Lapine Chapter Recognized at International Meeting


Lapine Chapter Recognized at International MeetingThe LaPine Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (“IAAP”) came away from the 2010 IAAP International Education Forum and Annual Meeting in Boston with seven awards in two categories:  Chapter of Excellence and Member of Excellence.  To receive the Chapter of Excellence, a chapter must meet 14 of 19 criteria set by IAAP that relate to education, participation, managing chapter business correctly, disseminating information and chapter growth.  This is the second year LaPine has received the award.

Also, the chapter had six members recognized for achieving the Member of Excellence.  They were Kimberly D. Boyd, CPS/CAP; Flora S. Keys; Shelley D. Malone, CPS/CAP; Frances T. Morrison, CAP; Cindy P. Rine, CPS/CAP and Deborah F. Watson, CPS.  To earn the ranking of Member of Excellence, individuals must meet eight out of 11 criteria.  The criteria for a member relates to those areas as listed above for the chapter, but on an individual level.  Examples include holding positions of leadership, participation and attendance at the chapter, division or international levels, and working toward certifications.

The LaPine Chapter was represented at the meeting by president Flora Keys, vice president Shelley Malone and member Mary Kee.  The mission of the LaPine Chapter is to enhance the success of career-minded administrative professionals by providing opportunities for growth through education, community building and leadership development.

The LaPine Chapter conducts its regular meetings on the third Wednesday of the month, usually during the lunch hour, which feature guest speakers on a variety of educational and informative topics.  The group also hosts special events for the community such as a professional development seminar, recognition for Administrative Professionals in April and Bosses’ Day in October.  For meeting details, contact Frances Morrison at (318) 484-7695 or