Happy New Year! And what a year 2020 was for everyone around the world. I am sure you are glad to put 2020 in the rearview mirror and look forward to a much better 2021.
In November, the Mid-America Council presented an uplifting webinar, Embrace the Adventure, which was a huge success mixing music with a message of hope. This webinar was very timely in the midst of the pandemic. Over 80 IMA members attended this event and we received many positive comments.
Planning is nearing completion for the MAC’s spring conference scheduled for April 23, 2021. At this point, we are planning for a virtual event similar to the one last September. More details will be coming soon. If you ever hear of a great topic or speaker for a future educational event, please tell us.
Our next Council Board meeting will be Saturday, January 23. As we have become accustomed to in the last year, this meeting will again be virtual. We encourage each chapter to have at least one board member attend the meeting. This is a great way to hear what other chapters are doing and to ensure your chapter has a voice in what the Council is doing to benefit and strengthen your chapter. Details of the virtual board meeting are found elsewhere in this newsletter.
The Mid-America Council exists to serve the local chapters within the Council by providing support, guidance, and assistance to the chapter leaders as they serve their members. Please contact your chapter’s Regional Director or any of the Council’s board members if your chapter requires assistance or has questions.
We all look forward to a much better 2021 with hope that we can soon get back to “normal”. In the meantime, stay healthy and give us a smile on January 23!
Bruce Hamilton, Co-President
David Skora, Co-President