Message from your Chapter President
December, the month of holidays, is upon us. It is always somewhat chaotic with its combination of reflections on the year about to pass and celebration towards the new year about to come. Add in the many holiday festivities of the month itself, and December tends to be a busy month to close out each year.
As your ASTA chapter reflects on 2021, we see a year that could best be summed up as a year of….Hopeful Beginnings. Many fresh buds began to sprout again over this past year.
An excellent chapter board filled with optimism and great ideas are among those beginnings. And equally important is you, a great group of chapter members who seem ready to participate and eager to engage. Combining these two groups, I am confident that we can grow our chapter to new levels of activity that can bring further benefit to you.
To that end, the board will be meeting on January 6, 2022, at 1 pm for a planning session on 2022 events. This meeting will be an open meeting where you can join us virtually and contribute your thoughts and ideas. I invite you to see more information on this below and, if you are unable to participate but wish to contribute your thoughts, contact me and let me know your ideas.
Another fresh beginning we had in 2021 was our first live event post COVID. This was a great summer picnic in the park, which offered solid networking and re-connection opportunities.
Looking ahead to 2022, we are looking forward to presenting you with a mix of both live and virtual events. We also hope to engage with more of our membership levels within the chapter to bring better value to each.
But all of that is only of value with you, our members, being with us.
To that end, no matter the December holiday(s) you celebrate, you are our greatest gift. We value each of you and thank you for being a part of our ASTA family! Our wish for you is that your year closes out in a blessed and joyous way and that you may find some time to rest, recharge and celebrate before the New Year arrives.
As always, the board and I are here for you. Please don't hesitate to reach out to any of us should you desire.
Rob Hale | Chapter President | RobH@Travelnrelax.com | 303.317.6945
Mitch Krayton | Chapter Vice President| Mitch@Kraytontravel.com | 303.365.0051
Darcie Bolton Weiser | Chapter Secretary | Darcie@Weisertravels.com | 303.725.7042
Trent Rogers | Chapter Treasurer | Trent@picturesqueexpeditions.com| 303.704.1262
Debi Kelley | Membership Chair | Debi@Premieretravelplanners.com | 303.589.1413
Lisa Hale | Social Media Chair | LisaH@Travelnrelax.com | 303.317.6945
John McMillen |Supplier Representative | John.McMillen@insidetravelgroup.com | 720.316.0191