President's Message

“The only constant is change” The financial services industry seems to always be in a constant flux of change and this is why we as Advocis members need to be involved on both a chapter and national level. I was recently asked at a function “What value does Advocis bring to me?” Before I could start to answer, an industry veteran, who was sitting with us jumped in and gave an answer that summed thing up better than I could. He highlighted three areas: • Advocacy • Continuing Education • Fellowship I have been an Advocis member for 39 years and I have certainly benefitted greatly from all these areas. Sometimes we take for granted what things may have looked like for the industry and our own practices if without the involvement of the Association and its committed volunteers across the country. We as a board are committed to two goals going forward – membership growth and membership retention. Everyone benefits from a strong organization. We have some excellent events and programs to look forward to, but we need your input to become even better. I know everyone is busy but one of life’s greatest rewards comes from volunteering. Please share your thoughts and ideas with me or any of the Board members. And of course, we are always looking for good people to help out. Speaking of good people, I would like to thank the following members of the Board who are stepping down. Jamie List, Casey Brandreth and Lenore Bell and Darcy Hermary. Each of these individuals have shown tremendous leadership and commitment on your behalf for a number of years. Your efforts have been greatly appreciated. Continued health, happiness and success. Thank you Jim Kennedy

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