Board Updates & Activities
The election results for new Board Members are in! I want to congratulate the new ICHRIE Board Members: Vice President—Chris Roberts, Secretary—Alecia Douglas, Director of Education—Catherine Curtis and our returning Board member as Director of Marketing—Michael O’Fallon. But more importantly, I want to thank all of you who were on the ballot. I appreciate your willingness to serve ICHRIE and hope that you will continue to do so.
In other Board action, the Board of Directors has voted to move forward on performing a Comprehensive Organizational Review (COR). This review is being done to determine what we, as an organization, are about and who we serve and how best to provide that service. ICHRIE needs to meet the expectations of our members and our potential members in ways we, perhaps, have not as yet done. ICHRIE best serves its members when it is relevant, current, and forward thinking.
Information to inform the outcome will be gathered using a variety of research methodologies. Each of the members will be asked to provide input during this process. The anticipation is that ICHRIE will also attempt to reach out to lapsed members and potential members in an effort determine their expectations of an organization with which they want to be aligned. This is a process that will not be accomplished overnight and will require time, intelligence gathering, the best thinking of our members, and decision making based on the information gathered. I am asking all of you to provide input, answer the surveys, attend the workshops, or respond in other ways as asked so that we can move forward with input from all of you. Expect to hear more about the COR process in the coming months. The goal is that, in two to three years’ time, a vibrant and relevant ICHRIE will result from the hard work it will require to get there!