A quick update for everyone.
Our Tulsa conference was a success. I want to thank the students, Moderators, and volunteers for making this conference the success it was. I also want to thank the vendors that also attended and look forward to working with them for the upcoming conferences. The year seems to be flying by.
We are currently finishing up all the planning for the International Conference in New Orleans, August 18 – 22, 2019. We are assisting the International office anyway we can as we are the host section. Registration for the International Conference is open and the link is on our home page. Again, we will NOT be holding a June conference with the International being held in New Orleans. If you would like to volunteer at the International conference, please contact the Section office and they can point you in the right direction.
Our annual business meeting and elections will be held at the International conference on Tuesday August 20th, 2019, room TBA.
Per the Southwestern Section’s bylaws, an election of the following Officers will be held during the Section’s business meeting on August 18, 2019 at the International Conference in New Orleans. All members wanting to be placed on the ballot for one of the positions below MUST turn in a letter of intent, a brief resume, and a letter of support from their employer. The Section’s Policy on Election Procedures and a sample of the documents needed from the candidates, is attached to the link below. All packages shall be turned into the Southwestern Sections President no later than July 12, 2019 @ 4:00pm.
The following positions are up for election and beside each title is the class of membership required for that position.
1. Alternate Delegate – Shall be an Active or Public Agency member
2. Vendor Representative – May be any class of membership
3. Arkansas State Director - May be any class of membership
4. Louisiana State Director - May be any class of membership
5. Oklahoma State Director - May be any class of membership
6. Texas State Director - May be any class of membership
For any questions about the election or to turn in the required documents to be placed on the nomination list, please email the Sections President at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are going to be at Great Wolf Lodge again in November 2019. We are also excited to be looking at Horseshoe casino in Bossier City for the June 2020 conference. We are also looking at going to a 5-day conference for the June 2020 conference, look for more info on this in the months to come. Preliminary planning has been started for both of these conferences. We look forward to continued Vendor support, as it is ALWAYS appreciated and welcome. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions please feel free to email me.
Thank you to all our members for supporting our section and I look forward to seeing everyone at the International Conference being held at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Randy Wellhausen, President
Southwestern Section IMSA