"When the dust of life settles, perhaps nothing will matter more than the power of influence and personal choice. Having the moral courage to stand for principles that protect others, and to build and strengthen those around me will be my legacy. BYU Management Society offers me the opportunity to be with like-minded individuals who desire that same thing. I am strengthened and taught as I engage in the Management Society."
Pondering on insightful direction from President Gordon B. Hinckley, I began looking for more purposeful ways of serving within the community. I was presented with several options, but the one that I felt was right for me was the BYU Management Society. Although I have a BS in Ornamental Horticulture from BYU, I had not heard of the Management Society. What drew me to the Management Society was the mission of the moral and ethical leadership--basic values of goodness we all want and expect, but seem lacking in much of our world. I was asked to join the fairly new Executive Board of the Fort Worth Chapter and aid in growth and development. What I didn't realize is how much my leap of service and learning would grow me. Like anything else in life, you get out of something what you put into it. The call to serve with the BYU Management Society has given me privileges of being with sterling people and learning from them. My call to serve has really been a greater blessing in disguise. I believe Margaret Mead was right, "never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
What is your call to serve?