By Meridith Murray, Co-President
After a long and grueling campaign and a very close election, I am honored to be your new co-president. Actually, the truth is that Devon e-mailed me and asked if I would do this, and I agreed. Would that all elections were so simple! The feature in this issue on transitioning from part-time to full-time indexing is very timely for me, as that is exactly my situation. Part of my “master plan” to become a full-time indexer included becoming more involved in the local chapter, so Devon’s request was timely and, dare I add, providential. I am thankful for the example and encouragement of you, my indexing compatriots, and look forward to getting to know each of you in the coming months and years.
This election was noteworthy in that it involved our first use of an e-vote to elect the current officers. Quick, simple, and easy! I’m certain that we will continue to use this format for future elections. As this was my first chance to attend a meeting of the Heartland Chapter, I did not know exactly what to expect, but I was very impressed by the thoroughness of the planning and organization and by the camaraderie and cohesiveness of the group as a whole. As it will fall to me to help plan future meetings, I hope to be able to maintain this tradition of quality presentations and fellowship. Please let me know if you have ideas and suggestions, as this is a learning curve for me and I am open to any and all new ideas.
I am delighted to be a part of an organization where we can all work together and help each other. Best wishes to you all, and happy indexing!