3rd Quarter St. Louis ATD Chapter Newsletter

04 Oct 2021 2:37 PM | Michelle Camden

Hello ATD St. Louis Members,

We hope that you took advantage of the summer temperatures and got some rest and relaxation.  Hopefully, you were also able to schedule some vacation time. As we continue to observe more organizations returning to the workplace, post COVID-19, we will also continue to adhere to safety protocols at ATD STL.  Due to this, most of the programing for this year will continue to be virtual.  Our hope is that, soon, we will be able to visit with you in person! 

This year we have experienced several changes, and this has created some vacancies on our St. Louis Chapter Board. We are always looking for talent, and currently, have three openings on the board.  If you, or someone you know, is interested in the VP of Administration, VP of Finance, or the Director of Technology opportunities, we would love to speak with you.  Below are the responsibilities for these roles.

Vice President of Administration responsibilities:

  • The Vice President of Administration is responsible for documenting monthly board meetings
  • Shares monthly board agenda with meeting notes, post meeting
  • Supports other board roles with administrative support

Vice President of Finance responsibilities:

  • The Vice President of Finance oversees the fiscal operation and solvency of the Chapter.
  • Coordinates for the receipt, collection, deposit, disbursement, and maintenance of all monies, and reports on the financial condition of the Chapter at Board meetings and at other times when called upon by the President.
  • The Vice President of Finance conducts financial review meetings with the Chapter’s CPA firm; oversees all payments made by the Chapter

Director of Technology:

  • Works closely with the VP of Communications to maintain and update the website and email notifications for ATDSTL, ensuring that the website is up-to-date and maintains quality standards. 
If you are interested in any of these roles, contact us to share more details regarding these great opportunities.  If you are interested in volunteering in general, we would also love to speak with you.  Please email our president-elect, Mary Kay Taylor (presidentelect@atdstl.org), and she can schedule time to discuss your interests to find a fit on a variety of committees we have lined up for 2022.

I would also like to feature our October scheduled events for you.  Our guest speaker for the Facilitator SIG is Patty Sherwood, who will be facilitating on October 12th.  She will be speaking on the topic of facilitation.  We are extremely fortunate to have such a talented development professional as an ATD member.

We’re also excited to welcome Andrea Gentis from the Tulsa, Oklahoma chapter as our guest speaker at the October Professional Development Luncheon on October 27. Andrea will lead us in an informative session on Integrating Accessibility into Your eLearning. Look for more details on both events and register on our website.

Due to your support of our local St. Louis ATD Chapter, membership continues to stay consistent.  We are over 200 strong and looking forward to continuing to grow the organization.  We always want to provide each of you with value regarding our events and the opportunity to network and learn from each other.  Our VP of Membership, Christine Kostic, has done a phenomenal job continuing to focus on reaching out to potential new members and growing our corporate relationships.  Kudos to you, Christine – keep up the great work!

From a financial perspective, the chapter has been very responsible with our finances.  This year has been challenging and we continue to focus on providing valuable opportunities for your continued professional development.  We will stay focused on ensuring that our decisions are financially sound and moves the organization forward for 2022 and beyond.

On a personal note, I wanted to share the following observation with you.  This year has been challenging for all of us, and this group has not been the exception to that rule.  We have a few current openings, and yet - the leaders of this organization continue to surprise and motivate me.  All these professionals have stepped up to the plate, volunteer and go above-and-beyond, to ensure that we continue to move the organization forward and provide diverse events to support your professional development. 

I wanted to publicly acknowledge all of them for their service.  Their efforts do not go unnoticed, and I wanted to say a big, “Thank You!”.  I am very fortunate to volunteer with such an extraordinary group of individuals who are passionate about helping others develop. 

We look forward to seeing you at our next scheduled event.  Please be safe out there and enjoy these cooler temperatures.  Have a great day!


Julio C Govreau, MBA

President, ATD St. Louis Chapter

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