FAPL Letter

Open Clothes Doors Event Huge Success!

Last week, on the 3rd floor of the Capitol Rotunda, FAPL and the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence teamed up with Dress for Success and Club 25 Women to collect business clothing for distribution to statewide domestic violence centers.

The effort produced 27 18-gallon storage bins with about 40 items in each container. That is more than 1000 items for distribution to FCADV centers.

In addition to the many Legislators, Staff, Lobbyists and Friends of FAPL, a special thanks to volunteers Diane Mathews (FCADV); Dia Kuykendal (Visit Florida); Wendy Barber (Club 25); Meghan Kelly (Lisa Miller & Associates); Beth Anderson (Club 25); Leisa Wiseman (FCADV); Elizabeth Fetterhoff (Zepp Strategic Partners); Victoria Zepp (Zepp Strategic Partners); and Adam Potts (FICPA).

Drop-offs outside the Capital were provided by Judi Taylor (Club 25 & Jenny Craig who sent 2 car loads from her Jenny Craig clients); Mad Dog Construction; Wendy Hedrick (Dress for Success); and the Governors Club. A thank you also goes to Belk’s Department Store for supplying the hanging racks.

We are also grateful to Ed George (Ed George Group) for his work in getting Leisa Wiseman and Victoria Zepp on the “Live at Five” program at WCTV to promote the event.

Thanks to all for supporting FAPL in this very worthwhile cause. See you next year!

Candidate Interviews for 2010 Legislative Elections

Once again, FAPL will offer its unique brand of Legislative Candidate interviews. We don’t ask them to give you canned answers. We put you in a room with the candidate, keep the interviewer numbers low enough for everyone to ask questions and leave it to you to ask what you want to know!

I know you were focused on session. But, spaces are filling rapidly and we need to know if you want to participate in FAPL’s candidate interviews. You need to be a part of something that will enable you to learn more about the candidates than simply what is in their literature, on their website or what you hear from friends. There’s nothing like seeing for yourself to ensure you’re making the wisest use of your PAC funds. The interviews will begin at 9:15 in the morning and be finished by 5:15 in the afternoon. Locations will be announced when they have been arranged.

  • Miami – May 18, 19, 20 (three full days) HQ of Dade County Federal Credit Union at 1500 NW 107th Ave., near Doral.
  • West Palm Beach – June 8-9 (two full days) board room of IBM Southeast Employees Credit Union, 1000 N.W. 17th Ave. Delray Beach Fl. 33445
  • July 1-2 Orlando (all day Thursday through mid-afternoon on Friday)
  • July 13 – Pensacola (all day)
  • July 19-20 – Tampa (Monday afternoon and all day Tuesday)

Time & Space is Short

Mark Landreth, Chair.
More info: www.lobbyethics.org or 850-402-2954 for Becky.

SAVE THE DATES: September 8, 9, & 10, 2010.

Taking advantage of FAPL members from the Orlando area serving as a host committee, we expect a full 3-day program chock full of good seminars, entertainment, food and frolic at this Conference.

As we build the agenda, we will keep you informed. Registration information will be available shortly, so mark your calendars.
Please visit our website www.lobbyethics.org to check our Vendor Business Partners.

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA offers FAPL members subscription discounts.

LOBBYTOOLS has offered free training classes for our members and are posting FAPL events on their calendar.

ASSOCIATION STUDIOS will be providing videos of our various events (seminars, meeting, etc) which we will post online and make available to all of you. Webinars and other happenings are in our near future!

SUNSHINE STATE NEWS will begin showing daily news with rolling headlines, in the next few days.

MYBANA.Com provided our website video of Chairman Sebree and his welcome message.

Tallahassee Airport logo provides a direct link to flight information.

We expect other vendor partners to join us as we continue to provide members of FAPL with the best information on the web.

Check us out often! We will continue to enhance our offerings to FAPL members by way of online content, educational opportunities, information, and web links. We seek your input. What do you want as a member benefit or FAPL enhancement? Let us hear from you.