We talk about “service.” One of the definitions of service is “the action of helping or doing work for someone”. At Houston ISA Section, we recognize that our members provide valuable time and resources serving on the Board, supporting our fundraising events like chili cook-off, providing education to our upcoming engineers, and writing standards, (to name a few).
This year, we acknowledging our members and their service by honoring those who have served for 10 years, 15 years, 25 years, 40 years and 50 years, by inviting those members to one of our meetings in late 2016 or 2017, and honoring them with a service pin and lunch. We have had a tremendous response from those individuals who have RSVP for the meeting of their choice. I look forward to hearing from all of our members with years of service, and hope they can attend a meeting.
Allow me to share two responses from our members who are being honored:
Kenneth Delaney, celebrating 40 years of service says “I humbly thank you for your solicitation, but I am now unable to attend. I am a lifetime member since 1968 and already was honored by ISA for in excess of 40 years of service. It is the ISA who should be honored.”
Mary Cannon, celebrating 25 years of service says, “I joined ISA technically in 1979 and was working for Rosemount and Lister Kennedy (rest his soul) told me how good it would be to be a member of ISA Houston Section. Having Houston ISA Board of Directors on my resume has helped me find the most awesome jobs ever!”
Thousands of service hours contribute to our scholarship efforts, education training, and other task we take on to serve the community. With great heart, I acknowledge all our recipients of the service awards and look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting.