25:1 (2010:03) Profile: NASIG 25th Anniversary Task Force

March 29, 2010 at 1:35 am | Posted in Profiles | Leave a comment

NASIG 25th Anniversary Task Force
Susan Davis, Profiles Editor

It’s hard for many of us, especially the attendees at NASIG’s 1st conference in 1986, to believe that NASIG is celebrating its 25th conference in 2010!  Our task force was created to help plan special celebratory events at the upcoming Palm Springs conference and to document the occasion for posterity.   There were wonderful celebrations and projects for NASIG’s 10th and 20th anniversaries and we hope the 25th will be just as memorable.We brainstormed to come up with some brilliant ideas! Our first big project was to capture some thoughts on NASIG from various members at the Asheville conference. We had an outstanding turnout, with about 50 recorded segments. We specifically recorded comments from current and former board members, Proceedings editors, award winners, the “all-timers,” and invited everyone to drop in and record their thoughts for posterity.  Because listening to these personal stories is great fun and they remind us why we attend the conferences and become involved in NASIG, there will be a video presentation as well as a photo presentation at Palm Springs.  Plus, we plan to continue filming, so watch for additional opportunities to lend your voice to the celebration!

Plans are being finalized for a special gala dinner celebration during the conference on Saturday evening.  We will indulge in a few strolls down memory lane with a bit of entertainment that we think everyone will enjoy, and there will be a little gift to commemorate the occasion.  You will need to bring your dancing shoes!

Other projects include creating a print commemorative pamphlet, updating historical information on the NASIG website, creating a poster session on the history of NASIG, collecting additional photographs from conferences past, and taking photos at the 2010 conference.

Here is your chance to help make it happen. The task force distributed a call for additional volunteers to help with various tasks and welcomes anyone with an interest in helping out.

Task force members are:

  • Tina Feick, co-chair
  • Teresa Malinowski, co-chair
  • Susan Davis
  • Deberah England
  • Marty Gordon
  • Dan Tonkery
  • Sheryl Williams
  • David Winchester
  • Christine Stamison, board liaison

(and thanks to Kim Maxwell our previous board liaison)

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