Monthly Meeting 

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October 30th 11:30 - 1:30

Topic:                Focus and simplify your Business Continuity Program

Presenters:       Robert Giffin,  President of Avalution

Location:          The Rusty Pelican,  2425 N Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 33607


Do you have too many plans, or is everything “critical”? Are you boiling the ocean? 

Attend this presentation to learn practical tools from the Business Continuity Operating SystemTM that provide laser focus to your program. In addition, learn how to align everyone from employees to executives.

Rob is a co-founder, and the President of Avalution creators of the Business Continuity Operating System™.  Over his career, Rob has been involved in business continuity consulting at all levels. This includes consulting for hundreds of clients, building multiple continuity and information security tools, and participating in a wide range of industry groups and forums, such as the Disaster Recovery Journal Editorial Advisory Board.  

Important Announcements

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Greater Tampa Bay ACP Chapter Officers and Board of Directors.

If you are interested in applying for one of the open Board positions, please send me a private email message.

Chapter Officers (2-year term)

  • President

Board of Directors (1-year term)

  • Director of Communications
  • Director of Membership
  • Director of Programs
  • Director of External Relations

I will be glad to answer any questions about the positions and the workload. Should you be interested in applying, I will need a simple bio for you, and a digital photo which we can include on the ballot.

Applicants should submit this information no later than 10/01/2019 for inclusion in the ballot.

Thank you for your consideration!

Steve Elliot

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GTBACP 2019 Charity Drive

ACP has selected Pinellas Hope as our Charity for 2019. Donations can start to be accepted at any upcoming meeting or brought to our Luncheon at Brio on Wednesday, November 13. Jennifer Sack will help collect and deliver items to Pinellas Hope.

Pinellas Hope started out as a temporary emergency shelter for over 250 homeless men and women, located in Clearwater on 20 acres provided by Bishop Robert N. Lynch and the Diocese of St. Petersburg. It opened its doors on December 1, 2007. Background checks are done on all the residents and case managers meet with them on a regular basis to set goals towards self-sufficiency. They also assist the residents with job and housing placement and perform follow up visits with them six months after they leave the shelter.

Since this early beginning, Pinellas Hope has added numerous buildings (education, clothing closet, medical respite care in partnership with BayCare) and services to its campus, including a Common/Community open-air pavilion with attached (warming) kitchen, offices, separate men’s and women’s bathrooms, including showers, laundry room, library, and computer room.

In 2015 Pinellas Hope added 5 apartment buildings providing 76 efficiency apartments subsidized to be affordable for low income adults who had “graduated” from Pinellas Hope.

Eighty more units were added in 2017, bringing the total number of efficiency apartments to 156. These units are known as permanent supportive housing as the residents still receive case management support and support services as needed. They are not, however, provided meals as each unit has its own kitchenette.

Donation items they need for the winter months include:

Sweatshirts and Sweatpants for men and women

Long sleeve shirts for men and women (greater need for men than women)

Winter hats for men and women

Fleece Blankets

Underpants/Socks for men and women

Target Gift cards for Tents (They have been purchasing tents at and they typically retail for $89.99/each, they last, on average, 60-90 days. Any gift cards collected we will use to help purchase tents.)

It gets chilly in the tents during the cooler months, so warm items are so very appreciated and tents are needed and used all year long.

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2019 GTBACP Early Bird Registration Winner

1Q2019 winner:  Stacy Jackson - 2 Tickets to Busch Gardens

2018 GTBACP Rewards Program 

2018 Year End Winner!  Jennifer Sack
Congratulations Jennifer!!!
4Q2018 winner:  Jennifer Sack
3Q2018 winner:  Ashley York
2Q2018 winner:  David Skidmore
1Q2018 winner:  Tim Smalczewski

For more information on the GTBACP rewards program, please click here.

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