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Phil Hess - CSDIAI 2017-2018

Greetings CSDIAI Members,

I want to start my first message as your President by thanking you for your involvement and participation in our great association. If you are reading this message, then that means you keep abreast with what is happening with your association, and for that, I thank you. If you had the pleasure of attending our 101st annual training seminar I want to thank you for your support. I hope that you found the seminar as informative and exciting as I did. The only thing more challenging than putting on a 100th (centennial) celebration conference is following it the next year! On behalf of the Association, I would like to take the opportunity to commend and thank Past President Elizabeth Troxel and her Seminar Team for all their efforts in ensuring that the 101st annual training seminar was a success!

I would be remiss if I didn’t take a moment to thank all the wonderful speakers and vendors who invested time, money, blood, sweat, and tears by supporting our association and our members. It is absolutely true that we could not put on the training seminar without their continued help and support.

I would also like to take a moment to thank and recognize the many members of the CSDIAI Executive Board and Seminar Committee who have made countless sacrifices and accommodations in their own personal lives to make the needs of this fine association a priority. These Officers put in an exorbitant number of hours preparing and planning for the seminar while some of them finished their Masters Degrees, changed jobs, moved to another city, and even got married, all the week before and after our conference. I am always inspired and impressed with the dedication the Officers of this association exude while volunteering their time to make the California State Division the best association we can be for our members.

The 2017-2018 year will be an exciting one for the CSDIAI. If you have not heard, the CSDIAI will be hosting a joint conference with the other Western Divisions of the IAI. Our 102nd annual training seminar will be a joint effort involving the Pacific Northwest Division (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and the Canadian Provinces of Alberta and British Columbia), the Rocky Mountain Division (Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico), and the Tridivision (Nevada, Utah, and Arizona). That is 12 states and two provinces of Canada! We have selected the Westgate Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada as the location for the Western States Joint Conference. The dates will be April 30th through May 4th, 2018. Stay tuned for more information in the coming months!

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Philip Hess
CSDIAI President

G. Pletts Meritorious Award

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DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: DECEMBER 31st, 2017

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