Maintenance Journal

A Publication of the International Maintenance Institute


It has been about 10 years since the International Maintenance Institute (IMI) has had an old fashioned, face-to-face Board of Director’s Meeting.

Past Chairman of the Board, George Harrison (right), and his wife, Thelma.

(L-R) Past Chairman of the Board, John Elder, his wife, Carol; Past President, John D. Roper, and his wife, Bettye.

With the advances in technology in recent years, IMI, like many associations, has used the Internet, E-mail, and other services to keep expenses under control. These included using teleconferencing for its bi-annual Board Meetings. This year, the Northeast Region thought it would be fun to have the fall, International Board Meeting, complete with a social event, in Houston, Texas, the home of the Institute’s Executive Office and the site of one of the largest Chapters in the country.

Sponsored by the Northeast Region, all the IMI’s past officers and their wives, in the area, were invited to attend the dinner social on Friday evening with the current Board, before the Board Meeting on Saturday, October, 22nd.

Vice President George Glass (right) receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from President Gary Goudreau.

Past Officers who attended the social included John Elder, a past Chairman of the Board who stayed active with IMI for many years as the Association’s Legal Council, accompanied by his wife, Carol; George Harrison, a past Chairman of the Board who guided the IMI with a steady hand, accompanied by his wife, Thelma; and John Roper, a past President who, during his tenure, developed a plan for membership growth, accompanied by his wife, Betty. During the evening, IMI President, Gerry Goudreau, presented George Glass with an “IMI Lifetime Achievement Award for his special contributions in Membership Growth and the IMI Expo and Outing Program.” The camaraderie and enthusiasm that bubbled up, with these important people from IMI’s past, stayed with the present Board through Saturday’s Meeting.

The highlights of the Meeting were the passing of some changes to the By-laws made to keep the IMI in line with the times and, more importantly, new ideas were generated to promote membership and the Institute’s Training and Certification Program. The format for this meeting was so successful, that the Board is considering a similar meeting in the near future.

The IMI is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to the progress of maintenance throughout the world. Upcoming events in the Northeast are the Connecticut IMI Maintenance Expo and Outing, June 20, 2011 (Contact: George Glass 860-521-2750), and the Massachusetts IMI/AFE Vendor’s Night, on or about November 2, 2012 (Contact: Pete LaPorte 413-896-3428). Also, ask about our Golf Tournaments.

November – December 2011