President's Message

Dear Members of the Stuart Cameron McLeod Society,

As I think about the year as President of the Stuart Cameron McLeod Society, I want to express my gratitude to all the members, the board of governors, and the executive committee. Thank you for your trust in me to lead this organization.  I appreciate you all for your volunteerism, leadership, and commitment.

We had a great Mid-Year conference in October in San Antonio, Texas. We enjoyed the boutique Contessa all suites hotel right on the Riverwalk, were fortunate to miss the rain, and heard great speakers with 10 hours of CPE. After the educational sessions, we had tours of missions and gardens, and a boat tour on the Riverwalk.  In February, we had a full house of attendees at our board of governors meeting in Orlando, Florida. We reviewed the slate of proposed board of governors from the nominating committee. The new board slate will be presented for a vote to approve at the June 17, 2019 annual meeting.  A few of the members stayed for a few extra days to experience the Disney theme parks in very warm weather.

Also this past year, SCMS presented the largest scholarship in IMA to Luke Harris, of Missouri State University. Luke will attend the conference in San Diego in June, and also the SCMS activities.  Your donations fund this important scholarship, so please remember SCMS in your donation plans. We are grateful to those of you who already made a donation, including some Councils!

SCMS will be celebrating their 85th anniversary with IMA’s 100th anniversary at the annual IMA conference in San Diego, June 15-19, 2019.  The board of governors meeting will be held Sunday June 16, 2019 from 7:00am with a continental breakfast, and the board meeting from 7:30 to 9:30am. Monday night, June 17, festivities begin with the procession with the bagpipes. We begin at 6:30pm and follow with the annual induction ceremony of new members. We have a large number of members and guests registered for the dinner cruise. After the bagpipe procession and induction ceremony, registered members and their guests can proceed to the back of the hotel to board the 150 foot Hornblower Adventure boat for a dinner cruise around San Diego harbor. We will have our annual SCMS meeting of members on the boat. The boat boarding is from 7:15-7:30pm. Please be prompt as the boat leaves the dock at 7:30pm.  You may want to bring a light jacket as it may be cold at night on the boat deck.

The annual SCMS Mid-Year conference will be held in at the DoubleTree Hilton hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico from September 22-24, 2019. Pat Wynn, SCMS President-elect and current Vice President, and Sandy Giberson, Education Chair and her team have planned an excellent schedule of education and tours. There will be more information coming, available in the SCMS suite in San Diego and will be posted on our website, scms.imanet.org.

It has been an honor and privilege to serve as the SCMS President this last year. A special thank you to the SCMS Executive Committee, Pat Wynn, Mary Valerie Reeves, Sandy Brenner, and Dana Collins and IMA staff, LeighAnn Tobia, Denise Lauria, Narnesha Pawliczek, and Pat Stefanczyk for their hard work. Thank you for all the wise advice, encouragement, and good cheer. I look forward to seeing everyone in June in San Diego at the IMA Annual Conference.  As always, I treasure your friendship and membership in our wonderful organization.

Sincerely yours,

Susan E. Bos, CMA, CPA, CFE

President SCMS 2018-2019