會長的話 - 黃美琇 今年的主題是 “活出美好，面對挑戰。”
10/19-10/23 的理事會，已經在西雅圖圓滿的落幕了。相信大家都有很好的回響。聽得很有收獲，看得，跳得過癮。吃得好，也玩得很快樂。難得的好天氣，讓大家看到了西雅圖漂亮迷人的湖光山色，繽紛多彩的楓樹，延路飛揚。Mt. Ranier， 也在大家要往機場的最後一分鐘，展現出她，壯觀秀麗的全副面貌。我們的辣媽--前總會長淑芬，會有更完美，精彩的報導，在下次的聯誼通訊上。
明年4/19-4/25的年會，已經訂好在LAX 附近的Renaissance Hotel 。最近剛接“ 政經看民視” 的主播，李晶玉女士的回复，她將是我們年會的主講員。我同時也接洽其他講員，針對目前大家生活所需，有繼續更好的學習。會後旅遊，四天三夜，請了世界級的領導為我們籌劃。要去羚羊谷，順遊Las Vegas, 馬蹄灣，包偉湖，Zion National Park, Grand Canyon。已經有很好的回響。希望可以帶給大家一個難忘的30週年年會。謝謝大家給我這個機會學習，很高興能與大家一起共事。祝福妳們 !!!
總會長 黃美琇 敬上
Dear NATWA sisters:
It is my pleasure and honor to serve as the 30th president of NATWA. As you all know, without your participation, the contribution of all past presidents, local chapter presidents, district boards and leaders of 23 small groups, NATWA would not have grown into the largest and nicest organization among all of the Taiwanese communities in the North America. Let's continue working together by encouraging each other, and respecting the individual difference for the year to come.
The theme for 2017-2018 is " Face Challenges, Live Better." Nowadays we don't really know what is going to happen to you or me the next moment. Most of our members either have retired or expect to retire soon. In this baby boomers era, though we enjoy the best materialistic life with the convenience of many high-tech gadgets, we are also facing unpredictable challenges daily. How to face challenges and live with joy daily so that we have a healthier and more meaningful life for the rest of our time becomes an important issue of our concern. Let's all grow old graciously together.
The mid-term board meeting in October will be held at Seattle Marriott Airport Hotel. After meeting and leadership training, we will have a two days tour of Mt. Rainier, Boeing Plant and other good interesting places. All Board Members please make it , new members of NATWA are welcome. Seattle is one of the 10 most beautiful cities in America, and has been attracted lots of young people to move to.
Our annual convention in April 2018 will be held at the LAX Renaissance Hotel. I am contacting the potential keynote speakers, and am trying to arrange the program to fit the need of our NATWA members. Hopefully it will be an unforgettable convention to all of us. The post meeting tour has been arranged, including Las Vegas, Zion National Park, Antelope, Lake Powell... It will take 4 days, at a price more than reasonable. Our planner is a world class professional. You will for sure regret if you miss it. Thanks for giving me this opportunity to learn and will be a pleasure to work with you all this coming year.
NATWA 2017-2018 President