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Oct052018

Here is a brief summary of the milestones, events, and achievements during that time period:

1. IARR becomes legally registered in California as a nonprofit organization.

2. We transitioned from July 1 fiscal year to January 1 - December 31.

3. Program Chair term moved to 2 year term. Approved by Board voting.

4. Board voted that new scholars workshop should be organized every 2 years.

    IARR should support and committee to doing this every 2 years.

5. Ad hoc committee formed to reconstruct INPR history. Committee developed

    a brief history for IARR.

6. Separate JSPR website is purchased and developed.

7. Board voted that at IARR conferences, invited speakers would receive small

    honorarium and no registration fee in return for invited presentations.

8. Major website redesigns began. Board approved a major overhaul to iarr

    website.

    Need to contact website designers. Started the process of dual goaled website:

    a) for members (and to drive new members to join IARR)

    b) for members of the media community to become familiar with our research

        and organization.

9. Media Relations Committee is put forward as a brand new IARR committee.

    Discussed its goals and mission. Approved. Formed. I volunteered to chair

    the first IARR media relations committee.

10. The board approved an increase to 6 Associated Editors for PR, and a 7th

    AE to be appointed next year.

- Terri Orbuch

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