Our international membership continues to grow. In the past year,
21 new international members have joined SIOR, bringing the
total international membership to 77. This increase in membership
reflects the fact that SIOR has significantly ratcheted up its global
activity, including events in Amsterdam, Warsaw, Mexico City, and
I would like to extend a special thank you to the SIOR Foundation
and its many donors for doing such an outstanding job in Miami.
A number of SIORs will be enjoying beautiful vacations thanks
to the Great Escape Giveaway raffle held during the Spring World
Conference. The SIOR Foundation has awarded $51,000 in grants
and scholarships, 78 percent of which went directly back to SIOR’s
and SIOR Chapters.
Despite the economic downturn of the last several years, SIOR has
been able to maintain its membership and its financial solidity. It
has done so at a time when many other associations have suffered
dramatic decreases in membership and revenue. This constancy is
a tribute to the strength of SIOR’s members, their passion for SIOR,
and SIOR’s value to them.
Furthermore, I would like to personally invite anyone who has
thoughts, comments, concerns, and/or suggestions about our efforts
and the direction in which SIOR is going, please do not hesitate to
contact me at Geoff.Kreusser@colliers.com. I look forward to seeing everyone in Los Angeles this upcoming fall.
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