President's Message

President's Message

Hi everyone!
The last few months has been surreal in this time of pandemic. I miss seeing everyone! Hopefully we will get back to normal soon − whatever that new normal looks like. I know there is a lot of uncertainty about meeting in person and what that means for our chapter – but know that IMA Global and the local Akron IMA Board are working to make this coming year productive and rewarding for members. The upcoming year may just look different from prior years.

There is one good thing that came out of the social distancing restrictions – our board meetings are now, for the foreseeable future, online via Zoom. That means any chapter member can join the board and not worry about having to travel to a distant location for board meetings. Even when we resume in-person board meetings, the online board meeting option will still exist. See the “Opportunity to get (virtually) involved on the Akron IMA Board” article later in the June 2020 newsletter for additional information – and do think about joining the board.

In the meantime, I hope you have a nice summer and enjoy the warm weather and sunshine.

Please know that your Akron chapter board is working on planning for the upcoming year. Stay tuned for more information.

Wendy Tietz
2020-2021 Akron IMA Chapter President