It was last year in July that the SUTA family got together in Ottawa, and celebrated all its achievements. We were also honored to have the 2012 Reunion held jointly with Shiraz University Association (SUA). In this short report I would like first to thank all people who were involved in our 2012 Reunion in Ottawa, as guests, speakers, organizers or volunteers, weather they were SUTA, or SUA affiliate, or none. It was a great pleasure to be with you!
Now, one year has passed and the Reunion Committee has started the planning for the 2014 reunion; you will soon receive a survey on what you like to see in the 2014, and most importantly members would be asked where they want it to be held. A call for nomination to all chapters would also follow, so that we can select the city where to hold the 2014 reunion. The biannual reunions have been a unique tradition in SUTA, and to many, the pinnacle of our activities.
That being said, it is not the only SUTA activity: we have several active chapters all around the world. Some have weekly, some monthly, some bimonthly, and some quarterly events. We believe in the importance of the chapters, as they are close to where our members are. The Chapters Committee has worked hard in stimulating the dormant chapters, and I am pleased to report that within the past few months, a new chapter in Washington DC has been established, and we are about to establish a new one in Montreal.
Our Awards Committee, Membership Committee, and Bylaws Review Committee are also active now and you will soon hear from them. Our Communications Committee has already published its first newsletter in a new format, and with excellent contents, and a call for articles for the 2nd newsletter has been made already.
To make it short, SUTA is active, and wants you, its members, to feel that we are a community and that we can achieve great targets, if we work together.