Laurie C. Williamson

I would like to thank Madam President Barbara for appointing me as her Chief of Staff for the upcoming year.  I will do everything in my power to help our Officers and Ambassadors.  I am looking forward to a productive year under President Barbara’s leadership.

As Chief of Staff and Extension & Revitalization Ambassador, I am here to provide guidance, resources and the tools needed to help our District Presidents, Auxiliary Presidents and Chairmen keep our Auxiliaries functioning in a healthy manner.  I will do my best to be a sounding board for those that need to talk out a problem or concern.  We need to ensure that Auxiliaries are conducting business in a way that works for their members and those members feel empowered and engaged.

The Department Chief of Staff and the District Presidents should always work together.  The District President must be honest in their assessment of the Auxiliaries in their District.  The Official Visit Report is the only way that President Barbara and I will know if an Auxiliary is in trouble or needs a little help.  It is the responsibility of the District President to be honest in their assessment of the Auxiliary and make sure that it is in good working order.  And when you see those “Red Flags”, the sooner we can catch those, the better.

I want us all to work on those Unaffiliated (Bachelor) Posts.  District Presidents, let President Barbara or myself know about those in your District.  President Barbara can set up a committee to go and present all the reasons that they need an Auxiliary.

Remember, we are all in this together.  The healthier our Auxiliaries are, the healthier the Department is.  Let’s all work together!

Please, contact me for any questions, concerns or issues.