|President Diane Wetherington, CPPB, FCCM-City of Orlando-Purchasing Agent III|
Welcome to the new FAPPO year!!!! I am honored and excited to serve as FAPPO’s 2016/2017 President. It’s going to be a very exciting year of educational and networking opportunities! We are already hard at work planning a great FALL Workshop in Sarasota scheduled for November 4, 2016. Details will be coming soon! Plans for the 2017 50th Annual FAPPO Conference and Trade Show, “Personal and Professional Excellence”, are underway with some exciting keynote speakers. It takes an enormous amount of work all year long, to put together the Fall Workshop and the Annual Conference. None of it would be possible without all of the volunteers that give their time to assist in the planning. I want to thank all those who have volunteered to be on committees for our 2016-2017 FAPPO year. Your hard work and dedication are a testament to what this organization is all about. If you haven’t already done so, it’s time to renew your membership. You can process your payment via credit card directly through our website or you have the ability to download and print the membership form if you are paying via check. If you have any questions or comments, please contact any one of the officers! I look forward to seeing you at either the Fall Workshop or Annual Conference, or both!!
FAPPO is accepting proposals for presentations for the 2016 Fall Workshop to be delivered to the general membership on Friday, November 4, 2016. The deadline to submit proposals, bio and summary is August 10, 2016.
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The 2016 membership Guide is now available.