By Stephanie Johnson, CCE, Gritton & Associates, Inc.
It is probably not news to you that ICEL is member operated and run. We have a great staff of credit gurus at NACM Intermountain|Arizona to help members accomplish their tasks, but really the rest is up to us, the members! Volunteering is not a topic that is new for these articles or discussions at our meetings. Volunteering is an altruistic way of giving back or paying forward our involvement in NACM, ICEL, and CFDD. It is a quick way to get certification points for accreditation. Ultimately, it is the biggest way that you have a say in what happens within the organization.
One of my favorite things to do as the Chair of ICEL is to read the feedback after each event. Some of our programs are instant successes with the members; others fall short of their expectations in one way or another (oy, with the chicken at the hotel.) The ICEL Committee does their best to hear the feedback and address it. And believe me, our members are not shy to give us feedback. I love it!