Dear Chapter Members:
My name is Gary York, and it is my pleasure to represent you, the members of the Toronto Chapter of the Credit Institute of Canada, as your incoming President.
We are a strong and active Chapter, the largest in Canada, and it takes the dedication and hard work from many volunteers to keep the chapter successful. Your immediate past President, Kamla Ramoutar, CCP, along with our board members have put in tireless hours. Their support keeps the chapter alive and relevant.
As your new President I dedicate myself to the membership and commit to keeping traditions alive while aligning to future goals. With your involvement we will create a new tomorrow based on past strengths.
Over this past year our Chapter events were well received. If you didn’t have a chance to attend I invite you to come out to a future event as we are looking forward to an exciting year.
Our networking nights continue. There are lots of opportunities–we meet fellow credit professionals, learn best practices, enhance skills through new learning and so much more. To assure you receive event notices communicate any changes to your contact email to the Chapter Administrator. Suggestions for networking evenings are always welcome so please speak to me or any of our board members.
Your seminar committee needs to hear from you as well on how they can best meet your needs when creating seminars that are relevant, informative and educational. Coming up with interesting and pertinent topics for all Toronto Chapter members is a challenge–your input is important. We encourage you, the membership, to let any of the board members know of seminar topics that speak to your needs. Let us know of challenges that discourage attendance- like location, time of day, price, etc.
Our ever-popular annual golf tournament happens on September 6th. Thanks to the golf committee that works so hard it becomes a spectacular event to meet and mingle with other credit related professionals and grow your networking connections. Good golfing is not a pre-requisite.
Graduation is another highlight–a time to honor our students who have worked hard for their CCP or Credit Specialist designations. This is a special celebration planned for Saturday, November 10 at the Old Mill in Toronto. Watch your in-box for more information on a delightful evening event.
I encourage all members–new graduates, current students, and longstanding members to take an active interest in our chapter. There is value in your membership and working together we can meet future challenges.
If you would like to join the board or have suggestions or ideas reach out to any board member. All contact information is on the Toronto Chapter website (http://creditinstitute.org/Toronto). Link up to the Institute on social media through LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.
Thank you for the opportunity and privilege of being your President for the next term. I look forward to working together to continue the great traditions of the Toronto Chapter.
Gary York, CCP