Spring is here and I hope you are enjoying the weather and wildflowers. For the Austin Branch, spring is a time for new beginnings and new faces - we are currently looking for members interested in serving the Branch for 2018-2019. If you are a member of the Branch and would like to get more involved, I encourage you to do so by joining one of the many committees or becoming a Board member of the Austin Branch. The leadership skills that can be developed and relationships built through serving and volunteering with the Branch are invaluable to your professional development. The Branch cannot operate without the many volunteers that serve the 17-county area and over 1,200 members. If you'd like to get more involved with the Austin Branch, please contact me at or reach out to any officer.

The Branch takes great pride in connecting with the local community and student outreach plays a big role. Our Student Outreach Chair, Anali Gonzalez, has connected us with Austin ISD for a huge outreach opportunity at Kealing Middle School on April 17th and 18th. We need your support and volunteers are wanted! I encourage you to contact Anali at to see how your time supports the Branch and our community.

The 2018 Austin Branch Continuing Education Conference took place on April 6th and featured 11 presentations by 13 outstanding speakers. I'd like to thank and congratulate our Professional Development and Continuing Education Chair, Claudia Corsetti, who put in countless hours to ensure a successful conference! Big thanks to Kacey Paul, Jason Garza, and Roxanne Cook for your time and energy. And we couldn’t have done it without the support of our sponsors, speakers, and attendees. Thank you!

Spring is always a busy time with the Branch so check out our calendar for upcoming events and opportunities.

Looking forward to seeing you at our April luncheon.