As the CAS moves forward in its Centennial year to address the many challenges that lie ahead, I want to take a moment to reflect on the kick-off to the year – the Centennial Celebration and Annual Meeting held last month in New York City.
The Centennial Committees who put together the event did a fantastic job and I greatly appreciated all of their hard work. And the attendees did too – I have heard from many members, both on-site and after the meeting, that it was the best meeting they have ever attended, from the quality of the continuing education sessions to the ample networking opportunities that allowed us to reconnect with colleagues. And the Gala Dinner was off the charts!
The CAS Centennial website is being populated with photos and videos that will bring back memories of an amazing four days. Two of my personal highlights were
- The debut of the Centennial video during the opening session. After the video was played, I acknowledged our oldest living members who contributed to the video, including Frank Harwayne, who was in the audience and received a standing ovation.
- The show put on by the Centennial Band and Chorus, which was comprised of CAS members. I am amazed at the musical talent of our members and their ability to put together such an inspired performance with just three rehearsals was just incredible.
For those who attended the Centennial Celebration, what were your personal highlights? I invite you to share one or two by leaving a comment on this blog post. I hope you’ll take a moment to reflect and reply, so we can capture your memories for posterity.