As your president for the NCSAS I’d like to welcome all of our new and returning members of Advocis. I’m excited about what we have planned for 2013 and hope you will continue to find what we are doing on your behalf valuable and interesting. The executive is focusing on “value added” events whether it is in the form of professional development days that provide CE credits, business building and sales skills events for our under 5 advisors, Lunch and Learns, social events such as our annual golf tournament or member socials and ensuring we can still do our part for charity with our flag ship event, The Denny Carr’s Secret Santa which raises money for those in need at Christmas. We want to focus a lot of our energy this year in engaging our newer / younger advisors in Saskatoon and surrounding areas and help them see the value in belonging to a professional association like Advocis. We have added a social media chair to our executive whose primary role will be to engage members and non-members alike via Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. I’d encourage everyone to join our chapters groups via these three. Lastly, but certainly not least, we want to continue to promote and educate the public and advisors on the work that Advocis does on their behalf with regards to advocacy issues, regulation, and consumer protection. I believe this is our best kept secret as an organization and we need to do a much better job at getting this message out.
Thanks and I look forward to a great 2013.