Member Survey Aimed to Enhance Experience & Value Completed
Also thanks to all of you that recently completed the member survey about IHRSA's publications and products so we can evaluate and have some feedback on what your interests lie in and where you perceive value to be. Thanks also to ClubIntel, one of the great industry consulting groups, that donated their time and their expertise to help collect this information. IHRSA greatly appreciates that.
IHRSA Headlight Teams Developed to Reimagine IHRSA & the Industry
I mentioned several times that I've developed headlight teams here at IHRSA, and the headlight team basically consists of at least one board member, at least one IHRSA staff member, and then a collection of industry experts that have knowledge in a particular area. And their task, essentially, is to explore, evaluate, and then come back to myself and the IHRSA team, including the staff and board of directors, with recommendations and advice on how we might modify all these different aspects of your association as we go forward. And these are about finance. It's about technology. It's about publications. It's about the IHRSA Foundation. It's about the ILC, now renamed to the National Health & Fitness Alliance.
So anyway, there's a dozen of those teams working really hard to make sure that we have the best information possible, and the best guidelines to sort of reimagine the industry, as I've said numerous times.
One of those is a taskforce that has been commissioned to actually look at a safe mark for clubs that would established those clubs that are willing to come in and place their support toward maintaining a safe environment, not only by IHRSA standards, but also by CDC standards, and also the local ordinances and recommendations depending on where they are geographically.
Supplier Town Hall Meeting
Another outcome of these headlight teams that was formed around getting the information back on relationships we have with suppliers is that we're now going to be launching … next week, many of you will be getting invitations, if you're a supplier, about a State of IHRSA Town Hall meeting, where we're going to answer a lot of your questions. I'm going to give a little bit of information about what's going on here at IHRSA, and then we're going to let each of you in the audience, you know, formulate questions, and I'll try and answer for you as well. That's something that was asked for and we want to deliver that as soon as possible.
Medical, Science, and Health Advisory Council Update
I also mentioned last week that we're in the process of formulating a Medical, Science, and Health Advisory Council. That's underway, invitations and recruitment is going on as we speak. This is going to be an outstanding group. And I look forward to sharing the people that are on them with you very soon.
The Health & Fitness Recovery Act of 2020 (H.R. 8485) Update
Another bit of good news, the Health Relief Act 2020 bill has been getting great support thanks to all of you that have already participated. So far, there's already been over 3,000 individuals that have taken action and there's been almost 10,000 letters sent to Congress on our behalf. Again, to get some relief for our industry, which has been battered so heavily by the pandemic.