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From the President – September/October 2012
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Minnesota Community Living September/October 2012

From the President

By Traci Lehman

Traci LehmanAaahhh… Back to School Time…

Remember the excitement and anxiety of starting a new school year? Trying to figure out what school supplies you needed; buying new school clothes; trying to memorize your locker combination; trying to find your classrooms; wondering if you will have a cool bus driver or if any of your friends will be in any of your classes…As I think about my two sons' new school year, it made me think about how my year with CAI-MN will be similar to theirs. Avery is in his last year of middle school and Alec is in his first year of middle school.

Avery has been in middle school for two years and is looking forward to seeing his same classmates again. Similar to that, I have been on the board with CAI-MN for a few years and look forward to working with the same colleagues again. Avery wants to continue achieving his goal of being an honor roll student in his last year of middle school. In my last year on the Board, I want our Board and Committees to achieve the goals we established at our planning meeting that was held in July. To Enhance Education – Grow Legislative Efforts – Build Awareness/Engagement – Provide Industry-wide Resources.

Alec, my other son, is starting a new school and is very excited to meet new friends and says he going to do a good job now that he is in the "big school.” Like Alec, I am also thrilled to meet and work with the new CAI-MN Board and Committee Members. I, too, want to do a good job in my new role on the board.

Just as I will be looking at Avery and Alec’s report cards after each trimester and providing feedback to them on how they can improve, I ask that members of CAI-MN continue to attend our industry events and provide your ideas on how we can continue to grow our organization and provide value to all of our members.

Happy school year to all!

Traci Lehman

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