Chapter Chat

May 2022

The landscape of the IMA has changed significantly in the last two years. Many chapters in our council and across the country have struggled to keep members engaged in what became a primarily virtual environment. More than one chapter in our local area opted to discontinue their activity, ultimately folding and being absorbed into a neighboring chapter or council. This makes the efforts of our chapter that much more meaningful, but also much more challenging.

The 2021-2022 Program Year may be winding down, but there’s really no pause in the activities required to keep our chapter going. Here are some highlights -

  • We recently held elections and submitted our 2022-2023 Board to Global. We are still in need of volunteer leaders to assist with:
    • organizing community service events
    • putting together our monthly newsletter
    • helping to assemble our annual program book
    • participating on our subcommittees to plan and execute our educational and networking events

           If you are interested in learning more about any of these positions, please send an email to

  • Please consider participating in the planning process for next year’s offerings. There are two planning meetings: Tuesday, June 7th and Wednesday, June 29th. RSVP via the chapter website.

  • You will see the annual survey request come to your email inbox in mid May. Please take a few minutes to provide the chapter with feedback on what kind of events and topics are of interest to you.

Martha Paalman
IMA Winnebagoland Chapter Director of Meetings