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Nov / Dec 2016



Meet us!

Carol Gauger, MAS
Member Engagement
& Regional Relations

Melissa Weber
Regional Programs Manager

Valerie Schenewerk
Regional Relations

Seth Barnett (small)
Seth Barnett
Diversity Development
and Engagement

Lisa Beck
Lisa Beck
Member Engagement
Programs Manager

Christina Sanders
Christina Sanders
Volunteer Engagement & Recognition

Regional Update                            Volume 2016 Issue 5

LDW Review

LDW 2016 Sponsors
This Year's LDW
Read what folks had to say about the 2016 Workshop.
Watch our 2016 participants enjoying the various activities.
Access speaker presentations .

PPAI RAC Volunteers of the Year Honored
During the Opening Night Dinner on Tuesday, Ted Dennison, MAS (HPPA) and George Jackson (TRASA) were presented with the PPAI RAC Volunteer of the Year.  This annual award is given to regional association members who have demonstrated an outstanding level of volunteerism and leadership and made significant and measurable contributions to a regional association.

RVOTY 2016
Ted Dennison, MAS  and George Jackson (center)
and their nominators  (left) HPPA ED Dave DeGreeff
and (right) TRASA ED Patti Ward

Donna Hall Memorial Grant
Also during the Tuesday night Opening Dinner, SAAGNY Executive Director Jonathan Riegel, MAS, received the Donna Hall Memorial Grant which provides up to $1,500 to regional Executive Directors to attend education conferences and events.

Donna Hall Memorial Grant 2016
SAAGNY ED Jonathan Riegel, MAS (center)

New RAC Strategic Plan
To Be Developed at Expo

RAC Board members will meet all day Sunday, January 8, to review RAC's accomplishments and write a new strategic plan. Michael Woody will facilitate the discussions regarding RAC's 2017-2019 goals and ways to align with the new PPAI strategic plan recently approved  by the PPAI Board.
2017 Regional Engagement Program
Details Coming Soon

The Regional Relations team is finalizing the 2017 Regional Engagement Program which will be rolled out in the next few weeks. Once again, regional associations will be able to earn up to $2,500 in engagement dollars by fully participating in all facets of the pro­gram including membership, professional development, bench­marking and hosting a facilitated Board session.
Another Head Shot Opportunity
Every Day at Expo

If you did not attend LDW, or didn't get a head shot taken while there, PPAI will be offering complimentary head shots at The PPAI Expo. Photo sessions will be available at various times beginning Sunday afternoon, January 8, through Thursday afternoon, January 12. A registration link will be sent out closer to Expo.
Regional Affiliate Lounge at Expo
Open More Days, More Hours!

This year, the Regional Affiliate Lounge  will be even more accessible! We've added Sunday and Monday and extended the hours--

  Sunday, January 8

    Noon to 5 pm

  Monday-Wednesday, January 9-11

    8 am to 5 pm

  Thursday, January 12

    8 am to noon


The lounge is the perfect place to take a break, or solidify new relationships, plus it doubles as a business center where you can charge your devices, or access computers and printers.   Download the flyer HERE .
Regional Spotlight
PPAMS Putt-putt Golf Tournament

PPAMS Putt-putt
It's not a big trophy, but bragging rights are tremendous!

"Years ago, PPAMS put on a golf tournament.  But because not everyone can play and it's con­siderably more expensive to play 'real' golf, we were looking for a fun activity that everyone could do. Putt-putt is for everyone and by piggy-backing the putt-putt event with a tradeshow in town, we attract suppliers who wouldn't normally be here."  Read more by PPAMS Executive Director Mark Farrar HERE how this event is a great team-building and net­working event for  PPAMS members.
Have a great idea, story, or picture?  Compliments?  Comments?  Send to Newsletter Editor Valerie Schenewerk.