“Coming together is the beginning, keeping together is the progress, working together is the success.”
These words by Henry Ford can be construed in many ways. In the DIA for example, we came together before COVID, we kept together through COVID, and we began working together through our committees’ post COVID.
Our 2021 Mid-year Meeting rejuvenated the spirit of the DIA and since then our committees have been hard at work. We reestablished the DIA is a sum of its parts. Individually, we are the movers and shakers in our areas. Together, we are the powerhouses of the industry!
During COVID we also learned just how important our community is. Ford’s thought provides credence here as well. Communication, understanding, and mutual valuing are just as important. Whether this be in how we relate to our own communities or our organization community.
In that vein, please join me, your Board of Directors, and your colleagues as we work together to make each other better!