An Invitation from the Board of Directors:
Happy Holidays from AIA Chesapeake Bay!
As we wrap up 2014 and look towards 2015, we would like to extend a sincere invitation to the entire membership to become more involved in our Chapter activities in the coming year. This year marks our 50th anniversary, and we are excited and proud to have been supporting our local architects and the profession as a whole for half a century.
Our organization relies almost entirely on volunteers. As many of you know, our Chapter members are geographically diverse but small in number. Our current membership consists of 201 members, spread from St. Mary’s County all the way over the Bay and down to Ocean City. The challenges of producing meaningful and accessible programs for such a varied member roster are numerous, but we continue to try and host events which will enrich and assist our local professionals. To this end, we ask for your input – or better yet, your participation!
Many of our members have been involved in the AIA Chesapeake Bay in different capacities at various points in their careers, and many have moved on from holding leadership positions due to competing time commitments from family, work, and other outside commitments. In a Chapter as small as ours, this is a natural and necessary cycle. To the new members and Associate members who have not yet had an opportunity to become involved with the Chapter in a more active way, we encourage you to join us at a regular Chapter meeting or a Board meeting, and perhaps consider a position as a Director. To those who have previously been involved but have taken some “time off”, we ask you to again consider increasing your participation.
AIA Chesapeake Bay is only as strong as our members. We have an outstanding architectural community here in the eastern part of Maryland, and many of our members have common goals, interests, and aspirations. If you are interested in becoming more involved, please contact our Executive Director (Barbara Dammeyer) at 410.268.3534, or at email@example.com. Thanks again, and best wishes for 2015!
The 2014 AIA Chesapeake Bay Board of Directors