From the Desk of your VEMA President... 

Dear Colleagues – This article will serve as my last “Official” newsletter article as your VEMA President. To say serving in this capacity has been an honor, is an understatement. I have truly enjoyed the last two years in office, and the work we have done as an Association. I have been blessed with an amazing support staff in the Executive Board, as well as the full Board, and the Keeney Group as our managing partners. I will miss serving you, but will continue to serve on the Ex. BOD as the Immediate Past President to provide continuity and support to the newly elected Executive Board Members.

The beginning of Spring represents a time for new change, growth, and opportunity. The time change, warm weather patterns, the start of tornado season, and my favorite – the beginning of baseball. As you prepare for the change of Spring and Summer, never forget the exorbitant amount of time you have dedicated to your work, and remind yourself that no matter how bad things get, no matter how busy your schedule is, you have a love for this unique and challenging industry. We are an association that must LOVE what we do, and we continue to commit ourselves to achieve greatness, under any circumstance.

Also with it being March, VEMS is right around the corner! It’s going to be an outstanding symposium, and it’s crazy to think we are SOLD OUT! We have some amazing presentations scheduled, and social events for all to enjoy.

As a reminder, as a member of the BOD and a member of VEMA, I am always available and willing to help in any way that I can. Keep up the great work and please remember that the VEMA Board is always here for our membership. Please keep sending us feedback and input, so we can better ourselves and the organization.

Lastly, we look forward to seeing many of you at VEMS 2023! Please take the opportunity to be involved and stay active in VEMA. Thank you.

Bobby Gelormine, President