I hope you were all able to get out and enjoy the summer as well as complete the numerous in house and IMR projects we all have the joy of managing.
Our spring conference was held at the Sheraton in Red Deer and was once again a success. Why change something if it isn't broken right? We had 90 exhibitor booths and 99 members. A great job by Tammy Parry and the executive that helped her out on that very busy day.
On behalf of all the executive I'd like to thank Dave Milchelko and Clyde Krier for managing the golf tournament this year. It was held at River Bend Golf and Recreation Area in Red Deer, with more prize holes and on course fun than we've had in a few years. It was a great turnout and a great time was had by all.
As well they hired the entertainment for our banquet night and those who attended were treated to a thrilling night of magic and illusion.
Well done gentlemen and thank you again for your efforts to support AEFAA.
I've been on the executive for the past three years now and it's been a great experience. I have already attended a CASS session and joined Russ McKay and Kevin Gushulak in Penticton for the EFMA trade show and conference. Our partnership with EFMA is a valuable one; their goals and objectives are obviously similar to ours and we will continue to work together to provide educational conferences for both provinces.
Our main focus has been on professional development and increasing our membership and that's exactly where it needs to be. I believe our partnership with SAIT was a move in the right direction and we will continue to work with them to provide our members with valuable and worthwhile sessions and courses.
Knowledge and information that you can take back to your boards and say, “this is what we are learning, these are the things that other divisions are doing with success, this is why we need to continue supporting AEFAA.”
I look forward to the challenge ahead of me this year as President and welcome any ideas or suggestions that you may have.
We will be having our fall workshop in Jasper again this year and it is looking to be a busy three days on October 17, 18 and 19. Something you do not want to miss out on so sign up soon.