Restructure: Team USA
Team USA Wants Your Input
The future of CODA as an organization is in your hands and we want to hear from you!
CODA International Today:
We have a survey for your input:
The survey below closes on 1 April 2024 at 11:59 PM EST.
CODA USA Survey Link
Greetings from TEAM USA!
In 2022, the CODA membership voted to create 2 organizations, CODA USA and a CODA International entity.
The immediate focus was creating a questionnaire to be discussed face-to-face at the Region 5 Retreat held in Las Vegas, Nevada, a year ago in January 2023. 2023 Board members Abby Long and Trudy Schafer conducted the session with more than 50 people in attendance. Soon after a call was put out recruiting volunteers to help with the transition process. A committee was formed with volunteer members, and a plan was outlined.
WHO IS INVOLVED?
The members of the committee are Monique Clark (California), Laureen Newman Feldhorn (California), Mandie Frye (Washington), Caroline Preston-Bass (Nevada), Chuck Reineck (Nevada), Dennis Joyce (New Jersey), Jaymes Pomare (District of Columbia), and Diane Hazel Jones (Indiana). Our board liaisons are Trudy Schafer, Vice President; and Cathy Covey, Region 3 Representative.
Our charge as a committee is to:
In addition, the committee has conducted additional face-to-face feedback sessions in Korea (June 2023) and at the CODAMidwest Retreat (October 2023). The committee then created a survey in order to reach as many people as possible. Once created, we scheduled four 2-hour Zoom sessions on 12 & 20 January and 9 & 24 February. During those sessions, time was given to review the survey questions and share feedback. At the end of each session, participants were encouraged to complete the survey. These Zoom dates and links were sent to the membership and advertised on several Coda-related Facebook pages. Each Zoom session has had approximately 25 participants.
We will add an additional Zoom session in March on a weekday in the evening. Look for the date to be announced soon. An email is sent out the Monday prior and on the same morning of the session.
Once we compile all the data from the Survey, our committee will be categorizing and compiling our recommendations. The goal is to have our recommendations prepared by the end of May/early June 2024.
In addition to TEAM USA’s work, we had our first meeting with TEAM Global’s Leader, David Gibson (Australia).
A quarterly report on TEAM USA’s activities can be found in the CODA Connection Newsletter.
Want more information, want to be involved, or have ideas? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition, please visit our website at https://www.coda-international.org for more information about our work in this transition.
Sincerely, your CODA USA Team; Diane Hazel Jones, Caroline Preston Bass, Laureen Newman Feldhorn, Chuck Reineck, Monique Clark, Dennis Joyce, and James Pomare