President's Message

My dear fellow IMA colleagues,

I would like to thank all members and their guests for making our August 25th  Captain’s game and picnic buffet a successful event.   It was truly wonderful to connect with everyone who was able to attend!

Similarly, I wanted to let our members know that in addition to our traditional monthly social and or technical meetings,  we have decided to try monthly “Meet & Greet” events for members and their guests for the months of August, September, and October.  Those individuals who attend will be entered into a drawing to receive a $50.00 gift card.

Please consider attending one of the upcoming “Meet & Greet” events, on Thursday, September 15th  at the new Beachwood Food Truck Park or on  Thursday, October 20th at the Winking Lizard Tavern in Mayfield Heights. 

If the member turnout is appropriate during these three events being held, then our chapter will continue holding these meet & greet events in subsequent months.

Likewise, I would like to remind our members that on the evening of Wednesday, September 21st, our chapter is holding “A Night at the Races” at MGM Northfield Park for members and their guests.  This event will include a technical meeting on the day-to-day operations of the MGM Northfield Park.

Furthermore, on the evening of Saturday, October 8th, our chapter is volunteering for “Halloween Drive-Thru” at The Lake Metroparks Farmpark. There are opportunities to dress up in costumes and other positions to help this event function. The chapter will provide volunteers with Fall themed snacks.

Registration for all these events is, or will be, available on our Chapter’s website. 

We are looking forward to seeing you at our next member event!

As always, please feel free to contact me or my colleagues from the Board of the Cleveland East Chapter.  email:

We would love to hear your ideas, suggestions or if you would like to participate in the chapter’s activities.

Kind regards,

Dennis Rarick, CMA, CPA

President - Cleveland East Chapter of the IMA - 2022 to 2023