News from Central Federation
In the recent Central Federation virtual board meeting, we voted to approve the creation of a 2016 Central Federation Conference Request for Proposal (RFP) committee. The members of the Central Federation have been highly impressed with the success of other federation conferences and feel the time is right for Central Federation to once again host their own regional conference. Central Federation schools should be receiving the RFP for the conference in the next few months. These regional CHRIE conferences allow members to attend a nearby conference in addition to the annual summer conference. Our newly elected Director of Networking, Ahmed Abdelbary, will chair this committee.
The board also voted to form a nominating committee for Central Federation elections to fill upcoming openings on the board. This term, we are seeking candidates to fill the positions of Vice President, Treasurer, Director of Research, and Director of Member Services. For those who have served before, I hope you’ll continue your service, either in the same or in a new position. For those who have not served, I hope you consider serving the federation. If you are interested in being considered for one of these positions, or have general questions about serving on the board, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you plan to be in Chicago for the National Restaurant Association (NRA) show, I welcome you to register for the Alligator Hour in Chicago on May 17th, 2015 from 5-7pm. To register, please visit: http://2015alligatorhour.eventbrite.com
All ICHRIE members are welcome to attend. As with previous years, this will be a great opportunity to network with fellow members. In addition to raising money for the CHRIE FutureFund™ via a 50/50 raffle, our local industry partners have generously donated amazing raffle prizes for those ICHRIE members who attend.
For those members who will be coming to Chicago for the NRA show, I also recommend you take advantage of a beneficial professional development opportunity. Our friends at Smith Travel Research (STR) and the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AH&LEI) are conducting the Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA) workshop on May 14 and May 15, which is hosted in the School of Hospitality Leadership facilities at DePaul University. Seats are limited, so if you are interested in attending, please email Duane Vinson at email@example.com to register.
I wish each of you continued prosperity, success, and happiness in all that you do.