1. How did I know about IMA?
That is quite a long story and I’ll try to make it as short as possible. I was working in Germany and member of a German association. One evening, a member of EAPS (European Association of Professional Secretaries) presented the association during a conference and I thought…” that’s what I need!” I joined immediately. That was in 1988! In the same year I attended my first AGM in Turku (Finland).
When I moved to Madrid in 1997, Spain had a local group, small, although more-or-less active. But then, for reasons I don’t know, the committee had internal problems and the group, all of a sudden, disappeared. I joined EAPS Germany again as a “distant” member. During a conference I met Glòria and we decided that the Spanish group, by then called EUMA (European Management Assistants) should “rise from the dead”, and that’s what we did…successfully!