Let me start by saying how honored I am to have been President of ASHS for the last year. From the time of my first ASHS conference in 1986 to now, ASHS has played an important role in my career and life. It has been a wonderful privilege to serve ASHS.
Thank you to my fellow board members and all of the volunteers that do so much to support ASHS. Volunteers make this organization strong and ASHS would not be what it is today without all of the efforts of our members. I also want to say thank you to the ASHS Staff for their dedication, energy and professionalism. The membership is being well served by the ASHS staff. Not only do they make ASHS run so well, but they have worked diligently to keep budgets in line.
I will start my presentation today with an overview of ASHS, then discuss two major initiatives, the ASHS Taskforces and Seed Your Future, and finish with thoughts about our future.
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