Well, here it is. My last message as your president. This has been an emotional rollercoaster year for me with two deaths in my family, the loss of my best friend’s mother, plus the loss of Gail Folsom, Jill Hale’s mom.
The good news was that I watched my oldest daughter graduate from Louisiana Tech University with honors both on the volleyball court and in the classroom. She took her first trip to Europe in hopes of landing a position for the upcoming pro volleyball season.
And my youngest daughter continues to go to college and was promoted in her work place to a full-time management position. She amazes me every day with her professionalism at work, her maturity, and the caring and concerns she has for her friends. Both of my girls were raised in NALS…it has been a part of their lives since they were babies.
And even for myself, I have done a tremendous amount of traveling both for NALS and for my next favorite thing in the world….volleyball. I was blessed to stay healthy all year, compete on a number of different teams throughout the country and bring home a lot of hardware at every tournament.
And when I look back on the year, the good and the bad, I realize that there was one common thread in every event ... the presence of my NALS PALS and the CRAZY AZs! And that is one of the best things about our association. Little did I know that when I joined Tucson Legal Secretaries Association in May of 1982, 29 years later, I’d still be here and that I would have met so many incredible, intelligent, and beautiful women, all members of NALS.