Meet Dede Walsh, CMP, CTS, National Account Manager with Projection Presentation Technology (PPT) and volunteer for not one, but two professional associations (not to mention several ministries!). Dede's job puts her in direct contact with numerous associations, which is why once she became a member of the PPT team in 2006, she quickly joined the membership ranks. And why she dove into volunteering just a year later.
I broke down and did it. The “straw” was the question from the hotelier asking if I was a member and eligible therefore for the discount. This was the second time in one day that membership was worth money in my pocket.
Yesterday 11 of us headed out on a 40-mile bike ride that took us through Gettysburg National Military Park. Among us were some expert riders (you know the type -- a 100-miles is a circle through the park), some seasoned riders (I'll put myself in this category with enough miles under the belt to ride strong and long), some new riders and a couple of "emerging" riders. My emerging I mean they've been on the bike enough to know they'd like to learn more and take on more.
We wanted to hear how some of our past association volunteer interviewees were doing, so we asked them! Here’s a snippet of they told us…
Yep its going be hot at ASAE's 2012 Annual Meeting where the temperatures in Dallas are in the triple digits. While everyong is lamenting the heat, I say bring it on!
What's the number one reason people join a professional association? Networking. And it's working for me. Just the other day, I reached out to some fellow members of the Maryland Writers Association
Our next interview is with Sonia Linebaugh, long-time member and volunteer with the Maryland Writers’ Association (MWA). As a writer, editor, writing coach and artist, Sonia finds the creative atmosphere of MWA has been a boon to her career, providing her with the motivation and creative outlet she needs to be successful.
Recently, we sat down with Linda Semmel, administrative secretary for Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and active volunteer for the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) since 2002.
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