IABC London is fortunate to have the strong support of its members and community, and this support has never been greater than in celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Chapter that we have all built.
To begin our anniversary, we spent the first half of year sharing stories of impact from our engaged members, including many Past Presidents, about the impact that IABC London has had on their careers, and their lives – and the impact that they and our chapter have had on our profession and our community.
Those stories led us into our 40th Anniversary Ruby Jubilee Ruby Jubilee, where we formally commemorated the occasion with more than 150 members of our community. Joined by founding President Diny Dalby and 15 other Past Presidents, the evening highlights included the naming of Dr. Christopher Mackie, Chief Medical Officers and CEO of the Middlesex-London Health Unit as recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Communicator Award and comedian Susan Stewart’s performance that filled the room with laughter.
Following the Ruby Jubilee, the tone of our anniversary shifted towards Inspiration and we engaged students and young professionals to learn about what inspires them and how they hope to create an inspiring future in the field of communications.
We are grateful to each and every person who contributed their time to making our 40th anniversary unforgettable. In particular, thank you to Anna Tavener, our 40th Anniversary Board Liaison, and her volunteers Cassie Dowse and Michelle Paonessa, who brought our vision to life with creative storytelling. Thank you also to Roxanne Beaubien and her committee for planning our Ruby Jubilee as a focal point of our celebrations.
Now, we focus on our attention towards continuing to build a strong Chapter that is committed to supporting our professional development and career growth. With the New Year comes new opportunities including the launch of IABC London’s Mentorship Program and the re-launch of the Virtuoso Awards.
Year 41 will be just as inspiring and impactful as any in the last 40 years. Here’s to our future!