Colette’s Five Reasons to Attend the Annual Membership Meeting on Friday, March 20th:
5. Join us in congratulating and celebrating our Award Recipients & Volunteers!
Each year we celebrate the doers of our organization. With a small staff, ACA Illinois runs on the power of staff and volunteer collaboration. The folks who are being presented with awards are the reason we can continue to offer great services and programs. Celebrate with us as we thank the people behind the scenes making the magic happen that we all benefit from! All folks who have served in a volunteer capacity as a Visitor or on a committee will also be recognized!
4. Network with other camp pros!
Our focus groups, evaluations, and surveys tell us that events such as this meeting allow for optimal networking time. Strengthen your network while you meet new folks or reconnect with other members you may already know. Build your contact list and find support to help you run great camps and advance your career.
3. Learn where ACA Illinois is headed!
During the event, participants will hear from the agency’s leadership about the “State of ACA Illinois,” including upcoming program initiatives and the success of our long standing programs - all that add value to your membership. Be part of the conversation.
2. Hear all about the new ACA, Inc Strategic Plan that has rolled out form the national American Camp Association!
Henry DeHart, COO of ACA, Inc will be with us for this event. He will share the plan with our members and collectively we will discuss how and where the two organizations align. This is your chance to have a say, provide feedback, learn more about how your membership dollars are being spent, the services provided by ACA (locally and nationally), and how you can get involved.
1. Because as a member or stakeholder, your voice should and needs to be heard!
ACA Illinois is a membership organization. We value the input and feedback of our members. We are excited about what lies ahead of us, and we need your help to move us all forward in ways that strengthen the camp community.
BONUS: The food is going to be amazing!
Colette Marquardt is the executive director and longtime member of the American Camp Association, Illinois. Colette loves the Annual Meeting because its a great gathering of members & stakeholders that share in the mission of "Better Camping for All!"- she can't wait to see you there!