Fall Membership Meeting

2020 Fall Membership/Board of Directors Meeting – Thursday, October 8

The Hotel Hershey
100 Hotel Road
Hershey, PA 17033

Room Rate: $179 plus tax (6% State & 5% County Tax)
Check-In: 4:00pm; Check-Out: 12:00noon

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

  3:00 pm                 Executive Committee/Foundation Board of Director Meetings

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Agenda (subject to change)

      7:30 am    Registration Opens

      8:00 am   Membership Meeting
       Welcome, PAPGA President

        Industry Training | Extensive Modifications to the CETP Training Program
             Eric Kuster, VP Safety, Education & Compliance, PERC

        Change is something most of us don’t enjoy. We get comfortable in the way we do things, and although good habits improve safety, change is needed to improve safety and training over time. Workforce development continues to be a challenge for our industry with education being a critical component. We need to adapt to the changing needs of the incoming workforce and leverage technologies that deliver education in different ways. Learn how PERC is revamping the current industry training program to be more concise and efficient while improving its effectiveness.
       Take this opportunity to become familiar with the upcoming reorganization of the training materials into smaller, manageable courses to allow learning to build in stages, starting with a solid foundation, progressing through needed core skills, and continuing the progression as tasks and responsibilities may evolve.
         Understand and learn how to use the (new) Learning Center, which gives options for delivering and maintaining training records while ensuring compliance.

         Committee Meeting
                 Education|Training, Chris Wolfe, Chair
                 Finance, Mark Delehanty, Chair
                 GeneratioNext, Mike George|Rory Greenley, CoChairs
                 Governmental Affairs, Dan Balmer|Kara Tucker, CoChairs
                 Marketing, Dan Messett, Chair
                 Membership, Pat Shay, Chair
                 PAC, Beth Donovan|Jen Goldbach, Chair

         Legislative Review & Update
             PAPGA Lobbyist, Ted Mowatt, Wanner Associates, Inc 
         Grassroots Advocacy -Why Should I Care? What Can I Do?
               Eric Sears, State Association Relations Manager, NPGA

          Your business depends on it! Grassroots advocacy increases our industry’s profile with policymakers and YOU have a great story to tell! Now more than ever, state lawmakers need to hear that story directly from PAPGA  members. We learn the most about people when we visit their homes, so we want to invite lawmakers to  visit our house. Hear how hosting a low-cost, low-pressure site visit at your facility will deliver results and encourage Pennsylvania Legislators to take a direct interest in issues facing our industry. 

     12:00 pm    Lunch

       1:15 pm     Board of Directors Meeting
                           This is an open meeting – attendance is encouraged