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In recognition of the value and benefits of the CLM designation, your Richmond Chapter will provide reimbursement in the amount up to $500 for its members who pass the CLM exam.

See the Members Only section of the Richmond ALA website for all the details!


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Happy New Year!  

We are so excited about 2015 for lots of reasons:

  • Lots of great programming in store this year!  We kicked off January with Paula Barnes, President of ALA.  (For a quick overview, the Year-At-A-Glance is under the Annoucements section of the website.)
  • A record number of Business Partners for which we are grateful - at last count we show 2 Gold, 5 Silver, and 24 Bronze!
  • Several new member registrations!
  • Community connections events already in the planning stages!
  • FREE Statewide Conference to all our members!  No conference dues and your chapter will pay for Friday night.  Just get yourself to Williamsburg and we will take care of the rest.
  • Scholarships!  Congratulations to Bob Rideout for winning the $2,000 scholarship to the (inter)national ALA conference in Nashville.

Of course, the new year is always a good time to review that list of goals.  I go to our local Exxon station to get my annual calendar.  It's a little strange that it is from a gas station, but I love that calendar since each month has an inspirational quote.  For January it is:  The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.  So think about all those things you say you want to accomplish, and start taking the steps to achieve them.  Our chapter is hoping to receive the President's Award of Excellence from ALA for 2014 and believe me, this is also a goal for us for 2015!

Also think about where your skills and talents could be used.  Our Board is always looking for folks who want to volunteer to help grow our chapter in bigger and better ways: as a board member, as a committee chair, or as an assistant to one of the positions.   Please contact me or Ann Caudle if you'd like to be of service to the chapter!  Our contact information is on the website.

Here's to a great 2015 and I look forward to seeing you all at our membership meetings, community service events, business partner socials, and conferences!

Jill Shugart, President Richmond ALA



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