President's Letter - December 2018
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Well, this is the last President’s Letter from me. It has been an honor to serve the Association. I hope that my term is remembered as being characterized by forward movement, which was accomplished with the terrific help of my fellow Board of Directors members and countless committee volunteers. I made a point also to create as much face-time with IDA members as possible, and I relished being involved with members at Association events. I took it as a personal challenge to bring in new members, and I hope we all consider that for the new year.
Speaking of the new year, I encourage each of you to take some time over the holidays to reflect on your journey in 2018 – the successes, the pitfalls, the good and the bad. Then think about what you want to accomplish in 2019 and how you will avoid the pitfalls.
Among your immediate tasks should be to register for Mobile Tech Expo, which is less than two weeks away. Visit the IDA website to see the full schedule of IDA activities. Be sure to make time for the IDA Annual Business Meeting and Awards Presentation on Friday, January 11. We will update you on the state of the industry and the IDA and present our annual awards, which are important for our industry as a way to recognize those who really shine (get it?).
While you are on the IDA website, renew your membership and, better yet, sign up for the new “auto-renew” option so you don’t even have to think about renewal in the future.
I’m not going away anytime soon – I’ll be staying involved with the Board as the Past President. I look forward to seeing members at future IDA events. Have a great year!
Justin Labato, CD-SV, RT
2018 IDA President