President’s Letter

July 2019

ICES is so much more than just an annual convention. I know we spend a lot of time talking about it, planning the details, and encouraging everyone to attend. Now don’t get me wrong, we hope you will attend the convention later this month, we need you to attend….but ICES is not just a convention, …

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June 2019

As you know, ICES Membership Dues will be raised effective July 1, 2019. This was necessary to help counter the shortfall created by decreased membership rates. Your Membership Dues support the organization. They are used for our bookkeeper, lawyer, membership coordinator, web host, web designer, newsletter program, scholarships, convention stipends, insurance, lawyer fees, printing, mailing, …

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May 2019

Can you hear it? Summer is knocking on our front doors and all the wonderful things that come along with it. Being from Texas, you would think that I would not be looking forward to the summer heat, but it truly is my favorite time of the year. I am fortunate to live in a …

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April 2019

Dear ICES Family, I wanted to take this time to give everyone an update on where ICES is financially since the implementation of the cuts the Membership made in Ohio. ICES is in a much better position than what we were facing a year ago and we are turning the tide to financial solvency. But …

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February 2019

February 2019 The road to success for membership organizations has changed dramatically over the past decade. What used to work now doesn’t, and many organizations who haven’t updated how they operate are struggling with dwindling memberships and sliding revenue.  Sound familiar? For years, membership organizations found success because they were monopolies. They offered a valuable …

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January 2019

Happy New Year to all! It’s time for fresh starts and new beginnings. We celebrate past accomplishments and look forward to future successes. As we welcome 2019, it’s time to make bold changes and be able to begin the New Year fresh having attainable goals and ambitions. ICES is on the path to a long …

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December 2018

December, 2018 The winter holidays are rich with stories that touch our hearts because they resonate with our life experience. This holiday season, I’m reflecting on the theme of journeys. Stories of difficult journeys motivated by hope. Stories of journeys have a special appeal, because ICES is a journey, a journey in time that is …

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November 2018

November 2018 Step Up for ICES “For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business.” ― T.S. Eliot Embracing the unknown and tackling something new can be very daunting. For some, change is exciting, but for others, it can be extremely unsettling, and many may have a hard time adapting to …

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