The 2017 AGM: Looking back on a successful year

Back to Blogs By Sarah Parker Posted: June 29, 2017


It was a big year for IABC/BC! We pushed the needle forward and launched a few transformational initiatives that will keep our chapter moving forward.

On Thursday June 22, chapter President Sarah Parker provided a recap of the year, including our achievements, highlights, challenges and financial results. Members in attendance also voted on new business and officially ratified the 2017/18 IABC/BC board slate.

2016/17 Highlights

So, how did we do? Here’s a quick snapshot of our achievements this year:

  • Continued to see success with our Special Interest Groups (SIGs), which generated $450 in revenue this year
  • Hosted the first ever New Communicators speed networking event with CPRS
  • Grew Mentorship/Gift of Communications Program to seven non-profit organizations
  • Offered the CMP exam for the first time to three participants (all passed!)
  • Held the world’s largest Gold Quill Blue Ribbon Panel Judging Session for the second time
  • Received in-kind sponsorship of $49,650, and increased our Jobline revenue by 17%
  • Re-launched the Connect newsletter using the MailChimp platform, which allowed for more attractive templates
  • Received three Chapter Management Award (Excellence) for Financial Management (x2) and Sponsorship at the Leadership Institute in Dallas, Texas
  • Launched a successful blog platform on
  • Welcomed 80 chapter leaders from across Western Canada for the Dare to Lead Conference
  • Held a successful volunteer recognition event for the chapter’s 60 volunteers

Learn more

Missed the AGM and want to hear more? Download the IABC:BC 2017 AGM presentation deck.


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