E-Newsletter: November/December 2018
Well, It’s hard to believe that the first month has gone by already. We are happy to announce that we now have our President-Elect in place; DeeDee Ackerman from Maui has stepped up to support our chapter and we couldn’t be happier. We now have a full board and several people lined up for the slate next year. Please consider stepping up and getting on the slate for next year’s open board positions: Financial Director, President-Elect, Communications Director and Professional Development Director. The election will take place from January 15 to 25. All terms are for two years except for President-Elect, which is one year. Drop me an email if you are interested in being a board member.
On the agenda is the ASID Awards which after careful consideration we have decided to keep later in the year with final event at the end of September or beginning of October. We have some fun ideas and want to make sure we give ourselves the time we need to make the awards something very special. We welcome any participation on our awards committee. It takes a village to create a great event like this.
As you are all aware, our industry is constantly changing. Our challenges seem to be growing and we all need to support each other and our industry as we educate the public on why it is so important to work with ASID professionals. ASID national is doing their part to raise awareness, and we can do the same locally. To that end, we are trying to get a social media committee started. We need volunteers to help create a social media presence for our chapter. This is the way people are communicating today and we need to get on board. Please let me know if you’d like to be a part of this new committee. The idea is to involve chapter members to take turns providing content. This is a way to reach a broader audience, share your work and raise awareness of the importance of working with professional designers.
We value our members’ input and welcome any suggestions on how we can improve your membership experience. Please don’t hesitate to give me a call, I am always available to the membership.
Tiare Noelani Pinto
Local Events (Click on event title for more details.)
Sustainable Saturday – Event and Auction for Habitat for Humanity
3rd Annual Design + Construction Industry Holiday Party
National Events (Click on event title for more details.)
Nov. 7 – Jan. 9
Student Portfolio Competition
Jan. 22 – 23
Feb. 19 – 21
The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show
Mar. 1 – 3
SCALE: The National Student Summit
For a full list of upcoming national events, visit www.asid.org/events.
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- ASID Academy: ASID assembled this catalog of online design courses, papers, and videos to bring the best continuing education offerings to ASID members and other designers in an easily-accessible, online-anytime, curated collection. Earn IDCEC and AIA-approved and accredited CEUs in a variety of topic areas including health and wellness, biophilia, HSW, and much more. ASID bylaws and policies require all practitioner members (Professional, Allied, and Associate members) to meet the Society’s continuing education requirement.
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