For the last year, I have opened GSC Board meetings with an exercise in which each officer talks about some thing or things for which they are grateful before choosing the next to go until everyone has participated. So I am going to end my term as President the same way I started Board meetings as President: with gratitudes.
I am grateful to the 2020-21 GSC Board for serving in an exceptional year.
I am grateful to Jeremy Carnes for all of his years of service, especially the ones that have overlapped with mine.
I am grateful to Joshua Roeder and Sydney Heifler for serving as Members-at-Large on the Board. To Josh, for serving on the Chute Committee with me. To Sydney, for hanging out after everyone else left the Zoom call.
I am grateful to Zachary Rondinelli for serving as Secretary-Treasurer, for serving on the CSS Outreach Committee, and for his continued service on the GSC Board and in CSS.
And I am grateful to Evan Ash for his service on the 2021 Conference Organizing Committee and on the GSC and, this next term, CSS Executive Boards.
I am also grateful to everyone who took part in the Mentorship Program, whether testing the applications over the summer, volunteering time and experience as a mentor, participating as a mentee, or matching as a member of the Board.
To incoming members of the Board, Secretary-Treasurer Maite Urcaregui and Member-at-Large Frida Heitland, congratulations!
It has not always been easy or fun, but I have never regretted running for Secretary-Treasurer or Vice President. I hope the returning and newly elected officers get as much out of serving as I have over the last three years. I am very much looking forward to being a member of the Caucus under their leadership.