Carla Duls, President
As we begin this new year of Association activities, we do so with renewed enthusiasm, having completed a very successful year. Record numbers of applications were received for MRSPA scholarships and mini-grants, and the MRSPA Foundation was established to fund and administer these very successful initiatives. The Annual Business Meeting had as its theme Celebrating Community Contributions/MRSPA Benefited Many! A video presentation highlighted the many educational and community contributions made around the state by MRSPA and local association members. We can indeed be proud of our accomplishments. Whether you are a new member or joined many years ago, whether you live in Maryland or in one of the many states and even foreign countries called home by our members, we all have one thing in common. We share in the mission of MRSPA, working collaboratively to advocate for our defined benefit retirement pension, to promote community service, and to support excellence in education and life-long learning. The dedicated members of the MRSPA Board of Directors, the leaders of the very active locals, the MRSPA Executive Director and office staff will continue to work to assist in achieving this mission, and I invite you take an active role to make a difference at both the local and state levels. I look forward to seeing many of you throughout the year. Thank you for your membership, your dedication, and hard work!