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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Michael Haley, President
ARMA Board of Directors