Chapter Meeting - October 18, 2022


Ganondagan State Historic Site

7000 County Road 41

Victor, NY 14564


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10:00am – 10:30am                Registration

10:30am – 10:45am                Chapter Business Meeting Updates

10:45am – 11:45pm                Presentation – “Diversity & Inclusion Introduction”

11:45am – 12:00pm                Break

12:00pm – 1:00pm                  Lunch with Short Film

1:00pm – 2:00pm                    Tour of the Bark Longhouse and Seneca Art & Culture Gallery

2:00pm – 3:00pm                    Outdoor Trail Walk - Optional

**Bring good walking shoes!


“Diversity & Inclusion Introduction”

To mitigate the massive reputation risks associated with these events, organizations must make a meaningful commitment to advancing DEI. This starts with a better understanding of how DEI and reputation are related. This presentation will provide a brief overview of key concepts and building blocks you can incorporate into your life.



April Purdie, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Wegmans Food Markets

Mrs. Purdie is celebrating 22 years of incredible service and is currently the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.   In this role she will continue to help grow the commitment of making Wegmans a Great Place to Work and Shop for ALL, through execution of diversity and inclusion initiatives for our people, our customers, and our communities.  In addition, April will provide strategic focus to help identify continuous improvement opportunities for us to strengthen and deep root our culture of belonging.


  • Active Chapter Members: Covered by the Chapter
  • Non-Members: $50


  • Cash
  • Credit via PayPal
  • Check payable to “RIMS Upstate NY Chapter” – Please email the Chapter Treasurer if you plan on making this form of payment;

– Mail to:         First American Equipment Finance

                        ATTN: Anna Ziegler

                        211 High Point Drive, 2nd Floor

                        Victor, NY 14564       


If you need to cancel your registration, please email the Chapter Secretary by 5:00pm on the Friday preceding the meeting. Late cancellations will be charged the non-member fee.

Please note: Your registration will include lunch. If you do not plan on staying for the meal, please contact the Chapter Secretary. Help save your chapter money!

If you have any further questions, please contact the Chapter Secretary, Tara Grillo at