From Fred Dingledy:
Greetings, VALL members!
At the Fall/Annual Meeting, we discussed the frequency and timing ofVALL's meetings. It's been brought to our attention that the quarterlymeeting format might be a large time and financial commitment for a lot of members, especially in these days of tight budgets. We're also wondering if the Annual Meeting should be changed from a two-day to a one-day event. So, we'd like your input. We've created a six-question survey that you can access at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=p7LTimIAQlSQNUTp4PMdxQ_3d_3d
VALL's meetings can't go anywhere without our members, so your input is very important to us. Note that actually changing the number of meetings per year will require a by laws amendment, so this is something that won't happen overnight, but we'd like to know how our members feel about this before putting things into motion.We'd greatly appreciate it if you could respond to the survey by Thursday, November 19, since one of the questions is about a preferred date for the Winter 2010 meeting. Thanks in advance!