November 2019 Newsletter Print

President's Report

As the colors of fall abound and nature is decorating for autumn, the foliage show leads the way to celebrating our aspiration to lead. In November we have the opportunity to nominate and select 2020 executive board members.

Leading the way, being a leadership role model has many traits. For instance, being dependable, kind, hard-working, willing to step up and take the lead, yet quiet and unassuming at the same time. As Robin Smith Salzman said “Leadership is having the ability to make those around you be the very best that they can be” including being a great listener who truly cares about others, in addition, to giving back to the community.

Next week we look forward to 2020 Executive Board elections. The 2020 elected board will work along side the existing board members and will assume those positions after the culmination of the Showhouse Event. We will be voting for President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Melissa Lee, nominating chair is reaching out to the membership for potential candidates to be part of the pulse of our organization. If you would like to volunteer for a Board position, or nominate someone else, please get in touch with Melissa at [email protected]. Note: you MUST have the permission of your nominee.

The IDSCLT 2020 Designer Charity Showhouse promises many opportunities. One such opportunity is to lead from the front and from behind. By volunteering to be part of the Showhouse team, you can chair a committee or volunteer to be a committee member. If you are interested in joining in the fun, feel free to contact me at audreyclaws[email protected].

November is also the time of year we express gratitude for all that we have been given, the freedoms we enjoy, and the loved ones who enrich our lives. Appreciate all that you have. Be present in all things and thankful for all things. In this spirit, I am thankful to all of you for your continued support of our organization.

Best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving,

Respectfully Yours,

Audrey Clawson

Charlotte Chapter President

IDS Professional


“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” — John F. Kennedy

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Lunch and Learn

You are warmly welcomed to join us for a Lunch and Learn event highlighting color trends.

WHERE: Summer Classics Home, Raleigh location (6135 Six Forks Road)
WHEN: Wednesday, November 13
TIME: 11am to 1:30pm

Design Panel: 11-12
Brunch: 12-12:30
CEU Presentation: 12:30-1:30 (1 credit)

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Elevate Webinar

Your Business in Words: An Elevator Pitch that Sells YOU

  • Identify the unique characteristics that make you and your business memorable.
  • Stand out from the “competition” by delivering an amazing introduction.
  • Learn to network for business prospects without being salesy.


Date: November 7, 2019

Time: 12 PM - 1 PM EST

Duration: 1 hourPresenter: Nancy Ganzekaufer

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December Christmas Party!


December 10, 2019
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Queen City Audio Video and Appliance
2430 Queen City Dr
Charlotte, NC 28208

IDS Members only please.

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Board Members

President: Audrey Clawson  203-915-8338 [email protected]  

Vice-President: Jennifer Haahs 704-200-7623 [email protected]  

Secretary: Kyle Ray 704-968-6110 [email protected]

Treasurer: Ruth McKinney 704-425-0114 [email protected]   

Trade Liason: Carol Schuster 704-614-6676 [email protected] 

Social Media Liason: Britney Spear 704-774-9911[email protected]

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Trade Members

We always appreciate our wonderful trade members!

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