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Peggy Walsh Craig with Recognition Chair Dale Pierson
IPPS Awards Announced:  
Peggy Walsh Craig & Mark Brand Honored
We are pleased to announce that Peggy Walsh Craig received the Region's top honor, the Award of Merit and Dr. Mark Brand was named a Fellow of the IPPS Eastern Region at our conference in Newark, Delaware this week. You can read more about Peggy HERE and about Mark  HERE .  Congratulations to both of these worthy award recipients!    

Scholarship Coordinator Shelby French with student Timothy Rice
Eastern Region Foundation Makes Its First Move!

The IPPS-Eastern Region Foundation has reached its initial goal of $250,000 and in September 2018 made its first pay outs, $2,500 in total.   Five students received $500 each towards their expenses in attending the IPPS-ER Conference in Delaware. Brandon Miller, Cornell University; Timothy Rice, University of Missouri; and Branden Aasman, Madison Kolar, and Doug Taylor of Niagara College received their checks during the conference.  Read more HERE.

2018 Top Recruiter Alan Jones with Membership Chair Shelby French
Top Recruiter 2018:   Alan Jones!

Alan Jones received the coveted flashy "Top Recruiter" ribbon at the Newark conference as the winner of the 2018 IPPS-ER Top Recruiter competition! Alan, President of Manor View Farm in Monkton, Maryland also received a free year of membership for bringing in the most new members.  

The 2019 Top Recruiter program has begun!  Whoever recruits the most NEW paying members between Sept. 26, 2018 and Oct. 1, 2019 will  receive a FREE membership  for 2020 AND get to sport a flashy name tag ribbon at the 2019 conference.  Sorry, student memberships don't count as they don't pay dues.  Send new members HERE to join.    
The 2019 Eastern Region Annual Conference will be in Madison, Wisconsin 
Save the Dates: October 16-19, 2019
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