April 2018 message from President, Sandra Hughes:
Hello my friends!
Spring rains always make me want to renew and refresh my foundation – both personally and professionally. I try to get rid of the clutter and get better organized. How about you? Does it affect you the same? One of the things I hope you notice is this new format for my monthly messages to you! I want to make it easier for you to find what interests you so that you want to get engaged with your chapter. Your ICF Ohio Valley Board is here for you, so feedback is really appreciated. Email me, or better yet — Join us for our first ever Virtual Happy Hour May 10 and tell us what you want for the future! Register here.
Besides renewing your membership ASAP, there’s another deadline approaching – early bird registration for the Midwest Region ICF Conference June 21-23 in Pittsburgh. In addition to the opportunity to attend talks given by top-notch presenters, you have the opportunity to meet with other coaches from your area and around the world, and gain valuable core competency credits required for renewing your certification. Learn more and register at www.icf-midwest.com.
What would make it more conducive for you to join the 16 of us already registered? A) Riding in a van with others from the ICF OV Chapter in order to save on transportation costs (ICF OV will pay for the vans). B) Sharing a double room with another chapter member in order to split the costs of lodging? C) What else? Please let us know if any of these options is something that you would be interested in doing Bonnie Stith has agreed to be ICF OV’s ambassador to the planning committee and will put together information and connect anyone interested in vans or room sharing. Email her your ideas/requests by clicking her name above.
Finally, please check below for the results of our annual survey conducted late last year. What ideas or conclusions do you draw from this that could help our chapter do more good for our coaches and our communities?
Thanks for reading – get ready to smell the roses!