Ushering in a new era
A new chapter has opened in our club. Pat McLaughlin officially became club president during the Changing of the Guard ceremony on Wednesday, June 21. The event, held at The Preserve at Deer Creek, is an opportunity to reflect on the previous year and look ahead to the next.
McLaughlin has been a member of our club since March 2015. His goal is to strengthen the club through enhanced membership. One way to achieve that is to regularly invite a guest to meetings.
A licensed broker with Kutschenreuter Financial Services in New Berlin, McLaughlin is excited about a new feature in our meetings called Spotlight. Two members will be given the chance to talk about their businesses. The goal is to encourage members to do business with each other. McLaughlin further noted that being engaged and involved in club activities will only make our club stronger.
McLaughlin's term runs July 1 through June 30, 2017.
In his remarks, outgoing president Shawn Schnabl thanked club members for their efforts this past year. Though a smaller cub, ours still makes an difference. "Our footprint is very solid," he says. Schnabl called out each board member by name and acknowledged that person's particular benefit to the club.
Noting that no one person runs the club, Schnabl thanked everyone for working as a team. "Pat yourself on the back for giving back." He said he can't wait to see what the club accomplishes under new president Pat McLaughlin
Outgoing president Shawn Schanbl is honored for his year of service. Incoming president Pat McLaughlin presents a plaque from the club.
You can find more images from the dinner by clicking on "Scenes from club meetings, events, 2016" at right.
Welcoming our newest member
We were pleased to introduce our newest member, Melissa Palfery, during our May 25 meeting. Palfery owns Excellence Organizing, LLC
in Waukesha. She started her firm about a year ago. Homeowners preparing for a sale or just downsizing can benefit from some organizing. She also works with commercial accounts. Office efficiency improves with the help of her services, Palfery says.
Palfery was sponsored by club president Shawn Schnabl, who presented her membership certificate. Welcome aboard, Melissa!