Each year IABC leaders gather at the Leadership Institute Conference for a professional development opportunity and to celebrate chapter accomplishments at the Chapter Management Awards. This year’s Awards Gala was in Scottsdale, Arizona and IABC/Regina came back with some impressive hardware.

Our chapter brought home a total of four awards including:

It took an amazing group of volunteers and board members to help us win these awards. Let’s hear what some of them had to say about these honours.


Large Chapter of the Year

Celeste Geisbauer was at the helm at the time the award winning work was completed.

“It’s validating to have the hard work of Regina volunteers recognized, and the fact that the awards are international makes the recognition that much more special,” Celeste explains. “Regina communicators are a vibrant community. IABC/Regina exists to further our profession, to support professional development and to represent our city on the world scene.”


Award of Excellence for Membership Marketing

Megan Wolfinger was our VP of Membership last year and was in attendance at the Chapter Management Awards Gala.

“When IABC/Regina was called up for the membership marketing award I was both shocked and overjoyed,” recalls Megan. “It was great to see our dedication to members being recognized and being named large chapter of the year and accepting that award was unreal. We should be proud of our chapter.” (pictured right)


Award of Excellence for Student Involvement

Ashley Whiting was leading our Student Membership portfolio and is excited to hear about the award.

“Our chapter is making good strides to promote the profession and provide opportunities to students and young professionals in the city,” says Ashley. “The Mentorship Challenge is a great example of helping to support students and novice members.”

We hope to keep moving forward on that good work.


Award of Merit for Financial Management

Judy Wallace has been our Director of Finance for the last three years managing the day-to-day accounting and banking.

“As an accountant by profession, it was really nice to be recognized with an award for financial management,” Judy explains. “I cannot take credit alone. The members of the Board, past and present, have been very helpful with regards to planning budgets, setting financial goals for the chapter and keeping within those financial guidelines that were set out.”

Members of IABC/Regina should be proud of the chapter’s financial state. The chapter has remained in a good position, having reserves set aside, and continuing year after year to provide its membership with events that are affordable to attend, while providing a bit of a subsidy to cover event costs.


Congratulations to the board, volunteers and members who all had a hand in winning these awards.