I hope all of you had a very Blessed Holiday Season and took time to enjoy your family and celebrate the remarkable year we all witnessed in 2023. I am especially grateful to all of you for your hard work, dedication, and faith in our Chapter as we continue building on the success we have generated since our world was turned upside down from Covid. I do have some great news to share and believe 2024 will be a year of growth and prosperity!
Last year we saw new membership increase, our Business Partner program grow, both golf outings sold out, our members receive more credentials and most notably we renewed our CEU certification which we continue to be the only chapter WORLDWIDE that has this distinction! This is truly a reflection on your willingness to invest your time and efforts in continuing to build the best IFMA Chapter in the world. However, we cannot stand around and marvel at what we have achieved without focusing on the goals we NEED to achieve.
As 2024 brings new opportunities we need each one of you to help us reach the goals we have set as an organization. If you have not participated in a committee in the past, I encourage all of you to reach out and find ways to become more active in the chapter. I am living proof that whatever you put into the chapter will come back tenfold and provide opportunities to grow and develop life changing relationships. Also, be sure to create an account at ifmaatlanta.org and continue to visit our site to see the events scheduled, committees offered, educational courses and connect with new and current members. There is so much available in our community, but we need you to take the reigns and help lead the way!
Thank you all for a great year and I am looking forward to seeing all of you in 2024 and seeing the growth our Chapter will experience! You are the Best of the Best and we are here to support you as much as possible to achieve your goals so let’s make 2024 the best year possible!
Trenton C. Patterson, CFM, FMP, SFP
2023-24 IFMA Atlanta President