First of all, Happy New Year from everyone here at BKA! The entire Board – Tony, myself, Laura, Danielle, Becky, Jenny and Breanne (in no particular order) – thank you for a great 2015 and look forward to another one in 2016, here at BKA and beyond. Thanks for all of your support, feedback, event attendance and everything else this year.
I remember back in 2014, as the #BKA14 conference “army” was putting the final touches on the event (and then enjoying the conference itself unfold), thinking about how it really was a landmark moment in BKA’s history – marking the end of the first 10 years as a nonprofit organization and all that entailed... and starting a new chapter in BKA’s history.
And 2015 didn’t disappoint. Many of you have turned out for our many events in the past year (including KADtalk’s 2 year anniversary, quarterly events, volunteering, film screenings, happy hours, among other things), gotten involved in the discussions on social media and the list-serve, and otherwise contributed your talents, thoughts and feedback to BKA (and we always appreciate it).
Last year BKA also said good-bye and thank you to several long-standing board members as they moved on to other things: Nate, who valiantly led the organization as our President… Chris, who held the ship steady for years as our Treasurer…. Mark, our Events Coordinator and Conference Social Media guru, who moved to Korea… and Board Members Oh-Mee and Alice, who brought their enthusiasm to membership and outreach. Thank you, guys, for everything you’ve done for the organization over the years.
The current Board has a couple cool programs and events up its sleeve for 2016 and we hope to see everyone then! It was great to see many of you at skating/dinner this past Saturday. We’re now looking towards the annual Lunar New Year celebration (details to be announced). And there’s more to come…
Also, if you’re one of our out-of-town friends… if you’re heading to MA, let us know via social media or email… we love catching up with you guys.
Happy 2016 again! Until next time…