Message from the VP:
Hello All CIC IoPP Members:
Happy Holidays from the Central Indiana Chapter IoPP.
The board members wish all of you the best of wishes for the upcoming holidays.
As this is a busy time of the year for many of our members, and as several of our board members have been out of town on business (a good thing in these economic times), it may seem we have taken a lapse.
NOT SO!!!! Our program Chair, Jake Miller, has been working hard on setting up a tour in January. We will be visiting a growing company right in Plainfield.
We are currently planning to have a tour at Fagerdala Packaging Inc. on January 15, 2013 starting at 5:30 P.M. Our host is Jason Short-CPLP, a new member to our chapter. Thanks to Jason for volunteering to host this event as a new member.
Fagerdala Packaging Inc. Indiana is a global manufacture of extruded PE foams, which we utilize internally for the fabrication of cushion packaging. Fagerdala Packaging Inc. Indiana has fabrication capabilities, design , testing, JIT service, PE foam recycling and more. • Location: 2532 Airwest Blvd (Airwest - Building V), Plainfield, Indiana 46168 •
Please RSVP myself or Jake by text or email so we can give Fagerdala an idea of how many to plan for. A short dinner meeting will follow for those who may want to talk about what we saw and share ideas for future meetings.
Wayne E. Funk, CPP
Vice-President, Central Indiana Chapter IoPP
Central Indiana Chapter Institute of Packaging Professionals
If you have been on one our tours or went to the golf outing, you know what a good time we have.
Want to help in making the fun? Then you may want to consider how you can get more involved.
We have a few openings that need to be filled. Fun opportunities and friendship-building experiences await you,
Here is a list of CIC’s outstanding offices committees and what is involved with each:
Treasurer; Our last treasurer did such a good job she got a new job opportunity in a warmer climate. Seriously though, being responsible for the money of a group can only help your resume. We don’t write many checks and is a relatively easy way to be involved. Let is talk to you about it.
Program; Help organize and plan meetings and tours. This is the fun social activity that is the heart of our networking activities. Help is always needed.
Fundraising; CIC’s main fundraiser is the golf outing. What a blast we had at the last one! Great fun outside and helps raise money for scholarships for our students at Indiana State.
Membership; Attracting and recruiting members is also another way to expand your network connections. Folks you associate with in your job usually folks you would like to associate with outside of work.
Education / Certification; If learning more about packaging and/or helping others learn is more to your interest, then this could be your niche. Helping fellow members obtain their Certifications as Packaging Technicians or Packaging Professionals is rewarding and a great service.
Chapter of the Year; Basically a recordkeeping and reporting function. Keep track of our goings on and report to national once a year. Easy and could bring recognition to CIC just for telling our story of what we do.
Call myself or any other officer if you have any questions or, wish to get started.
Wayne E. Funk CPP
Vice President CIC IoPP
Chair Nominating Committee
Owner WLF Packaging Enterprises, LLC
(260)403-7217 [Cell – best]