Over the years this Chapter has benefited from the amazing leadership of many of San Diego’s finest appraisal professionals. Whether serving on committees, the board, or as Chapter officers, this organization would not exist without each of them. Likewise, we are fortunate to have an amazing contingent of active members. While our Chapter is fortunate to benefit from the perspective of an experienced Executive Director, much of the Chapter’s institutional legacy relies on our leaders and active members passing on the knowledge from their tenure to the next generation of chapter members. If successful, the passage of this institutional knowledge can create an institutional memory that can endure with the organization over time. Yet, despite the best of efforts, as time passes and people move on, we can easily forget many of our chapter’s successes. That is why this month I would like to focus on two small things we can all do to help maintain the San Diego Chapter’s “institutional memory.”
First, in an effort to memorialize and archive years of service I am hoping that some of you may be able to dig into an old photo album or old file cabinet and find some old photos at Chapter events from years past. If you have an old luncheon or golf tournament photo, please take moment to email the Chapter a copy so that we can archive it and use it to remind future chapter members of the legacy they help continue.
Second, a few years ago we were lucky enough to have a great chapter leader who pioneered our Chapter’s social media accounts. Maintaining these channels takes a lot of time and effort; yet, in our increasingly digital age and industry, more and more of us stay connected through these platforms. So, please take a moment to help us revitalize our social media platform by making sure you are following the Chapter’s LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter accounts. Social media channels are a great way for members to not only stay up to date on the latest updates and chapter information but to build a digital legacy of our chapter successes.
Jeremy Darner, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS
2020 Chapter President