Posted November 9, 2017 in Membership
By Larry Kirlin, President
In keeping with my goals for 2017-2018, our committees are off to a strong start. I’ve met with each of our cornerstone committee chairs to discuss their individual goals and make sure we don’t lose any momentum.
Here is a glimpse of what is going on around the association:
50th Anniversary Conference
Mark Manchester already has the wheels in motion for our 50th Anniversary conference in Sacramento. His committee is working with Andy Estin and the Historical committee to create an unforgettable event. Mark your calendars now (October 5-7, 2018) and be sure to invite your family.
Andrew Gowing and the Continuing Education committee are gearing up for a full season of CCPS classes. The course materials will undergo a full review after the new laws go into effect on January 1st. Keep your eye on the Events page on the website to locate a class near you.
Chad Barger is starting his rookie year as the Legislative Chair. His committee already met to formulate their agenda for the 2018 season.
Tom Alkema is leading a sub-committee specific to the Photocopy industry. Without letting the cat out of the bag I’ll tell you that we have some great stuff brewing for next year.
Kristian Pujol and the Membership committee have the wheels in motion for the most important membership drive since CAPPS became CALSPro. Not only do they have to educate our existing members on the benefits of the new membership categories, they are going to need to add at least 30 new members to our ranks.
Area Governor Program
Robert Porambo recently reestablished the long lost Area Governor program. He gave his governors specific goals including direct contact with each member and regional social events. We are going back to the formula that made the association into the family it is today.
2017 Annual Conference Update
Last but not least I wanted to be the first to pass along some great news about our 2017 Annual Conference. Thanks to hard work and a sharp pencil, Ken Hastings and his committee were able to generate a profit on the conference for the first time in many years. Thank you Ken for keeping your eye on the bottom line while organizing the best conference in recent memory.