Chapter Chat

Welcome to the 2020-2021 Program Year! The world certainly has changed dramatically over the last few months, hasn’t it?

During times of uncertainty or crisis, strong leadership, flexibility, and empathy become more important than ever. Our Global IMA organization has continued to prioritize the safety of all its members, encouraging the use of technology to keep connected in a socially distanced world. They are also offering many programs free of charge.

Similarly, our local chapter held our final two meetings of the 2019-20 program year via WebEx and have built our 2020-21 program plans to be adaptable to whatever environment we find ourselves in during the coming months. You’ll see more communication on those plans over the next month. Keep an eye out for our annual program book sometime mid-August.

You may notice this section of our website has been rebranded from “Message from the President” to “Chapter Chat.” This spring, the chapter approved a revised officer and board of director structure that better aligned to the collaborative way our chapter functions. This restructuring essentially eliminated the president position. This section of our website will feature a monthly article written by one of our board members, meant to update you on chapter activity and highlight the benefits of being an IMA member.

We always welcome feedback and suggestions! Please email us at or use the “contact us” page (under “About Chapter”) on this site to let us know what you’re thinking.

Until we “see” each other again!

Martha Paalman
Director of Meetings/Webmaster