Thoughts on Annual Meeting Weekend

Thanks to everyone I had a chance to meet at last weekend’s Annual Meeting at UMass Boston. The energy and experience of our volunteers are so critical to the success of our mission and Vision 2020. I was able to drop by the Chapters Committee meeting and a few conservation workshops, and offered some brief remarks at the business meeting.

Hats off to our development staff for organizing a terrific send off for Andy Falender at an evening reception and dinner at the JFK Library. Andy has left AMC on such a strong footing and with such momentum that I can only say, “Thank you.” And the hut theme of the evening was so fitting. I wish I could say my blanket folding skills were better! I will put that on my list of things to learn as I meet people across AMC in the coming months.

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Talking with former New Hampshire Chapter chair Eric Savage (photo by Rob Burbank)

John with former Presidents Tom Deans and Andy Falender (photo by Megan Begley)

John put to the test during Blanket Folding Demonstration, led by Senior VP Walter Graff (photo by Megan Begley)