Happy September JCI Michigan!
It is hard to believe that we only have 4 months left in the Be The One year! This has been far from a typical year. But as I look back on the past 8 months, I have seen our members learn and grow in new ways. As each new obstacle comes our way, we find a way to adapt and overcome. I recently learned that when faced with obstacles in conjunction with strong winds that instead of slowing down, they actually speed up adopting a grin and sprint through it strategy. Though they are cautious in still air, they become very courageous in wind.
In many ways JCI Michigan has also adapted a philosophy of grin and keep moving and adjusting as fast as possible attitude this year. Each and every member who has shared a “crazy idea that just may work,” every local leader who has said “well its worth a shot,” and every senator who has said “well that’s not how we would have done it, but how can we help you make it happen?”; you have all helped us keep moving forward through the seemingly never-ending sprint of 2020!
I challenge you to continue to look for ways to move forward, challenge the status quo, and make a difference in the world around you.
Yours in Service,
Sarah K. Austin
96th President JCI Michigan