February 2015

February 2015 President’s Letter

ICF-Long Island Chapter

The days are getting longer and, hopefully, the weather will be getting milder soon.  Buy flowers for your home and office and think warm thoughts.  Last month I spoke about our new relationship with the International Coach Federation global office.  Now I’d like to speak about the first of the new benefits and changes that are happening.  

We have heard your request for lower fees for our monthly meetings.  While we wanted to provide lower meeting fees, your board also wanted to provide a light dinner.  We developed and approved the following new monthly meeting fees beginning with our March meeting.

Voting and Associate Members will pay an Early Bird Monthly Meeting Fee of $20.   and a Regular Fee of $30.  In order to obtain the benefit of an Early Bird Fee, the $20 must be paid either through Pay Pal or by check to the Treasurer, Barbara Kessler by the Sunday night before the meeting date.

Voting and Associate Members who pay late (after the Sunday night before the meeting date) will pay $30.

Affiliates (ICF Global Members who have not paid the chapter activity fee) will pay $35.


Nonmembers will continue to pay $45.

We will provide a light dinner of sandwiches and salad plus dessert, water, coffee and tea; however, in order to lower the meeting fees, we will not be able to provide hot entrees.

So that you better understand the new levels of participation in the ICF-Long Island chapter that was previously called the Long Island Coaching Alliance, they are outlined below.

          Members – voting members who are ICF Global members and who have paid the activity for the ICF-Long Island chapter events.

          Associates – those who have paid the ICF-Long Island chapter activity fee only

          Affiliates – those who are ICF Global members only and who have not paid the ICF-Long Island chapter activity fee

          Nonmembers – those who are free to attend our mnthly meetings and pay an increased fee but are entitled to no other benefits

We hope you are pleased with the new meeting fees, the quality of education we are providing, and the direction that your chapter is taking.  Next month I will outline more of the changes that are being implemented.

Maribeth Kraus, President, ICF-Long Island Chapter

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