AIA HV Spring Membership Meeting
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
6:00-8:00pm or later as the drinks and discussion dictate!
Celtic Room, Conor O'neills, 318 South Main St, Ann Arbor
Come out and join your fellow colleagues for networking, socializing, and to catch up on what is happening this year in the chapter. This event is free and open to all members.
Our program will include a brief update on our progress this year to update our chapter bylaws including changes to align our fiscal year with the calendar year to bring us into sync with state and national AIA components. Our goal is to present proposed bylaw changes for a membership vote at our fall Honor Awards / Annual Meeting to be held on Saturday, Oct 26, 2013.
Additionally, 2013 / 2014 represents the 50th anniversary of the Huron Valley chapter! We are forming a committee and several past presidents have expressed an interest in working on planning how we can celebrate this major milestone. As such, we will be soliciting ideas on how we can best celebrate the architecture and architects of AIA HV who have transformed our communities over these past 50 years. Bring your best ideas to share and we welcome others join this planning effort if interested!
Our primary program topic will be to present for discussion with the membership the AIA's repositioning effort recently announced at Grassroots this past March to re-imagine the AIA to make it more responsive to our membership and the evolving nature of the profession.
Several videos from Grassroots and more information about the AIA's repositioning effort can be found at http://www.aia.org/about/repositioning/index.htm. If you have time, the March 21st general session video provides a very good overview and background behind this effort.
We will present an overview of this repositioning effort and lead a discussion on what this may mean for our local chapter as well as define the direction of the state and national components. Our primary goal will be for our membership to help define the top three priorities out of the ten areas of organizational improvement identified through the extensive research completed by the AIA's two repositioning consultants. This effort is truly meant to be a ground up approach so your voice and input into shaping the future direction of the AIA is critical to the success of this endeavor. The goal is to provide local feedback to AIA National prior to the AIA National Conference schedule for June in Denver.
We hope you can join us for this opportunity to connect with and share your thoughts with your fellow colleagues about the future direction of the AIA.
Drinks and/or dinner will be on your own, however, the chapter will provide some appetizers to help encourage your participation :)
Hope you see you there!
Contact for questions: firstname.lastname@example.org