Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Top 10 BDPA Chapters (Membership, Sep 2009)

The National BDPA Board of Directors de-chartered six chapters (Albany, Fort Wayne, Greenville, Kansas City, Rocky Mountain and Toledo) last month. As such, we now have 45 BDPA chapters in the nation. Each chapter averages 50 members (up 5 from last month).

Congratulations to BDPA Triangle chapter (president, Rick Leggett) for setting a new chapter membership record high (189) this month ... breaking their previous high of 181 (Aug 2009). I encourage BDPA leaders to reach out to Rick for tips and 'best practices' that can help them grow membership. If we can grow a large and powerful BDPA presence in Raleigh/Durham ... we can grow it anywhere in the nation.

The same ten chapters make our list this month. However, we do congratulate BDPA Washington DC (president, Perry Carter) for making the largest jump this month ... they moved from the #9 slot last month to #7 largest chapter this month.

The top ten chapters in terms of membership as of 9/1/2009 are:
  1. Chicago - (chapter president Rhonda Boyd shown in photo)
  2. Triangle - (all-time chapter record high, 189 members)
  3. Philadelphia
  4. Atlanta
  5. Richmond - (jumped 1 place this month)
  6. Detroit - (dropped 1 place this month)
  7. Washington DC - (jumped 2 places this month)
  8. Cincinnati
  9. Dallas - (dropped 2 places this month)
  10. New York
The first five (5) chapters on this list are in the BDPA Century Club with at least 100 members. BDPA Chicago chapter tops the list with 493 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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