Last year I accepted a nomination to become a board member for the international Glass Art Society. At first I did it with hesitation but after a year with the current board members and the Norfolk conference I found it to be so rewarding. I am honored to have a voice in one of our major organizations in glass, be able to help GAS evolve, to get more connected to the international community and to make new friends has been more then worth all the time put in. Recently I accepted an appointment as Secretary on the executive committee. Very excited to see how this year plays out with the Murano Conference so close. Hope to see everyone there!