Typically there is great pomp and circumstance as the Redlands Chamber says thank you and farewell to the outgoing President of the organization and welcomes the new one to the helm. No such ceremony this year as President Geoff Bonney, Bonney Architecture will serve a second term as President. Over the years occasionally Presidents have been asked to serve a consecutive term and that’s the case this year. The director who was preparing to step into the role needed to step away from the board late in the year. Bonney agreed to stay on and noted that “he was just finding the rhythm of the job”.
While the second term service precluded the need to pass the gavel or present awards Bonney did take the time to acknowledge and thank the board members who served in 2014 and indicated he looked forward to continued support and another interesting year in 2015.
His staggering Year in Review report noted the enormous accomplishments of the Chamber the past year and his vision along with that of the Board, for the upcoming year implied another industrious effort to advocate for the members and entire business community.
Bonney introduced his executive committee, President Elect, Jill Riley, Citrus Valley Plumbing, Treasurer, Mike Limon, Storage West, Vice President, Mike Hokana, Freeman Office Products, and Past President, Daney Bachiu, Redlands Blueprint and Commercial Printing. He presented the remainder of the Board, Todd Underwood, Allstate Insurance, Jill Eaton, Lifestream, Scott Welsh, Welsh Insurance Services and Elizabeth Kulbin, All Four Paws Pet Care.
“In all the years I have been involved in the Chamber, I have witnessed change and diversity as we have had to continually adapt to the ever changing economic climate. As we move into 2015 I believe the current board carries the knowledge and creativity to continue the Chamber’s mission amid new obstacles and challenges.” Said Bonney.