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President's Blog

News, thoughts, and information from the President of IDUG

Recent Articles

  • Waiting Is Making Us Impatient!

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    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...

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    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...

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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...

  • Transition

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    As I begin my year as president of IDUG I hope that all members of the IDUG community, their families, friends and co-workers are safe during these difficult times. The North American Conference marks read more...

  • Reflection

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    Reflection June 2020 I hope you, your families, and your friends are staying safe during this time. As I sat down to write this newsletter, I realized that this will be my penultimate newsletter read more...

  • Perseverance

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    Perseverance May 2020 As I write this newsletter, COVID-19 has impacted almost every community in all the countries IDUG volunteers and members call home. I hope you, your families, and your read more...

  • Unprecedented times

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    Unprecedented Times April 2020 Although spring is in the air and the seasons are changing as usual, these are extraordinary times for everyone. Two months ago, IDUG was busy preparing for events read more...

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    March 2020 IDUG started 37 years ago, at a time when the world was not so interconnected. There was no social media, the internet was not yet commercialized, and the mobile phone technology was still read more...