PPA Council Report

Sept 30, 2012

presented by Waldo Berry and Michael Bishop


PPA Membership reached 25,000 in August, up about 19% in just 10 months


The latest Benchmark Survey report is available on line at www.ppa.com/benchmark


A new PPA website is currently being designed, keep a watch on it.


In 2013 at least 10 PPA Magazine covers will be from the PPA General or Loan Collection


Every PPA member who has reached a 5-year, 10-year, 15-year (up to 50 years) membership milestone was mailed an anniversary card with the appropriate year pin.  Over 2,000 cards were signed by PPA staff members.


Removed the 24 month time requirement for earning a Master's Degree.


Warren Motts International Service Award- New Award presented to individuals who have made major contributions in promoting and developing professional photography on an international level.  Does not need to be awarded every year and  up to 25 may be given.


Purchases of the Online Learning Pass (which gives members 24/7 access to all webinars for 6 months) were up over 20% from last year.  Www.ppa.com/olp


Next Super Monday is October 15th, 2012.  There are over 90 classes being offered across the country.


Date to Remember:  Imaging USA, January 20-22, 2013 in Atlanta, GA.

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