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Wendy’s Water Cooler Chat

In September, I celebrated my two-year anniversary with ACPA, and I am pleased to report – we are making progress. Membership is growing, revenues are increasing and our meeting attendance is climbing – pun intended as our upcoming meeting March 13 to 18, 2016 will be in the mountains of Colorado Springs at the Broadmoor – a five-star resort.

ACPA and The Power of A

One in every three Americans is a part of our nation’s vital association and nonprofit industry. Associations employed more than 1.6 million people in all 50 states in 2009; 1.2% of the private sector workforce in the U.S. works for an association.

Cleft Palate Foundation Funding Opportunities

Deadline: January 15, 2017
The Cleft Palate Foundation (CPF) is pleased to announce the opening of their 2017 Research Grant season. This year, CPF will fund five grants totaling $54,000.


ACPA and CPF exhibited at two meetings in September – AAOMS 98th Annual Meeting in Las Vegas and Plastic Surgery The Meeting in Los Angeles.

ACPA’s Mallis Wins AENC Scholarship

Erin Mallis, ACPA’s Member Services Representative, was recognized by the Association Executives of North Carolina with the “Operation Annual Meeting” Scholarship for 2017.

ACPA’s Annual Meeting - Schedule Snapshot and Announcements

The schedule for ACPA’s Annual Meeting, March 13-18,2017 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, is still being finalized. A snapshot schedule is available on the meeting website. Complete schedule information, including session titles and social events, will be available in late November.

Time to Renew ACPA Memberships for 2017

This is an incredible time for ACPA, and as we continue to grow, we will continue to provide the same home members have come to expect and enjoy as we evolve our programs to meet member needs.

President’s Letter

The fall season has arrived and with it the cherished traditions of sending children back to school, trick-or-treating, and gathering with family and friends over large helpings of turkey and pumpkin pie. For so many of us, there seems to be something almost magical about the season.

Wendy’s Water Cooler Chat

ACPA Executive Director Wendy-Jo Toyama discusses her presentation at a workshop hosted by the National Institute for the Dental Craniofacial Research, her visit with the Carolinas Center for Cleft Lip & Palate Surgery team and an update on preparations for ACPA’s 74th Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs.