Good day IMASA Knights,
I hope all is well with you, and the following matters are received in order:
Feedback from meeting with IIMC Region XI Director, Hans Rijs
Firstly, let me indicate that I successfully had a virtual meeting with Hans Rijs, the newly appointed IIMC Regional XI Director on Friday, 23 October 2020, and he offered to assist with securing a sponsor for IMASA from a certain Belgium company that intends to do business in South Africa. I just hope the negotiations will be successful to alleviate our financial constraints.
Secondly, Hans promised to try and source a sponsor for an international virtual workshop (webinar) for IMASA members on local government matters in consultation with the IIMC Board. I think this will help keep IMASA members motivated and see the value for money of their membership fees.
Thirdly, he offered to attend our next NMC meeting with another IIMC Region XI Director if the meeting is held virtual. He just want to introduce himself to NMC members and where possible offer assistance if there is a need.
Feedback from IIMC Roundtable discussion
I also had a successful virtual IIMC roundtable discussion on Thursday, 29 October 2020, under the topic “ The challenges of working remotely”. The meeting was well attended with 20 participants from all IIMC Regions, who shared their challenges of working remotely. The recording of the discussion will be posted at the IIMC website in due course.
I will request the branch chairpersons to share the information with branch members where possible, and encourage them to access the website.
Following our virtual NMC meeting held on Wednesday, 22 October 2020, I will further remind Branch Chairpersons to communicate with branch members on the proposed AGM meeting on 2 December 2020. It will be appreciated if we can meet again virtual for the last NMC meeting proposed for the last weeks of November 2020 in preparation of the AGM meeting.
Best regards and enjoy your weekend!