By The Staiger Consulting Group
As I write this, we have just kicked off 2022, not with a bang, but easing in gently. Maybe sneaking into the year quietly, without much fuss or noise, as we certainly don’t want to walk too confidently or boldly and disturb it too much! I’m here for 2022, whatever it looks like and whatever comes our way. Seems like the only way to go…right?
Speaking of going up, let’s do that. Let’s continue to elevate this association and celebrate all that we have accomplished. This strong organization eased into so many changes and new endeavors with caution but with optimism and enthusiasm. I challenge all of you to think about the progress we’ve made. Although, there has been a learning curve and an occasional glitch, overall, the advancement has been quite impressive. We have an active and engaged board of directors that is nimble and progressive.
These leaders established a highly successful scholarship program, a dynamic and robust online and social media presence, a stunning quarterly publication, and a structure of membership categories to reach all sectors of the industry. Now we have three annual events including the Career Expo, Summerfest and, of course, the Fly-ND Conference. The individuals who serve on the board and the exceptional committee volunteers have done a stellar job moving this organization in an exciting direction and the trajectory of our future remains strong.
We’re all excited to get back to meeting in person at the 2022 Fly-ND Conference. This year we’ll be meeting March 6-8, 2022, at the Delta Hotel in Fargo. So, mark your calendars now. The site committee is putting together a fantastic program with a variety of wonderful speakers and sessions! In addition, there will be networking and social opportunities as well as an Exhibit Hall with all the latest and greatest products and services from vendors and suppliers across the industry. In addition, we look forward to honoring award winners and the most recent inductee into North Dakota’s Aviation Hall of Fame.
Look for more information on the conference in this publication as well as on our website. I encourage you to check it out and make plans to attend. We have special rates for members so be sure to join and renew your membership as well! Your support and participation really do make a difference and we appreciate you. I look forward to seeing long-time friends and meeting new faces at this year’s event and please take a moment introduce yourself to our team.
I wish all of you a very Happy New Year with cautious and hope-filled optimism for 2022 and for all the great things happening in this organization.
Thank you for the continued opportunity to serve to you!
Stacy & Mike Krumwiede