In the midst of a flurry of activity putting together a fund raising event in a short two-week period, one has to pause and reflect on ….. the fact that we also have jobs to get done. I must admit that the idea of having a full slate of officers next year and an officially functioning Executive Council is a welcome improvement to APTE. While the Constitutional Changes that recently passed overwhelmingly by online vote will help the association’s administrative functions, there is still a looming problem with attendance at APTE events and participation in APTE activities. It is understandable that some employees are limited in the times they can be away from their desks or offices and others are just too busy to participate. We hope that some of the online communication tools we have established recently might help to give voice to those who would like to be active members but for important reasons cannot.
We will poll the membership later this summer to get more feedback on ways to improve communication and increase member participation but in the meantime, if you have any time or talents to spare, know that we would appreciate your sharing these immensely.