A New Management Company for IATC
August 30, 2017
A new management group will begin to manage the IATC starting on September 1, 2017. New procedures are going to be in place, so stay tuned for new procedures. The Organization Management Group (OMG). OMG was appointed unanimously by the IATC board. OMG’s website can be found at managegroup.com.
After Jim Coppinger gave us notice he was no longer interested in being the Executive Secretary of IATC this spring, Dick Fink, president, appointed George Conklin to form a committee to find a new management group. George formed a hard-working committee of himself and Dorothy Driskell (Columbus), Shirley Eberly (Rochester), Roger Kramer (San Antonio) and Anne Sterling (Richmond). Two emails were sent to all members of Torch, asking for nominations. Other organizations were also asked for ideas. We developed a job description for the Executive Secretary, which was circulated.
OMG sent us a proposal. The company was familiar to past presidents of IATC because the company had come highly recommended by the Stricklands, whose long-term relation with Torch was fondly remembered by many before their retirement. The Stricklands still recommend OMG. OMG will handle our accounting, web and membership lists, among other things.
The process of transfer of records and procedures is complex, so we ask you to give us a little time to get reorganized. However, putting The Torch Magazine on the web will continue to be handled by George Conklin at no cost to IATC.
Dick Fink, current president of IATC, resigned as of August 31, 2017. At that time, the current president-elect, George Conklin, will assume the position of president, filling in for Dick until June. George won the election for vice-president and the decision was announced at the annual meeting. Also it was announced that Walter VanEck was elected by District 8. Jim McNeely (Delaware) was elected by the board as our membership director, following the resignation by Francis Moul, for health reasons.
I would at this time like to thank Dick for his service to Torch over the past years. I know that the job is very time-consuming and assumes the ability to handle a constant stream of emails. I wish him the best.
Long Live Torch.
George H. Conklin, President-Elect, IATC
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