congratulations to our golf outing winners!




I want to begin this new year note to tell you it is a pleasure to serve as our Chapter President. I have found the dedication and teamwork within this group to be nothing short of incredible and the entire experience has been quite refreshing and rewarding. My expectation for 2018 is that the Chapter will grow in number, involved members, educational enrichment and continued outstanding events.

 Incredible is the only adjective to describe the Holiday Party at Little Caesar’s Arena – I’ve been a chapter member for 20 years and this was the most memorable. Escorted tours, free-reign for photographs in an empty, fully-lit arena, an unexpected opportunity to experience a shoot-around with former Red Wing players, incredible food and an overall experience described by some as simply sensational.

 Following this same line of thinking many of the programs for this year are, already, in place. As a quick note, January 4th we will again visit Cobo Center to review its ramp-up for the North American International Auto Show. February 20th we will be holding a rather fun event and membership drive at Ready Player One. RPO is a barcade – bar and arcade -- meaning food, drink and vintage pinball. If you know someone interested in joining IFMA, this is a great venue to introduce prospective members to our chapter. You find greater detail on these events and others on our website…and, btw…check the website frequently as you can expect more detail and content on the site in this upcoming year as well.

 Lastly, the Chapter needs a Communications Co-Chair – not a particularly challenging nor time-consuming position but certainly an important contribution. Please contact me directly for more details about this position and others that may be of interest to you – (810) 217-1280, mobile.


To all of you, may this year be especially healthy and fruitful!




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