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IDIBC’s Annual General Meeting a great success

Published by Julia Salerno, June 29, 2011.

IDIBC held its Annual General Meeting on June 1 at the Sutton Place Hotel and for the first time, Industry members were invited to attend. An IDC Industry Workshop preceded the meeting with IDC President, David Hanson, IDC Director of Industry, Ron Hughes, IDC Executive Director, Susan Wiggins, and IDC Manager, Marketing, Jenn Taggart in attendance to present on the ways Industry members can support the local interior design profession. IDI membership also got an update from IDC Director, Ada Bonini, IDC Executive Director, Susan Wiggins, and IDC President, David Hanson on IDC's first year of operations.

Many members received recognition for their work for IDI in the past year. Sooz Klinkhamer, Fellow, received a Special Award of Recognition presented by Robert Ledingham, Fellow, in honour of the many years of work that Sooz has given the IDIBC, most recently as VP Education. Sooz is retiring from the board but is still helping with the Policies and Procedures committee.

For a full list of Awards, please visit:

Alyssa Myshok, RID is IDIBC's new President. Alyssa has worked hard as First Vice President over the past year, specifically with Industry members and sponsors and is well prepared for her new role. IDI thanks Sally Mills for her leadership and hard work during the past year-everyone has benefited from her dedication. It has been a year of many transitions as IDI adjusts to its new role as a regulator.

Click here to read all of the Board Reports tabled at the AGM.

Here is the full list of Board Members for the next year
President - Alyssa Myshok, RID, IDC
First Vice President, Vacant
IDC BC Representative - Ada Bonini, RID, IDC
VP Communications - Kathryn Holmes, RID, IDC
VP Education - Paola Gavilanez, RID, IDC
VP Legal - Joanne Pocock, RID, IDC
VP Membership - Lori Billson, RID, IDC
Past President - Sally Mills, RID, IDC

Thank you to the event sponsors, La Scala and Valley Countertops.

National Industry Partners
Levey Industries Caesarstone Canada Arconas Knoll Cosentino Samsung
Benjamin Moore Architex Williams Sonoma For The Trade Interface Mohawk Group Hunter Doulgas
Shaw Contract Lauzon PC350 Altex Midgley keilhauer