Central Indiana IoPP Chapter- Annual Golf Scramble

Friday, September 19, 2014
1:00 p.m. - Valle Vista Golf Club
755 East Main, Greenwood, Indiana 46143 (map)


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Dear Friends:

The Central Indiana Chapter (CIC) Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) are coordinating efforts, hoping to enlist your support and/or participation in the Annual CIC IoPP Golf Scramble.

The primary direction of the IoPP Golf Scramble is to create a sustainable fund that presents the Indiana State University Student Chapter with opportunities to fund educational trips, purchase new equipment, or supplies, or sponsor academic scholarships. The Central Indiana IoPP Chapter plays a large role in educating these packaging students on current events within the packaging community.

This year’s scramble is scheduled for Friday, September 18th at Valle Vista Golf Club; with a tee time of 1:00 p.m.

Registration is at 12:30 PM.
Shot Gun Start at 1:00 PM
Golf and Dinner - $80.00
Only Dinner is $25

1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams
Two closest to the pin
Two Longest Drive awards
Raffle drawing. ($1.00-50/50 raffle) 
$5.00 Mullins can be purchased on Pay Pal. (Limit of 4). Paypal email is Ioppindiana@aol.com

Note: The rain date is Friday September 26th, same place, same start time.

You can support the Central Indiana IoPP Chapter by:

  • Sponsor a team for $300.00; all golfers receive complimentary gifts and a meal.
  • Sponsor a hole or contest for $100. Your name will be printed on a sign to be placed at the tee box at one of the scramble holes. This is great advertising for any business or a wonderful way for individuals to show their support for Indiana State University Student IoPP Chapter.
  • Make a general contribution of either a cash donation (any amount).

Please send your entries in early to assure your team of a spot in our event.

The Central Indiana Institute of Packaging Professionals Is a non-for profit organization.

If you have any questions, please contact Caesar Watkins, 317-299-6636, email: caepac@att.net,

Please mail the enclosed form with your contribution and/or team registration information to:
PO Box 532687
Indianapolis, IN 46253

On behalf of the Central Indiana Institute of Packaging Professionals, THANK YOU for any support you can give. It is greatly appreciated!

Board of Directors
Wayne Funk, Vice President: 260-403-7217
Karen Burgess, Vice President Administration: 765-451-4858
Dr. Marion Schaefer, Sr. Technical Consultant: 812-237-3353


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A tour and a meet and greet of the students of the Indiana State University Packaging Engineering Technology Program took place on October 9.   The meeting was led by the students.  There were several alumni of the Indiana State Packaging Program present.  We shared experiences with the students along with the students sharing their packaging learning experience and their goals at graduation.  We then toured the facilities and closed with dinner at a local restaurant.  During dinner, the interaction with the students continued.  One student is quoted as saying that they “….learned more from the professionals this evening than all the conferences and trade shows they attended put together.”

We as professionals DO make an impact on these students.  Please plan on joining us next October.

Call For Internships

Here is a way to help our ISU students as well as your company.  If you have a need for an intern or would like to offer a valuable intern experience for our ISU Packaging Engineering Technology students, please contact Dr. Schafer at ISU Marion.Schafer@indstate.edu.

Who knows, it may be a great investment in a new hire for your company.

2012-2014 Central Indiana Chapter IoPP Board of Directors

President: Wayne Funk – WLF Packaging Enterprises, LLC
Vice President: Anthony Ahmed - MOCON, Inc.
Treasurer: Kerry Crossland, - Safeway Packaging
Secretary: Karen Burgess, CPP – General Motors Components Holding, LLC
Chairperson - Fundraising: Caesar Watkins, Caesar Packaging Corp.
Chairperson -  Webmaster: David Giffel, Klockner Pentaplast Of America
Chairperson - Program (tours / meetings): Jake Miller, Eli Lilly & Company
Chairperson - Membership: OPEN
Chairperson - Education and Certification: OPEN
Chairperson - Chapter of the Year: OPEN
Immediate Past President of the  CIC IoPP: Matthew Moon
East Central Regional IoPP VP: Joe Briski




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]

wfunk@locl.net  or  wefunk73@gmail.com