Tuesday, September 28, 2010

It's Official!



I am now a member of the DSSRI Board of Directors! I've been bursting to tell this news since July but I had to wait to see if it all really would happen.


I filled out an application back in March, with little or no hope. And honestly I was OK with that. Whatever happened , happened.  Being on the Board wasn't something I was looking to do, the opportunity just sort of fell into my lap. 

I got the official word that I was elected onto the board in July, and the first meeting would be August 23rd. Now, I was getting excited!!


Well this is where it kind of gets silly. Guess where I was on August 23rd at 7:00pm? I was at the mall school shopping and having a grand ol' time with the family!!!!
Totally blew off the first meeting and made a "great" first impression!  I didn't realize it until the next day when I received an email from the coordinator thanking everyone present at the meeting for coming. I sat there reading that email in shock. I looked on my calendar and I had marked off the wrong date. I was all set to go to the meeting on the 27th
I got that sick feeling like when you were in school and you knew you were caught in the wrong and there was no way out. I sent an email apologizing and expected to be asked to step down before I even got a chance to step in. 
But low and behold all was forgiven and I promised to make it to the next meeting on the correct night! Which was last night. I was so nervous, I was on the verge of making myself sick. All I kept thinking was everyone would be thinking , "oh here's the gal that blew us off last month". 

Let me just say that yet again I worked myself into a nervous tither for no reason. Everyone was very kind and welcoming.  I think I'm really going to enjoy this!


My first "assignment ", our Buddy Walk on Sunday!








 

13 comments:

Jasmine said...

Congratulations!!!! ;-) xox

mandd3 said...

They couldn't ask for a more friendly, compassionate, dedicated advocate then the one they got last night. COngratulations!

Kelly said...

Congrats Stephanie!! I'm glad everything fell into place. We know first hand that sometimes the things you never expected are the things that mean the most!! You are such a dedicated advocate to Em & all her friends....the board is lucky to have you=)

The VW's said...

Congratulations!!! What a great opportunity! I bet you will love it!

We just had our Buddy walk on Saturday and we had so much fun! Hope you have a great day for yours! Hugs!!

Becca said...

Congratulations, Stephanie! I'm sure you'll do great things for them. :-)
Btw, I LOVE your new header photo!

Tina said...

Frantastic, congratulations!!!! Its so great that you have a proper organised DS Association. I would really be interested to know what kind of programs your group plans/organises over the year.

You are going to be just great at this, I know you're going to be passionate about it.

Rochelle said...

Awesome! You will be fantastic! So thankful that chose you for their leadership position!

Anonymous said...

Gratulacje Stefania. Cieszymy sie wraz z Toba. Powodzenia.Tata&family

Julie said...

Congratulations!! They're so lucky to have you and I can't wait to hear how wonderful it's going! :)

Zoey's mom said...

Proud of you friend.Really proud of you.

I love the new header picture.So,so darling.

And ... thank you for my birthday wish ... blessed you have you in my life as well!

Michelle said...

Congratulations...that is wonderful!!!!

EarthTeaCody said...

lol cute

Michelle said...

how exciting! congratulations!