President's Welcome Letter

Guy Mason

This year looks to be another successful year for the Mile High Chapter of ARMA. For this 50th year of our chapter’s history, we have a great group of board members and we’re planning on bringing in some world class speakers and hosting educational and entertaining events. We still have some open spots for board members and openings for speakers, but more on that later.

The theme for this year is Exploring Information Governance. We’ll be looking around the pie chart of the Information Governance Model to find topics of interest and intrigue for our members and the greater records and information governance community. We’d like to see more attendance from members we haven’t seen in a while and friends we haven’t yet met. We’re going to do this by bringing more value to our events with speakers and programs you won’t want to miss.

To save money and increase value to yourself or your employer we’ll once again offer a Pre-Pay option to pay in advance for the regular educational meetings and our fabulous Spring Seminar. We’re planning on adding some tours and a dinner meeting which may have some additional cost, but the Pre-Pay will make it much easier to request your employer to pay for your attendance or save you money to keep things lighter on your wallet.

The chapter this year will focus on being a group that is strong both with our programming as well as having strength in members and financials. We will continue to be a model of how an ARMA chapter should be run. If you’d like to help run this chapter, there are openings on the board for the President-Elect, Administration Director, and Member-at-Large. There are also opportunities to volunteer with the Spring Seminar, Mentoring, and other committees. Get started early, much of the planning for the Spring Seminar happens now.

We will be selecting the chapter charity, or charities, at the next board meeting. If you would like to be a part of that decision, please attend or let a board member know what you’d like to see. The next meeting is at Denver Water on September 10th at 4pm. Our programs along with our charitable activities and giving make our chapter a group that’s doing the right thing that you’ll want to be a part of.

Thank you to this year’s board; Chairperson Ed Sturgeon, Vice President Joanna Lamb, Treasurer Katie Tall, Secretary Emily Valdez, Communications Director Shawna Bleecker, Education Director Carol Ann Hartnagle, Membership Director Ben Gunzenhauser, Programs Director Jennie Gift, and Web Director Elesha Johnson.

Please do not hesitate to contact myself or any one of our Board Members if you have any questions or need assistance with anything.

And remember, this is our Golden Jubilee!

Guy Mason