Dear Fellow IMA Members and Guests,
I am greatly disappointed that COVID is returning in large numbers, but we are now seeing the media proclaiming that “Texas COVID Cases Are Surging At An Astonishing Rate,” which is a real headline from the past few days.
Even though we have only had 10 days of “green light” to hold in person meetings, the resurgence of the virus has caused a re-evaluation of the potential risk of events to our members and the community.
IMA Global issued new guidance for this evolving situation and as our area is considered a COVID “hotspot,” our DFW Chapter Board held an emergency session today (August 11) to consider potential options for safely holding in-person meetings while complying with all existing and anticipated restrictions.
Our first duty is to the safety of our members and our community, so out of an abundance of caution we have decided to CANCEL ALL IN-PERSON EVENTS hosted in the Dallas area by our DFW Chapter for the present time.
I do want to point out that in-person events hosted by other Texas Chapters, the Texas Council, or Global are not impacted by our local decision, so please check with the hosting chapter if you have questions about other events.
The networking event scheduled for August 26 at Hexa Coworking is CANCELLED. We are so sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. We have been looking forward to reconnecting with each of you, and are very disappointed that we are not going to be able to hold the event as planned.
I want to give special “thanks!” to Jim and Gael for their hard work organizing and promoting the networking event. Also, a big “THANK YOU” to HEXA Coworking (https://hexatx.com/ ) for all of their great service in planning this event. They have gone above and beyond in assisting us, and we are looking forward to the day when we hold our meeting at their great facility.
We will meet as a Board in the coming weeks to consider how to move forward in serving your needs.
I would appreciate your input - in this time of COVID (and afterward), how can we serve you? I invite your direct suggestions. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know what you need from your local chapter. If you have ever thought “I sure wish the IMA would do that for us”, this is your chance. We are here to serve you!
Chris Boike, CMA, CPA
Chapter President (2021-2022)