Barry L. Lippitt
I have just returned from the 2001 Mid-Year Meeting in Chicago. All attendees had a grand time in the Windy City, and it was wonderful to catch up with some of our Chicago members.
I want to touch on the highlights from the National Council Meeting.
Preliminary approval of Las Vegas NV as site of the 2002 Annual Meeting and Convention
Approved graduate chapters receiving space on National Society Web Site with no charge for hosting expense
Moved forward on contracts to provide member benefits; current contracts under review are for car rental and office supplies
Approved $10.00 increase in Society dues to $85.00 effective in next fiscal year, with no increase in new member fees; this represents first increase in Society dues in 5 years
I invite anyone with questions about the Council Meeting to send me an e-mail. The next National Council Meeting will be held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting and Convention in Miami Beach from 12/27/01 - 1/1/02. I hope to see all of our members and their families in Miami Beach.