I'll still be involved but without the responsibility of the entire organization on my shoulders.
Here's the email I sent out:
Hi animation fan,
After almost three years as president of ASIFA-Atlanta, I've decided to step down to attempt to focus on my own art (and reduce the stress in my life!).
However, I leave you in very good hands- Fatimah Abdullah has offered to take the helm, and she is my top choice. As of today, as my last act as president, I hereby install Fatimah as president of ASIFA-Atlanta. Other positions may be available during our annual elections in February, though I am happy with the current board (we could use a volunteer coordinator however and always need more help).
I will continue to be involved with ASIFA-Atlanta as our international representative and webmaster. You will probably even still get emails from me.
Thank you so much for your support over the years!
Please welcome Fatimah; her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Brett W. Thompson