General Meeting Information

Our members feel that one of the greatest benefits of membership is networking and interacting with others in our field at our monthly meetings. Together we learn more about our profession and how to make our businesses more successful.

Chapter Meetings Location:

Beginning in 2024, in-person meetings are back!  We have a new schedule that includes both in-person and virtual meetings via Zoom, as well as two socials.

Virtual: January, February, April, June, September, November
In-person: March, May, October
Socials: July, December
There will be no meeting in August.

Please email if you need the Zoom meeting link and information.

In-person meeting location:
Homewood Suites by Hilton Philadelphia
Plymouth Meeting
200 Lee Dr
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

The locations for the socials may vary, and will be communicated in chapter emails.

Please check our Calendar for scheduled topics and type of meetings.

Professional organizers, potential organizers, and professionals with complementary businesses are invited to attend our monthly NAPO-GPC chapter meetings as visitors prior to joining. The visitor fee is $25 per visit and can be paid online or payable by cash or check at the door. Please contact our Membership Director for more information.

Please note: Visitors are welcome at most NAPO-GPC events; however, the Strategic Planning Meeting, Holiday party and Summer picnic are for our members only. Please check the meeting calendar prior to attending a monthly meeting to ensure it is open to visitors.


Types of Meetings

Monthly Meetings (Open to Public) – Held on the third Thursday of each month. Visitors are welcome at all regular monthly meetings. A visitor fee of $25 per meeting may be paid online or by cash or check at the door.

Board Meetings (Board Members Only) – Held four to six times annually prior to chapter meetings on the third Thursday of the month, or as scheduled by the president. Board Members only.

Strategic Planning Session (Members Only) – Held each winter, a monthly chapter meeting is reserved for strategic planning. Member feedback is obtained through an open and free-flowing process. Chapter goals for the next year are determined from this meeting.

Strategic Planning Retreat (Board of Directors) – Held each spring, the board of directors meets to develop a plan to achieve the goals derived from the membership at the strategic planning session. Priorities are determined in conjunction with the annual budget.

New Member Orientation – Held typically twice a year, or as needed, prior to the monthly chapter meeting. In addition to a welcome and introductions, our membership director discusses membership benefits, chapter structure, codes of ethics and conduct, website and e-group usage, and educational and volunteer opportunities.

Golden Circle Meetings – Golden Circle is a prestigious designation earned by those individuals who have been in the business of organizing and have been a NAPO member in good standing for five or more years. NAPO-GPC holds meetings for our Golden Circle members to network, educate, and share.

Small Interest Group Meetings – Small interest groups form and can be formed at any time among members to further enhance education and community.

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