It’s already my second blog post but once again, it’s really hard to begin. So let’s start with good news!
Thanks to the IVSA “wake up call”, I’ve already spoken to several “not so active” MOs. I’ve discovered that most of them are still active locally, and as such, it was a pleasure for me to help them in areas where they may be struggling a little bit.
I also participated in helping IVSA Bern becoming a new MO during the 64th Symposium in Taiwan. I’m completely sure that they will become a great MO. Congrats also to the other new MOs for joining IVSA, it’s always such a pleasure to see our family becoming bigger and bigger! That’s definitely a highlight, making me fall in love with the job of the MOD by being a secretary, thus being involved in this big adventure.
The Symposium was also a great time to learn more about IVSA Global, ExCo, and how we secretaries can help them. I will not forget our auction night (helping DAD with the items), as well as helping out with questionnaires that delegates had to fill out at the end of the Symposium. I had so much fun reading all of them. Summarizing them was also really informative, and gave us perspective about how members see IVSA Global in general, and specifically this kind of event.
Many other unforgettable moments happened thanks to the shared Secretary bedroom we had, and our beloved team now shares a much closer bond! (Also, in case anyone wants the inside scoop, I can safely say that is pretty darn freaking impossible to wake Andrei up when he is sleeping!)
Another thing to add is that I’m still in charge of the EO bulletin template (I hope you like the pictures ) I’m really happy to see some written articles by local MOs about exchanges, local events, or just how is the life here. I hope we will have more and more of them!