Saturday, August 1, 2009

Top 10 BDPA Chapters (Membership, Aug 2009)

There are 51 BDPA chapters in the nation. Each chapter averages 45 members (down 6 from last month).

Congratulations to BDPA Triangle chapter (president, Rick Leggett) for setting a new chapter membership record high (181) this month ... breaking their previous high of 168 (July 2009). The chapter became the 2nd-largest in the nation for the first time in its history. I will be in Raleigh NC this week for the 2009 national conference. Perhaps we will learn some tips and 'best practices' that can help other chapters grow their membership as Rick and his team have done in Raleigh/Durham area.

We also congratulate BDPA Cincinnati chapter (president, Janice Lee) for breaking back into the Top 10 this month after being dropped out of it in July 2009.

BDPA New Jersey fell out of the Top Ten this month.

The top ten chapters in terms of membership as of 8/1/2009 are:
  1. Chicago
  2. Triangle - (all-time chapter record high, 181 members)
  3. Philadelphia - (dropped 1 place this month)
  4. Atlanta
  5. Detroit - (jumped 1 place this month)
  6. Richmond - (jumped 1 place this month)
  7. Dallas - (jumped 1 place this month)
  8. Cincinnati - (jumped 3 places this month)
  9. Washington DC - (dropped 4 places this month)
  10. New York - (dropped 1 place this month)
The first six (6) chapters on this list are in the BDPA Century Club with at least 100 members. BDPA Chicago chapter tops the list with 504 members!

BDPA Education & Technology Foundation provides funding to support the programs and services carried out by these chapters at local level. Our hope is that you will consider making a donation to BETF this year. You can securely donate online or you can give BETF a call on (513) 284-4968 to discuss your pledge offline.
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