We ring in each new year with anticipation, hope and eagerness for a fresh start.
The new year is a time of new beginnings, a time to do things differently.  We make lists of resolutions — promising ourselves this year we’ll lose those extra pounds, eat healthier, exercise more, take care of our careers, and find more time to enjoy our friends and our family.

Your IABC/OC chapter is no different — it is also looking forward to the new year with anticipation — eager for what 2015 will hold. We have a new beginning! You’ve elected your 2015 board and the new positions and fresh faces will give us a chance to do things differently. The gift of information many of you provided during our 2014 survey has provided us our list of resolutions — our guide to give our IABC community the substance it’s looking for to stay relevant in 2015 and the years that follow. We look forward to your continued participation in this journey.  

Participation is the key to our new beginning, to keeping our resolutions and to staying relevant. The reason so many well intended New Year’s resolutions don’t make it to February 1 is due to non-participation — we don’t participate in the new eating plan, the exercise regimen or the career development opportunity.  Participate with us in 2015! Be part of our new beginning and kept resolutions!   Join the board (there are still some open positions), volunteer on a committee, attend events, and give us feedback.  

On Tuesday, January 13, you’ll have the first opportunity to participate in our IABC/OC 2015 activities. Our annual business communications forecast will feature industry leaders with unique views and insights into the communications trends, strategies and tactics for 2015. This is not a Second Tuesday Luncheon you want to miss!    

I look forward to hearing from more of you and learning how you would be willing to join us and participate in growing an IABC that provides the substance you’ve told us you crave on the job every day. By joining together, we can ensure that IABC will be able to provide all that is needed to propel us to a prosperous and satisfying future as professional communicators.

Please feel free to reach out to me at 949.622.1218 or via email here. Join the conversation! Please follow the chapter on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and join our LinkedIn group. View our videos on YouTube and our photos on flickr.


Sarah Willis
President, IABC Orange County