Board of Directors Meeting
We had an interesting and productive board meeting in Charlotte, N.C., on December 3. Some of the board members were present and several others were beamed in via Webinar technology. Looking ahead toward our January 12-15 staff strategic planning, the board reviewed some of the research we’ve done for the Vision 2020 initiative (how we would like to see the SkillsUSA organization by the year 2020). The complete research results from SkillsUSA members and stakeholders are still in the process of being compiled and analyzed, but it is clear in the early results that students feel strongly about having more opportunities through SkillsUSA to do service and to work on sustainability and “green” projects.
As a consequence, the board recommended that staff, during its planning for 2010 and 2011, maintain the same five goal areas of marketing, membership service, training, fiscal integrity and advocacy, but that there will be focus on objectives to provide community service and environmental programs opportunities.
A big thank you goes to board member Sue Smith of Newell-Rubbermaid and the IRWIN team for hosting the meeting, for meals and providing us with the technology for the Web cast. It was also great to see former board member Neil Eibeler during the meeting.