We report monthly to the IIA headquarters regarding our service to members, service to the profession and chapter administration. Service to members is through education and our chapter has always been a leader in this arena. Our goal is to provide high quality continuing education with national or internationally known seminar leaders in both technical and non-technical subject areas. At times due to scheduling it’s hard to bring in a speaker with the credentials we require and if they are really good, seminar engagements are booked out 5 to 6 months in advance and are expensive. Typical fees run from $2,000 to $3,500 per day plus travel expenses. When we host a seminar there’s a lot of anxiety within our Board members as to whether or not we’ll show a modest profit or a huge loss. Typically the profit we accrue goes to fund our 3 networking events, student scholarships, and limited administrative costs. We price our seminars to break even and always hope for the best. Sometimes it doesn’t work out for us but we’re a nonprofit with a specific mission.