I just came back from the EGA Board of Directors meetings in Louisville. I am continually amazed at the amount of work that is accomplished at the two face-to-face meetings conducted each year. And this time was no exception. In addition to the usual executive, personnel, and finance committees meetings, plus the board of directors meeting itself, we met with a Louisville marketing firm, Sheehy Marketing. They were selected from several firms who expressed an interest in working with a non-profit entity like EGA. For EGA to remain a viable organization, we need to attract more members. And to do that, we need to update our image. Sheehy is going to help us do just that. So in the coming months, you are going to hear about their ideas for updating things like our logo and image. EGA is going to be 60 years old in 2018. It’s time to bring it into the 21st century. We are also working on a plan to stagger the terms of the elected officers to provide more continuity on the executive committee. Region directors already serve terms that overlap each other. So this is a continuation of that premise. If you want to hear more about the national meetings, come to the next chapter meeting, day or night.
And speaking of next year, I also have tickets for the drawing for an all-expense paid trip to next year’s national seminar in Louisville where we will celebrate EGA’s 60th birthday. Cost is $10 each; and they will be available at all meetings and stitch-ins. Get yours before they’re all gone.