In-person encounters; seems like an ancient practice!
Most of us are finally comfortable getting back to the world of direct personal gatherings. We were deprived of our normal social engagements for entirely too long. If history truly repeats itself, this COVID pandemic will mirror the Spanish flu from 100 years ago – which took over 2 years to run its course and saw several spikes of infection rates prior to resolving. We can only hope that we have seen the last major strain of COVID and 2022 is finally the year to restore some element of normalcy. If we are hopeful (despite a gallon of gas reaching $5) we can all come together to resume several traditional events as we were accustomed to in the past, including IWCI’s events.
It is exciting to report that IWCI will resume the annual seminar August 11th and 12th at a new venue, Marriott North. Thursday will be a full-day seminar, followed by a happy hour that will provide the perfect opportunity to catch-up with old friends. Friday’s seminar begins in the morning and will conclude around noon. Speakers are being secured and details regarding registration and agenda will be posted in April. Your IWCI Board is excited to once again see familiar faces and network in-person!
Happily, the golf outing hasn’t missed a year through COVID! Once again, IWCI will grace the greens at Ironwood for another fun day of friendly competition on Friday, June 17th. Your IWCI golf committee is in the process of finalizing details.
We would like to spend some time this year recognizing past IWCI contributions. For over sixteen years, Lisa Mohler was a dedicated board member who served IWCI wearing multiple hats. Though she recently retired from the board, her years of hard work will have a positive impact well into the future. We wish to honor her dedicated service by highlighting “What it Means to Volunteer” in an upcoming website spotlight. We also intend to honor her years of service at the annual conference.
Let’s hope 2022 is truly the year to renew affiliations and restore in-person interaction. These opportunities to gather again will clearly benefit all of our relationships. I expect many of you are eager to come out and once again live life – in a more meaningful way!
Please check the IWCI website regularly for updates.
Dr. Robert Gregori