VAPA Retreat

2715 HUNTINGTON AVE, NEWPORT NEWS, VA 23607

AGENDA FOR VAPA STRATEGIC PLANNING MEETING

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2011

Wingate by Wyndham – Fredericksburg, 20 Sanford Dr., Fredericksburg, VA 22406

Phone:  (540) 368.8000; Fax:  (540) 368.9252

Fredericksburg_Wingate@dlphotel.com

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2011

1.         Informal day – delegates arrive in afternoon, check-in if staying overnight.

2.         Dinner.  Although this dinner is not mandatory, it is an important “ice breaker” for the delegates to meet and greet each other informally.

**Members of all Associations are invited to attend!!  The Retreat is Free!!

RSVP for attendance to: Kathi Ingram, RP, kathi.ingram@marriott.com

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2011 – 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

1.         Sign attendance sheet.

2.         Introductions:  Your name, your association and your title within association, your employer.

Also answer the following questions:  (i) What is the most important benefit you     your association feels it gets from its    membership in VAPA and (ii) What would     you, as the delegate for your association like to see accomplished at today’s         strategic planning meeting?

3.         Brainstorming Session:

  • How has VAPA changed since its establishment in 1989?
  • What is VAPA “About”?  Has it changed from what is currently stated on its website?
  • Has the “Purposes and Goals” changed for VAPA or does it remain as it is stated on its website?  Are the “Goals” still realistic?  See attachment 2.
  • Some associations have a Mission Statement.  Does VAPA need one?

Should the VAPA Bylaws, dated 9/22/2007, be reviewed and updated by the delegates?