A Letter From The Chapter President

Dear Members of the PA East Chapter of the ASID,
First of all, I want to thank Christine DeHart (President, 2016-17) and the Board of Directors for all of their efforts in engaging our membership and promoting the profession of Interior Design.
As your new President, I have the honor to be working with a dedicated and enthusiastic Board of Directors. We have been busy planning an exciting year and look forward to your participation. As we continue to establish ourselves as a leading voice for our industry, we call on you to get involved, volunteer and support the Chapter. This Chapter belongs to you! Help us keep it strong.
Our Chapter has a fantastic group of chapter sponsors and industry partners. Without their support, we would not be able to provide the services and events that are so important to our community. I want to take this opportunity to sincerely thank our sponsors and industry partners for their continued support. I look forward to discussing the 2017-18 Sponsorship Program with you and the ways that our Chapter can optimize your visibility to our members.
As a Chapter, it is important to encourage and provide mentorship to our students and emerging professionals. These members will become future leaders in our industry and Chapter. One of my key goals is to ensure that the programs that we offer are engaging, relevant and support their needs.
A strong industry relies on advocacy for our profession. I encourage our members to learn more about our Government Affairs initiatives. We look forward to participating in One Voice on the Hill in Washington, and Interior Design Day at the Capitol in Harrisburg.
As Interior Designers, we appreciate the importance of continuing to expand our knowledge. The Chapter is pleased to offer IDCEC approved CEU’s to help you stay current and informed. Keep a look out for more information about our CEU programs in our Chapter newsletter – Eye on the Chapter.
2018 marks the 5th Interior Design Awards (IDAs). The IDAs provide well deserved recognition to our Interior Design community. The talent in our region is unsurpassed – LET’S CELEBRATE IT! The IDA competition will run from October 20, 2017 until February 2, 2018. The IDA Gala will be held at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel on Friday, April 20, 2018. Mark your calendars and make sure to attend this fantastic event!
I ask you to embrace these three words as a reminder of the importance that you and our profession have on the human experience.
I am honored to be your new President and look forward to seeing you soon!
Dean Prokopowich, ASID