With every organization, as it grows, evolves, and matures, there will be changes, especially when the positions in question are those which require a lot of time, sweat, and energy. The Austin Galano Club’s Board of Directors (servant leaders) is one such organization, and there are several recent changes of which we wanted to make the community aware. Over the last several weeks, 3 board members have decided to make room for others to participate in the board activities due to their very busy lives. The Austin Galano Board is a commitment that takes a lot of time and energy, and we are very lucky to have had the pleasure to work closely with Bill Hayes, Kelli Roan, and Jonathon Wood over the last couple years. Each has brought so many great things to the board and our community at large. The place would not be the same without them and we are very appreciative of their contributions, and their continued support. We will miss getting to work so closely with them, but know the opportunities may arise again. If you see one of them, take a moment to thank them for all the joy and creativity they shared as an AGC Board Member.
With those 3 vacancies in the board, a little more knowledge with which to describe the commitment level, and in accordance with the Bylaws of the AGC, the board filled the vacancies with members of the community. We also amended the bylaws slightly to increase the number of board members from 9 to 10, to better balance the workload and responsibilities. As with any decision or action, we keep our mission as primary, and consider the whole of our community we serve. We are so grateful and happy to announce the new board members joining the team: Chris Cahill, John Hickson, Jeffry Martinez, and David Swim. Each new member (servant leader) has been a longstanding member of the club itself, brings a unique perspective, and has shown a commitment to the community through their continued action and support. We are excited with the additions and hope the community is as well. Congratulate each of the new members as you see them around, and definitely wish them luck…the work ahead is a commitment.
Thank you all board members…past, present, and future…for your work, energy, and continued support. Your work, behind the scenes and otherwise, has helped change the lives of so many in the Austin recovery community. Thank you to the community and all the groups who support the Austin Galano Club for your support. We have managed together to create a wonderful home for hundreds of recovering people in our community, serving 15 different groups and 8 anonymous fellowships, all with no employees or staff. It’s a miracle, and we are blessed to be a part of it.