2012 & 2013 Opening Ceremonies
Tuesday, April 23rd
8:45am to 10:00am
During this time attendees will learn that 2012 was another record year and this symposium has exceeded all previous meetings, as well. And, it appears 2013 will be another record busting year!
We will share the results of the 2012 NASC Member Survey, conducted in conjunction with George Washington University. You will also hear some background on recent policy changes concerning industry conferences and the NASC brand.
Very importantly, our newly revised Economic Impact Calculator will be ready for you very soon. This revamped calculator will allow you to compute direct spending and/or economic impact of proposed or completed events…all at no extra cost beyond your annual dues!
Last year also marked approval of a new Strategic Plan for 2013-15 and the completion of the NASC Succession Plan. This document provides for eventualities concerning planned and unplanned departures. Our association has grown to the point where we felt such a plan was prudent and proper.
You will also hear highlights from the audit of our CSEE Program which was conducted by Don Anderson, the “father” of DMAI’s CDME Program.
The session will include a financial report and the report from the Nominating Committee. You will be asked to approve this year’s slate of board members and officers.
We will also present by-laws changes that deal with a system for expelling from membership any organization found by the board to be operating in a manner inconsistent with the goals and objectives of the NASC.
In accordance with the NASC Bylaws, a meeting of the members is held annually. The Annual Meeting of the Association is held at such place and on such dates as shall be decided by the Board of Directors. The Annual Meeting is held in a community represented by an Active Member in good standing. Attendance at the Annual Meeting is encouraged and expected for all members.
In an effort to "go green", copies of the meeting packet will not be provided at the Annual General Membership Meeting. Download the meeting packet here.
The first registered attendee for all eligible NASC member organizations will have a “V” in the upper right corner of their name badge. This person should show their badge to the volunteers at the door of the Opening Ceremonies & Annual General Membership Meeting to obtain their keypad. At the conclusion of Opening Ceremonies return your keypad to the volunteers at the door. Keypads not returned will incur a $100 fee.
The last order of business will be to recognize our latest graduates of the CSEE Program. Graduation marks the end of a long road and we know you will want to congratulate each newly certified member.
Thanks so much for deciding to attend the industry’s own Annual Meeting and Symposium. It is a decision that will play a big role in setting your own records for new business!