Progress and Plans

April 2010
by Carlene Sippola

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by Carlene Sippola


Progress and Plans

Our most recent quarterly board meeting was held February 1–2. Instead of meeting face to face as we usually do, we met via teleconferencing. Yes, we missed the advantages of meeting in person—continuing conversations over dinner, seeing the smiling faces around the table, feeling the energy in the room, catching up with each other professionally, and much more. But we didn’t let this inhibit our productivity, creativity, and camaraderie.

Terry Nathan, executive director, and Florrie Binford Kichler, IBPA president, began the meeting with their “State of IBPA” addresses. Even though they didn’t receive as many standing ovations as President Obama, their messages were just as important. I’m happy to report the state of IBPA is good. We are still experiencing the effects of a slow economy; but Terry, his staff, and Florrie are taking the steps necessary to get through this rough time and make the adjustments to stay healthy.

The meeting continued with a report from our treasurer. I would be remiss if I said that everything is just fine. However, I can say that we have taken steps to ensure the financial stability of IBPA. As everyone in our count…IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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