What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from (T.S. Elliott).
I joined EuroCHRIE as the Director of Member Services and Development in July 2021 and since then, I have had the immense pleasure of working alongside a dedicated team of Area Consultants. We meet on a regular basis, approximately every 6 weeks, where our discussions are solely centred around you, – our EuroCHRIE member.
We review the mission and vision of our federation, the content and appropriateness of available services, as well as having ‘hearty’ conversations on how we can further improve current offerings; by way of being more efficient and accessible – to all. We do our best to work efficiently across the various federations; thus, communicating across, within, vertically and horizontally (at times) – can be a challenge, but we make it work!
We believe we are good at communicating at EuroCHRIE – we are proud of our up-to-date and informative website, and we acknowledge that our members enjoy navigating through the recently uploaded photos from the very successful, first ever EuroCHRIE hybrid-conference, held at Aalborg, Denmark and we know that members have also browsed through the information on the up-and-coming EuroCHRIE conference 2022, which will be hosted in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. We can’t wait! Our website has also delivered many valuable webinars over the past few months, with excellent feedback; warmly received – thank you. As ever, all of the many entitlements as an EuroCHRIE member can be viewed in our membership area of the ICHRIE website.
Education and research are at the heart of what we do and with our members having access to three peer reviewed journals; we believe that we are well positioned to offer our EuroCHRIE members, the opportunity to engage with these – as a source for personal intention, a source which can be utilised in the learning/classroom environment and indeed, can be a wonderful incentive for members to submit and publish their own great work.
To date, I have thoroughly enjoyed representing our EuroCHRIE members. I look forward to remaining, your close point of contact; where I am more than happy to reach out via e-mail, a Zoom catch-up or a good old fashioned phone call. As renewal season is upon us, renewal letters are being sent out via our ICHRIE colleagues and so I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your past support and involvement and to welcome you once again to renew your membership with us, at EuroCHRIE. Your participation is very much appreciated and EuroCHRIE would be nothing without you, – you – our EuroCHRIE member. I look forward to being in touch, and as we close off the year, recall T.S. Elliotts words: the end is really only just the beginning…..