AIGA100 Dinner: Celebrating the Past with an Eye to the Future

Written by
Elysia Syriac
June 8, 2014

It’s a rare occa­sion when past pres­i­dents and found­ing mem­bers of AIGA Colorado get together. Many pass each other at events, or offer up a toast at the Fellows Gala, but rarely do they gather to share the expe­ri­ence of grow­ing a chapter.

On an evening in May 2014, AIGA Colorado hosted a din­ner at the home of chap­ter founder, Bob Morehouse, to allow these lead­ers to rem­i­nisce and share their AIGA expe­ri­ences over past 25 years. Attendees swapped lead­er­ship retreat sto­ries and anti­dotes from their time spent on the Board. It was a time to reflect how each indi­vid­ual has shaped the chap­ter and rec­og­nize the impor­tance of their contributions.

The evening focused on recon­nect­ing the orig­i­nal lead­ers to their com­mu­nity and the new lead­ers of today. Together they have shaped our cre­ative com­mu­nity and ele­vated the con­ver­sa­tion on design. With the national cel­e­bra­tion of AIGA’s 100th anniver­sary and our Chapter’s 25th anniver­sary mark­ing our 2014 – 2105 sea­son, the tim­ing was per­fect to rekin­dle these rela­tion­ships to help ensure AIGA Colorado’s suc­cess into the future.

Present: Stu Alden, Eric Baird, Charles Carpenter, Tom Ema, Rick Griffith, Clare Kelly, John Kjos, Clyde Mason, Bob Morehouse, Mindy Nies, Michael Signorella, Elysia Syriac, Amy Siegel, Helen Young.

Stu Alden & Claire Kelly

Stu Alden & Claire Kelly

AIGA CO founding members

AIGA CO found­ing members

Charles Carpenter, Elysia Syriac & Helen Young

Charles Carpenter, Elysia Syriac & Helen Young

AIGA CO former presidents

AIGA CO for­mer pres­i­dents + cur­rent prez

Rick Griffith & Charles Carpenter

Rick Griffith & Charles Carpenter

Stu Alden, Bob Morehouse, John Kjos

Stu Alden, Bob Morehouse & John Kjos


Thank you to Marian Halliday, Felix Sanchez and Amy Malanga for cre­at­ing and pho­tograph­ing the event. Thank you to Stu Alden and Ink Lounge for cre­at­ing the 25th anniver­sary poster keepsake.

Design Diary no. 79

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