We want our members to get the most out of their membership with AALPI.
What we have been doing to make membership in AALPI a great resource for every investigator:
With new technology it is possible to administer everything quicker and in most cases electronically. Membership communication and updates are now done through electronic digital format on the website, the web calendar, the chronicle digital magazine, e-mail blasts, the yahoo list serve and Linked In. We changed the bi-laws in 2009 to accommodate these methods. Current Members if you have new e-mails or websites please make sure we have your updates so they can be posted correctly and you receive the chronicle and industry updates.
We have reduced the time to approve and vet a new member by introducing our new member in an e-mail to membership. This allows us to vote them in at our next board meeting. Once a member has paid and the application is being processed you get member pricing for all events. No waiting to get started.
Quarterly education luncheons where the focus is networking & education. We start with networking, then a 2-3 hour educational presentation where you have time to actually learn something followed by lunch and more networking.
Getting proactive with unlicensed activity by posting a form right on the home page of our website. AALPI will forward these to DPS Licensing after a quick check to make sure they do not have a license and appear to need a license in AZ. Our committee will followup with DPS to make sure there is an outcome.
Last year we helped to stop or change legislation that would have hurt our industry both locally and nationally. We also tried to pass updates to our statute that would have benefited us. These proposed changes made it through the Senate but we met great resistance from the house. We have identified who is blocking us and will continue this again next year. Some of this opposition is linked to the hiring of unlicensed investigators from certain industries that have great lobbying power. This is a national and a local problem.
We created more levels of membership to accommodate students, investigation agency employees, and other legal professionals.
All general business meetings are of course open and free to members. We serve coffee and donuts. Some members meet at a local restaurant for lunch afterwards.
This is your membership, if you have something you would like to see done or done differently let us know or join a committee or run for office to help make the change.
Please keep in mind ALL board & committee members are volunteers with the exception of our accountant and a very part time admin.
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