What's the Point ...Really??
About five and half years ago I was asked if I would serve on the Board of Directors for SAAGNY. I accepted and it opened my mind to a new dimension of the industry that I never knew existed.
I have given... and given... and given to the industry and our association in many ways over the years, particularly in the way of my time.
There is an expression that you "get what you give".
I find it ironic that on the very last day of my tenure as a board member of SAAGNY that my mother passed away.
As I cried and mourned this enormous loss this past week I couldn't help but be lifted the outpouring of love and support for me and my family.
The emails, voice mails, text messages, Facebook posts, phone calls, smoke signals and most importantly the hugs and kisses helped to elevate my spirits daily, even if only for a brief moment.
Having immigrated to this country when I was a baby, my family has a network of friends across the globe. When I had a chance to assess who has been there for me as a person and us as a family, what touched me in a unique and profound way was it was the "SAAGNY community" that stood out in my mind.
These aren't people who benefit business-wise from Peter Farman. These aren't people who had ever met my mother. These are the people, and the relationships, that have transcended the business into the personal world.
They were there for no other reason than they care.
- I am lucky to have had the chance to serve with these people.
- I am lucky to have had a chance to get to know them.
- I am lucky to be able to continue to work with them.
That is my SAAGNY Story.