As President, I had the opportunity to attend three regional meetings. I witnessed powerful round-table discussions with members sharing exciting and worthwhile ideas for moving the New York beef industry forward. As president, I assure you that your ideas are now on the NYBPA Council table, and your ideas will be transformed into the short-term and long-term goals of our Organization. As members, you are speaking. As Chairman of the Council, I assure you that we are listening.
As President, I witnessed passionate Regional Directors who organized awesome meals, and who created informative and engaging programs. I witnessed a multitude of people stepping out and rising to new leadership positions as well as volunteering for committee assignments. The dream for empowered members volunteering to be part of the solution for our challenges is now happening in all across New York State. This is NOT happening because of me….it is happening because of the Regional Directors who have stepped up to the plate, and who are willing to swing at any good pitch coming their way! Each and every one of you are now part of the WOW! Factor this dynamic organization we know as the NYBPA.
Our sails are now full with fresh air, and the momentum of our ship is allowing us to travel to unchartered waters. Our ship leaves the docks daily, and is guaranteed to take you places you will love! Your annual dues allow you to get on board any time you want, and we have recently purchased over 625 brand new life vests – which is one for each member. You are safe with us, and you can always pick the seat you want.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve you.