To all members and friends of the Southern Illinois Chapter of HFMA:

Welcome to the new chapter year.  As the President for 2017-2018 I would like to thank our board members and sponsors.  This chapter is amazing and successful because of the commitment and dedication from each of you.  I also offer a special thank you to Jennifer Durham!  Her amazing leadership led our chapter to a Silver Award in Education, a Hottum Award for Education, a Gold Award for Certification, a Bronze Award in Membership, 3 Yergers for SIHFMA Chapter, and 2 more Multi-Chapter Yergers!  It was truly a great year!  Please take time to thank Jennifer and congratulate her on such a successful year.

We hope to keep up the momentum from Jennifer’s leadership, so we have been very busy!  We had our Mini-Leadership Training Conference this year as we continue to work with a Chapter Advancement Team Facilitator to guide and advise our chapter on new goals and continuing with our strategic plan. 

Our Annual Planning Meeting in May was followed by a well-attended Golf Event.  We have some great education meetings and events in the works for this year!  There was also our Joint Spring Conference with the St. Louis Chapters.  And in June several members of our chapter attended ANI in Orlando, where there was excellent education and chapter discussions.

We hope to see all of you at our first education meeting scheduled on August 24th at the Regency Conference Center in O’Fallon.  Don’t forget to RSVP and join us for the Cardinals game on August 23rd as well.  Our new social chair is Terri DiMaria.  She can reserve tickets for you at $25 – Hurry because tickets are limited and they usually go fast!

As our summer winds down I wish you all safe and fun.  Thank you for the opportunity to serve this year as your chapter president.  See you on August 24th.


Nikki Graves
2017-2018 President
Southern Illinois Chapter 

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