If you missed the IDAL Convention last month, new President Lyna Farkas and Vice President Rebecca Slaton entertained a Q&A session in order to address concerns about the future of IDAL. To keep the conversation going IDAL leadership has set up a FaceBook group, "Build a Better IDAL" in the effort to receive continual feedback from IDAL members. Click here to go to the BABI/IDAL FaceBook group page. Click the "Join" button and you will receive an email for your participation.
This year IDAL is in the process of becoming a trade organization. It is a fact that decorative artisans have a real part in the building industry, and IDAL needs to reflect this so that members can grow their businesses.
And so we have a new Mission Statement:
The International Decorative Artisans League (IDAL) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to building a strong community for muralists, faux finishers, stencilers and artisans in related areas of decorative finishing through education, advocacy and recognition of industry excellence.
Other news: Linda Banning is creating our new membership platform and website- which will be up and running by the end of December. We will have our strategic plan posted there.