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Publication Chair Report / Secretary

Jennifer Alonso, Ph.D., CGP
Jennifer Alonso, Ph.D., CGP

One of my roles as the Secretary includes integrating and updating the information between the Society’s journal, online newsletter, conference programming, website and social media. Since the last newsletter, we have made updates to the Society’s APA website to ensure information is accurate and up to date. This is a helpful resource for those interested in getting in touch with the Society’s leadership and a place to identify volunteer opportunities for those interested in serving in the Society. A new addition includes the Member of the Month column which provides you a chance to get to know others in the Society. In addition, if you are interested in getting involved in the Society, consider viewing the committees offered and contacting the chair to get involved. I hope you will utilize APA’s MyCommunities site. It is a forum where members can view information related to the running of the Society. You will find business and board meetings for the recent August 2014 convention, as well as previous years, the bylaws, policy manual, and more.

 

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Publication Chair Report / Secretary

Jennifer Alonso, Ph.D, CGP
Jennifer Alonso, Ph.D, CGP

Jennifer Alonso, Ph.D., CGP

I am honored to be serving as the Society’s Secretary from 2014 to 2016. I had the privilege of attending the February mid-winter meeting where I was surrounded by board members incredibly committed to groups. The energy, ideas and desire to support you as a member of the Society was inspiring. As the secretary, I also serve as the Publication committee chair which includes integrating and updating the information between the Society’s journal, online newsletter, conference programming, website and social media. There have been exciting changes in support of the President Dr. Lee Gillis’ theme of increasing connection to the group experience. The Society’s demographics show that 85% of current members are above the age of 50. It was hoped that engaging members online would be a way to begin connecting, particularly with Early Career Professionals. Since January, the Society’s Facebook page has increased the ‘likes’ to the page by 112%! Of these ‘likes,’ 78% of the users are under the age of 55. We have also added Twitter and LinkedIn accounts, and invite you to join us on the webpages. In addition, members are invited to utilize APA’s new online forum, APA Communities, where we post previous meeting minutes, the bylaws and more. I look forward to meeting many of you at the APA Convention in D.C.