Travelers Aid of the Inland Empire – During the April 8 First Quarter Appreciation Luncheon, the volunteers received their new navy blue uniforms. TAI President Kathleen Baldwin (near center with program manager Chet Sobotka) attended the event. Also attending was Ontario International Airport Authority CEO Mark Thorpe. (far left)
 
President's Footnote:I feel blessed to be working with so many talented, committed individuals, including the staff, our volunteers, and especially our members. What a treat for me to spend time with Chet Sobotka and his corps of outstanding volunteers in Ontario. I had so much fun that I’m hoping to visit other members whenever my schedule allows. Please let me know if there’s something coming up you’d like me to attend.
 
In this, my third month on the job, I still have a lot to learn about this wonderfully complex, dynamic organization. I hope to talk to and learn about as many of you as possible at our conference in Charlotte next month. Please consider joining us as we learn best practices from around the country as well as showcase our local and member programs.