President’s Column – June 2017

by Megan Patterson, IABC/Tulsa President

MeganLewisThe dog days of summer are approaching. Just ask our Goldendoodle, Cooper. A tennis ball isn’t even enough some days to spur his excitement or keep him from pouting about the heat.

For you astronomers out there silently correcting my use of “dog days,” I do know this isn’t the actual meaning of the phrase (or at least I do now, after a quick Google search)… but it still just seems appropriate for this time of year. School is out, temperatures are up and everyone has a vacation planned but you. Sound familiar?

Well, rest assured, IABC/Tulsa has some fun in store for you this summer with our Second Annual Adult Spelling Bee(r) event next month and some additional networking opportunities in the works. IABC/Tulsa is also gearing up for a new board term and is hard at work prepping and planning for a full slate of amazing programming to close out 2017.

As the current IABC/Tulsa board transitions out and new board members move in, we’ll be taking a closer look at programming, member benefits, communications, networking activities and more to be sure we’re providing you with the best membership experience. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or another board member with feedback or suggestions. Do you have professional development goals on your objectives list at work? Let us help you cross a few of those off. Would you like to see us offer a few more social events throughout the year to facilitate networking? Just let us know! We want to hear from you.

And remember, if you’re interested in getting more involved with the IABC/Tulsa board or committees, let us know.

IABC/Tulsa’s Second Annual Adult Spelling Bee(r)

We all love a good copy editing session, but how are your spelling skills without a red pen in hand?

How about with a drink in hand? Find out at IABC/Tulsa’s second annual Adult Spelling Bee(r).

Join us at Fassler Hall in downtown Tulsa for a night of fun and test your spelling skills for a chance to win cash prizes. No cost to enter.

Buy a brat and a b-e-e-r while you watch or compete in the spelling bee.

Don’t miss this chance to mingle with your fellow IABC members. Bring your non-IABC friends, too!

When: 6:00 to 9 p.m., Thursday, July 20 (Spelling will start at 6:30 p.m.)
Where: Fassler Hall, 304 S. Elgin Ave., Tulsa, OK 74120

RSVP at our Facebook event page to let us know you’re coming!