A Message from the President
Dear women of Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis and our loyal supporters,
|Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis president Beth Thomas|
Do you love surprises? In the January newsletter I announced we would be granting $147,000 in June. But that was before we received a few surprises in our January mail. Now I'm pleased to announce that number has gone up to $155,000. I don't know about you, but I think an extra $8,000 in membership donations we weren't expecting is a great surprise.
Want another one? We have 177 members this year, including 44 new members. But the surprise is the fact that we had a membership retention rate of 82% from 2015 to 2016. That is the largest retention rate in our eleven-year history. This is one of the things we'll be celebrating at our March 23 "Welcome New Members" party (more information below).
And I'm not done yet. Late last year we renewed the trademark on our tagline "The Power of Women Giving as One." The board of directors determined we should have a copyright symbol at the end of the trademarked line, so the board asked the marketing and communications team to add it to our logo. The board thought it might also be time to update our logo, and tasked Kelly Hartman, the committee chair, with delivering some ideas. Kelly didn't disappoint us, and presented us an updated logo with a new color and a twist on the old one. The Board approved the new logo and the artwork is being finalized. We'll be revealing that new logo in the next few months, so keep an eye out for our new look.
Here's hoping you have had a few wonderful surprises yourself, and to more in the weeks and months to come.