President’s Message November 2015

celebration“Celebration!”– It seems only fitting to have this month’s musical theme be Kool and the Gang’s Celebration. What a Celebration we had at our November GRAVA workshop! Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in laugh yoga. We all learned about the benefits of laughing and got a chance to do lots of it! What a great reminder to not take everything so seriously. We all need to be able to laugh at ourselves sometimes. The work we do can be difficult and challenging so the ability to laugh is a gift that we need to open and open often.

It was awesome to Celebrate the success of our 10 GRAVA colleagues who earned and were presented with the Volunteer Resource Management certificate. What an accomplishment! The professional development Celebration will continue in January when Nonprofit Learning Point will raffle off a NLP class and we will explore the new competencies of the volunteerism profession. You won’t want to miss this meeting.

During this Thanksgiving season let me express my sincere appreciation for the extraordinary GRAVA board and for all the dedicated GRAVA members. Each month truly is a Celebration because we get to spend time together, share ideas and learn from each other.

“Celebrate good times, Come on, Let’s Celebrate!”

See you in January,

Melissa M. Gilmore, M Ed., CVA
GRAVA President

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