The 62nd Annual IAMPETH convention July 11-17, 2011 Embassy Suites Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona.
Another convention has come and gone. New friends made, new techniques learned and so many memories to keep us going until next year. A special thank you to all those who were able to attend!!! I hope you will take the time to share your thoughts and pictures with us on our IAMPETH Facebook page or the Ornamental Penmanship or IAMPETH Yahoo sites.
I’d also like to thank our teachers!! You gave selflessly of your time and talents, not expecting anything in return and that is what keeps the spirit of IAMPETH alive. I am forever grateful!! To all those who helped in any way during the week: I hope you know how much your efforts are appreciated.
The biggest highlight for me was the closing banquet. The room filled with close to 200 people sharing stories about the week and celebrating with Jake Weidmann as he was inducted into the Master Penman Society. Thanks to Dr. Joe Vitolo, you’ll all be able to see highlights of the convention through his video coverage.
I encourage each of you to reserve the time on your calendar for next year’s convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. President Debi Zeinert has already started her planning and I know I’ll be among the first to sign up!!
Hope to see you next year!
IAMPETH President 2011