As my chapter presidency came to an end on June 30, 2020, it was not at all how I had imagined it would end after such a successful start in 2019. I was looking forward to a great spring with chapter meetings held at our new venue in Addison, shaking hands, and seeing each of you in person. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic forcing us to work remotely and social distance, our chapterhad to not only cancel the April meeting but for May and June we had virtual meetings from our homes.
The most important chapter meeting in the spring, which is held in June, is not only the last of our fiscal year but also includes the awards banquet where the chapter recognizes our accomplishments and our volunteers. I’d like to say a special thank you to the chapter’s tech-lunch committee who did a great job organizing presentations virtually and issuing AIA credit for those who attended.
When I reflect on my year as chapter president, I am proud of our chapter for having a successful Holiday Party where we were able to donate $5,000 to the CSI Dallas Foundation, our participation in the Form Follows Fitness 5K race, as well as having 7 phenomenal chapter presentations from professionals in our fields. Most importantly, this last year, we developed friendships and grew valuable chapter members into future chapter leaders. I am grateful for the opportunity that I was given to serve as the Dallas CSI President and although it ended differently than I imagined, I am honored and pleased with our successes. I am looking forward to continuing my support of the chapter as Past Chapter President and looking forward to the time when we can meet in person again.
I would like to acknowledge Austin Moss as the Dallas Chapter President for 2020-2021. Austin and I recently met and discussed his ideas and plan to keep our chapter on track during the pandemic as well as progressing and growing the chapter during his term as president. Please visit our website Dallas.CSI.Org for the latest chapter news and events for the upcoming year.
Brett Huckelbury CSI
Dallas CSI Chapter President