E-Newsletter: July/August 2018
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Aloha, Members and Friends:
As we enter the final quarter of our fiscal year I find myself finalizing tasks I have started, wrapping up plans for the remainder of my term and working toward a smooth transition to next year’s board.
I am delighted to say that for the first time in years we are starting to see some young designers take an interest in ASID and the benefit of being active in the chapter and on the board. Every year we have a new student who joins the board as the Student Representative to the Board (SRB) and they have all been great. But afterwards we never seem to know where they go. Last year Cassandra Okimoto graduated and took a position on our board as Communications Director and she has brought a fresh outlook to our group. And now McKenna Makizuru and Jenelyn Sison are interested in being a part of our future as well. I am so excited that these ladies have found the work to be beneficial and I can promise them they will leave more educated and fulfilled than when they arrived.
Our problem though, and it is a serious one, is that Tiare Pinto is leaving this week to attend the Leadership Conference in Washington DC with no president elect to join her. And when she returns to prepare for her year she has no Finance Director. Bringing in someone at this point to take the helm when Tiare leaves will require a previous chapter president or an extremely fast learner. And I don’t say that lightly. It is unfair to ask the new comers to take on such a huge responsibility without having some experience first. As I went through the positions, SRB, Committee member, Communications Director, by the time I became the President Elect I had seen how a board is structured, how board meetings should, and sometimes should not, be run and understood what the members expect versus what we can deliver. I also learned what happens when the finances are taken lightly. Please contact me if you have the reqisite past board experience and can fill either of these two vacancies.
If you recall, one of my goals for any money raised at the Design Impacts Lives event is to be used to send limore future chapter leaders like Cassandra, McKenna and Jenelyn to the national leadership conference and other events that teach us about design, business, communication, legislation and best of all leadership in the industry. They have a better chance of being successful in their position when trained properly which in turns makes for a more successful chapter. We did not quite meet the goal to send them this year, but I am not giving up on making sure they attend in the future.
Well, enough state of the chapter for now. Looking ahead we have the following on our radar to attend, and more information will come out as we get near: Well Building Institute CEU, BIA Show panel discussion and complimentary booth and passes and Native Trails CEU.
Nancy Schnur, ASID CAPS
Hawaii Chapter President
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My Thanh Lu – Student ASID
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Bellacor CEU Webinar
BIA Summer Building & Remodeling Show
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Jul 19 – 21
The Leadership Experience
High Point Market – Fall
For a full list of upcoming events, visit www.asid.org/events.
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