Another New Year Approaches
Now that we’ve reached December, we’re in the midst of the holiday season here in the States. December is always a busy month as schools look forward to winter break, employees celebrate the season at company holiday festivities, and people are out shopping for the perfect gifts for friends, coworkers and loved ones.
One December activity that is different for members this year is that ICHRIE has moved up the election (and voting) time so members can cast their vote for the future leaders of International CHRIE from November 1 to December 30. You learn more about this year’s slate of candidates by visiting the ICHRIE website at https://www.chrie.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=3681.
You can cast your vote at https://eballot.vote/ICHRIE/login.cfm?fb=1. Before you can vote, you will be asked for a username and password to vote. Your username is this email address. Your password (access code) is your ICHRIE Member ID number. The deadline for voting is 30 December 2019, 11:59pm ET.
Please note: Ballots can only be cast electronically using the official 2020 ICHRIE Ballot and Voting System. Only those holding voting rights with their membership are eligible to participate. Let your voice be heard by participating in the selection of the future leaders of International CHRIE.
Finally, I’ve worked in the nonprofit sector for more years than I care to admit, but I can tell you that ICHRIE volunteers work harder for the betterment of the organization than any other association member volunteers I’ve ever known. This is the 20th time I have written a December Communiqué column and as I look back over these many years, I realize that I have been blessed with the opportunity to work with some awesome volunteers and a professional staff dedicated to continually improving our organization. I’m thankful to them for the gifts of time and energy they have given to help make ICHRIE grow. They truly do make a difference and their contributions to the improvement and betterment of all things ICHRIE are invaluable.
As another new year approaches, on behalf of the ICHRIE board of directors and your professional staff at International CHRIE, I wish you all a joyous, bountiful and peace-filled holiday season.