Recap: ICS 25th Birthday & MLA’14

Dear all ICS members,

I just wanted to thank everyone for a special MLA’14 to celebrate ICS’s 25th anniversary in Chicago!!

Please check out a picture of the cake and a write up of the International Visitors Reception by Martha Knuth, ICS Secretary/Treasurer. It was delicious! At the reception, MLA President, Dixie Jones, read a resolution honoring ICS’s 25th anniversary. Read the resolution here.

Once I have access to the pictures taken by MLA headquarters during the International Visitors Reception, I will share them with you all.  However, please view photos of the Reception and events on Flickr by using the mlaics tag to find photos from MLA 2014 and prior conferences.

A small group, led by Donna Flake, wrote an update d history of ICS which included  highlighting the notable ICS events over the past 25 years.  In addition, a summary version was just published in the May 2014 issue of MLA News: https://www.mlanet.org/members/mla_news/2014/may_14/section.html. Thanks to Donna and everyone in the group!

For a write up about other ICS activities at MLA’14,  please read Martha Knuth’s blog postings on the ICS dining circles and open forum, and the ICS session. Thanks Martha!

Last, but not the least, the ICS gift basket, coordinated by Ramune Kubilius, was well received and auctioned off at a great price! Thanks to everyone who donated the items and to Ramune for coordinating the basket!

It has been a pleasure to serve as your Chair over the past year. I’m delighted to pass the baton to Gurpreet (Preet) Rana, your new ICS Chair. I know that Preet will continue to foster ICS to be a stronger section which serves our mission and members better!

Kathy Kwan
ICS Immediate Past Chair

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