Call me Candace, call me Mrs. Naliboff, call me mom…you can call me anything as long as you don’t call me late to supper. How many of you had a mom who said that to you? I may just be talking to the folks in my age group on this one, but I clearly remember my own mom saying that to me when I was a child, especially when the four of us kids were always saying, “Mom, Mom, Mom” and clamoring for her attention. Names are important. It is who we are, it is what we are called by our loved ones, and it is given to us by our parents. How could it not be something precious and special?
Titles on the other hand, to me, do not define who we are. They are sometimes confusing, sometimes ambiguous, and sometimes just for show. So, do not be confused when you begin to hear me being called the Director of Member Services. It is simply my new title. And I think it more closely describes what I do and who I am in this job of mine. I am here for our temple members. I am here to help you with whatever you need, whatever comes up, the concerns or issues you have, the happy things you want to share with me. All of it…I am still here for you, just under a different title. But the name stays the same. I may have a new title, but I am still Candace just the same, and still here for you to call on anytime. Just please…don’t call me late to supper!