Subject: New IAGR Website and Member Portal Launched

IAGR is continuing its evolution as an independent association. An important next step in this effort is the introduction of a new and improved website that leverages the latest in technologies to keep members up-to-date on regulatory happenings around the world.

The new website, which is being unveiled simultaneously with the issuance of the Member newsletter this week, is available at .  Click HERE to view the August edition of the IAGR newsletter.

Among the features you can enjoy are the following:

· A dynamic design
· Integration with Twitter
· Blogging
· Video Podcasts
· Subscription to the IAGR Newsletter and other features
· A to-be-developed IAGR Library
· Pictures

In addition to the new website, IAGR is introducing a new Member’s Only Portal. You can access the new portal through the website.  The new portal works as a project management tool. The platform is called Basecamp and its aim is to make it easy to handle planning, deadlines, communication and all other aspects of project development.

Some of the core features are:

· Write boards
· Messages to Members
· Project Milestones and e-mail notifications
· To-do-lists with e-mail notifications
· The ability to chat on secure and dedicated chatting forums on your android/iphone
· And much more…

Once available, current members of IAGR will automatically receive a login and password to Basecamp. Watch for an email from Secretariat Mariah Echele that will contain instructions on how to log in and begin using Basecamp. 

We hope that each of you visits the new website and, most importantly, takes advantage of the new Member Portal in order to connect with fellow regulators around the world. 

Please share any feedback about either resource with me or any Trustee member.

Susan Hensel
IAGR President