President's Message

July 28, 2021

Dear Members of CREW Greater Philadelphia,

CREW Leadership comes from you!  Several years, months, weeks or days ago, you became a member of CREW Greater Philadelphia (CREW GP).  Hopefully, you have come to realize that the wonderful programming, outreach and education that you have participated in with CREW GP, is a direct reflection of the volunteer leadership of our committees and board.  Each of the CREW GP members that have stepped to lead in various capacities not only add to your engagement and enjoyment of CREW GP, but they also personally benefit by building their critical leadership skills. These are skills they might not get at their firms or companies but are skills that once developed help to support their and their organizations advancement.

It is your turn! Each Summer/Fall, our chapter reaches out to encourage, identify and elect new leaders.  Help your chapter by identifying and nominating a member of the chapter that you know is or has the potential to be an excellent leader.  Or if you would like to step up, self-nominate for one our key chapter leadership positions.  This year we are seeking nominations for President-Elect, Network Delegate and two At-Large Board Members.  Details about nominating and the positions can be found here.

On another note, check out what is happening this summer and as you begin to think about the fall, please put Thursday, September 23, 2021, on your calendar for our Annual Meeting.  We will be joined by our CREW Network Board Liaison, Adrienne Bain.  Additionally, to support our philanthropic efforts, your chapter is actively planning its first charitable Clayshoot and Annual Silent Auction (virtual).  Please consider purchasing a sponsorship and/or a foursome for the Clayshoot and donate items to our silent auction.  Details on how to support both efforts can be found here.

As we end July and move into August, I hope each of you finds some time to rest and reflect this summer.  

All the best,

Carol Horne Penn
2021 President, CREW Greater Philadelphia