Fall is almost here

Fall is right around the corner, and that always indicates a busy time for most organizations. In Library world, we moved our annual Big Read from fall to winter/spring because it clashed with so many other great community events. But that doesn’t mean we are sitting back and twiddling our thumbs – we have plenty to work on.

I’m anxiously awaiting the arrival of fall (for many reasons). It’s my favorite season. I enjoy the crisp weather, the leaves changing colors, scary movies – even the coffee tastes better in the fall. Wichita Professional Communicators has a lot to look forward to this fall as well. Sean Jones

I guess it’s not quite fall, but our annual mixer is Sept. 7. Judy Conkling and Wilma Moore-Black have been working hard to organize this annual fundraising event. We’re raising the ticket price to $30 in advance, $40 at the door. This gives us the opportunity to play around with the idea of offering more scholarships to communication students in the future. And you get A LOT for your ticket price to this mixer – good food, good wine, good conversations with colleagues, and so many silent auction items to bid on. We’re looking forward to seeing you at the Wichita Marriott that day. More information is coming very soon.

The board will focus on the 2023 calendar in the coming months so that we have a seamless transition between roles as our terms come to an end.

We’re also building our nominating committee to select our slate of executive officers for 2023. We will have more information about those names in early September. If you’re interested in serving on the WPC board next year in any capacity, reach out to me. I’d love to chat!

I want to thank all of you for a great first half of 2022. We’ve covered a lot of ground and have had some amazing programs and moments to look back on. I look forward to the last half of the year. We’ve changed and grown this year, and I’m thrilled with the results.

– Sean Jones, WPC president

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