During my tenure as President, we grew the organization from an initial membership of 41 to over 70 members, who were published in the second membership directory. We were being recognized in the meetings industry and grabbed the attention of other independent planners who were interested in joining. CanSPEP, continues to be an important aspect in the growth, development and success of my business. My experiences of participating on the Executive Board, working on a various Committees, what I’ve learned, and the members I’ve met (and their support), has been rewarding. CanSPEP has meant a lot to me, and is one of the main reason’s why I continue to volunteer and serve on the PPC.