Currently, the Ohio Chapter has strong representation on the international level. Ohio Chapter members hold positions as Past President and on the Board of Directors. This year, the Ohio Chapter supports both Trace Lawless in his efforts for reelection to the Board of Directors and Past President Bob Cabral regarding his nomination for a Board of Directors position on the IAAI Foundation. The Ohio Chapter supports his efforts as well.
I encourage all Ohio Chapter members to participate in the election process. Representation by Ohio members at the international level can only serve to benefit all Ohio Chapter members. Please take time to vote when the voting period opens. The Ohio Chapter is the #1 chapter. We are strong and can have a positive influence on the elections.
With elections in mind, I ask Ohio Chapter members to become involved. Based on the nominations at the August 2018 Annual Meeting, we do not have enough candidates to fill all Ohio Chapter board positions. Please consider becoming involved or nominating a colleague for a position on the Board of Directors. The nominations period is open until May 5, 2019.
Recently, we lost long time Ohio Chapter member Brian Beach. Brian was always willing to help with anything requested of him and assisted in coordinating several training sessions. His efforts will not be forgotten, and we can be comforted by the friendship he provided. In remembrance, the Ohio Chapter donated to the college funds for his children.
I ask you to please get involved. Our chapter is only as strong as the efforts put forward by the membership. If you have ideas for future training, please communicate them. If you have concerns, please let me know. I look forward to another successful year for the Ohio Chapter.
Rob Raker, IAAI-CFI
Ohio Chapter of the IAAI