President's Corner

 

A Word From Your President - September 2017

Greetings AIM Members,

I want to take this opportunity to thank all those that played an intricate part in planning
a successful ABMTS this year in the “Sizzling Southwest Region”.  To our Conference
Co-Chairs, Wendy Mooring and Gary Thomas, Committee Chairs, Co-chairs and
committee members you all made a remarkable team and again thank you for a job
well done!

 

A special thank you to Ken Corbin, W&I Commissioner; Tatika Fields, Acting
Associate Director Diversity & Inclusion; Laurel Cummings, Director Compliance
Strategy & Policy, ACA; Kevin McIver, Chief, Agency Wide Shared Services and
our Executive Sponsor, James Rogers Jr, Director Campus Examinations-Cincinnati for their participation as panel members during our Leadership Forum session. Your discussions and question and answer segment was very informative and beneficial to our members. Thank you Nancy Session for moderating the session.

 

To our retired Executives it was a great honor to you have you present at the conference.  Your continued support to the AIM-IRS organization means a lot to us and we are grateful for your presence. Thank you Katheryn Houston, Lawrence Barnes, and Glen Henderson for serving as workshop presenters,  Shenita Hicks, for serving as or Mistress of Ceremony during opening session and the Dynamic Duo, Estelle Tunley and Nancy Session for another stellar Plenary Session Workshop, where you encouraged us all to Step up, take charge and own it!

 

If you weren’t able to attend the conference this year, you missed an awesome event from beginning to end.  We kept the momentum going all week by starting off with Prayer, then conducting the business of the organization.  Our opening session was wonderful. We had awesome speakers and great singing with a spoken word to the song “GLORY” that had some on their feet and many with tears of joy in their eyes. The momentum kept going as we received words of wisdom and briefings on future state from our Executives during the Leadership Forum and participated in excellent workshops that provided training and hands on activities to assist us with our career development.  Our hospitality suite, Networking event and Annual Gala provided that added touch of fun and fellowship for a little entertainment. But to keep that momentum moving to the highest of heights, we closed out the conference with our very own Rev. Terrence Price setting the tone for our Interfaith Services as the pulpit conductor, our first timer ­Jacqueline Jackson for a spirit filled devotion, our Angels In Motion Praise Dancers soothing our souls with a beautiful dance to “The Anthem” and the Voices of AIM-IRS Choir with Gary Thomas as lead, stirring our souls with “Battlefield”.  Oh, but then came time for the speaker of the hour, our very own Reverend Dr. Annette Jones who brought forth a powerful message that set our souls on fire.  We had a high time in the Lord, thanking and praising God for our challenges, for every member, every Leader, for 48 years of existence!

 

We have already started planning our 49th conference, where we will be in Orlando Florida at the “Orlando Airport Marriot Lakeside”, August 2 – 4, 2018.  Registration is $150 and you can register NOW on the Website at www.aimirs.org .  Our  room rates are $114 and the hotel offers free airport shuttle.

 

Thank you to all conference participants for your support of the organization and participation in our 48th ABMTS and welcome to the Family all 1st timers!

 

Ja Rita S. Johnson

President, AIM-IRS                                                                                                            September 2017