Three clergyman, including Leonard Wymore with the North America Christina Convention, conceive the idea of creating a group for religious conference managers.
Wymore is appointed executive secretary and the Religious Convention Managers Association holds its first annual conference in Louisville, Ky. There were 23 people in attendance.
Organization is incorporated as the Religious Conference Management Association; Dr. DeWayne Woodring appointed to lead the association.
First annual Who's Who In Religious Conference Management is published.
RCMA establishes office with full-time staff in Indiana's Hoosier Dome.
The association creates RCMA Highlights, its own daily newspaper covering events and tutorials during the annual conferences.
The Indiana Society of Association Executives names RCMA “Association of the Year.”
magazine is launched in black and white.
RCMA establishes the first industry scholarship program to help members needing financial assistance to become Certified Meeting Professionals.
The full color Religious Conference Manager magazine debuts, the first periodical dedicated to this professional field.
RCMA expands its world headquarters and services to its ever increasing membership.
Complimentary AD&D insurance is provided to all RCMA members.
RCMA creates its own Web page and e-mail address.
Religious Conference Manager awarded best design in magazines.
RCMA conference has first online registration (pc/nametag).
RCMA begins annual donation of $100,000 to the World Food Program.
DeWayne Woodring receives the Sagamore of the Wabash Award from the governor of Indiana during the 35th Anniversary RCMA World Conference in Louisville, Ky.
RCMA relocates its headquarters from RCA Dome to 7702 Woodland Drive, Suite 120, Indianapolis, Ind.
RCMA board elects Harry Schmidt as executive director following the retirement of Woodring.