In May, our chapter elected not to host a membership meeting so our members could focus time on their clients. Our Board planned for our new fiscal year and nominated new Board members. Brett Brunmeier, RHU will be taking the president role for our 2020-2021 year. We are planning a virtual Picnic and Happy Hour on June 24th at 5:00 pm to celebrate the year and connect with our members.
We have had a great year starting off with 2 social gatherings in downtown Asheville. In January and February, we welcomed NAHU President Pat Griffey and the Department of Labor for membership presentations. We quickly changed from in person meetings to virtual meetings and in March and April partnered with the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce to present topics of interest to our members and were provided an update on by David Smith, JD, REBC on the impact of COVID-19 on benefit plans. We are proud that our Chapter was able to achieve Gold Certification.
A big Thank You to all our Board members who helped us have a successful year.
Brett Brunmeier - President Elect
Allison Vines - Immediate past President and Secretary
Amy Ellis - Treasurer
Tom Ashby - Awards Chair
Mike Norris - HUPAC and Vanguard Chair
David Block - Legislative Chair
Kimberly Spell / Andrea Block - Media Relations
Wes Washel - Membership and Membership retention Chair