By Kara Tilly, President
As we close out 2015 and embrace the new beginnings that 2016 has given us, it seems like a great time to reflect on the plans we have for an exciting, bright future.
Your membership with the United Nations Association of Eastern Oklahoma (UNA EO) is a testament to your commitment to promote diplomatic solutions around the world... starting right here at home. Your efforts, contributions and even your intentions are worthy of recognition. I speak for the board of trustees when I say that we appreciate each and every one of you.
I have three things to share with you today:
2016 will bring many changes to UNA EO. Our board of trustees is implementing our long-term strategy to guide the organization for many years to come. Our organization has been an active member of the Tulsa area for 68 years and our strategic plan will help ensure our traditions continue for future generations. As we have matured, we have been met with growing pains. We are committed to creating an active and sustainable organization. Wherever the future takes us, both our mission and membership will be at the forefront of our minds. We are investing in innovative programs that will engage and inspire our membership across Eastern Oklahoma.
Our programming will change during this upcoming year with the promise of realigning our actions with our mission. We appreciate your patience and feedback throughout this period of adjustment. We plan on communicating openly with our membership regarding changes in our programming to give you a clear vision of what's to come. Our goal is to create long-term sustainability for UNA EO and with your help, we know it will be a success. We'd love to hear from you about our programming as well as receive feedback as our programs are updated.
As we enter 2016, we will be assessing our strengths and weaknesses in order to better serve our members and our communities. Therefore, unless otherwise noted, all 2016 events are currently being reviewed and our speaker series is on hold until further notice. Please adjust your calendars to reflect this change. We look forward to inviting you to our future events.
OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU
You have my commitment, and the commitment of the entire board of trustees, to make this organization GREAT again. We want our reputation for excellence to spread throughout Eastern Oklahoma. UNA EO will improve, and we won't rest until you see it. So stay tuned...
This is an exciting time for the United Nations Association of Eastern Oklahoma as we evolve into an organization that understands and meets the demands of our evolving membership while recognizing our traditions and proud history. As we mature, we welcome your assistance. If you would like to have a hands-on impact in creating a sustainable UNA EO, please contact us. We believe that together, we are stronger.
As always, my door is open to you.
UNA EO Board of Trustees
The UNA EO blog is a collective venture. The purpose of this blog is to highlight meaningful experiences had by Americans in Eastern Oklahoma as well as to promote diplomacy in our home state.