History of the Midwest Chapter
Dr. Pipit Chiemmongkoltip from Chicago, Illinois, initiated the formation of the Midwest Chapter in an effort to augment TPAA’s membership. He started by recruiting several physicians from the Chicago land and Indiana areas. He then expanded recruitment to physicians in the rest of Illinois and Missouri by including members of the Southern Missouri and Illinois Thai Golf association (SMIT), which was founded by Dr.Meechai Puntumabumrung, Dr.Sanan Saengsamran, Dr. Pornchai Pisutaarnond, Dr. Pichet Santilukka, Dr. Chaiyarat Sermchief and Dr. Pairat Vibullakaopan. After working through all the details necessary to establish a new chapter, Dr. Pipit Chiemmongkoltip became the first chairman. That year, he organized the first annual meeting of the Midwest Chapter which took place during Labor Day Weekend at the Holiday Inn in Harvey, Illinois. The event was heralded as a success with interesting lectures, a tennis tournament, and a Gala Dinner.
Dr. Phaibul Kosaphandhu, the chapter’s 4th chairman, added a golf tournament to the list of activities that was offered during the annual meeting which was held at the Oakbrook Hills Resort and Hotel in Oakbrook, Illinois.
Dr. Pisit Rangsithienchai, the chairperson that year, introduced the Midwest Chapter “Rules and Regulations”. This included a provision that outlined the Chapter’s territory to mirror the U.S. geographic region of the Midwest. Since then, the annual meetings have been rotating through the different states of the chapter including Michigan, Missouri, Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois.
The term of the Chairperson of the Chapter was extended to two years.
The TPAA Southern Chapter held a joint meeting with the Midwest Chapter in Tampa, Florida.
The TPAA Western Chapter joined the Southern and Midwest Chapters at their annual meeting.
The TPAA Northeast Chapter joined the other 3 chapters at an annual meeting that was sponsored by the Western Chapter and held in Anaheim, California over the Labor Day weekend. It was then decided that moving forward; an Annual All Chapters meeting would be held each year and hosted by one of the chapters on a rotating basis. The schedule for the next few years is: 2010 - Midwest Chapter; 2011 - Northeast Chapter; 2012 - Southern Chapter; 2013 - Western Chapter; and so forth.
List of the Chairpersons of Midwest Chapter:
#1. 1984 Dr. Pipit Chiemmongkoltip, IL. cm, 1964,
RULES AND REGULATIONS OF TPAA: MIDWEST CHAPTER
Shall adopt the same boundary as the U.S. geographic division for Midwest, per consensus of the 1987 annual meeting. These shall include the following 12 states: Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Indiana and Ohio.
Members: All registered members of TPAA within the above boundary shall automatically become the members of the chapter. If members from other states beyond this boundary wish to join the Midwest chapter, they can do so by notifying the chapter.
1. The officers of the Chapter:
4. Regional Representatives:
1. Regular Meeting: There shall be not less than one (1) meeting yearly.
2. Special Meeting: May be called at any time by the Chairman. Any 10 members may sign a petition for a special meeting and the minutes shall be reported to the Chairman within 15 days of the meeting.
3. Annual Meeting: The Chapter shall convene not less than once yearly.
1. Seven (7) members including at least two (2) officers shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business at any meeting of the Chapter.
1. Shall be appointed by the Chairman.
2. Rules and Regulations: