Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Progress and Update of Arizona UPA Chapter

Hello everyone.

I wanted to pass along a note about our growth and progress in chapter formation for the Arizona UPA.

We've had a steady stream of newcomers and signups in the past month both to our distribution list found on our website and for those that have joined the Arizona UPA outright. Thanks to you all for doing so.

For those that have joined the Arizona UPA, just so you know, your membership actually starts the day we officially form the chapter. So if you've joined in November or December of 2008, when we formalize in January 2009, only then does your yearly membership clock start ticking. So don't worry about any fees not being utilized. You're going to get your value and then some.

And that alludes to our status. We've informally completed the chapter bylaws and definitions. Our "transition team" will meet in early January to sign and formalize and then it goes to the national chapter of the UPA. So our goal is to have the first "official" meeting of the Arizona UPA in February 2009. Dates/times/places and agenda will come via this list.

So, in the interim while we are dotting i's and crossing t's, if you have any topics that you'd like to see covered, or have a speaker that would be of interest for our group, please email us and let us know. We'll be setting up the next 3-4 months of meetings in January as well, so let us know what you'd like to learn, hear, see, etc.

It's OUR group. Let's define it in our way, with what we want and build this into a very robust, active organization!

I'll talk with you soon. Have a great holiday season! And pass this along to any friends or colleagues that might be interested.