To begin, I would like to say thank you to all the members of the IACAC who participated in our election and by-law amendment vote earlier this month. We are extremely fortunate to have a group of people who are vested in the continuing growth and success of the Association.
The election results are as follows:
- President - Scott Case
- Vice President - Christina Aguirre
- Past President / Chairman of the Board - Brian Bartolotta
- Directors - Olya Lebedyeva, Chuck Menini
- Officer - Therese O'Sullivan
We also made a number of technical changes to the by-laws, including making the Presidency a two-year term. Speaking as someone who is completing one year as President, I can tell you I do not feel like I've accomplished everything I set out to do and am looking forward to continuing our education and networking in 2018.
Holiday luncheon and scholarship winners
I am extremely excited that we will have two scholarship winners each receiving $1,500 from the IACAC at our holiday luncheon on Tuesday, December 12th. If you've not made your reservation already, go here and do so.
Congratulations to Jordan Brown (daughter of current IACAC Board Member Laura Candella) and Alex Schneller whose father works for Land Air Express. Laura will be in finals and cannot attend, but Alex will be joining us in person.
2018 calendar - early entries
We're planning an active first quarter next year of a activities. We're going to take a pass on a January luncheon, but instead will hold a networking event either the evening of January 16th or 17th. Stay tuned for details. In February, we are planning a luncheon, possibly with the TSA as our guests on Tuesday, February 13th. In March, we'll have a few months of living with Electronic Logging Devices (ELD's) under our belt and plan to talk ELD's at our usual monthly luncheon. We'll also have the annual March Madness / St. Patrick's Day event on Thursday evening, March 15th. Finally, we're planning an outing to a Chicago Wolves game later in March as well - stay tuned for the date for that one as well.
This is a mix of educational stuff along with a chance to get out and network with your air cargo professionals. We are also going to be actively asking our members and interested companies to sponsor the networking events - they make them free to attend for our members and guests.
2018 membership renewals
As we turn the calendar, we also want to remind everyone that it is time to renew your membership. Be sure to log into the site first and then select "Renew Corporate" or "Renew Individual" and follow the necessary steps. We'll also be asking our holiday party attendees to make it easy and renew their memberships for 2018 while they're enjoying the day of festivities. We thank everyone for your membership in 2017 and are looking forward to a concerted effort to further grow our membership in 2018.