President's Message April 2017

We hope you have all been enjoying the first quarter of 2017! The Board of Directors is working hard on some new ideas and events for the rest of the year. We're going to kick off one new opportunity this month, just before our April 10 Member's Meeting. We will meet at 3:00pm to have a "roundtable" discussion and we'd love for you to come! April meeting will discuss marketing- what has worked, what hasn't, what are you struggling with, etc. This is a great chance to follow up on what you've done since hearing Teri Fode in March, as well as a great way to get to know some of your co-members.

We hope you have all ben enjoying the first quarter of 2017!  The Board of Directors is working hard on some new ideas and events for the rest of the year.  We're going to kick off one new opportunity this month, just before our April 10th Member's Meeting.  We will meet at 3:00pm to have a "roundtable" discussion and we'd love for you to come!  April meeting will discuss marketing-what has worked, what hasn't, what you are struggling with, etc.  This is a great chance to follow up on what you've done since hearing Teri Fode in March, as well as a great way to get to know some of your co-members.

Another exciting announcement is a new monthly social event, dubbed Get to Know Your Board, where each board member will be hosting a strictly social get-together at their studio or another location. We want to focus on camaraderie this year among members and the board. The first such event will be at Nate Peterson's studio in New Richmond, WI on Friday, May 5. To make things more convenient and valuable, Nate will also be a TCPPA members only Plus Event earlier that same day. We encourage you to be a part of this new idea.

Now the tricky part… with all the great ideas the board has, we REALLY need help to make them come to life and provide you with additional opportunities and benefits. Please offer some help, even if it’s a small task. Can you write an article for the newsletter? Can you help greet members at the meetings and clean up afterwards? Can you facilitate an upcoming roundtable? Can you plan a TCPPA Plus event? Do you have connections to someone you think would be a great speaker for the organization? Can you make phone calls to potential members?

Anything YOU can do to help the organization is good for everyone. Keeping TCPPA active and growing will allow more opportunities to bring in additional speakers (such as Tim Walden last year) and great print competition judges. We rely on volunteers to keep the organization going. Do you have an extra hour you can spare? Please email me to offer – I would LOVE your help! president@tcppa.org.

Lisa Asp, M. Photog., Cr., CPP

TCPPA President


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