We must be available for those in need of assistance and to always remember when we were in their position. One thing that I have always been aware of, we must be open minded and learn from those just entering the field. They are the future of the industry and are more in touch with the changes being introduced. They have not had the chance to establish bad habits and will be on the forefront proving the old theories to be wrong. They will have science and technology that will be easier to understand.
As a collective we will be a better organization. To be an organization we must all be involved. I ask, no I challenge you as a Member to get involved. Each year we need Board members and Leadership. Do not be afraid to get involved. If you want to serve the Chapter, stand up. You do not have to wait to be nominated. If you want to be involved contact me or any of the Board members, we will make sure you are in the mix to get on the ballot. The time commitment is not that extensive, but the organization commitment and the value to your career will be.
Each year the Chapter recognizes its members. There are many of you that work with people who are dedicated and deserving of recognition for their efforts. Whether it is group of people or an individual, consider nominating them for that recognition. Submit your photos for the Photography Awards. More importantly take advantage of the scholarships that are available, through the Chapter and through the IAAI. If you need information about any of these means of recognition, feel free to contact me.
In closing, I ask that you get involved. Commit to your organization, your chosen field and more directly to your own personal development.
Robert C. Cabral OFE, IAAI-CFI, CI, ECT
Ohio Chapter of the IAAI