Highlights of the 2006 Midwest Association of Housing Cooperative’s
Annual Spring Meeting

By Thomas Hutch, Historical Committee chairman

Once again, this year's Annual Meeting held at the Jacksonville Hyatt Regency Hotel on. Sunday, May 19, 2006 was a great success with a turnout exceeding 200 attendees, We also had a "filled-to-capacity" turnout of vendors in our exhibit areas, which fortunately not only bring benefit to the Association but benefit to Association attendees as well. A testimonial to our growth and popularity over the years.

The first morning's programs began with the usual opening Welcoming session with remarks by Midwest Association of Housing Cooperative's President Mr. William Magee. Our meeting instructors and professional facilitators kicked off the sessions for a great meeting with classes on committee formation, the Role of the Treasurer and much more.
Weall looked forward to the Annual Luncheon, and an opportunity to once again pay special tribune to our special members who have generously supported our educational programs over the years. Congratulations to Marlene Dau, who was honored with the Almeda Ritter Award, which is givenfor devotion and contribution to the cooperative housing community.. In addition, David Rudicil received the C. March Miller II Award, given by the president of MAHC for outstanding service by a MAHC Board Member.

In true MAHC tradition, we ended the Conference with our annual Membership meeting, including ourFifty-Fifty Raffle. Floyd Allen from Oakdale Cooperative in Ferndale, Michigan won this year's drawing. Special thanks go to Richard Berendson, who always does a wonderful job of displaying the MAHC board election results on screen during the election process.

In conclusion, the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Association of Housing Cooperatives was a wonderful week of informative lectures, terrific food, and opportunities to chat with a multitude of Exhibitors and colleagues. Thanks to all who made this meeting such a success. We look forward to seeing all of you at our spring meeting in San Diego, California next year! Our Program Committee is putting together another terrific conference for you, so mark your calendars.

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