Two Outstanding Chapters Honored at Exchange 2017
GEAPS honored two outstanding chapters during the GEAPS Celebration at GEAPS Exchange 2017, awarding the Outstanding Chapter Award and Chapter Cup.
The Outstanding Chapter Award went to the Mid-Atlantic Chapter .The award is given annually by GEAPS’ Membership Committee at the Exchange. Cheryl Lanskink, Comco, Siouxland, Membership Committee chair, helped evaluate submissions.
“It was a very difficult decision,” Lansink said. “Many of our chapters provide great programming for members. Some of the things that stood out for the Mid-Atlantic Chapter was their outreach to non-members and students. They also have a very diverse and creative meeting schedule and usually have very good attendance.”
Lansink also said the chapter does an excellent job including Associate members in meetings. The chapter held seven meetings in 2016, chapters are required to meet at least three times each year.
Inland Empire won the Chapter Cup for the second consecutive year, and the third time in the last five years. The award is given annually to the chapter that has highest recruitment of new members and retention of existing members. The chapter grew by 19 percent over the year, while retaining 95 percent of existing members.