I am finally back in my office after a long drive home from South Dakota. Matt and I (and Timber) managed to squeeze in a trip to De Smet on the way home (“On the Way Home”! We even crossed the Missouri River, and Matt, the farmer, noted crop conditions) and had a lovely time at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society and at Ingalls Homestead before turning south and west toward our home in Colorado.
I’ve come home with a substantial to-do list that I’m eager to begin tackling. Thanks to the member meeting, the LIWLRA has a better idea of what members want and need, so that will be our first priority. We will be preparing email communication, debriefing on the LauraPalooza conference, and providing a treasury report. We will also be providing an online evaluation form for those who were unable to do the written one.
Please stay tuned.
Thank you to everyone who made the conference a success. We plan to do an even better job of everything in 2015–whether it is done by the existing board or an entirely new team–and we will work with the LIWLRA membership the whole way.
I am proud to be a Laura Ingalls Wilder fan, and I am proud to have served on the board of the LIWLRA for the past three years. This is only the beginning of what we can do.