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The 2019-2020 fiscal year is the 30th year that Shoreline has been operating as a discrete chapter of APICS.
Back in the 1980’s, Shoreline originated as a satellite off-shoot of the Fox Valley Chapter, but requested to be a discrete chapter in 1989 and received formal recognition as a stand-alone Chapter by APICS Corporate.
On May 19th of 1990, APICS granted Chapter certification to the APICS membership in the Shoreline area. Our members came from businesses along the shoreline from South of Sheboygan to North of Two Rivers. We had about 93 individual members the first year along with a corporate membership from Hamilton Industries. From that membership we had an operating board of directors of 10-12 people which met for planning meetings 10 times during the year. The records show that Randy Ellis was President and Dan Knox was Treasurer.
Our fiscal year ran from July to June. In our first year of record, 1992 – 1993, we held 9 monthly dinner meetings from September thru May, giving members a break during the summer for vacations. Dinner meetings averaged 60 attendees and were held three time at the Inn at Maritime Bay in Manitowoc, twice each at Richard’s in Sheboygan Falls and Klemme’s Wagon Wheel in Howards Grove and once each at the Holiday Inn of Manitowoc and River Falls in Shoto. Our top attendance was 96 people at Klemme’s with Bob Reynolds from Briggs & Stratton as the guest speaker. Our second biggest night was the April meeting at the Holiday Inn with 93 attendees. Unfortunately, we don’t have a record of who the speaker was but we did rent an overhead projector for the meeting, so there must have been some good visuals to share. We also had Dr. Steven Melnyk, Professor of Supply Chain as Michigan State University and professional speaker, Tom Jadin as guest presenters during the year.
That first year we also sent members to two Regional meetings of APICS and supported the growth of supply chain in our chapter by providing two $300 scholarships to LTC for students in supply chain programs.
Any additional records or tall tales that anyone can provide regarding our chapter would be greatly appreciated as the early years are very thin on complete information. Please feel free to send any chapter history information you feel like sharing to me at email@example.com and I will include anything not too personal or embarrassing in our historical records. Thank you.