From our President

Fellow ARMA Chapter Members, 

I would like to welcome everyone to the 2022/2023 Chapter year! I am looking forward to serving as President of the Chapter and I feel especially fortunate to have such a dedicated Board and Membership for the year ahead. It was nice to see some familiar faces (and many new ones) at the recent AGM, and I am thinking this bodes well for the year ahead. You will be seeing communications about social and educational gatherings in the coming months. 

As we enter a new Chapter year, I want to reflect on some of the challenges that arose over the course of 2021/2022 as well as recognize how adaptable our Membership and Board have been in overcoming them. When COVID-19 forced us all into a “new norm”, we had to pivot to adapt to a changing environment in our personal and professional lives. Everyone has stepped up to embrace our educational sessions and other networking opportunities. I would like to thank all of you for your commitment to supporting one another during these trying and turbulent times. It is easy to steer a ship in calm waters but it takes leadership and support to do so in a tsunami. 

Our focus this year will be on engaging our members. We understand that while we all have extremely busy schedules, education in the ever changing world of records and information management is important and the Chapter is planning some engaging sessions for our members’ professional development. 

I would like to take the opportunity to thank the 2021/2022 Board Members for their dedication and support. Their commitment and efforts are greatly appreciated. 

President: Joanne McKenzie Hicks 

Vice President: Slavica Haskovic 

Past President: Angela Burns 

Secretary: Lisa Palenchuk 

Treasurer: Paul Klaassen 

Membership Director: Jessica Stevens  

PR and Marketing Director: Danielle Maxwell 

Student Representative: Tara Gray 

We want to hear from you! We value your thoughts and ideas and certainly encourage your participation. Send an email to the Board or connect with us at an educational event. The Chapter is for you and feedback is an important element of ensuring that we are meeting your needs and ensuring you are receiving the benefits of being a Chapter members. 

Make sure to follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook to get the latest information about our programs and other happenings across ARMA Canada and ARMA International. 

I look forward to seeing you all at this year’s events! 

Rob McLauchlin, MLIS, MARA, IGP

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