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2011 – Our New Board

Imagery International’s 2011 Board plus One

These are the folks who have elected to volunteer their time and imagination to keep Imagery International running. They bring wit, wisdom and hard work (with the help of bookkeeper and Office Manager Sandra Bolyard and our Website and Graphics Designer Jenn de la Fuente) to fulfill the mission of the Association.  Please give them a warm welcome and let us know your wishes for the coming year.

Board members are 2nd from left Jann Fredrickson, Member-at-Large and Conference Chair; third from left is Juliet Rohde-Brown, President and Programs Chair; next is Doreen Leighton, Secretary; Bev Hollander, Past President and ImagiNews Editor, Judith Ewing, Member-at-Large and ImagiNews C0-Editor; Laura Simko, Treasurer; and Susan Ezra, Membership Chair.  Far left is Sandra Warnken, who is not a current board member but ongoing as IT and Website Editor.

We thank outgoing officers:

Babs Vitale

Babs Vitale started out as Secretary then morphed to Treasurer.  She was Conference Treasurer for both 2009 and 2010.  She revealed an enormous talent for comedy.  Her wit during board meetings livened discussions. She wrote a hilarious skit for Beyond Ordinary Nursing’s 2008 conference and engaged that years board to take part.  We learned that humor and laughter feel good. Babs volunteered to take charge of Entertainment for Imagery International’s first Annual Conference.  She did a fantastic job with a program she titled “Spontaneous Combustion”. Saturday night’s entertainment program which allowed all of us to participate to whatever degree of discomfort we could handle doing fun and funny activities. We all laughed in delight with the doing or watching. We learned to play kazoos and got to take one home.  Thank you Babs for joining in and showing us all that you can have a good time and do a fantastic job besides.  See more about Babs and her CD for Menopausal symptoms on her website Rainbow Yoga/Jolly Mudra.

Margo Adair

We also said a sad goodbye to Margo Adair earlier in the year as she passed on after a spirited fight for her life against cancer.  Margo joined the 2007 board out as our Treasurer when we were transitioning into our non-profit organization.  With Bev Hollander and Esther Johnson, she spearheaded the creation of Imagery International’s first regional workshop called Harmony Hill.   She passed the Treasurer’s job to Babs Vitale and became our Programs Chair, a position she was delighted to take on.  She started by scheduling speakers for the Telechats. If they were recorded she edited the podcasts and made them available to members on our website.  Telechats are hour longs telephone conference calls where a guest speaker would present information pertaining to their work with Guided Imagery, for about half and hour, and then answer listeners questions.  She also started work on our speakers bureau, but was unable to finish. Her partner Bill Aal is continuing their Tools for Change program.

Please let us know your wishes for the coming year.  If you are interested in joining a committee, offering a skill or have ideas that would help get the word out about Guided Imagery please feel free to post a comment here.

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