Dear AIIM First Canadian Chapter MembersYour Chapter Needs You!
We are blessed with a very large and geographically dispersed chapter, this provides us as chapter members with both challenges and opportunities. For those of us on the chapter organizing committee, it has and continues to provide many challenges. Last year when we surveyed the membership we heard from many chapter members who do not live in the Greater Toronto Area, and cannot make it into the city for the breakfast meetings the Chapter holds. You asked if there was a different way of doing things, a way that was more inclusive to the broader membership. At the same time our attendance numbers at the events we were organizing continued to drop.
As a result, we have researched ways of doing things differently, and the bottom line is, that we think we need to embrace modern technology and become more of a virtual chapter. That is not to say we don't think face to face meetings have no place, but we think there are different ways of organizing them that will fit better with our huge Canadian geography ! So we are suggesting the following:
* If you are interested in taking up a role as a Chapter Officer / Committee Member please volunteer, and identify your self to us in the comments or by messaging us.