Our favorite time of the year is upon us which means that the Atlanta Chapter of NADRA gets to have our annual Christmas party. It is always the highlight of the year which brings our biggest group, with many guest and spouses also in attendance.
This years meeting was held at Maggianos at the Cumberland Mall. With almost 80 registered guests, the evening started with some socializing and catching up on the events since our last meeting. A motion was made and passed to postpone the reading of the minutes and chapter business until our next meeting.
After a delicious three course family style Italian dinner our guest speaker entertained for the evening. Scott Mawdelsy with 12Stone church delivered a very moving talk on living your life from the Inside Out. It was the perfect topic with a new year around the corner. Each person in attendance was able to think about how they can improve in their leadership and life as they set goals for next year.
To close the meeting we gave out a few awards and recognition. Three of our four past presidents were in attendance and were thanked for their leadership and service. Also chapter leadership awards were given to our outgoing board to Greg Mizerak, Ginny Tibbets, Mike Reasons and James Gunning. Two new awards were given out as well this year. The first ever Ginny Tibbets Award was given to Ginny for her many years of selfless service to the chapter along with a Founders Award to John Lea for his behind the scenes leadership and service.
Those who dared closed the evening on the dance floor thanks to our DJ who was playing great music all night to set the mood for the event. The annual Christmas party is always one of the best ways socialize and spend time with vendors, competitors and friends.
Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday – March 8th at the BRExpo show at the Cobb Gallerian Centre, Atlanta, GA where our main focus will be on education.
Atlanta Chapter President