July 6, 2018

Hello wonderful AIAS leaders, and WELCOME to the 2018-2019 Council of Presidents!

As your 2018-2019 National President, I am unbelievably excited to welcome you to this crucial and powerful branch of our organization. As a Chapter President, you have an exciting opportunity to represent your chapter members within our larger national conversations at two Council of Presidents (CoP) meetings this year – the first one will take place in just a few short weeks at the 2018 Grassroots Conference and the other will take place at the 2018 Forum in Seattle!

*Your voices are elevated at these meetings, and each and every one of you has a unique perspective on the issues facing the AIAS today, so it is important that you know how to leverage them efficiently and effectively.*

In order to help you prepare for our upcoming CoP meeting at Grassroots, our outgoing National President Keshika de Saram has eloquently illustrated everything that you need to know in a handy “How to Participate in the Council of Presidents” video. Please take some time to watch the video (linked below) prior to our meeting on Sunday, July 22nd at 8:30 am in the AIA Board Room. This will help familiarize you with the structure of the meeting and hopefully show you just how paramount your voice is in this context!

The agenda for this year’s Grassroots CoP meeting can be found here. Can’t wait to see you all in just 2 weeks!

Keep kicking #AIAS,

Amy Rosen
2018-2019 AIAS National President