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Just a short note about an incident that made me stop and think during this busy holiday season.
As many of you remember, Carol Easterling was a founding member of Florida Parking Association and a very devoted Board member and friend (and long-time member of IPI). Because of the information listing on our website, I received an almost 'begging to return the call' message from a woman that I did not recognize. However, she relayed that she had known Carol for many years, and was trying to find information about her.
She had recently gone to a high school reunion in Cocoa Beach, FL and had just heard about Carol's passing. She was very visibly shaken. She and Carol had grown up and gone to school together, remaining friends for many years. She fondly recalled stories of the two of them; said they were quite the pair and did get in some 'fun' troubles. Their lives went on and they ended up living in different areas of the country. They kept in touch for many years, with Carol even hitchhiking to Alabama for a visit. (She was surprised that Carol ended up in the parking world).
As so many of us do, they lost touch and she only found out about Carol's passing at the high school reunion; she was so upset that she had to leave the reunion. She said that Carol was such a great and loyal friend, and she was so regretful they had not kept in touch. I gave her as much information as I could, and gave her another person to contact (someone much closer to Carol).
A couple of years ago, Florida Parking Association started a Carol Easterling Award to honor a 'deserving' front line employee, which was Carol's passion. We are now upgrading and redeveloping the award into a yearly scholarship. We will continue to carry on Carol's legacy; she was such an instrumental part of Florida Parking Association for so many years and such a great friend to many!
HAVE A BLESSED AND HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON!
NEPC Call for Presentations!
The New England Parking Council is looking for presenters and presentations for our 20th Annual Parking and Transportation Conference on March 23rd & 24th, 2011 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, MA. The conference theme is "Got Innovation?" We expect 200 people and will offer two tracks of educational seminars; one track geared towards Innovations in Parking, and one track geared towards Innovations in Transportation:
• Presentations should be approximately one hour including
• Case studies are encouraged.
• Presentations should be educational and entertaining.
• Presenters should not advertise or promote individual products or companies.
• Presnters will not be compensated.
Interested presenters should email a narrative or outline description of their presentation to: Allen Corry, NEPC VP and Co-Chair of Program Committee (Allen.email@example.com) Please respond by December 13, 2010.
Questions to Allen Corry (203-618-3060) or NEPC Pres. Dan Kupferman (508-243-5436)
SAVE THE DATE! The New England Parking Council's 20th, biggest, and best conference yet! March 23rd & 24th at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, MA www.newenglandparkingcouncil.org
Look for our next conference wrap-up newsletter!
Future event dates coming:
- 2011 Spring Training
- 2011 Fall Annual Conference
Thank you to all attendees, exhibitors, and presenters who contributed to making the conference in State College a great success!
Member Get a Member Campaign
Good through December 2010!
Recruit a new member in the year 2010 and receive one registration to Spring Training in 2011. Offer is good for a maximum of one paid member. Please contact Rachel Yoka with new member information. (firstname.lastname@example.org or 484.342.0200 x106).