Last year your Board of Directors decided to have our conventions with educational programs every other year beginning in 2014. Therefore, this year we will hold an annual meeting without any programs for spouses, awards banquet, or educational classes. It will strictly be 2-3 days of full board meetings. Next year, we will have a convention for all, to include our ELM Trust dinner, Awards banquet and classes for watchmakers and clockmakers, and hope to have it in a location to be enjoyed by all. We look forward to seeing all of our long time AWCI members and friends as well as welcoming new members!
The Board of Directors will meet in Harrison for meetings at headquarters on September 26, 27, and 28th. We have a special rate at the Holiday Inn Express in Harrison, Ohio. (513-367-1111) You are all welcome to attend the Board meetings.
We have decided to hold the annual meetings of the IAB, REC, and Affiliate chapters as a conference call, once the board has had its annual meeting. This is purely a cost saving alternative. If there are newly elected representatives from the IAB, REC, and Affiliate chapters, they will be installed by our parliamentarian by way of electronic media and brought up to speed with board affairs quickly.
We appreciate your support and patience during this transitional period.
Terry Kurdzionak, Secretary, AWCI