Join us at our next
August 24, 2017
5:30 - Social
6:15 Dinner and program to follow
meeting with APICS
"Getting Intelligence Out
of Spreadsheets in Excel"
Catawba Country Club
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Our Venue - Fine Dining
Lake Hickory Country Club
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Welcome to August!
Our 1st meeting for this
year will be combined with APICS on Thursday, August
24th. We chose this because the topic is one that is
always of interest. The topic is getting
intelligence out of spreadsheets in Excel. Once we
have more information on the speaker and a bio we
will share that. This is a dinner meeting at the
Catawba Country Club, the meal they provide is
always excellent and the topic sounds like it could
be very useful as well. The social time starts at
5:30 with dinner starting at 6:15, the program
starts about 6:45pm.
There are a few changes
to our dates for this year, please check the
upcoming meeting dates and times in the section
later in the newsletter. When we tried to get our
dates with Lake Hickory Country Club we found a few
conflicts, nothing serious but a few dates have
changed. Our Thinkers Team has several excellent
ideas for topics and are lining up speakers now.
Recently, I attended the Carolinaís Council
Planning meeting. They are very excited to hear our
plans for the Winter Conference and their Winter
meeting in Asheville. Ron has done a great job of
getting a brewery tour and tasting set up and I
think this will be a great event. Thanks Ron! The
Council reviewed the plans by IMA Global to remove
the Young Professional membership, and will
grandfather those in that category in until they
turn 33. The concern is we are hurting those who
graduate from college by asking them to pay the full
membership price when they have just started a new
career. The Council will check to see if Global is
allowing those who graduate to stay as students for
the 1st year post graduation. There was some
discussion about the Chapters paying some or part of
the difference to keep these young members. I agree,
if we donít support the new members, the Association
will not grow.
If you are listed as a Board
Member for IMA this year, donít forget to complete
both the Ethics and Core Values forms and submit
them to IMA Global. Please copy Charlie Nartker if
you havenít already done so. He currently is missing
these forms from 3 Board Members.