|GO Week 2003 Report
Submitted by Audrey Thomas, GO Week Chair
Wow! Itâ€™s been only a few hours since our Fall GO Week Organizing Conference ended and as I reflect on the dayâ€™s events Iâ€™m filled with a myriad of emotions.
Iâ€™m so thankful for:
â€˘ Our Corporate sponsors Smead and 3M
â€˘ Barry Izsak, NAPO President, attended and lent us his support, encouragement and expertise.
Iâ€™m in awe of:
â€˘ Barry made a surprise announcement that Minnesota was recently selected as the site for the 2007 National NAPO Conference.
â€˘ Over 150 people were in attendance!
â€˘ An Expo which included 16 exhibitors such as Smead, 3M, Organized Living and
â€˘ Incredible door prizes donated by Lillian Vernon, Smead, Online Organizing, 3M and several other local companies.
â€˘ A beautiful Minnesota NAPO Booth.
Iâ€™m most proud of:
â€˘ A Go Week Committee who worked as a team and came through shining bright.
â€˘ Incredible Minnesota NAPO members who lent their help throughout this project.
Iâ€™m encouraged by the following survey comments:
â€˘ â€śWish it was longerâ€ť
â€˘ â€śGood Valueâ€ť
â€˘ â€śCanâ€™t wait until next year!â€ť
â€˘ â€śGreat Event â€“ Great Expoâ€ť
â€˘ â€śVery practical and applicable information, tools and resourcesâ€ť
â€˘ â€śVery easy to network with strangersâ€ť
â€˘ â€śI loved the vendorsâ€ť
â€˘ â€śSo glad I came!â€ť
â€˘ â€śJust the motivation I neededâ€ť
â€˘ â€śVery valuable to my professional and personal lifeâ€ť
In addition to an incredible Planning Committee, Iâ€™d like to take this opportunity to thank our President, Kim Pastor, who lent her support as our committee forged ahead down a path we had never traveled. Her leadership style encourages our members to step out beyond their comfort zones and in her words â€śRun with it!â€ť
I believe this event marks a turning point for the Minnesota Chapter. We have grown considerably, taking a giant step professionally not only among our members, but among our community.