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President's Blog

News, thoughts, and information from the President of IDUG

Recent Articles

  • With an uptake of more and more people being vaccinated against Covid-19, countries have opened their borders for travel over the past few months. This has opened the doors for IDUG committees to conduct read more...

  • September President's Letter

    Blog Entry

    September is usually a "back to" month. Back from holiday, back to work, back to school, and more. The "back from holiday" was missing for most of us last year as we adapted to living under COVID-19 restrictions read more...

  • Blog Entry

    Gosh, “time flies” resonates more so now than ever. I clearly remember the day in 2012 at the IDUG EMEA Conference in Berlin when I was drafted in to join the IDUG EMEA Conference Planning Committee read more...

  • Life Is Too Short to Rush

    Blog Entry

    Everyone is in a rush! When we look around, we find that everyone is anxious to move forward, to rush to the next thing—whether it’s an event, a meeting, the store, anything just to get out of the house, read more...

  • Ready for Change

    Blog Entry

    Wow, how the weather has changed in just a short 24 hours. We had been enjoying decent spring-like weather, sunny, highs in the 60s, the trees starting to bud, the grass turning a vibrant green, and it read more...

  • Waiting Is Making Us Impatient!

    Blog Entry

    It is that time of year between holidays, seasons, and events that makes us all impatient. What do you do with your time between these calendar events and those of your family’s schedule? We wait—wait read more...

  • Blog Entry

    There were so many challenges and obstacles this past year; however, we set our sights on finishing 2020 together and are truly blessed to have been able to do so. We quietly rang in the New Year with read more...

  • Blog Entry

    Tis the season! Hard to believe we are rounding the corner, and this year is about to end—relief? We hope! It has certainly been a trying year and one we will not forget. We, like so many, have experienced read more...

  • November President's Letter

    Blog Entry

    This past weekend as we set the clocks back for daylight savings, we shifted how light will move through our days. Suddenly night is setting in much earlier and winter feels like it’s right around the read more...

  • Finding Time to Celebrate Along the Way

    Blog Entry

    The season has started to change here in Cleveland; the trees are turning vibrant reds and oranges, temperatures are dipping low, and it is becoming chilly. It is a reminder to all of us that time moves read more...

  • Creating Meaningful Connections

    Blog Entry

    It is hard to believe that fall is already upon us and kids are headed back to school whether in person, hybrid, or online. Families are challenged with the added stress of working from home or at the read more...

  • Exciting Things to Come for IDUG

    Blog Entry

    This year has been increasingly challenging to manage as we continue to deal with the effects of COVID-19 and the ramifications it has had on all of us personally and professionally. Many have been dealing read more...