“The rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated.” ~Mark Twain
The Council may be closed, but I am still alive and kicking.
Let me introduce you to my new enterprise: Interior Design Protection Consulting.
In this new capacity, I will be working exclusively with groups – not individual designers – to protect design freedom.
These changes were necessary and are more of a restructuring than an ending. The old model of trying to solicit individual memberships to fund the corporation along with all the administration of a nonprofit were too burdensome for one person and taking much too much time away from what I do best – fighting anti-competitive regulations.
I am reenergized and enthusiastic about continuing to fight for design freedom!
You can – and need to – continue to take part in the process to protect your right to earn an honest living. You can still have access to information and assistance in keeping your state regulation-free.
If you were previously a member of IDPC and have a group that would like to work with me, please contact me at pmorrow.IDPC@gmail.com for more information.
On July 20th ASID sent out a press release stating they had withdrawn from the Board of Directors of CCIDC (California Council for Interior Design Certification). They have been at odds with CCIDC ever since California codified the IDEX exam as the qualifier for their private, voluntary Certified Interior Design process, leaving ASID’s precious-but-unpopular NCIDQ out in the cold.
What is so amusing is, how can one leave when one never joined? CCIDC was formed by the hard work and donations of many “individual” Californians (and a few corporations), some of which were ASID members at the time, which is why there was a designated seat for ASID on the CCIDC Board, just like all the other associations whose individual members donated time and money as well. (more…)
President’s letter just more unsubstantiated rhetoric
The president of the TN chapter of ASID recently sent a letter to their members which consisted of nothing more than name-calling, speculation and erroneous information in an attempt to scare them into supporting their restrictive practice act.
Among their absurd claims are:
- The design community is reporting lower 1st quarter profits because architectural firms do not specify in-state providers. What a ludicrous and unsubstantiated statement! Profits are down for nearly everyone due to the abysmal economic conditions. Where’s the data, statistics or empirical evidence to back up their “theory?” Answer: there are none. (more…)
Mass. H2999 will impact your FUTURE!
This “bidding bill” has passed all House Committees and the full House floor, and has now been referred to the Senate Committee on Ways and Means.
How did this happen?
Click here to read the newsflash with details and how you can help: http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs060/1102107213116/archive/1103570747418.html
ACT NOW to protect your rights and livelihood!
Patti Morrow, IDPC