President’s Letter – November 2019

With Gratitude! 
Thanksgiving is almost here and all of us at IABC/San Diego are celebrating gratitude for our families, friends, colleagues and more. It’s a wonderful time of year! (Now where have I heard that before.)
We’d love to hear what makes you grateful. Participate in our latest social media campaign designed to connect our San Diego members to each other. Email your thoughts to
One of the many things for which I’m grateful are the connections made through IABC. From working with a fantastic board to attending events and conferences, each interaction provides an opportunity to meet new people, learn from others’ perspectives, and expand my knowledge of what’s possible. “Networking is not about just connecting people. It’s about connecting people with people, people with ideas, and people with opportunities.” Michele Jennae 
The IABC World Conference is our largest connection-event. Have you attended before, perhaps when it was hosted in San Diego? If so, what just popped into your mind and made you smile as you recalled the convention?
It’s time to start thinking and smiling about next year’s world conference in Chicago, June 14-17, 2019. Sign up before December 31st and get the super-saver-rate. Save money and make valuable career-long connections – sounds like a win-win!  
From all of us the IABC/San Diego Board, we wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.
Jan McGinn
President, IABC/San Diego