President’s Message


We hope you had an amazing 2019! We can’t thank you enough for all of your support last year. We grew together as a community and created a lot of good memories.Thanks for an amazing 2019!We have some exciting plans in the works for 2020. As we set goals for this year we look forward to our partnership with all of you. Your support has been the key ingredient to our success. Our motto for the year will be to educate, collaborate and celebrate.

As the community continues to grow, our commitment and responsibility has increased.We have been listening carefully to the needs of our partners, collaborators, program participants and team-members.Through listening, we identified a need for increased internal skills and leadership for a smooth functioning of the multitude of events we do throughout the year. We would like to move two subcommittee positions to IAOK executive committee team, Membership Coordinator and Public relations coordinator.The creation of new roles will be for the purpose of helping the organization be more organized and professional. These role changes requires an amendment to our existing By Laws. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this please let us know before 28th February, 2020.

We determined that a modest increase for 2020 IAOK membership would help us elevate the financial stress of doing multiple events in a year and encourage us to offer quality programs for the community. We made this decision after much discussion and analysis of the fiscal needs of maintaining a strong association as ours, so IAOK would like to increase the annual fee to $80 for family and $40 for single memberships .

Our entire leadership team is very excited to continue to build and grow in a way that elevates the experience of our members and creates amazing memories for years to come. We look forward to continuing this journey with our growing leadership team. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns regarding the changes. Do not forget to renew your membership for this year.


Anil Pillai

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