I want to thank Margie Bastolla, Vice President of The IIA Research Foundation, for speaking at the April Student Day meeting. We had a great turnout and the meeting provided an excellent venue to educate the students about the internal audit profession. Thank you to Friends University for hosting the event.
Our final event of the year is the annual seminar on May 3rd. This year’s topic is Business Continuity Planning & Preparation. We have an excellent lineup of presenters who will speak about evaluating a business continuity plan, weather risk and complacency, and the recovery efforts at Spirit AeroSystems following the April 2012 tornado. Since the subject matter of business continuity and disaster recovery touches all departments and levels within an organization, the seminar should appeal to internal auditors and many other groups within your company. So I encourage you get registered and also share the opportunity with fellow employees outside of internal audit. It should be a very interesting seminar!
As this is my final president’s letter, I want to take this opportunity to thank the Wichita Chapter IIA for the opportunity to serve and give a special thank you to my fellow officers – Amanda McDaneld, Daniel Hayden and Michele Harrison. I also want to thank the Board of Governors and committee volunteers for helping make this year a success.
Data Center Incorporated, Emprise Financial Corporation, and Grant Thornton LLP are the sponsors for the seminar. I would like to thank these organizations and all the other corporate sponsors for supporting the Wichita Chapter IIA this year. Your support is invaluable. Finally, I want to thank CoBank for providing the excellent meeting facilities throughout the year.
We did have a winner of the $60 pot from the April drawing of the members-only progressive jackpot, so the final drawing at the seminar will be for $20. You must be present to win and for this final drawing, we will draw until a winner is selected.
Thank you again for making the Wichita Chapter’s 35th –Anniversary year a success. After the seminar, the chapter will take its usual summer hiatus and we will resume in September. To assist in planning the program for next year, a survey will be sent in May. The survey is used to help in select the meeting topics of interest to you. So be on the lookout for the survey email and make your opinions count.
See you at the seminar on May 3rd and have a good summer!