Welcome to 2021. Covid is still with us, however, we are excited to announce, we are not only offering in person annual memberships, but also virtual memberships. We are taking precautions, with social distancing in our in person monthly membership meetings. These meetings offer a great opportunity to network with other HR professionals who work in the Lake and Sumter County communities. During these meetings, we have a guest speaker, presenting on a wide variety of HR topics. Additionally, our lunch meetings offer a delicious catered lunch. Most, if not all our presentations are approved for 1 credit from HRCI and SHRM. If you are unable to attend the meeting/presentations in person, we now offer the option of virtual attendance. This option is convenient for those who are unable to attend in person presentations, and offers the option to view a recorded presentation at a later time. Finally, we are very excited to announce we are moving forward with our Lake Sumter SHRM annual conference, June 23, 2021. We have moved our venue to a new centralized location in the heart of the City of Leesburg, at the new Venetian Center, Harris Room. We are working on an exciting lineup of speakers and presentations, and vendor opportunties. Stay tuned for more details about our conference, and be sure to reserve the date on your calendar! Our annual conference will also be available for virtual presentation registration, and we are working on HRCI & SHRM credits. Finally, I would like to remind everyone to renew your memberships for 2021 or join as a first time new member. I look forward to meeting each and everyone of you, for an exciting new year, of networking, learning, and making new friendships along the way.