By Anita Bailey, NNECERAPPA Vice President – Phillips Exeter Academy
How many years have you been involved in NNECERAPPA? 5? 10? 15? Over 20? Coincidentally, there is now a membership pin available for each of those categories. Retired from Facilities, but you’ve been granted EMERITUS status? There’s a pin for that too. As a new initiative and in support of recognizing our most valuable asset- our members- the NNECERAPPA Board had developed a Membership Recognition Pin.
Many of you have regularly attended chapter meetings for some time. Some of you were active in the chapter a while ago but have been away for a while. You may have participated in planning for meetings on your campus as part of a host committee team, served on the Chapter Board or on a Chapter Committee, and may have attended the APPA Institute for Facilities Management, the Leadership Academy, and/or the Supervisor’s Toolkit. Perhaps you wrote an article for our chapter newsletter, or presented an educational session at a chapter meeting. The Recognition Pin is our way of thanking you for your years of participation and support, past and/or present.
An on-line application for a chapter Membership Recognition Pin is available- it’s that easy. Through the application process, your past and/or current involvement is tracked by answering a series of questions. In addition to providing your current contact information, you will be asked to identify what chapter meetings you have attended from a list of meetings dating all the way back to our first chapter meeting, held in the Fall of 1978 at Plymouth State. Opportunities to list other areas of involvement are there as well. Once you are complete and hit <SUBMIT>, your application will quickly find its way to our committee (the Chapter Vice President, Past President, a Business Partner, and one other institutional representative make up the committee), where it will be reviewed. Those eligible applicants will find their Membership Recognition Pin available at a future chapter meeting. So don’t delay- apply today!
Summary of details:
WHO CAN APPLY: all those institutional members and Business Partners who have been involved in the chapter for a minimum of 5 years over the past 30+ years.
HOW DO YOU APPLY:
- go to the chapter web site at www.erappa.org/nne
- under the MAIN MENU column on the left side, select AWARDS
- this will bring you directly to the Membership Recognition Pin information and application
WHAT NEXT: receive your pin and wear it with pride!