On 10 January 2009, members of the IPDA, the Iranian APO alumni body, held a general assembly at the Iran Management Development Institute. Chairman of the Board of Directors Dr. Ghassem Ansari Ranani delivered the welcoming address. Dr. Daryoush Rowshan reported details of association activities and future plans for training, while Mr. Hushyar Faghihi delivered the IDPA inspectors’ report. The major agenda items were changes in the articles of association to increase membership fees and a relaxation of the criteria for membership. The meeting ended with elections to seven key positions on the board of directors. Those voting elected Dr. Rowshan as managing director, Dr. Mahmood Ghanizadeh as chairman of the board of directors, Dr. Mohamdi as deputy chairman of the board of directors, and Mr. Faghihi as an inspector.