President's Message


Happy New Year, NI IFMA!!!!  Fiscal year, that is.  We are just starting our new fiscal year.  August will bring our Associate Showcase and IFMA bucks raffle.  Be sure to come out and meet our associate members and have a chance to win some great prizes.


With a new year, comes a new board.  I would like to welcome Emily Oltmann as VP, Gerard Zawislak as Treasurer, Jackie Hayden as Secretary and Brett Ratajczak as advisor.  We will pass the torch at our August meeting.  Our new board will also need help!!  We have many vacancies on committees.  Please join us!  Talk to myself or any board member if you are interested in becoming involved.


We have noticed a decline in both membership numbers and meeting numbers.  This is your chapter so we are looking to you to see what you envision the chapter future as.  Would you rather go to a once a quarter meeting?  Lunch meetings?  Breakfast meetings?  More tours?  More education?  Help us help you.  As I said before, reach out to me or any board member.  We want to be successful but we need your help.


September will see our golf outing on September 26th.  Watch your email for more information.  


Don't forget to register for World Work Place. WWP 2020 will be in Chicago so we would love to have a great showing and I’m sure the Chicago Chapter will need volunteers to assist with planning and during the event.


Our October meeting will be later in the month.  Watch your email for our October 22nd meeting.  Mark your calendars.  


I would like to extend our thanks to outgoing president Brett Ratajczak for his service to the chapter throughout the year.  We had a great year and we look forward to another one on the horizon.


Happy New Year is our phrase that pays this month.  See you next week!

Linda McInerney

NI IFMA President