I wanted to take a moment as we start this new ITLA year to thank all of you who helped make our June 9th convention a success. I also wanted to summarize the major topics of interest that were discussed at the convention for those of you who were not able to attend or stay throughout the whole day.
First, we are very excited to announce the formation of the Women’s Caucus. Margaret Battersby Black, Kate Conway and Sarah King worked hard this past year to develop the framework for this new group within our organization. Due in large part to their diligence, vision and effort, this Caucus is now part of our organization after its unanimous approval by the Board of Managers. The goals of the Caucus will be threefold. The Caucus will provide educational opportunities, social events and perhaps most importantly, an environment which encourages networking and membership growth. The Women’s Caucus this year will be led by Chair Margaret Battersby Black, and Vice Chairs Sarah King and Sara Salger. Let’s all do everything we can to support this vital new part of our organization.