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Executive Director's Message

You Come First

February/March 2011

Last quarter we conducted our annual member needs assessment. Every successful association conducts such surveys regularly to better understand the needs of its members. The results from more than 500 surveys were compiled and shared with the AIS Council and related committees. The leadership will use this data to develop plans to enhance our programs and services.

It was not surprising that the top reasons members initially join and continue to renew their memberships is for networking and sharing research. Clearly the mission of any association is to create an environment whereby its members receive benefits and services they could not get on their own. Are you taking advantage of all your member benefits?

Under the leadership of President Joey this year, I think you will agree that the Council is working diligently to fulfill the AIS mission. Highlights of past council meetings and the agenda for the next meeting are on our website. I encourage you to review this so you are aware of the work being done on your behalf.

Our next member needs assessment will be in September of this year. In the meantime, if you have any input on how we can better meet your needs, please contact me directly. It is our pleasure to serve you.

Pete Tinsley, CAE
Executive Director
Skype: ptinsley

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