PAPGA Spring Membership Meeting

Spring Membership/Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, March 25, 2020

The Hotel Hershey, 100 Hotel Road, Hershey, PA

Overnight Reservations: 1.855.729.3108    Hotel Reservation Deadline: February 24, 2020
Rooming Cost: $179 single/double (plus tax)

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

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

Thursday, March 26, 2020

 7:30 am                  Registration Opens

 8:00 am                 Membership Meeting
WelcomePAPGA President, Harold Sweet, Superior Plus Propane

Industry Training | Extensive Modification to the CETP Training Program
                                            Eric Kuster, VP Safety, Education & Compliance, Propane Education & Research Council (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 Meetings – you do not need to be on a committee to attend a meeting – pick one!
              Education/Training         Chris Wolfe, Chair
              Finance                               Mark Delehanty, Chair
              GeneratioNext                  Mike George & Rory Greenley, Co-Chairs
              Governmental Affairs      Dan Balmer & Kara Tucker, Co-Chairs
              Marketing                          Dan Messett, Chair
              Membership                      Pat Shay, Chair
              PAC                                     Beth Donovan & Jennifer Goldbach, Co-Chairs

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, National Propane Gas Association (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

                                                                                        Pennsylvania Propane Gas Association