Year in summary

If you’re reading this, then…CONGRATULATIONS, we made it.  Silly Mayans.

Here’s a quick Club update as we turn the page on 2012.  While only a few months in as president, I must say that I am enjoying my new role very much.  Thanks to everyone including the board for the continued support.

I’m happy to report that our membership numbers are strong and the composition of our membership provides a wonderful balance of agencies and client side professionals, strategists and creatives, photographers, writers, students and more.

Regular attendance at our events seems to be as high as it’s been in recent years.  THANK YOU!  It’s great to see the many familiar faces as well as new professionals coming out to network, learn and just be involved.

Support in blogs and social media continues to help elevate our awareness.  Overall feedback has been great but I still encourage everyone to share any additional thoughts they may have on how we can continually improve and make the Club even better.

In looking to next year, we will continue to bring great events and programming to our Club members.

AdLab will pick back up in February and will offer a great selection of topics throughout the Spring.  UberBowl will return for its fourth appearance on February 4, and will provide a revamped and fun format.  The finishing touches are already underway to help our student members and emerging designers at Portfolio Review in April.

Tricia Barrett and Jason Yates are leading the charge for what’s sure to be an exceptional Addy’s show, and the team at Crowley Webb is working diligently to put a creative, yet scientific, concept on display at the show on March 15 at the Buffalo Science Museum.

Apart from the above “regularly scheduled programming,” we’re working on bringing in another national speaker in 2013, and we’re always tossing around additional ideas for something fun to do.  Stay tuned.

Finally, and most importantly, on behalf of the Ad Club Board of Directors, I’d like to extend best wishes to each of you for a safe and happy holiday season.

All the best,

Charlie Fashana