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With the July 4th holiday behind us, it now seems that summer is almost over. Where has this year gone!?
Not too many months ago, we came together for the first time as an association. An association of members who were committed to changing the industry and to bringing the standards and ethics in pet loss to the level that it should. It's been an exciting few months as a vast amount of work has been done with each respective committee as well as behind the scenes between the committee chairs.
As one of your committee chairs, I am excited to tell you that we are making progress. While some may feel that it can't be done soon enough, I can tell you that there is much thought, effort, and planning is being put into the direction of the PLPA.
Within the next few weeks, we should be in a position to come to you with more definitive plans and strategies. These next few weeks should see the Standards and Ethics committee finalizing their initiatives which will then streamline into all of the other committees. The Marketing Commmittee will then begin their educational launch, educating both the veterinary industry as well as the consumers. The Supplier Committee will also have much more solid information to deliver to those that we rely on to make our pet loss businesses successfull and always in a position of being on the cutting edge with products and services. And, lastly, the Certified Pet Loss Professional Committee is hard at work in pulling together educational courses and professional training for our certification program.
I found this fabulous quote by Steve Ballmer of Microsoft,.... "I like to tell people that all of our products and business will go through three phases. There's vision, patience, and execution."
Quite true for us at the PLPA - we led with the vision in February, we'll need patience through our design phase - and then we should all be ready for execution of the strategy!
Thanks to all of you for your hard work and committed efforts!