It has been a very busy fall at TLTA! We recently concluded our series of 15 regional town hall meetings across Texas and I'd like to thank everyone who helped coordinate the meetings as well as everyone who made time to attend. It was a great opportunity for us to bring members together in their regions to visit and share information. You can view photos from some of the meetings at TLTA's new Facebook page - and be sure to "like" the page while you're there.
We have officially started the 2010-2011 year at TLTA. Many of you have recently received Committee appointments for the new year. If you have not, and you would like to get involved in a TLTA Committee this year, please login to your TLTA profile and fill out a committee volunteer form. You can find your login and default password at the bottom of this letter.
As my year of serving as the TLTA President draws to a close, I want to take a moment to express my gratitude. It goes without saying that the last year has passed quickly. When I think about every challenge the association has faced and all of the members who helped, I am filled with a tremendous sense of thanks and pride for the TLTA. And truthfully, I am worn out. I can't help but wonder how our U.S. Presidents manage to maintain such a fast pace for extended periods of time. Then again, they took special care to surround themselves with like-minded individuals who believed in and defended their causes - just like the many industry professionals who aided my term as TLTA President.
Two weeks ago, I attended the American Land Title Association (ALTA) Federal Conference and Lobby Day in Washington, D.C. I was joined by TLTA Past President Celia Flowers, Executive Vice President Leslie Midgley, Director of Governmental Affairs Aaron Day, TLTA federal lobbyist Jim Hyland and TLTA members Randy Lee and Natalie Lancaster with Stewart Title Guaranty Company. Without a doubt, I can say that this trip was one of the most memorable and important events during my year as president.