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Strategy Session Follow-Up & Reaching Out Award Recipients to be Key Topics During Board Meeting

Monday, May 19, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rachelle Reimers
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DEMA’s Board of Directors will meet on June 4th and 5th to  follow up on April’s Strategy Session and to continue discussing how DEMA can provide more value for the Industry,  increase opportunities for collaboration, and help the Industry thrive.  Topics for discussion will also include Reaching Out Award nominations, continuing customer research and plans for DEMA Show 2014.


Day one of the Board meeting will begin with the Board approving reports from past and completed activities as part of the “consent agenda.”  For June, the consent agenda will include:

·        April 2014 Board Meeting Minutes

·        Research Committee Meeting Minutes, May, 2014

·        Quarterly 1 Financial Update

·        2014 Membership Update

·        Legislative Update

·        Bring A Buddy & Be A Diver Pool Tour Update

Following approval of the consent agenda, independent CPA Mark Hennelly of PKF will present the results from DEMA’s annual internal financial audit and Association Financial Operations review.  DEMA proactively conducts an Association audit annually to maintain accurate financial data and confirm to DEMA Members and Industry constituents that funds are being used responsibly and in accordance with the direction of the DEMA Board.


The Board of Directors will also review and discuss the Strategy Direction document submitted by Jeff De Cagna, consultant hired by DEMA to determine the next steps in DEMA’s strategic review. The Board will discuss the topics and concerns raised during the Strategy Session and determine how the Association should move forward in addressing these topics to build value for Members and collaboration amongst the Membership and Industry. The DEMA Board will then review all nominations submitted for the 2014 Reaching Out Award to determine this year’s addition to DEMA’s Hall of Fame.


Day two of the Board of Directors Meeting will allow The Research and Show Committee Chairs to meet to continue implementing their work plans for the year. Each Board Member can volunteer to work in various committees based upon their areas of expertise, interest, knowledge and talent. Committees are tactical and the goals of committees include creating new ideas, improving current programs and benefits, clarifying or resolving pending issues and soliciting feedback from Industry stakeholders.  Once data and other information is gathered, the details are provided to the Board at large for their strategic decision-making.  Additional Committee information is available online.


More information on DEMA’s Board of Directors and Bylaws is available on the DEMA website. Complete minutes from past Board of Directors Meetings are available to current DEMA Members from the Member Dashboard of

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