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INDIAN ARTS AND CRAFTS ASSOCIATION 2017 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP REPORT
Board of Directors
Joseph Jojola, and Gordon Clark resigned as Board members during the first quarter of 2016. Dee
Dowers retired from her position on the Board at the end of 2016.
A plea for new Board Members was sent to all members in July of 2016, as most current Board
members are retiring from their positions at the end of 2017. Two members responded who were able
to attend meetings and carry out the duties required of a Board member: Suzie McKay and Don
Dionne. We gratefully appointed both Don and Suzie to the Board effective January 1, 2017. There are
still four Board vacancies.
Officers are Kathi Ouellet, President; Dawn Dark Mountain, Vice President; Georgia Fischel, Secretary;
and Jacque Foutz, Treasurer.
As we enter 2017, we are fast approaching a major change to IACA. Because the association is
, it has attempted to produce programs that are of interest and benefit to IACA
members, and has not produced programs that are not of interest nor of benefit. With a few
exceptions, members have shown a lack of interest in both the Wholesale Show and the Artist of the
Year program. Members have also shown a lack of interest in the Association, as it stands, as we have
not received enough Board Member volunteers to comply with our bylaws on an ongoing basis.
Without sufficient Board Members, this organization cannot survive.
The protection, promotion and preservation of
Native American art is important to everyone
in the industry. The IACA seal is respected and valued by buyers world-wide. Knowledge, honesty and
integrity are still values we treasure.
April 1, 2017