As we enter 2013, there have been a few changes to the Children’s Fund’s Board of Directors. Andrea Roe, Alison Leentjes and Brian Leentjes have stepped down after several years of service. I would like to thank all three of them for their efforts on behalf of the BACF. They have been key members of our team and contributed significantly to the accomplishments of the Children’s Fund.
I would also like to welcome two additions to our Board for 2013. Shannon McLaughlin, Brian’s oldest sister has joined us and will officially help us continue our work. Shannon has helped her Dad behind the scenes for quite some time and is now stepping into a more formal role.
Michael Conklin is also joining the Board, effective January 1. Michael is the oldest son of founding member/VP, Mike Conklin and first asked to join the Board after his high school graduation. Mikey graduated from Mount Saint Mary’s earlier this year and is a fifth grade teacher in the Florida, NY District. He knew Brian from his youngest days at Warwick Little League and has always been close to the Children’s Fund and what the organization stands for.
I look forward to having both Shannon and Michael on the Board this coming year as we continue to get more and more support from young people in Brian’s generation.