President's Message - February

Dear Members,

Greetings for February, the month of love and the celebration of friendships and relationships. We at AIA are so thankful for your friendship and continued commitment to us.

Kayla Fioravanti, our January webinar guest gave a wonderful presentation on formulating products. Her excellent presentation had the largest attendance for a webinar to date. If you missed it, you will want to login to the Member’s Only section of the AIA website and watch it. Our February guest speakers are James and Liz Fulcher who will discuss buying and caring for a still. This presentation promises to be informative and enjoyable. Don’t miss it. Tune in on Wednesday, February 20th at 6:30 pm MST. You will earn one CPD credit for each webinar. If you join us live, a CPD code will be given during the webinar. You must submit your CPD credit request within one week when using the code. After one week, you can still earn the credit by watching the playback and writing a 100 word summary. Webinar playbacks are available for one year after the webinar is originally aired. No CPD credits will be given for any webinar after one year. Please keep track of your CPD certificates as the AIA does not retain copies. If you require a CPD certificate, please note the new email address is ‘[email protected]

AIA Conference and Wellness Expo - Building Bridges: The Future of Aromatics in Integrative Healthcare is coming up! Registration is now open. The early registration is in effect until March 31, 2019 and will not be extended. CLICK HERE to secure your place and to learn more about the conference: fees, speakers, agenda, hotel and more. Make sure you look around our conference website to see all the information we have posted there for you. If you want printable copies of anything, visit the conference page on our website HERE. We have a fantastic line up of speakers from all over the world. I know you will love the conference. Save the dates! September 26 (pre-conference workshops) September 27-29, 2019 for the informative lectures, gala dinner, morning activities and Annual Member’s Meeting. We look forward to seeing you in September in Minneapolis.

AIA membership dues are increasing $10 on March 1st. This increase is necessary due to the rising costs associated with running AIA.

By now some of you have received a call from our membership team to ask you how we are doing and how we can meet your needs. If you haven’t received a call yet, expect one over the next few months as Nancy Lubin and David Kropp reach out to every member.

Do you love engaging on social media? Do you have a flair for creating info graphics? Do you have a gift of the written word? Do you think the work of AIA and the benefits of membership are relatively unknown? Well let the cat out of the bag and join the Media Committee to help spread the word about the work that AIA does and all the benefits of membership. The Media Committee is looking for a few people to volunteer 5-8 hours a month to help share the information organized on our Media Calendar. The more volunteers we have the less time commitment each month. Get involved!

I continue to enjoy serving AIA,
Inga Wieser, ND, MS, APAIA, MH
AIA President