NADRA Atlanta Chapter – December 2012 Meeting Re-Cap
It was a great Year End event for our Chapter this past Wednesday evening at the Maggiano’s , Cumberland and thanks to all who attended. We had 70+ attendees and several guests including our “Deck For a Solider” recipients – Sergeant Michael Dickerson and his wife Jessica. I want to thank Kirk Hammond with Lonza for sponsoring the meeting and for his comments pertaining to our chapter and his involvement with the National Board. . Our guest speaker was John Gordon, The Director of Strategic Accounts for the Home Depot. John’s presentation was informative and eye opening as he related some principals of operating with Integrity and also gave insight into the current market conditions and an encouraging look toward future market direction.
We started off the evening by hearing from Jeffrey Johnson and David Elenbaum. Jeff shared information on a nonprofit that he is working on and David shared some of the directives and happenings from the recent National Board meeting. I then had the opportunity to review the past year and highlighted many of the activities and events that our Chapter participated in. We had a great year as a chapter and it was a pleasure to review all that we accomplished. I want to thank all of our sponsors during the past year: Azek (Bill Sullivan), Duradek (Norm Shafer), Fiberon (James Gunning), Trex (Larry Pease), and Lonza (Kirk Hammond). We could not have executed our plan this past year without your help and we are all grateful for each of you stepping up and contributing. We celebrated our third Deck For A Solider build and presented certificates to the 27 entities and individuals that participated. We also introduced Sergeant Dickerson and his Wife Jessica and thanked them for their service and sacrifice. I strongly believe that D4S is the best thing we do as a chapter and want to thank all of you for giving so much to this endeavor. We held our first “Toys For Tots” drive this year and it was an overwhelming success. I want to give special thanks to Frank Pologruto for putting this effort together and heading it up. Frank and I delivered close to 200 toys to the center yesterday and I am hopeful that we can make this effort an annual event.
Our next meeting will be held in February of 2013 – time, place and date to be determined. We are looking for speakers and sponsors for next year and our Leadership group will be meeting in January to put the plan together so if you are interested in sponsoring or if you have any ideas, speaker thoughts, or anything that you would like for us to focus on please contact me. Thanks again for being a part of our Chapter and for all that each of you do to make us successful.
Hoping that each of you have a Blessed and Happy Holiday Season.
Keith Compton / Atlanta Chapter President