As the outgoing president of the board of directors, I am very proud of all the women who have grown this community of authors and artists into the strong presence it is today.
You’ll see their names on the mastheads and the contributor lists of the six issues of our online journal. You’ll see them on the team page of our community website and on the bylines of the articles in this rich resource. You’ll see them at board meetings and readings. They are the heartbeats that have – and will – keep VoiceCatcher alive and well, as it enters its tenth year.
Now is the time for new visions, new energy, new directions. I couldn’t be happier that Tiah Lindner Raphael has been elected as VoiceCatcher’s new president and Helen Sinoradzki as the new secretary/treasurer. Barbara E. Berger, community website managing editor, continues on the board as a member at-large. Shawn Aveningo is our new VoiceCatcher journal designer. VoiceCatcher couldn’t ask for a more dedicated, dynamic team of women to write its next chapter.
For all the learning opportunities you have given me, and for the joy of seeing VoiceCatcher grow in ways we never could have imagined when I first served as its president in 2010, I am eternally grateful. VoiceCatcher is not merely a nonprofit community; it is an experience of collaboration, respect and genuine affection for one another. I have no doubt that this quality of experience will continue to deepen in the years ahead.
With much love and respect,
President of the board of directors, 2010-14