Welcome to the start of the new chapter year for Austin ARMA members. While we continue to plan for an exciting new year, the board met on Saturday, August 26 to set the budget and discuss some changes that we hope will be a great benefit to chapter members. Here are a few initial updates, in advance of more great news to come.
First, our board has been made whole, so we are no longer advertising open board positions. However, there will be ways to get more involved with committee work as the year progresses. The new board is a mix of brand new and veteran members, so we are able to identify tried and true methods of running the organization, as well as considering new alternatives that might work well for today’s chapter.
Second, we will be lowering the cost of attendance at regular meetings for both members and guests. We will continue to provide a tasty lunch for regular meetings and other events, so let us know if you have dining recommendations. Also, the board discussed implementing a regular co-working session after meetings, which would allow members to avoid traffic and anyone with the freedom to work remotely could bring a laptop, work together, or work together-but-solo, and we can pretend it’s a coffee shop.
Third, the newsletter has been retired as of the last issue, Volume 70, but that doesn't mean we'll be short on information to share with the chapter. We will continue to offer advertising opportunities for our business partners. We will still use email for all event invitations and reminders, and depending on feedback we can also deliver these blog updates via email on a semi-weekly basis. In place of the traditional periodical, we will be regularly sharing content like photos, memes, member contributions, and event promotions on our various social media platforms, not all of which require an account to view the content. Check out our Linktree to find connections to our Facebook, Instagram, Threads, Youtube, LinkedIn.
And last but not least, we have more new content coming soon:
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