The month of March brings spring. Hooray! It certainly has been a long, cold, and white winter here in the Northeast. Even areas that don’t typically see a lot of snowfall in winter have seen a good amount this year. I’m sure everyone is looking forward to spring.
As I write this message the Futures Conference is just about two weeks away. Many members from across the district will travel to Anaheim, CA to participate. During this extensive two day session we will strategize, connect and plan the future of IAAP. If you are not attending, I hope that you took the opportunity to participate in the all-member survey. Information collected in the survey will be used during the Futures Conference and in developing the association’s strategic plan.
Immediately following the Futures Conference is TEC13. I am excited that I have the opportunity to extend my stay in Anaheim to attend the conference and enhance my technology skills. If you’d like to attend, the early bird registration price will be in place until March 16.
. . . “Navigate Your Career” at the Northeast District Education Forum, September 27-29, 2013 to be held at the Mystic Marriott, Mystic, CT. Room reservations are now open at a rate of $159 per night. Reservations can be made via this link:
This will be an event you won’t want to miss! We are extremely excited to announce that our Friday keynote will be Sandra Cook, Chief Administrative Officer of the Office of Administration for the Executive Office of the President at the White House. Sandra will speak about the changing roles of administrative professionals. In addition, IAAP International President Elect Judith A. Yannarelli, CAP-OM will present “Point Your Career Compass in the Right Direction" on Saturday.
The conference committee is working on the balance of the programming and registration should open on or about May 1. The registration fee will be $175 for IAAP members who register by September 1 and a payment plan will be offered. Be sure to visit our webpage at https://sites.google.com/site/iaapnedconference/ and “like” our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/IAAPNortheastDistrict for conference information as it becomes available. The planning committee’s communication chair, Juanita Mort, CAP-OM is working on both sites and should have them updated on or about March 5th.
To keep the registration fee low and secure quality programming, a raffle is being conducted to raise funds. You have the opportunity to win a registration to the education forum and a two night stay at the Mystic Marriott during the conference.
Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. Chinese Proverb
Congratulations to the following members who have earned Member of Excellence status for the 2012-2013 year from: