Happy New Year Everyone!
What a great way to start 2015 with a January meeting of sharing activity ideas and resources! Thank you to everyone who participated and to all who attended. It was a lot of fun and we had very positive feedback from membership.
As meeting arrangements and speakers for 2015 are being secured, it seems to be a good time to share the planned meeting structure, in which we strive to incorporate both educational and networking opportunities for our members. The hope is that by communicating this structure plan, members will feel more informed and have better ability to determine how to make the best use of their valuable time when considering attending meetings, either for a full day or half day.
MAPA’s general meeting structure for 2015:
8:30-9:00 Morning Registration and Networking Opportunity
9:00-11:00 Morning Speaker / Educational Presentation
11:00-11:30 General Membership Meeting
11:30 – 12:30 Break for Lunch* – (of member’s choice) Suggestions for lunch options will be communicated at the meeting and networking with colleagues over lunch is encouraged.
*11:30 – 12:20 Board Meeting and Working Lunch
12:30-1:00 Afternoon Registration and Networking Opportunity
1:00-3:00 Afternoon Speaker / Educational Presentation
As always, we appreciate feedback and suggestions from members at any time. Please check out what’s in store for upcoming meetings and we hope to see you in March!
Gina Porter, ACC, ALF, MC