It is hard to believe that we are approaching the end of 2021. This was the year of transition and recovery from a very challenging 2020. Despite the uncertainty surrounding face to face events, PAPPA hosted 6 in person shows in 2021. Two of these shows, were in areas that PAPPA never previously held an event—Scranton and Allentown. Distributor attendees appreciated the engagement at both events and many requested that we return in 2022.
To accommodate our members who prefer to engage virtually, PAPPA hosted 16 coffee talks, 6 Fire Side Chats and 1 new product Showcase. And, in collaboration with our northeast regional partners, we offered 26 webinars. In March we conducted our first, month long education seminar offering topics that were resonating and trending with our membership. These sessions were well attended and positively received. As such, we will be hosting another month-long education program in 2022!
In 2022 we will celebrate PAPPA’s 50th Anniversary. Many of our scheduled events will emphasize this milestone. I look forward to celebrating with all of you throughout next year.
In closing, it has truly been my honor to serve as your 2021 President. I thank our membership for your continued support and partnership; thank you to our Executive Director Patti Ward and the entire PAPPA Board for their support and hard work this past year. So much was accomplished, but there is still much more to be done. Staci Whittington will serve as your incoming 2022 President. Please join me in congratulating and welcoming her to her new role.
I wish everyone a Happy and Healthy Holiday season and Happy New Year.
Mark Colfer, PAPPA President