|President Fatima F Calkins, CPPO, CPPB, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, Sr. Purchasing Agent|
As the 2017-2018 President, I am honored and excited to have the opportunity to continue building on the great foundation we have! We have a lot to be proud of! Over the last year, we continued to experience record growth, maintaining membership at over 1,000 members.
Over the next year, your FAPPO Board will focus on engaging our membership, offering more educational classes and networking opportunities that are more strategic in nature and more reflective of what our membership has requested. We will continue to expand our member services and advocate for our profession.
We are already planning the Fall Workshop in Pompano Beach scheduled for October 27, 2017. Details will be coming soon! Plans for the 2018 51st Annual FAPPO Conference and Trade Show, “The Power of Performance”, are underway with some exciting keynote speakers.
Lastly, I wanted to say thank you to the members who have volunteered to be on committees for our 2017-2018 FAPPO year. For all members, there are plenty of ways to become involved, if you are interested in volunteering, feel free to contact me. If you are a new member, make sure to introduce yourself to me, other officers or board members. We want to make sure you are welcomed and included. This journey cannot be made alone as leaders, but it is through your support and encouragements that we shall continue to have FAPPO be a First Class Organization, and an Organization that its members are proud to be a part of.
Thank you for your continued support and I look forward to working on your behalf!
FAPPO is accepting proposals for presentations for the 2017 Fall Workshop to be delivered to the general membership on Friday, October 27, 2017. The deadline to submit proposals, bio and summary is August 16, 2017.
For those who attended the FAPPO 2017 Conference Special Event and Presidential Banquet, photos from the photographer are available at SmugMug www.mikekit.com Folder: FAPPO 2017 Password: 20fappo17 or Dropbox https://www.dropbox.com/sh/e0nv0d3kfc9kvf8/AAC_xTlR4qf7msRI1q_dn3qaa?dl=0
Good News from your FAPPO Professional Development Committee on Board approved revisions to the College Education Reimbursement (CER) and Scholarship Programs.
The 2016 membership Guide is now available.