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APRA History: 1995

APRA Highlights

March 1995
Mission statement revised — "To foster professional development and promote standards that enhance the expertise and status of development research and information service professionals worldwide."

Board Members
Jon Thorsen, President
Shelley Brown, Second Vice President/Conference Chair
Diane Crane, Secretary
Jay Frost, Communications Director
Beverly Goodwin, Treasurer
Napoleon Hendrix, Professional Development Director
Michel Hudson, Membership Services Director
Margo Knight, Chapter Services Director
Paulette Persinger, First Vice President

1995small.jpgAugust 9–12, 1995
500 attend Developing Prospects and Tools for a New Generation" in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This conference is well-remembered by attendees for the warm hospitality of the Minnesota Chapter volunteers.

  • Keynotes: John Perry Barlow, Vice Chairman of the Electronic Frontier Foundation; Claude Rosenberg, author of the book Wealthy and Wise: How You and America Can Get the Most Out of Your Giving; and Lee Schafer, Senior Editor for Corporate Report Minnesota Magazine
  • Conference Volunteers: Shelley Brown, Conference Chair; James Bennetts, Co-Chair; Inez Bergquist, Model Librarian; Wendy Eckdahl, Computer Lab
  • APRA Service Award:  Susan Sweeney Flaherty

Begins theme-driven issues and guest editors — Expanding Role of Research, Kathleen Mallory; Privacy, Claire Verrette; Lost Constituents, Robert Pallone; Fundraising and Development Software, Carol McConaghy Thorp

World Headlines

  • Car Bomb Destroys Federal Office Building in Oklahoma City
  • Largest U.S. Bank Created with Merger of Chase and Chemical Bank
  • O.J. Simpson Is Acquitted of Murders

Dow Jones

  • High — 5,216
  • Low — 3,832

Forbes' World's Richest — Top Three

  1. Walton Family; U.S.; retailing; $22.9 billion
  2. Bill Gates; U.S.; computer software; $18 billion
  3. Warren E. Buffett; U.S.; stock market; $15.3

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