I am audiologist and assistant professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at Western Carolina University. I am also the clinic director at the Speech and Hearing Clinic located on the campus of Western. I have served on several committees for NCSHLA including; membership and recognition, task force and education. Serving as co-editor of the Communique' was very exciting and provided me with opportunities to make connections with various people throughout the state and association. I look forward to the opportunity to work with many great colleagues throughout the state and continue making NCSHLA a very strong organization. I was asked to give an idea of my ideas for recruiting more members. I believe that people typically join an organization because of a connection they have with someone in that organization. I would like to utilize professionals throughout various regions to make personal connections with colleagues that are not members. I would also like to explore the possibility of working with the licensing board to get a list of recently licensed members in order to call or visit with them and personally welcome them to the state or profession (while putting in a plug for NCSHLA). I am thrilled to have been given this opportunity to serve our members!