Announcing our new meeting schedule and structure

Beginning September 2020

COVID-19 has been challenging for all of us and our businesses, but it’s given our chapter an opportunity to experiment with coming together as a community from a distance. We’re thrilled that our virtual meetings have been a success! 

We’ve found that these meetings have been accessible to more people, so we’re going to start holding more of our chapter meetings virtually.

Going forward:

  • All chapter meetings will now be on the second Tuesday of each month (with the exception of September, which will be on the third Tuesday)
  • We will alternate between in-person and virtual meetings
    • In-person meetings will be from 10:00am to noon (and include continental breakfast!)
    • Virtual meetings will be from 6:00 to 8:00pm via Zoom
  • Changes to the meeting structure will make them more lively and engaging

The new schedule

Date Time Format
Tuesday, September 15th
Note, this is the third Tuesday.
10:00am-12:00pm In person
Tuesday, September 15th
Note, this is the third Tuesday.
10:00am-12:00pm Virtual
Tuesday, October 13th 6:00pm-8:00pm Virtual
Tuesday, November 10th 10:00am-12:00pm In person
Tuesday, December 15th NO MEETING
Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 10:00am-12:00pm In person
Tuesday, February 9th 6:00pm-8:00pm Virtual
Tuesday, March 9th 10:00am-12:00pm In person
Tuesday, April 13th 6:00pm-8:00pm Virtual
Tuesday, May 11th 10:00am-12:00pm In person
Tuesday, June 8th 6:00pm-8:00pm Virtual

The new structure

We want to provide more ways for our members to connect, collaborate, and share with each other, so we’re adding opportunities for you to have meaningful conversations and ask for what you need.

Optional pre-meeting networking — 15 minutes before meeting start time

Continental breakfast will be served at in-person meetings

Welcome (15 minutes)

Chapter announcements & anti-trust statement

New member & guest announcements

Business Partner spotlight — 15 minutes

Small-group breakouts — 15 minutes

Share your name, business name, location, and the “peach and pit” of your week

Discussion on timely topics

What’s your ask? — 15 minutes

Are you looking for a specific referral, connection, or other resource to help your business? Now’s the time to ask your colleagues!

Featured speaker — 1 hour

Post-meeting open networking — after the meeting, at your leisure

See you September 15th!

As in the past, there will be no August meeting. If we feel it is still not safe to meet in person in September, we’ll switch back to Zoom until we’re comfortable meeting face to face. 

Either way, we look forward to seeing you!

The NAPO-New England Board of Directors
Stasia Steele, President
Elena Nilan, Secretary
Rachel Fontaine, Treasurer
Lisa Linard, Director of Communications and Technology
Kristi Santilli, Director of Membership
Nancy Patsios, Director of Professional Development