The latest from our Chair...
Here I am at SLA 2009 already feeling tired and the conference kicked off officially just a few hours ago! My first time rental car was really nice and comfortable ride. The first 2 hours was just terrific, but through a series of unfortunate events I did not get to DC until 12:30 a.m.! After I checked in I headed out to return the car, but had a hard time finding the after hours drop off and was finally in my room at 4:00 a.m. After a live chat and shooting off an angry e-mail to the rental car company, I slept for one hour before I had to get ready for our CE course
I am happy to report that Liz Blankson-Hemans from Dialog was a smashing success! The feedback has been very positive and we really thank Liz and Dialog for sponsoring this course. I needed to stick around to make sure all went smoothly, but unfortunately was too tired to do much more than sit outside and wait for our coffee break and and then for Rene, our Past Chair to bring me more coffee! Thank you, Rene!!!
I did finally get some sleep last night and got up early to head off to SLA's Leadership Development Institute. After Solos had our board meeting and I was so happy to see some new faces in the group. You will all here more about what was discussed later on. I felt like it was quite successful and a lot was accomplished. Thank you to all members who attended and an extra special thank you to those who volunteered to work on the 2010 conference! We have a great team and the spirit of "Working Together For Those Working Alone" was quite evident.
As you may have heard Gen Colin Powell was the keynote speaker. He was smart, funny and, I never thought I would say this, but quite adorable. :)
Well, now I have to finish my presentation for tomorrow's Solo Spotlight session co-sponsored with Transportation. Someone asked me if I work well under pressure. Well, yes, I have to since I am a procrastinator when it comes to my own projects! I'm really looking forward to it, but I admit I am a little nervous because this will be the largest group I ever addressed. I'll let you know how it all goes!