Annual Dinner
Do You Have a Great Story to Tell? LSPA 25th Anniversary STORY SLAM
 
Massachusetts' innovative, privatized waste site cleanup program began 25 years ago. Since then, a community of environmental consultants, regulators, neighborhood leaders, environmental advocates, developers, bankers, attorneys, vendors, local officials, and others have been involved in this work. If you're reading this, you are probably part of this community.
 
At the LSPA, we are proud of our community's history and culture, and we think it's time to share some of our experiences. So, let's tell each other some stories.
 
During the LSPA's 25th Anniversary STORY SLAM, each storyteller will tell their story in front of a live audience. The stories will be short, no more than 5 minutes and centered around the theme:
 
The MCP and Me: 
Working in Waste Site Cleanup
 
These stories can be funny, surprising, touching, insightful, enlightening, weird, or sentimental. AND they will all be true.

Oh yes, did we mention this is a contest? The preliminary round will take place in August (date and time to be announced shortly) and finalists will present their stories at the October 25, 2018 LSPA Anniversary Dinner. Prizes will be awarded.

If you want to share your story, please let Kristi or Wendy know by August 15, 2018. Don't hesitate to contact Wendy with any questions or ideas.

What kind of stories are told at slams? Personal narratives, tales from real life and YOUR personal experience. Think about a situation with a client, a regulator, a colleague, how you ended up working in this field, an internship, a training experience, getting lost on the job, mistakes you made, a mystery you encountered on site, a project you did/didn't get. You get the idea; almost anything goes.

Here are  a few FAQs for the LSPA's STORY SLAM, along with some Storytelling Tips.




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The LSP Association’s Board of Directors hosted over 300 attendees at this year’s LSPA Annual Dinner at the Lowell Inn & Conference Center in Lowell, Massachusetts. It was a wonderful night and great to see so many LSPA members, clients, and friends. The LSPA received impressive sponsorship support, presented a thought-provoking speaker, and the LSP Association Scholarship Fund was the recipient of generous donations through its silent auction.

Click here to see the photograph album from the evening. Special thanks to Elliot Steinberg, LSP and photographer from Haley & Aldrich.   

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The LSPA invites you to support our association through the following sponsorship opportunities. Each package offers a different way for your company to highlight its commitment and support for the LSP practice through the activities of the LSPA, while generating good will and increased visibility within the environmental community. Click here to view the email announcing 2017-2018 sponsorships.

Corporate Sponsorship:
The Corporate Sponsor Program offers three levels of sponsorship. Benefits are summarized here
 
If you are a past sponsor, we hope that you continue your support of the LSPA. If you have not been a sponsor in the past, we encourage you to consider the benefits of collaborating with the LSPA. We look forward to your company's support in the busy and exciting year ahead. Click here to learn more or sign up today!

Membership Meeting Sponsors:
The LSPA holds eight meetings in Eastern Massachusetts and four meetings in Western Massachusetts from September to June (view meeting schedule).
 
These meetings are excellent networking opportunities for vendors such as remediation firms, labs, drillers, attorneys, and others. If you are interested in becoming a meeting sponsor, please review the meeting sponsorship opportunities hereBecome a Meeting Sponsor Now.

Annual Dinner Sponsors:
Register Now to support LSPA's upcoming Annual Dinner on Thursday, October 26, 2017.  
  • Dinner Sponsor: $700 (Includes: eight dinner tickets, recognition on dinner signage and all dinner communications)
  • Dinner Supporter: $375 (Includes: four tickets, recognition on dinner signage and all dinner communications)
If you are interested in more information about the benefits of sponsorship, please contact Wendy Rundle, LSPA Executive Director or call 617-977-4304. We welcome your interest.


Thank you to all who attended the 2016 LSPA Annual Dinner. What a great way to kick off the new LSPA year! It was a wonderful night and great to see so many LSPA members, clients, and friends. The LSPA experienced record-breaking attendance, received incredible sponsorship support, presented a very interesting speaker and hosted a successful silent auction to support the LSPA Scholarship Fund.

We were pleased to honor three very deserving colleagues. Big congratulations goes out to: 

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The LSP Association requests your nominations for the 2016 "Contribution to the Practice" Awards, to be presented at our Annual Dinner Meeting on Wednesday, October 26, 2016.   

If you know of a deserving candidate and wish to nominate the person and/or organization, please email Kristi Lefebvre, LSPA Communications Manager, with the nominee's name, award category and supporting materials. Deadline for nominations is Friday, July 29, 2016.    
 
Nominations are solicited in the following categories:

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LSPA 22nd Annual Dinner Meeting Held 

The LSPA held its 22nd annual dinner meeting on October 8, 2015, at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center in Lowell, MA.  Over 280 guests were in attendance to schmooze, nosh, bid on an appealing array of silent auction items, applaud their colleagues receiving awards, and listen to guest speaker Stephen Puleo, historian and author of Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919. 

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