President’s Message “February”

A Month of Holidays.
February is packed with special days to remember. Most are fun like Ground Hog Day, Chinese New Year, the Super Bowl and Mardis Gras. Then of course there is Valentine’s Day. Some quotes I have seen on t‐shirts include: “V is for Valentine and Volunteer.” “Volunteers are Love in Motion.” “You Make the World a Better Place and We Love You for It.” “The World is Hugged by the Faithful Arms of the Volunteer.”
We also have President’s Day, which is a combination of Lincoln’s and Washington’s birthdays. February is also the month when we celebrate and thank our own ALNC past presidents, but, what do presidents of the U.S. and our Chapter have in common?
First, if we reflect on some of their famous quotes, we can see the relationship between our works and the words of these men. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” John Adams
“It is amazing how much you can accomplish if you do not care who gets credit.” Harry S. Truman
“Accomplishments will prove to be a journey, not a destination.” Dwight D. Eisenhower
Secondly, descriptions of the qualities in a good president are mirrored in the values shared by our past presidents of ALNC: Positive and encouraging, uplifting, and praise others to be their best. They show gratitude and are adaptable, motivational, creative problem solvers and show sympathy and concern for others.
“Presidents embraces, embodies, and champions the community’s collective values and appreciates the history, culture and spirit of the organization.” Thank you, past presidents, for your leadership, vision, dedication and time!
And one final holiday to mention is February 17th, “Random Acts of Kindness Day” which I witness every day from our past presidents and each of you.

Cheryl McGlocklin