Message From the CSMFO President, Pauline Marx
CSMFO Strategic Planning Process and a Holiday Wish
In the October newsletter I reported on the September CSMFO Strategic Planning process. We (CSMFO Officers, Board Members, Committee, Chapter leadership, and our Executive Director) made a lot of progress at our September meeting, but had not reached a concensus on the objectives and the action steps. We met again on November 21 and have now completed this stage of the process.
It will come as no surprise that the top strategic goals are: organizational sustainability, membership engagement, and professional development. Under each of these broad goals, we have listed high-level priority actions for 2014 and future years; and for each of the priority actions, there are several strategies articulated. By following this plan, we can ensure that our organization will continue to thrive, while serving our needs and the needs of future professionals.
The holiday season is now upon us. For most of us that means some combination of spiritual connection, family, friends, and food. My wish for all of us is this: that the love, joy and feeling of well-being that we experience at this time of year stay with us throughout 2014. And I wish peace to you, to those special to you, and to the world.