October, 24, 2018, 6PM, The LA Hotel Downtown – NAWIC Los Angeles #42 had the great opportunity of thanking the outgoing officers and directors for their efforts and a job well done and welcomed the new leadership team to their roles and responsibilities.
Marilyn Klinger enthusiastically led the installation of the new officers and directors of the chapter. A former NAWIC LA leader herself, Marilyn focused on the word “key”, sharing that in olden times, the Keeper of the Keys was a high and trusted officer in the royal court and it signified much favor, much authority, and much responsibility. Keys are important in our lives and can cause a great deal of trouble when they are missing. They have also opened doors to happiness, friendships and service.
For the Directors - LAKEISHA BEARDEN, JACKIE RIVERA, CHRISTINA WATKINS, DR. GIOVANNA BRASFIELD, and SHAYLA SMITH – their keys were to unlock the responsibility for the execution of the authorized policies of this chapter. Their key is symbolic of the vigilance and alertness you will maintain throughout the coming year.
For Secretary – BARBARA KOTSOS – hers was the key to information. Her key symbolizes that she will keep fresh and new the records of the chapter’s activities and likewise symbolic of the record of the golden deeds she is to keep.
For Treasurer – NANCY LIRA – her key was symbolic of NAWIC LA’s confidence in her integrity and trustworthiness. Charged with the responsibility of handling the finances of the chapter, her key is a symbol of truth and honesty.
For Vice President – PRISCILLA CHAVEZ – it was a skeleton key, something to be held in readiness when the president is unable to turn the locks herself. Her key is symbolic of fidelity.
For President – SHILO LOSINO – it was the Master Key because it will be depended upon in all instances, not only for the duties of the presidency, but to see that all of the officers and directors keep their keys in readiness and well used. Read Shilo’s Message here.