Save the Date! Region Leadership Conference, July 10-12- Free Registrations Available!

Hello Chapter Leaders!

The Region Team has been working on planning our 2022 ARMA RLC. Now that we have a “Save the Date” created, wanted to get this out to all Chapter Leaders so you can hopefully join us in Omaha, Nebraska.

The dates of the RLC will be July 10-12, 2022.

And, we have the great opportunity to have up to 3 Chapter Leaders attend from each Chapter at no cost to you/your Chapter – FREE. More information can be found in the link in the attachment.

Chapter Presidents – Please check with your Boards to make sure everyone receives this information. I don’t want to miss anyone!

Thank you!

Sue Burd, Great Lakes Region Director

Important ARMA Announcement for Chapter Leaders

Dear ARMA Chapter Leaders,

First and foremost, thank you for being one of our esteemed chapter leaders for our 89 chapters worldwide. You truly power our association, providing personal connections and learning opportunities for all who work toward effective records and information management. Your commitment and dedication to ARMA is immeasurable and truly appreciated.

I am writing today with some important news, which we believe will have a positive impact on your role. Following a year-long review of our organization’s region volunteer structure, the Board of Directors has voted to create a new Chapter Advisory Committee to take the place of the Regional Boards of ARMA. This new Committee will be under the leadership of Christy Walters, the current Canadian Region Director at ARMA International.

As you know the chapters have historically reported into one of our eleven regions throughout North America, Europe and Internationally. We believe this new structure will be beneficial for you, our chapter leaders, who will have more direct communication and accountability with the board of directors, additional volunteer leadership training opportunities and support in your roles as chapter leaders, and increasing the volunteer pipeline which will allow for growth within the ARMA organization.

This new structure will also provide for unified financial management, risk reduction, and add efficiencies with more opportunity for direct financial support of individual chapters. The new Chapter Advisory Committee will also provide guidance and support in identifying, organizing and charter on new chapters, and chapters going into dormancy.

We stay committed to providing our community of 5,000 members worldwide and valued industry and strategic partners with best practices and opportunities for professional development, ongoing education, and networking. We know that networking is the most valued aspect of ARMA membership and should not be limited to geography, so through our new Chapter Advisory Committee we will be able to increase the connection and communication with all the organization’s chapters. We look forward to introducing you to Christy Walters and watch our chapters thrive under her leadership.

We thank you for your continued support of ARMA and look forward to keeping you informed on the positive impact of this change to our organization. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me or ARMA’s executive director, Nathan Hughes at

CLICK HERE for additional information.

Michael Haley, President

ARMA Board of Directors

ARMA Programs Summit- Today!

HI all! Please see below for information on today’s programs summit for Great Lakes chapters. Hopefully you have received the advance messages from Richard about this virtual gathering. For those unable to participate, please see the links at the end of this message for chapter programs summaries and related aggregated . A big thanks to Richard Gureski for putting this together, please see his message below:

Good Morning ARMA Friends,

I’m happy to share the attached information for today’s Programs Summit!  Specifically, you’ll find a pdf which is a summary of everyone’s programs information as well as an excel document which contains all of the raw data collected.  We have 18 chapters participating this year so, great job by all.  This should serve as a great resource as we all plan the next year of programming for our chapters.

Please let me know if you have any questions.  Other chapters are more than welcome to join in so, if there is someone that isn’t on our current list, just get them in contact with me and we will add them to our distribution list.

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at 11:45 A.M. Central Time today, Thursday June 11th.  (MEETING LOG IN INFO/LINK IS BELOW)


Richard Gureski

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A Video Conference (BlueJeans) has been scheduled for Thursday, June 11th at 11:45 a.m. (please login at least 5 minutes before the Conference begins) – use the link indicated below.

Please use Chrome as your browser     


  1. Dialing in (1-408-740-7256) – your meeting ID is: 963970947 -OR- use code indicated below the dial-in phone number  — If you use your phone please mute your computer


  1. To use the audio from your computer, please click on that option.

The instructions below will appear on your screen.

Want to test your video

Disclaimer:  An administrative representative from Godfrey & Kahn will join the Video Conference to help guide any guests experiencing issues.  Once all guests are properly placed in the Video Conference our administrative representative will mute and minimize the conference for the duration.

Joining as a participant an iPadiPhone or Tablet requires you to download the BlueJeans app:

Go to:

Download the appropriate app for you

1.       Click the meeting URL link from your calendar invite

2.       Click “Join with the app”

3.       Click to install the BlueJeans app

4.       Press Install, from the app site

The BlueJeans app is now installed

ARMA MKE Programs Summit 2020-06-11

ARMA MKE Programs Summit Raw Data 2020-06-11