Action! From the Board
Corette Haf, email@example.com
Since the previous issue of Connections, the Board of Directors has met on two occasions, so this update will combine the highlights of both our June and July meetings.
In the previous column, we mentioned that the board has been talking about the need to align membership criteria with research industry changes and that a Bylaws vote is being planned. We were pleased with the feedback we received from members on the Forum. The Board has, at its most recent meeting, approved the revised Bylaws language around membership criteria. It has been shared on the Forum and can be brought to the membership for a vote.
We are pleased with the progress that is being made with the Qualitative Excellence Award process; and, by the time you read this, it has probably been launched.
The 2017 Annual QRCA Conference budget was approved, including funds to do digital marketing to promote our first January conference to a wider audience.
During the June meeting, updates to the SIG and Chapter Policy Manuals were approved to clarify that lapsed members cannot access SIG and Chapter meetings until they renew.
With regards to marketing, the board approved the Marketing Committee’s rebranding tagline and descriptive paragraphs in June. During the July meeting, the board discussed and approved a proposal from Harpeth Marketing to help QRCA with marketing for membership and events.
The Board is also excited about progress being made by MemCom, FieldCom, IRCom, the Annual Conference Committee, and the Content Committee on 2016 Strategic Plan goals.
At the recent July board meeting, it was decided to raise membership dues marginally in 2017, to keep up with rising costs. Membership dues have been unchanged for the past seven years.
Our next Board meeting is scheduled for Monday 15 August 2016.
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