We begin a new fiscal year this month which means we also have new leadership-new executive leaders and new board members. We will publish the new make up in this issue. I will be your President for another term and look forward to the opportunities and challenges that being your President will present. My “thank you” at the end of this message is from the heart- I truly thank the membership for the confidence you have in me to lead this very worthy organization.
Our Awards Banquet at the Butcher Shop was well attended. The food and beverage was outstanding and the fellowship amongst our membership was on display. I will publish the list of award winners and those who were recognized for their contributions above and beyond being a member in this issue.
I want to encourage everyone who reads this-member or not- to contribute to the Dempsie B. Morrison Scholarship Fund. This is a tax deductible contribution to the extent allowed by law. I encourage you to make a donation to this very worthy scholarship fund. CSI Memphis in partnership with the University of Memphis provides two scholarships that fully fund the tuition for the two selected students for one year. This can eliminate a financial hardship that might exist and in turn provide peace of mind to the student allowing them to focus on their studies and not fund raising activities. I knew Mr. Morrison and had him as a drafting teacher while attending State Technical Institute at Memphis-now SWTCC. Please consider a donation to this very worthy endeavor. If I can donate to this very worthy fund…so can you!
We have our Board meetings the Monday prior to our chapter meetings that are currently scheduled for the second Thursday evening of the month. The general membership is invited to attend the Board meetings should they have business to bring before the Board or simply want to see how the Board functions. If you have an agenda item-let me know by email the Friday prior to the meeting and I will place it on the agenda.
Once again I thank you for the opportunity to serve the chapter in this honorable position. I am humbled by the history of this chapter and its membership, past and present and hope to have an effective, productive and meaningful term. My phone is always open so if you have questions, comments, recommendations or simply suggestions give me a call. I’ll see you at our next meeting!
Hans Dietrich Faulhaber, Architect
The University of Tennessee