Welcome to the 70th Year of the Peterborough Sales & Ad Club!
It is a great honour to serve as the President of the Peterborough Sales & Ad Club for the 2015/2016 season. I am looking forward to working with our dedicated board of directors to bring our membership a great line-up of events, as well as some new initiatives which promise to strengthen our Club. I would like to compliment my predecessor, Mark Porter, for his tireless work during the past year to make it such a success and for his efforts to ensure the continued success of the Club in the future.
Since returning to Peterborough eight years ago, membership in the Peterborough Sales & Ad Club has served me very well. While I have been, and currently am, a member of many groups, no other organization can provide what the Peterborough Sales & Ad Club can: a network of key individuals which carries its members forward in their social and professional pursuits. I would highly recommend membership to anyone who is looking to make their mark in our great City and the surrounding area.
As with any club, it is essential that periodic organizational reviews take place in order to ensure the Club is meeting the needs of its members and to identify areas of improvement. Last year the board undertook such a process through a membership survey which has provided valuable direction for the coming and future years. Overwhelmingly, the response we received was that the membership highly values the unique social and business networking opportunities our Club provides. While the membership told us that the basic format of the Club should continue, recommendations to make the Club even better have been identified and will be implemented over the next few years.
I am very excited about this year’s calendar of events. We are kicking off the 2015/16 season with a special address by business motivational speaker, Corey Poirier, at our annual Members’ Night to be held at the Peterborough Rugby Club on September 15th. Some great new themed meetings will be joining our pillar events (Christmas Gala, Speakers Night and Memorial Bonspiel) this year. Please take a moment to peruse the Calendar. I look forward to meeting with all of our members over the coming year. Enjoy your Club!