Fancy hats, fancier outfits, jockey silks and silkier bourbon.
Combine this with quality meetings and you get an unforgettable
2018 Region 5 Spring Forum. Chapter 25 Kentucky, the host of this
Forum, wanted the event to be memorable, fun, unique and contain
plenty of time to address critical business. This Region Forum
certainly met all of those goals.
BY WAYNE H. KIMBEL
Off to the Races!
2018 Region 5 Spring Forum
Held on April 27th to April 28th, the Region
Forum overlapped with the opening day of
Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby.
The Downs kicked off its spring racing meet
with a Downs After Dark event on April 28th
and what could be better timing for a Region
5 Forum? Chapter 25 reserved a special room
in the Jockey Club area of the Downs, which
provided a comfortable setting with strategic
access to the betting window and the mezzanine
viewing area near the finish line. The venue was
located directly above a gala fundraising event
held for a local arts organization spearheaded
by Louisville native, Jennifer Lawrence. The
movers and shakers were certainly there that
There were 90 registrants for this event, which
was the highest attendance ever witnessed
by a Chapter 25 sponsored Forum. Members
and guests came from many miles away to
experience the event (and perhaps some
to escape the cold). We were very pleased
to welcome some of Headquarters staff,
specifically IRWA’s CEO, Mark Rieck and
Manager of Field Operations, Tim Drennan.
We also welcomed Jeff Jones, SR/WA, IRWA’s
Chapter 25 Kentucky hosted an unforgettable Region 5 Spring Forum.