This is my final letter to you as President. It was an honor to serve you, and it has been an exciting and fruitful two years. We have continued to evolve the organization and I know, in the future, AIA Detroit will continue to become more relevant, offering you the opportunity to participate in a more vital design community. I am particularly proud of our committees, whose efforts are responsible for all the programming that comes out of AIA Detroit. Without those volunteers, we would never be able to put on so many events every year, including everything from our growing Architecture Celebration; to our EPC, BEC, and BCRC educational programs; to the civic engagement efforts of our COTE and UPC; to the fun opportunities offered by PKN and our Tours committee; to the limitless possibilities of our new TAP and Professional Affiliate groups. All these passionate volunteers and their committees help us connect to the greater community, helping us become a more relevant organization as AIA Detroit continues to move forward with efforts of establishing a visible Design Center in the city.
Thank you to all of the Board members that have served with me during my presidency and during the years prior to that. Thank you to our past Business Managers, Milda Bublys and Sam Moschelli, and our current Business Manager Lauren Myrand for serving us so well. Thank you to all of the committee chairs and members that do the hard work of putting on wonderful events that serve our membership and connect us to the larger community. Thank you to the many past Presidents that have brought AIA Detroit to this point through the years. Thank you to the AIA Michigan leadership for working with AIA Detroit as we transitioned and became a more independent and Detroit-focused organization. Thank you to the AIA Michigan staff, Cathy, Evelyn, Christine and Rae for their support.
Our organization would not be as vital and successful without the contributions of our sponsors in allied professions. Thank you all for trusting in us and supporting our efforts to improve the profession.
There are too many names to mention in this short article, but know that each of you hold an important part in my memories, and I deeply appreciate your dedication to our profession.
A. The Chapter shall publish a notice to the entire membership at least 20 days prior to the Annual Meeting. The notice shall restate the date, time and location for the meeting, list the nominations, shall provide background on the nominees, and shall give instructions for absentee ballot voting if there are contested positions.
AIA DETROIT ANNUAL MEETING Date: November 12, 2013 Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm Location: Airea Studio (Compuware Building, 1048 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226)
by Friday, November 8th.
Absentee Ballot Instructions
AIA Licensed Architects and Associate members may request an absentee ballot from the date of this announcement (10/23/2013) up to a week before the Annual Meeting (11/5/2013). Ballots can be requested by contacting Lauren Myrand at
. Absentee ballots must be submitted by close of business day, November 12th.
We have asked all of the candidates to provide some background on themselves while running for a position. We hope you take the time to get read about the candidates before voting! Remember, you can vote via absentee ballot (can be requested up through Monday, November 11th), or in person at the Annual Meeting on November 12th.
A discussion panel and exhibit of Frank Lloyd Wright's impact on the 21st century will be held at Domino’s Farms on Thursday, November 7 at 6:00 pm. Admission is free, and registration is requested by October 31 at www.thewrightimpact.com. Click on the image to visit the US Green Building Council's website for more details.
Join the Michigan chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers on December 6th for a holiday party. Put on your best western wear and mosey on down for a good time, celebrating the Holidays with friends and colleagues. Includes a building tour of Inalfa Roofing Systems, Appetizers, Refreshments, and Raffle Items. For more information, click here.