, and wash your hands!

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