Monterey County Chapter
Speed Networking Brunch
Friday, February 17
9:00 - 11:00 AM
Join us for an opportunity to meet professionals in our field one-on-one in a high energy fun environment. Let's strengthen our community through connection!
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Greetings fellow MC-CAMFT members. It is with gratitude, honor and humility that I write to you as the incoming President of our local chapter of CAMFT. I have big shoes to fill following Jennifer Farley who has served this community for several years, ushering us through some of the most trying times of the organization and the world at large. She has gracefully supported the in-coming board members while we step into our new positions. We now have the task of looking back and bidding farewell to 2022, and turning towards the new year.
In looking back, I would like to thank our outgoing board members, Rochelle Hall and Carmen Martin, who have generously volunteered their time to make this community possible. And, although Jennifer will be stepping down as president, she will remain a supportive presence as past president. Thank you, Jenn, for all your hard work. We are so lucky to have dedicated professionals, who have a lot to hold already with client cases and everything that comes with that, to carry the chapter for all of our benefits.
As we turn toward 2023, I am confident in our ability to make this year’s events memorable and professionally nourishing. We have some great ideas that I’m looking forward to bringing into fruition. One thing I’m eager to get started is expanding our reach and recruiting students and trainees to enrich our community and offer support to new clinicians.
I remember being a wobbly footed therapist myself back in 2018 when I moved to Monterey. The world can seem like a scary place when you are freshly graduated and don’t yet have an associateship placement. I went on the MC-CAMFT website and saw that they were having a Fall Mixer at Tarpy’s. I immediately registered, but was nervous about networking. When I walked in, I was greeted by warm and friendly members with name tags, and I felt welcome. By the end of that night, I had met my new employer and my longtime friend and colleague who now shares an office suite with me. It is safe to say that the Monterey Chapter of CAMFT has been an immense support to me and my career, and when I was asked to commit my time to support the chapter by stepping in as President, I was delighted.
At this point, I would like to offer a resounding thank you to Mary Sue Abernathy and all the other members of the committee to recruit new board members. Without them making those phone calls to members and getting a read on the needs and desires of the community, the chapter would not be what it is today. That being said, we do still have board positions open, so please reach out if you would like to join the team. The following roles are available: membership chair, public relations chair, and disaster response chair. It will definitely be worth your time and effort to contribute to the chapter. Happy new year and I’m looking forward to seeing you at our future events.
Amy Snyder, LMFT
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