Happy New Year to you all!!!
As I sit behind my laptop screen to be a keyboard warrior, I look out at the view over the pretty Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa. I remind myself of what an incredible and amazing year it has been.
I am blessed to be able to write the first post of the year, looking back on the past year and the incredible journey I have been able to be on with IVSA. Just a year ago, I was a member of the SCOH team, being told I would be able to go to Geneva to represent IVSA at the WHO EBM. From there I went on to hold workshops, attend workshops and slowly cumulating in running for ExCo. For that I will be eternally grateful.
The last couple of months since my last post have been quite busy. Combining my final year exam with duties that I have for other organizations, with that of ExCo, has left me with a very limited amount of time.
While some of the committees have been getting off to a great start and starting many new projects, others have been very slow, meaning a lot of time has been spent slowly moving them forward. With all the actual projects starting, it was time to look forward to Taiwan. With bylaw amendments to arrange and a new structure of Alumni to finalize, this has made it quite an exciting time. One of the major part of my tasks is ensuring the committees are running well and that they are promoted well.
I was lucky enough to be afforded the opportunity to showcase the work of SCOH at a Rabies meeting in December in Geneva with the top experts of Rabies. With many commending the work of IVSA on all fronts, this is a testament to the many hours that the ExCo, Officials and members put into making IVSA the organization it is.
With parting words of 2015, I would say, take all the opportunities available as you will never know where it will leave you!