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 FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT/CEO

Letter – July, 2021

Letter – July, 2021

During these past 16 months of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic we have become very conscious of milestones and anniversaries. The country is currently inching toward the 70% mark for vaccinations by making them available...

Letter – April, 2021

Letter – April, 2021

Lining up. As I was waiting in line for my COVID vaccine I started to recall the many times I have been involved in what they are calling mass immunizations. As a first grader we were all herded to the school nurse’s office...

Letter – May, 2020

Letter – May, 2020

In my town we’ve just completed a Municipal election to fill three seats on the Council. In the spirit of social distancing It was determined that the election be conducted completely by mail-in ballots. I thought that this...

Letter – March, 2020

Letter – March, 2020

There is no question that this entire COVID-19 response is like nothing we’ve ever experienced. We’ve been suddenly faced with curfews, closures, product shortages and constantly breaking news updating us on the status of...

In Loving Memory Eileen Goff

In Loving Memory Eileen Goff

Eileen Goff In Loving Memory By now many of you have heard that hip’s beloved founder and former President/CEO Eileen Goff passed away on August 3, 2019. The opening paragraph of her obituary stated that she was a woman of...

Letter – May, 2019

Letter – May, 2019

Greetings The Memorial Day Weekend with its many parades and events honoring our nation’s heroes marks the official beginning of our summer season.  At hip we have several traditions that mark our summer and we want to make...

Letter – October, 2018

Letter – October, 2018

Greetings: It’s that time of the year when we can never predict the weather. We can start the day reaching for a jacket and end it by looking for the nearest air conditioner. And, I have never seen a calendar fill up more...

Letter – July, 2018

Letter – July, 2018

Greetings: Despite the fact that June broke records for hot weather, it was a busy month for hip. We held our Annual Picnic, participated in the Aurora 5K Walk and the Bassmasters  30th Anniversary event, and had some fun...

Letter – May, 2018

Letter – May, 2018

A message from the desk of the hip President: In the mid-90s I was doing some work at the National Rehabilitation Association offices in Alexandria, VA, and it was my first time helping to develop a website. In those days I didn’t know dot org from dot…

Letter – March, 2018

Letter – March, 2018

Over the course of my career, I have conducted public forums, focus groups and town meetings for government agencies and professional associations. These events have always proven to be thought-provoking and…

Letter – October, 2017

Letter – October, 2017

Like many baby boomers I have decided to follow the advice outlined in the Sedlar-Miners book, “Don’t Retire…Rewire” so I will remain in the workforce with some modifications. ….

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