Brief History of LPN
March 2002: First meeting of LPN is held, inspired by conference in Massachusetts convened by Civic Ventures. Ten attendees explore interest in creating a network and brainstorm potential projects.
June 2002: First project to develop a second-half-of-life planning curriculum is born. After pilots in 2003, curriculum is published in January 2004 by Civic Ventures.
September 2003: Survey is initiated to identify interest in a permanent organization.
September 2004: First statement of mission/vision/values is adopted.
February 2005: First retreat held to develop strategies and work plans, with decision to incorporate, create new Web site and organize our IT support efforts.
March 2005: First annual meeting is attended by 30 people to approve bylaws and elect first slate of officers and directors.
June 2005: Judy Goggin of Civic Ventures issues a challenge to LPN to host a national conference on second-half-of-life planning.
October 2005: LPN is incorporated in Massachusetts; paid membership stands at 30.
December 2005: First newsletter is published on "Dollars and Sense: The Intersection of Life and Financial Planning."
January 2006: First Web site goes up with information about LPN, life planning for the second half, a list of life planning resources and a directory of members.
February 2006: Praxis (now Excellence in Practice) committee is formed to design professional standards for LPN members and the second-half-of-life planning community as a whole.
March 2006: LPN is approved by the IRS as a 501(c)6 tax-exempt professional association.
March 2007: More than 60 people attend our third annual meeting at which a draft Integral Model is discussed.
December 2007: First national conference on second-half-of-life planning (pre-conference and track, part of first Positive Aging Conference) is held at Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL. 150 attend the pre-conference.
February 2008: A national membership category is introduced and monthly calls are initiated to bring national members together and to plan new LPN chapters.
August 2008: First meeting of Chesapeake LPN is held to plan for hosting a second Positive Aging Conference telecast in the northern VA, MD and DC areas
January 2009: First meeting of NorCal LPN is held, bringing together professionals from Palo Alto to Napa Valley.
May 2009: First three-year plan is adopted by the LPN board as a guide to long-term growth.
December 2009: Second LPN pre-conference and life transitions track of Positive Aging Conference is held at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL.
March 2010: A hybrid board is elected that includes both national and local New England members as a step toward a national governance structure.
May 2010: Sixth annual retreat is held to focus on the member value proposition, with national members present and participating for the first time.
June 2010: A national steering committee is formed to guide chapter development and growth and to serve as a prototype national governing board.