Saturday, December 5, 2015 will be a busy day for the EPEA at the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel's eighth floor Executive Boardroom. It will start off at 1pm with a discussion group, open to all, about different ways to attract new members to join and help stengthen the EPEA. Next, there will be a Board Meeting at 4PM.
Starting at 6:30PM will be the main event. The Holiday Party. This year, as in past years, there will be fun, food, games, prizes, beverages, special guests, and all the laughter you can handle. The cost for this event will be $20.00 per adult, and $10.00 for those under 18. If you wish to pay online in advance, go to our Membership Section and you can use Paypal (please pay seperately for each attendee). If you would rather, you can pay by cash or check at the door. Regardless of your payment method, please notify June Lindberg so that we can make sure to set a place for you at the Holiday Table. For those who need to stay overnight, the Hotel has given us a special room rate of $89.00. Reservations should be made directly with the Hotel at 757-496-4300.
The 2015 ERC was held in Raleigh NC from June 3rd to 6th. As usual, there was fantastic training from respected manufacturers, but there were some new faces this year too! A lot was put into place to build on for years to come, including a computer security class being held for the first time. The conference was packed with training sessions and even larger meal functions. Everybody who attended shouldn't be hungry again until next year.
Not to be outdone, the Ladies Auxilery was able to raise over $1000 in donations for several charitable causes, thanks to the gracious generosity of the attendees of the conference. It is support like this that proves that the generosity of a small group can leave a large impression.
If you did not attend, you don't know what you missed. Don't let this happen again: be sure to join us for the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Conference in Virginia Beach!
Above is the ever-popular Hospitality Suite during one evening of the ERC2015.
The Eastern Professional Electronics Association (EPEA) began in 1955 as a local non-profit association in Norfolk/Virginia Beach. It was then called the Virginia Electronics Association of Tidewater. After much intra-state "missionary work" by the founding members, it became a full-fledged state association in June 1965.
The people who originally created VEA and those who have since populated the EPEA had and have similar ambitions, similar needs, and similar problems. They felt then and continue to feel they can remain friendly business competitors while working with and learning from each other as professional colleagues. They believe that combining their industry efforts is the most effective solutions to their common professional needs.
The primary goal of the EPEA is to promote improved technical expertise, profitable business management knowledge, and fair and ethical business practices. These are aimed at benefiting the consuming public and the overall industry while improving the lot of its members. EPEA is also proud to cooperate with other organizations that enhance, promote and safeguard both the consumers of electronic products and the electronics service industry.