By Anthony Chung
So my watch has ended. (Like that Game of Thrones reference huh?)
My name is Anthony Chung and I am the, now, Past President of REACH of Central Florida from the 2018-2019 term. The experience as a whole has provided an enrichment of my own abilities as a leader and characteristics that will propel me through life. It has developed my character, put me through many many strenuous nights, and all in all, has been worth absolutely every second of the hard work I had put in. Being REACH President has given me friends for life and an experience I will never forget.
As is tradition, our final meeting was the send-off for our Senior board members, the announcement of the new President(s) as well as the introduction of many new officers ready to make a change in the world as we had done just the same. We began with giving Awards for each of the past Board members, to recognize them all for their own hard work along with a small gift as presented by our Sponsor, Mrs. Pauline Ho. We also introduced a new award this year, as we gave an opportunity to have each of our Board Members vote on somebody who they believe was a large part of the heart and soul of REACH of Central Florida. Megan Trinh won this award, and very well deserved as well.
After the presentation of the awards, I officially stepped down from my role and allowed the next term’s Co-Presidents to take over and run the rest of the meeting. Jiselle Lee and Praveen Sundar did a stellar job in continuing the excellence REACH has always provided. After the new officers were introduced and announced, along with the rest of the board, we celebrated a great year with food provided by Viet-Nomz!
I can say with confidence that the future of REACH is bright, and I am exceedingly excited to see what is to come.