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Chapter Corner: December Column

Chapter Corner: December Column

The Christmas holiday is right around the corner; and for many of us, this means giving those special on our list a Christmas gift. This year, I have a gift to give our local and organizational chapters.

Hints for a Healthy ISPI Chapter

Hints for a Healthy ISPI Chapter

The basic question is: What does it take to create and sustain a healthy chapter? There are two categories of response: (1) The tangible and the intangible dimensions of a member’s or newcomer’s experience at an ISPI event; and (2) the image of and interaction with mature, hospitable, and resourceful members during an ISPI event.

The Value of ISPI Chapters by ISPI Future, Current, and Past Presidents

The Value of ISPI Chapters by ISPI Future, Current, and Past Presidents

Since 2011, I have asked chapter leaders to share their stories, techniques, and experiences in the “Chapter Corner.” To end the year, I wanted to give voice to a different group: ISPI presidents. I asked several to explain in their own words the value of ISPI chapters. Here are their responses listed in no particular order. However, I do note that Mary Ellen, our current ISPI President, has the concluding words.

The Bay Area Oyster Barrel

The Bay Area Oyster Barrel

The Bay Area ISPI inaugural event was a great success and a lot of fun! After working our way to the park, we were treated to two kinds of oysters–Blue Point and Elkhorn. Who knew there was a difference? One you cook, and one you eat raw (you needed to be a little bit adventurous to try that one)! In addition, people brought salads, fruit kabobs, savory sauces for the oysters, and more!