Thursday, August 12, 2010

Message from BDPA Cincinnati Chapter President

Hello Team,

I am here at the airport preparing to leave Philadelphia after attending the 32nd Annual National BDPA Technology Conference.

The event and workshops I was able to attend were great and extremely informative. However, the best part of attending the convention was being able to spend some time with Deborah Prince and the kids here representing the BDPA Cincinnati High School Computer Competition (HSCC).  Deborah Prince, Frank Hill and others did a wonderful job of getting the kids prepared to compete in the HSCC. The competition was fierce. Although Cincinnati did not win the top award, our kids worked very hard and did an excellent job in the work they presented here at the conference.

I'd like to thank the kids and their parents for being so dedicated. Also, a heartfelt thanks to the Procter & Gamble folks who donated frequent flyer miles and funding so that our HSCC team could attend this event.

ALSO...the BDPA Cincinnati won two awards -- the Community Service Chapter Award AND we took home recognition as the 1st Runner-Up as Chapter of the Year!!!

I'd like to thank everyone involved with the BDPA Cincinnati; especially, the chapter's Board of Directors (BOD) and our Corporate Advisory Council (CAC).  We certainly would not have been able to win without the effort our BOD, CAC, BETF and volunteers.

Special, special thanks to Janice Lee and Patrick Nelson for all of the work you do and continue to do to support the BDPA Cincinnati Chapter.

Also, another note... HP (formerly known as 'Hewlett Packard) was named Corporation of the Year by National BDPA!  HP was the national corporate sponsor for the 2010 National BDPA HSCC Championships.  The company provided all of the technology for the HSCC and they also gave each and every member of the winning team (BDPA Southern Minnesota) a laptop computer.

Wayne Stein is the HP representative on our chapter's CAC.  THANK YOU!!!!!!

Last, but not least, I'd like to give a personal THANKS to Kevin Murray and Jack Cassidy of Cincinnati Bell for sponsoring my attendance at the annual BDPA Technology Conference.

Thanks again team... I appreciate the support you give me in leading the BDPA Cincinnati Chapter.

Wanda Gray, President
BDPA Cincinnati Chapter
P.O. Box 429215
Cincinnati, Ohio 45242-9215
(513) 956-0636

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