Dear TAPL Members,

It is hard to believe the end of 2016 is here and 2017 is just around the corner! TAPL has had a very busy first part of our calendar year and we have plenty more great events to come in 2017.  For those of you who were able to attend our November dinner meeting at the Summit, I am sure you were impressed by our AAPL President Pamela D. Feist.  She gave great insight about our industry from a national level.  Special thanks to our AAPL Director Jeff Myers and our Education Director Adam Dolinsky for making her visit happen.

Our Christmas Social is this coming Monday, December 12th, so be sure to mark your calendars.  As we have over the past few years, TAPL is teaming up with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.  This extraordinary program collects new and unwrapped toys and ditributes those toys to less fortunate children throughout our region over the Christmas season.  I'd highly encourage each of you who attend to plan to bring a toy or cash donation. For those who are unable to attend, please consider visiting their website to make a donation online. (

As I am sure many of you have noticed, TAPL is in the process of updating our website.  Our Communicaitons Director Michelle Linton has taken on this task and has been doing an excellent job.  With any change or upgrade, please bear with us as we continue the data migration and work to fix any glitches that arise from this undertaking.

Finally, if you ever have any questions, concerns or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me at 918-629-2734 or

See everyone on the 12th!

Andrew R. Grimm, TAPL President