The conference room of the Minneapolis Millennium Hotel was the place to be on Saturday morning, May 13th, 2017. The delegates from our local chapters and Canada along with EDS attendees came together to discuss proposed bylaw amendments, hear the State of the Society, and take part in parliamentary procedures. Many wonderful and exciting accomplishments were achieved during the last term. If you were not able to join us and experience the Annual Business Meeting in person we have made several options available to keep you up to date on the goings on of your organization. The 2016-2017 State of the Society Power Point Presentation can be viewed here. If you want to hit a few of the highlights the 2016-217 Annual Business Meeting in Brief can be read here.
In May 2016, the previous strategic plan was revisited and adjusted to meet our current goals. As we continue to move into a more virtual, technology-based world, we strive to keep our organization on pace. To achieve this, we focused our attention on ways to open our educational venues and resources to encompass, accommodate and attract larger audiences and to bring a greater awareness to the organization. Meeting the technology evolution head on has become our strategy for increasing and retaining membership as well as gaining revenue without increasing member dues. By striving to remain the “go to” resource for industry information with relevant educational topics and industry appropriate programs, we addressed this in the following ways. click here to continue to the complete 2017 Annual Report.
Monica Hodges, CDFA is the 2016-2017 SDA National President.
She is the Office Manager for Barker & Associates, Inc. in San Antonio, Texas.