I would like to begin by
saying thank you to the 2012 board members and
the attendees that helped make the annual
educational conference a success.
I hope everyone found the speakers to be
enjoyable, informative, and entertaining.
But most importantly, I hope that
everyone was able to take something with them
from the lectures and incorporate it into their
daily work activities!
As we look upon the new
year, the board and I are faced with a big
task……planning our division’s
20th Annual Educational Conference.
We have some exciting ideas and are very
hopeful that we can make those ideas come to
We will be exploring many options across
the state as possible host locations for the
If you have any ideas for a possible
location, feel free to email me suggestions at
Your input, ideas, and suggestions are
This year, the board decided to host a golf
outing; however, time became an issue with
planning the conference.
Therefore, the plans will be carried over
to spring of next year.
Be sure to check the website (www.iniai.org)
because that is where the all the information
regarding the golf outing (definite date,
registration forms, location, etc.) will be
I’m sure it will be a good time
As many of you know, Mr.
Eric Black will be stepping down from his duties
as Secretary/Treasurer this year.
I would like to take this opportunity to
give Eric his much deserved recognition.
As our board is changing with seasoned
members filtering out and newer members stepping
up, he has remained the ‘rock’ serving as our
I cannot say enough good things about him
and his leadership during many of our novice
years serving as board members.
Thank you Eric for all your years of
continued support, leadership, and guidance.
I am ecstatic that you
have given me this opportunity to serve as the
President of the Indiana Division of the
International Association for Identification.
With Rodney Vawter serving as Vice
President, Sean Matusko serving as
Secretary/Treasurer, and the spectacular board
consisting of Allyson Dagnon, Rachael Donaldson,
Lloyd ‘Chuck’ McMichael, Wally Lewis, Kacie
Proffitt, and Shane Slack, we will strive to
change the outlook of our division.
We are all working towards one
goal…..SUCCESS as a division in all that we do!
Hip hip hooray…..2013, we’re on our way!