I hope each and every one of you have had a great Holiday Season with family and friends. For those of you that missed the Cleveland/Akron Christmas event in Wadsworth this past month, you missed an excellent and heart-warming performance by the Madrigal Singers from the Akron School for the Arts at Firestone. Their Renaissance costumes and choral performance by the King, Queen and their court harkened back to days of old and certainly put us all in a holiday spirit.
You also missed a presentation from our SPE National President, Brian Grady. Mr. Grady’s speech covering the current status of SPE was a little sobering with declining membership and struggling Sections. He did, however, encourage Sections to try to define their own purpose and objectives that would be important to their local members and focus on plans to implement those objectives. Your Board met on December 17th to discuss these very subjects and to come up with our Section “mission statement”. We will be sending out a member survey shortly to all Cleveland Section members to solicit your input and get your feedback on these and other topics of value to the Cleveland Section.
I highly encourage you to complete and return these surveys to the Board to help us to define our purpose, to improve our programs and to add value to your Cleveland Section SPE membership.