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October 22, 2015

2016 AIA Detroit Board Nominees

Please Join AIA Detroit for our Annual Meeting on Tuesday, November 10th, at 7:00PM. The meeting will be held at Valentine Vodka in Ferndale.

We will discuss this past year’s achievements and outline our vision for the future. We will also be voting on the AIA Detroit Board for 2016. Please take the time to read about this year’s candidates below.

We hope you will join us for some cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres as we wrap up another successful year at AIA Detroit. An RSVP would be much appreciated.  If you cannot make the meeting in person and wish to participate in the election, you must request an absentee ballot from Lauren by November 6th, 2015.

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October 6, 2015

Reminder to Vote on the AIA Michigan ByLaws Changes

This month, as members of AIA Michigan, we have been asked to vote on important changes to the AIA Michigan bylaws.  Each AIA member in Michigan should have received an electronic ballot to cast your vote, or you can attend the Annual meeting to vote in person.

The AIA Detroit Executive Committee feels it our duty as your elected leadership to voice an opinion on the proposed bylaws revisions.  Recent communications from AIA Michigan asked the following questions for each of the revisions. Here are our thoughts: (more…)

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Raymond Cekauskas, 2015 AIAD Gold Medal Speech

This year, AIA Detroit was proud to Present Raymond Cekauskas with the AIA Detroit Gold Medal for his vision and dedication to the organization as we established ourselves as an independent local chapter. Our attendance at this year’s Celebration was unprecedented, so to ensure that everyone who was there has a chance to read what Ray thoughtfully expressed on stage, we have published his speech here:

To my friends,

When I was chapter president in 2010, it was a time of great change and growth for our organization. Many ideas about how we should approach the future were introduced and debated. Old ways met new ways and at times consensus became difficult between colleagues who were positioned on opposite sides. Fortunately, we got through those times in fine fashion and grew stronger because of it.

During this period of change, I was fortunate to be part of a continuous team of chapter presidents who shared the same values and the same vision of the future. With the support of membership, we drove an evolution over several years that redefined the AIA as a more modern, robust and professionally relevant organization. This evolution continues to this day with informed and energetic leadership. (more…)

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