Every year we each have the option of paying $25 towards the VPPA CPP fund. Paying this $25 is completely optional and voluntary, and the money collected goes towards the $500 CPP Scholarship that we draw for at convention every year during the luncheon (but you do not have to be present to win), and the special VA CPP image competition award (which goes to the image with the highest score that hasn't won any other awards by a VPPA CPP member).
Because this voluntary contribution is what is used to fund these things, you have to pay to be eligible. We are also planning a way to do more great things for our VPPA CPPs, such as a special program that will be for those of us who contribute to that fund.
This is our group, so we will be discussing everything that we can do to make this group all that we would like for it to be, so please feel free to bring any suggestions or ideas to the luncheon with you.