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I have learned a great deal over this past nearly two years as your Broadcast Education Association District 4 representative.

First, I have learned that this organization truly is a valuable resource for all that are involved and that our main goal should be to spread the word.

Second, I have learned that not everything works out quite the way you plan and that trying to institute new things, while incredibly satisfying, also takes a great deal of time.

Third, working with all of you has been some of the most valuable time I have spent over the past nearly two years.

So, what does this all mean? It means that I want to continue to institute the projects and programs that I have started (live streaming educational events, teaching and educational webinars). Getting things underway is tough and I don’t want these projects to come to an end, I want to see them grow and I want to institute new projects, projects that you want to see. I am only successful if the group around me (District 4) allows me to be.

One of my hopes as a representative to the board is to increase student membership. As an organization, we have worked hard at increasing the numbers of students involved in BEA, both through the number of entries in our competitions and scholarships, but also by providing more opportunities to graduate students to present their work. This is an area that this board is always working to improve.

Another focus of mine over the past two years has been to start a series of video conferences/webinars to highlight work being done by people of our district. Our webinar series kicked off in September. Another is in the works and I am hopeful to have it set to go sometime right after the first of the year. It is my desire to showcase YOUR work and classes in these webinars, so if you have something, please get in touch with me (sjsmith@bsu.edu).

It also means that I want to continue to serve you and all of the dedicated people of the Broadcast Education Association. We have a great thing here and I want to see it continue to grow and to be even more relevant in the future. I want to continue to work and showcase our district within the national membership of BEA and this is always of primary importance in my role as district representative. As your representative, the most important thing I can do is act as your voice with the Broadcast Education Association. I am focused on being a voice that is heard.

It would be my honor to continue to serve as your BEA District 4 representative. I hope that you will allow me this opportunity. Thank you for your time and for being a part of this wonderful organization.