Year in Review
In this newsletter, the last issue of the first year, we'll take a quick look back. FWHR is positioned to have a prosperous 2020 because of the many accomplishments and highlights we had in 2019. We had tremendous legal hours and luncheons, including those in January and February with Mayor Betsy Price and heartwarming stories. We made numerous changes to the website to better reflect the services and benefits we offer. We received SHRM's Excel Platinum Award for the third consecutive year. Amongst our other mixers we had our first joint Metro Area Mixer with North Texas, Mid-Cities, and Dallas SHRM chapters. Alongside our 10th and 20th TSM and ELU conferences, we developed our new Awards Night celebration that recognizes our perennial awards and the HR community. And at the end of the year, on December 19, we welcomed the kids from Diamond Hill Elementary and all of the December Holiday Luncheon attendees that were there to support them. There were so many activities that we had, and all of them because we worked hard and willed them to happen with careful planning and effort.
At the December Holiday Luncheon I cited the African proverb, "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." This year we most certainly went far. I'd like to thank the board, our chapter management professional team and our accountant for a successful year. To the numerous other volunteers that keep FWHR up and running—PEG leaders, speakers, MCs, gift runners, registration and ticket table helpers, those that made donations throughout the year to Diamond Hill Elementary and everyone in between—you deserve endless gratitude and praise. Indeed, if you're any part of the organization, you make it work, you make it all possible. Happy holidays!