ATPE is proud to bring you this series of posts from your board members. The ATPE Board of Directors is made up of 20 regional members, who are elected by their constituents; four state officers, who are elected annually by the entire House of Delegates at the ATPE Summit; and the most recent state past president. Board members were sent questions via email, and their responses will be posted to the ATPE Blog in the order they were received. Today’s blog post is from Region 2 Director Cesarea Germain.
How and why did you get involved in a leadership role at ATPE?
I was asked to attend a meeting, I liked what I saw, and felt I could bring something good to the table.
What is your favorite part of serving on the ATPE board?
Meeting new people from other local units, the camaraderie, and being able to share my experiences with others.
How has being on the board helped your region?
It has helped our region become more active. Our region meetings now consist of local units from across the region and not just one. It is exciting to see that more and more local units are wanting to become more active. You might say I am changing the world around me.
What advice would you give to others who might be interested in serving on the board?
Just do it! You will learn a lot, have the opportunity help your fellow members, and meet a whole new group of people with your same interests.
Can you share something fun about yourself that our members might not know?
When it comes to fun, I enjoy a wide variety of activities. I sew, dance, ride a motorcycle, have my own trike, play flute in church, and enjoy spending time with family and friends.