One of the outreach objectives of the Association is to increase the level of participation of members in association activities. Our new president mentions in his blog that the Association appreciates when “members take the initiative” to connect (http://michaelbapty.ca/apegbc/member-engagement/), and I think that is exactly right: we have an obligation to do what we can to reach out to other members within the Association and to our communities at large.
Here in the Victoria Branch, we are making efforts to connect with each other and the public through a variety of interesting and intriguing dinner meeting activities. A few of our great successes this past year included tours of innovative companies such as
- Starfish Medical (http://starfishmedical.com),
- Viking Air (http://www.vikingair.com/), and, most recently,
- the Centre of the Universe who hosted our AGM (http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/outreach/cu/).
We have seen great improvements in the breadth of member participation during these dinner meetings as well as increasing numbers of the public coming to join the tours: Lots of new faces!
Thanks for your support, Victoria!