Fellow Members,


It is with great honor and pride that I am able to serve you this next year as the 2013-2014 TAPL President.  I am hopeful that you share in my excitement about our upcoming year and hope that you will join with me in making this our strongest year yet. 


I want to first and foremost recognize the outstanding job of last year’s Board.  Our Association is coming off a record breaking year and has never been stronger!  Our membership is up to almost 600 members; our Monthly Dinner attendance is pushing nearly 200 attendees; and the Spring Golf Tournament raised more than $65,000, of which we were able to donate nearly 10% to the Folds of Honor.  Additionally, in light of the recent tragedy that affected so many of our Oklahoma families and friends, I am pleased that this Board reacted quickly and effectively making the decision to contribute $1,000 to the Oklahoma Division of the American Red Cross for Moore Tornado Recovery.  These numbers, accomplishments and generosity speak volumes about the time, effort and excellence of this past year’s Board.  It has been an honor to serve beside them. 


I would like to offer a special “Thank You” to Leah Haight and Matt Hood as retiring members of the TAPL Board.  Both have worked very hard in their respective roles over the past two years.   Also, please join me in welcoming the 2013-2014 Board:


1. Lawson Vogel, CPL – Past President

2. Collin Sniff, RPL – Vice President

3. J.J. Chisholm – Secretary

4. Dwayne Allen, CPL – Treasurer

5. Andrew Grimm – Membership Director

6. Karen Laughlin – Communications Director

7. Curtis Johnson, RL – Events Director

8. Bill Holder, CPL– Benefits Director

9. Raegan Schaffler– Education Director

10. Jack Taylor, CPL– External Affairs

11. Hamel Reinmiller, CPL – AAPL Director


Looking forward, I am equally excited about the projects ahead and this Board’s ability to lead us into another exceptional year.  As you may have already heard, we are in the midst of re-designing our TAPL Website.  Our newly renovated website will not only be an attractive way to publicize our Association, but the ease and functionality of the site should allow for many more opportunities and efficiencies. Additionally, we are in the beginning stages of setting up an Endowment Fund at both the University of Oklahoma and Tulsa University.  It is our hope, with this Endowment, the Association will be able to secure the ability to continue giving scholarships to students meeting the criteria for many years to come.  There has already been a lot of thought, long hours and ground work to get the Endowment ready to launch.  Undoubtedly, there will be much more information to come on how you can help contribute to this worthwhile venture.


I know I speak for the rest of the Board when I say that we are excited, honored and privileged to serve you this upcoming year.  If ever you have a question, comment, want to know how to get more engaged or for any other reason need to contact one of us, please do not hesitate to call, email, text, or fax (if you still have one of those ancient machines).


Looking forward to seeing you all after the Summer!




   Robert Sher, RPL   



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