Let me begin our step into the future with a quick look behind us...
ASMP Greater Florida started many moons ago as ASMP Tampa. ASMP Tampa grew to change into ASMP Central Florida. Now in an effort to be more inclusive, we are ASMP Greater Florida. We wouldn't be where we are today without the help and dedication of many individuals over that time. However, I feel the need to address our recent past under the leadership of David Monroe and Pierre Dutertre. Without these two gentlemen and their unwavering belief in US (Yes, You and Me) and our Organization, we surely would have been another casualty in the world of volunteer groups destroyed by apathy and lack of direction.
I was not privy to many of the "events" that took place in our various board meetings prior to my arrival in 2012; but suffice it to say, within the last few years these two photographers gave of themselves time and time again, by picking up the pieces to rebuild our faltering chapter. What did they get for their efforts? You may think what you will but I can already tell you not much.
So, I am simply going to say THANK YOU David, THANKS Pierre. Without you we wouldn't have the ability to "Act Locally" as we use ASMP to aid each of us in our "global outlook" of our ever changing industry. I am proud to call you both my friends & my compatriots.