January 1, 2021
As we begin the new year, it is my hope that you and your family had a wonderful holiday season and that the new year will bring renewed hope for all that we are at the beginning of the end of the Covid-19 pandemic that has changed our lives in many ways over the past ten months. Through 2020 we’ve had to learn how to do everything differently.
We lost loved ones, friends, and acquaintances and we watched many businesses close their doors, individuals retire early, and many people move away from their homes. In 2021 when this pandemic ends we will have to relearn how to do everything the way we used to, while knowing that some things will never be the same as they were. We can’t bring back the people we’ve lost, but we can each try day by day to make the world around us even better and even stronger than it was before.
It is my hope for the NHPPA that we will end the 2020/2021 term strong and ready to get back to in-person meetings and events, and it is also my hope that our incoming President Chris Keeley and the Board will have a pandemic-free start to the 2021/2022 term.
We all worked very hard through the pandemic to try and bring value to our members, and we are very thankful for all of the members who stayed with us as we navigated the waters and did the best we could. I hope to see you at the Annual Business Meeting on January 6, when you, as a member, will vote in the new Slate of Officers and a Bylaws change, and also spend some time with fellow NHPPA members, hear from our Vendor Members, and hopefully win some raffle prizes! We’ll outline the upcoming year and fill you in on our vision going forward into an eventually pandemic-free world this year.
Happy New Year to you and yours!
NHPPA President 2019/2020 - 2020/2021