For myself . . . I want to leave AVP a better organization than the one I inherited. Pat Garcia, and the AVP Presidents before her, mapped out and carried forward the incredible idea that local agencies and organizations could band together - fostering growth and professional standards for the Volunteer Manager. I owe them not only my fancy job title, but the respect that my position at Midland Community Theatre has enjoyed in recent years. And now I owe them the courtesy of taking two or three steps forward with that vision.