It does take a lot of money to make dreams come true. It also takes a lot of money to be a medical association that can truly serve its members in the most challenging of times. I have been your Assistant Treasurer for five years and now your Treasurer for two years, and I have seen tremendous changes in our organization that I would like to describe for you. Many times, when we are in the day-to-day trenches, we forget to look back at our accomplishments. I hope this look back over the last seven years will remind us that our hard-earned dues have helped some of our dreams come true.

One of the biggest dreams that has come true is our new headquarters building in Schaumburg, Illinois – a world-class facility that incorporates the wonderful history of anesthesia,...

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