AAPA Town Hall Meeting Recap – International Outreach
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
The AAPA held its first Town Hall Meeting on the evening of Sunday, January 21, 2018 on GoToWebinar, an interactive format allowing questions to be submitted to representatives of the Board of Trustees for discussion. The reason for the Town Hall Meetings is to open a line of communication between the BOT and the members. The first topic was “International Outreach and Advocacy," and the essential question was “Should the AAPA develop and add an international membership category?” The meeting was moderated by our Speaker Recruitment Subcommittee Chair, Emily Loter, and our presenters were John Eckman, Board Chair, and Jana Sovereign, Board CFO. The meeting organizers were Ryan Schniederjan, Technical Support, and Michelle Sok, Executive Director.
A slideshow accompanied the questions and responses throughout the evening. Many excellent questions were submitted and discussed. Most sought to determine why the AAPA is interested in creating an international membership category, who would qualify for membership, what benefits this membership category would have, what restrictions might be placed on such members, and what would be the next steps in the process.
We would love to hear from you on this subject! Please use this link to view the Town Hall replay, and continue the conversation on our new international membership forum on our website. Your input on the possibility of opening an international membership category is very important.