A Message from the outgoing President of the Board of Directors…
On Thursday 3/9/17, the Children’s Museum of Yuma County held its annual meeting where new board members and officers of the board were elected. Abiding by the term limits prescribed by the bylaws, I could not be elected to a third consecutive term as president. I want to be clear that I will remain on the board, and I am looking forward to helping the new executive team. Also, we are all looking forward to supporting our day-to-day leader, Executive Director, Melissa Rushin Irr.
Without further ado, your officers for 2017-2018 are:
- President Jim Larson
- Vice-President Jenny Kaste
- Secretary Anna Chaulk
- Treasurer Kevin Burge
Congratulations Jim, Jenny, and Anna! Also, we elected a new board member, Mary Onwiler. Welcome to the team, Mary!
Finally, I want to take this opportunity to thank my family, friends, and fellow board members for their support during the growth of the organization. When I became president of CMYC in 2015, I communicated to the board I wanted to grow in a sensible way. Never could I have imagined the successes with grants, a generous gift to fund a director position, or the ability to host a limited run but high impact summer program with the City of Yuma. I won’t name all those that helped because the list is too great, but I will just say, “Thank you, Yuma.”
I look forward to the exciting growth ahead.
Remember, the Journey begins with us! Enter the world with enthusiasm while learning and having fun like a child.
Kevin L. Burge