Dear Members & Guests of WTPA,
Welcome to our 100th annual Pharmacy Spring Retreat hosted by WTPA. I would like to thank all of our members and sponsors for their continued support of WTPA. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be hosting our first virtual conference. The virtual conference will still hold true to WTPA’s foundational pillars of continuing education, scholarship, and fellowship. Even though our fellowship will be in a virtual nature, we will still provide high quality CEs and $35,000 in scholarships to well deserving pharmacy students to help further the progression of pharmacy all across Texas.
West Texas Pharmacy Association was organized in 1921 and is one of the oldest pharmacy associations in the state of Texas. WTPA has stood the test of time for 100 years and our continued history is full of unique individuals and a very honorable heritage. We have been very fortunate these past 100 years to have wonderful support, and we plan to be around another 100+ years with continued support from members and guests like yourself. WTPA operates as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and accepts tax deductible contributions to fund scholarships to qualified pharmacy students. Our endowment program creates many scholarships annually and provides a way for companies, individuals and families to create an enduring legacy. A tax-deductible contribution of $20,000, which can be paid in installments, will create a $1,000 annual scholarship that will be awarded in perpetuity. You also have the option of contributing a one-time $1,000 scholarship to invest in the future of our profession and establish a legacy through WTPA.
The board of directors and myself hope you find the CEs and videos of our scholarship recipients refreshing during these unprecedented times. As members and ambassadors for WTPA, I ask you to please continue to spread the word of this historic organization to your friends and colleagues in order to continually grow this wonderful organization. We will fellowship in person next year for our 101st annual Pharmacy Spring Retreat in Abilene, TX. Mark your calendars for March 4-6, 2022 in Abilene. Please continue to follow us on Facebook and check our website at www.westtexaspharmacy.org for updated information regarding our conference. Feel free to reach out to any board member as well with any questions you may have.
In closing, I would like to give a sincere thank you to all of the board members for their dedication and continued hard work on this year’s virtual conference. I am honored to be able to work with and serve some of the greatest individuals in the pharmacy profession. I look forward to seeing our WTPA family again in Abilene in 2022 for a celebration of the past and a commitment towards the future.
Matthew Pennington, R.Ph., Pharm.D.
West Texas Pharmacy Association
P.O. Box 1004
San Angelo, TX 76902