Dear Ikebana International Members,
I canft believe how fast the ikebana year 2017-2018 has gone by.
First, I want to thank all the Chapter Presidents who have complied with my request and sent headquarters your chapter official email. Also, please be advised that any chapters using an official email address with ikebanahq.org will be shut down because of changes in our server company. So if you still have not created a chapter official email address please do so ASAP. This will be our Two Way Communication with the Chapter Presidents and members.
Second, headquarters will be creating a new website this summer and as soon as it is up and running, we will notify all Chapter Presidents through their chapter official email. When headquarters has important information or time sensitive information, we will be utilizing the new website to inform our members. Please keep in mind that we will still be sending our Sakura newsletter, but the newsletter will not be current with up to date information like the website.
Lastly, we have received many Chapter Activity reports using the new criteria. But in order for headquarters to continue publishing this report, we need every chapterfs cooperation. Every chapter should have a board member who is responsible for writing and submitting these reports to headquarters. If you do not have someone assigned to do this job, we ask that you appoint someone on the board to undertake this job. The Chapter Activity publication is headquarters way of sharing chapter activities around the world.
In conclusion, I want to say thank you to all our members for your dedication to Ikebana International. Without your membership and support we could not continue our motto gFriendship through Flower.h
As we go into the summer season, please enjoy your summer travels and holiday. Please keep in mind that headquarters board of directors, will also be taking summer holiday, and any emails received during the time of (July to September) might take a while longer to get a reply.