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A Glimpse of BDPA Detroit Chapter History

Celebrating 30 Years
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Founded February 1981

National BDPA’s Beginnings
• Founded in 1976 in Philadelphia • Earl Pace and David Wimberly • First Chapters 1. Philadelphia 2. Washington DC, 1978 3. Cleveland, 1979 4. Newark, 1981 5. Detroit, February 1981

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Detroit Chapter’s Founding Members
• • • • • • Maretta Artis Harvey Brown Janice Carlos Louise Carter Jimmie Compton Edward Drake • • • • • • • Charles Hale James Pitts Ernest Retland Larry Sherman Anthony Turner Marion Walker Donald Williams

• Charles Flowers

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Detroit Chapter’s First Officers
1981 President Marion Walker 1982 Marion Walker Lawrence Sherman Charles Hale Anita Denard 1983 J ames Pitts Marion Walker

Vice President Lawrence Sherman Treasurer Recording Secretary Charles Hale J anice Carlos

Greg Frazier Anita Denard

Corresponding Harvey Brown Secretary

Louise Carter
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Charles Holmes

Detroit Chapter’s Officers 1984 - 1985

Greg Frazier Treasurer Wesley Steele Vice President

Charles Holmes President

Toni Bobbitt Corresponding Secretary 10-23-98

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Angeline Billups Recording Secretary

Detroit Chapter’s Officers 1986 - 1987

Phillip Norfleet Vice President

Greg Frazier Treasurer

Wesley Steele President

Diane L. Davis Corresponding Secretary
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Maxine Gill Recording Secretary

Accomplishments 1981 - 1987
• Chapter Establishment • Committee Structure • Financial & Budget Process • Chapter Bylaws • 501.c3 Establishment • 1982 National Conference

• Annual Dinner Dance • Urban League • Newsletter • Board Meeting MichCon • Technical Workshops Compuware
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Detroit Chapter’s Officers 1988 - 1991

Charles F. Flowers Vice President

Greg Frazier Treasurer

Diane L. Davis President

Paula Watkins 1988-1989 Bryan Dixon 1990-1991
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Recording Secretary

Renee Cunningham Corresponding Secreta

Chapter Planning and Realignment
• Mission, Vision, Goals, Objectives • Planning, Execution, Measurement • Understanding the BDPA Customer
– – – Demographics Self Community

• Re-Organization • Team Work

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Chapter Management 1988 - 1991
• Annual Planning Retreats • New Committees:
– Internal Automation – Entrepreneurial/BR – Strategic Planning

• Secured BDPA Office • Bulletin Board System • GM Meeting Re-alignment • “Members Only” Mtgs

• Board Mtgs. (Biweekly) • Budget Develop and Management • Buddy System Process • New Members Orientation

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Customer Services 1988 - 1991
• Workshops Technical and Professional – Career Fair – – 40+ Vendors 1600 Participants – 40+ Annually •

• Computer Van Project • “Adopt a School” Program • Male & Female Mentorship Program • Speaker Seminar Series • Computer Camp • Computer Competition

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Customer Services Family/FR • BDPA Annual 1988 - 1991 Appreciation Picnic
• BDPA Annual Ski Trip
• Annual UNCF Dinner Dance
– – – – Recognize BDPA Members Recognize Corporations Raise Money for UNCF Public Relations

• Family Softball Games • Golf Lessons

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Winter Theater Party Boblo Cruises

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Corporate and Public Relations 1988 - 1991
• Corporate Sponsorship Program • Partnership Development
– UL, New Detroit, Urban Bankers Forum, NBJ, Black MBAs, etc.

• Provided Speakers

• Corporate Advisory Council • Computer Van Project

• Provided technical consulting to NAACP, Focus Hope • Warrior’s Dinner Leadership
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– Graduations (JR, High and College) – Award Benefits

National Firsts 1988 - 1991
• GM Meetings - 100+ • Membership - 200+ • BDPA Office • Internal Automation - Technology • Secure funding for National Programs • Formal Corporate Sponsorship Program

• Highest donation to UNCF • Awarded Students computers • 50+ National Conference Participants • Bulletin Board • Radio/TV/Newspaper/BB
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National Support 1988 - 1991
• Established National Corporate Sponsorship Program • Established and Delivered National Chapter Building Workshop Series • Developed and Hosted National Bulletin Board System • Nominated National Outside Director (Ford Motor)

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National Support 1988-1991
• Chapter members that served at National Level
– – – – – – – – – – Carla Vaughn, National Recording Secretary Tony Adams, National Corporate Relations Director Wayne Hicks, National Vice President, BDPA Foundation Establishment Greg Frazier, BDPA Foundation Establishment Wayne Hicks, BDPA Foundation President Diane Davis, National Corporate Sponsorship Packages Charles Flowers, BDPA Bylaws Committee Gloria Norman, National Communications Paula Watkins, National Conference Chairperson Diane Davis, National President
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Detroit Chapter National Recognition
• First Runner Up Chapter of the Year - 1988 • Chapter of the Year - 1989, 1990 • Member of the Year - Ray Larkins, 1989 • Presidents Award - Wayne Hicks, 1989 • Membership Award - 1998,1989 • Financial Award - 1990 • Community Service Award - 1989 • Chapter Management Award - 1991 • Computer Competition - 1991
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Thank You & Congratulations!!!!

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