Welcome to 2018! I hope you had a restful and enjoyable winter break (if you had one!) – doesn’t that seem like a long time ago already! I also wanted to provide you with a heads-up on a couple of matters that will occur in the next few weeks:
The annual Call for Honors and Awards will be issued to the membership on February 5. I encourage you to think about colleagues for consideration for the following awards: Distinguished Service; Life Membership; Fellow of the Association; Honorary Membership; and First Decade Award. Click here for more information about these award categories and prior recipients. Recipients of the 2018 awards will be honored at our annual Honors and Awards Ceremony on the first evening during the Annual Conference in Minneapolis on Sunday, June 24. We hope you will nominate colleagues and will attend the ceremony!
We are grateful to the members who have already paid their dues for this fiscal year, with well over 90 percent of the amount budgeted for this year collected. Those who have yet to remit their dues will receive a letter and reminder from the Association’s Treasurer, Janine DuMontelle, in early February. We need to receive your dues payments by the end of February to maintain your membership in NACUA.
In addition to our outstanding membership retention rates of between 96 percent and 99 percent among all categories of membership from year to year, we also continue our efforts at recruiting eligible new institutions. In addition to staff work in this area, we also rely on word of mouth from our current members to those who are eligible. While members of the Committee on Membership & Member Services receive lists of eligible institutions for membership as part of their work each year, if you are also interested in reaching eligible institutions for NACUA membership, we would be pleased to provide you with a list of those institutions in your state as a starting point. We would love to have your assistance.
I look forward to seeing many of you at the free speech CLE workshop in New Orleans later this week and the employment law CLE workshop in Philadelphia in late March.