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Region 5 News, Awards, and Achievements

Monday, October 25, 2010   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Mark Gilfand, Region 5 Vice-President
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Region 5 Concludes Successful Region 5 Conference
Region 5 recently held a very successful Fall Region Conference, Board Meeting, and Leadership Workshop, hosted by the East Central Indiana (ECI) Chapter. There were over 165 attendees and 25 vendors booths, making it the 2nd most successful Region conference in recent years. It was a great educational opportunity for all. Congratulations to ECI Chapter President Jeff Helm, conference organizer Gary Kern, and the entire ECI chapter for a job very well done.

The Capitol Chapter will host the Spring 2011 Region 5 Conference, Thursday May 12 and Friday May 13, 2011 at the Abraham Lincoln Hotel and Conference Center in Springfield, Illinois.

The Northeastern Wisconsin Chapter will host the Fall 2011 Region 5 Conference, Wednesday October 19 and Thursday October 20, 2011 at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin.



Region 5 Congratulates Outstanding Professional Chapters
AITP recently announced the recipients of Chapter Outstanding Performance Award (COPA) for the 2009 calendar year.
- AITP Chicago
- Northeastern Wisconsin
- Southeast Wisconsin
- Twin City

The Chapter Outstanding Performance Award (COPA) was developed to recognize Chapters for their efforts to become a well-rounded, effective group within their industry, local community and professional association. To qualify for COPA, a chapter must perform at least one qualifying activity in the categories of Association, Region, Chapter, Giving Forward, Local Community, and Business Community. Region 5 is proud to have these Outstanding Professional Chapters.



Twin City Chapter Named Region 5 Outstanding Chapter
Region 5 congratulates the Twin City Chapter in Bloomington, Illinois for winning the Region Outstanding Chapter Award (ROCA) for their performance in 2009.

The ROCA award is given to one chapter each year and is picked from the chapters that attained the Chapter Outstanding Performance Award (COPA) for the previous year. Twin City was one of 4 very qualified Region 5 chapters that attained COPA for 2009.

The Twin City Chapter has made great strides in the past few years in improving the chapter in terms of providing more benefits for its members and increasing its participation in Association, Region and Chapter activities, as well as its participation in "giving forward" to local educational institutions, the local community at large, and the business community. Congratulations to 2009 Twin City Chapter President Sue Braun and the entire chapter for their achievement.

The Twin City Chapter now joins the ROCA winners from other Regions. One of them will be given the Association Outstanding Chapter Award (AOCA).



Region 5 Congratulates the 2009-2010 Outstanding Student Chapters
AITP recently announced the recipients of Student Chapter Outstanding Performance Award (SCOPA) for the 2009-2010 academic year. Out of 8 outstanding chapters in the entire association, 6 were in Region 5:
- Ball State University
- Central Michigan University
- Eastern Illinois University
- Fox Valley Technical College
- Southwestern Illinois College
- University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

The SCOPA award recognizes outstanding performance in the areas of education, membership, public relations, meetings and Association participation. They require a student chapter to have dedicated and dynamic student leaders and truly supportive faculty advisors. Region 5 is proud to have these Outstanding Student Chapters.



John Council Elected to Association Board of Directors for 2011-2012
Region 5 congratulates former Region 5 President John Council, for being elected as the Central District Director to the 2011-2012 AITP Association Board of Directors. Effective January 1, 2011, John will join 2010-2011 Central District Director Rick Steeber on the Board of Directors.

John will replace outgoing District Director Chris Leja. Region 5 thanks Chris for all her dedicated service as the 2009-2010 Central District Director. Click here for all the election results.



Region 5 Elects 2011 Officers
On October 8, 2010, the Region 5 Board of Directors elected their 2011 Officers at the recent Region 5 Conference.

Re-elected to serve as the 2011 Region Officers are the 2010 Officers:
- Larry Schmitz - Region 5 President
- Mark Gilfand - Region 5 Vice President
- Bill Riter - Region 5 Treasurer
- Mike Hall - Region 5 Secretary



Patrick Sager Named to 2011-2012 Student Leadership Council
Region 5 is pleased to announce that Patrick Sager, Past President of the Ball State University Student Chapter will be the Region 5 Representative to the Association Student Leadership Council (SLC) for 2011-2012. Patrick led his Ball State Student Chapter to the Student Chapter Outstanding Performance Award (SCOPA) for the 2009-2010 school year. He is a junior and Honor Roll student at Ball State with a major in Information Systems.

Congratulations Patrick!

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