President’s Message

Happy New Year South Central!!!

It’s hard to believe that 2020 is finally over. It has been a rough year for everyone. My condolences to all who have been affected by this terrible virus and those that have been sick or lost a loved one because of it. Thankfully we now have a vaccine for the COVID-19 Pandemic and hopefully we will be moving into 2021 with a brighter outlook on life, our businesses moving forward, and the future looking up.

We have all been affected in one way or another; from our doors closing to social distancing, and having to wear masks and having our customers wear masks in order to do business at all. Our staff has been minimized and some owners are working as the entire staff, but somehow we have persevered and fought our way through.

I hope that you can look back on the year and find a few things that are good that happened in 2020. I welcomed my 9th Grandson, Logan, into the world and will forever be grateful that he is healthy and one of the best things to come from 2020. There is a lot to be sad about but we truly must look for the things that make us happy and that make life worth living, like looking at a beautiful sunrise and being grateful to wake up and see it, something so many others were not afforded the luxury of.

At this moment I’m not sure what 2021 will bring but I am looking forward to the challenge that each New Year brings. I’ll strive to better myself and work to make things around me better, as well. I was looking forward to the AIFD Symposium “DNA” in Chicago and seeing all of the friends that I have missed for so long, in addition to the education and inspiration that you can only get at Symposium.

We are working to bring a program to the region in the New Year. If there is a way, we will get it done, but only if it is safe, logical and meaningful. Please know that your South Central Board of directors is working hard for you and if there is anything we can do to help please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We are excited to hear your ideas and truly want to know what you are going through.

Best wishes for a Blessed and profitable New Year,

Nicola Parker AIFD, CFD, TMFA
South Central Regional President 2020-2021


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