THE BDPA INSIDER
November 1989 Vol. 1, No.2
By Marvin Walker
Founder, BDPA Chicago Chapter
The Chicago Chapter was the recipient of the Devel- The growth of BDP A, since 1986, has contributed
oping Chapter Award at the 11th Annual BDPA significantly to the creation of this award category.
National Con- Nearly two-thirds
ference. This is C13) of BDPA's
the first time that member chapters
this award cate- have joined since
gory has been that time.
presented. It is
quite an honor As members of
for our chapter to the Chicago
be its' first reci- Chapter, we can
pient. and should take
pride in this ac-
A "Developing complishment.
Chapter" is one This award
which lras been should not make
in existence for us satisfied, how-
five (5) years or ever, as there
less. The award is always .... fOom
category was cre- Chicago captures first ever "Developing Chapter A ward. " for improvement.
ated to recognize After all, we
the chapter which best exemplifies through its pro- have a long way to go before we become the kind of
grams and development the support of the overall juggernaut that perennially commands the type of
goals of the national organization. These goals recognition that the Detroit Chapter or the Cleveland
include community involvement, effective profes- Chapter receives at the National Conference.
sional development, activities, establishing relations
with other community-based organizations, and With the proper level of commitment from the
marketing the activities of BDP A to the industry as Chicago Chapter Membership, we can become a
a whole and the minority community in particular. "developing juggernaut." The fact that we won this
Each chapter had to submit documentation to support award says that, Chicago, you're on the right track!
its involvement. The Chicago Chapter submitted over
100 pages to document its commitment to these goals. Congratulations Chicago Chapter, keep up the good
work. The best is yet to come.