Vote November 5-15th for 2015-2016 Open Board Positions

Candidates for the positions are:

  • VP of Programs – Aydin Mohtashamian and Jake Lefman

  • VP of Education – Scott Chen

  • VP of Treasury and Finance – Eugene Egry

  • VP of Special Projects – Pepe Liu

Information about the candidates is here.  You will receive an email about how to electronically vote.  Voting begins November 5th.


Upcoming training opportunities for the month of November are:

11/4:   People Challenges in a Project Environment:  Resolving Conflict in a Postivite/Productive Way with Lee Lambert

11/13:  Collaborative Communications Strategies Negotiation Skills and Engagement Practices with Leadership Techniques

11/20-21: You’ve Waited Long Enough!  It’s Time!  PMP Preparation with Carl Pritchard

More details and other training opportunities are located under Education.


Member Appreciation Dinner Meeting – November 5th

Speaker:  Dr. Oliver, Schlake
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The November speaker is Dr. Oliver Schlake on “Why We Need More Creativity in Managing Project When Times are Tough”.  Dr. Schlake is a Clinical Professor at the Robert H. Smith School of Business and at the University of Maryland, College Park.  He teaches classes at the Undergraduate and Graduate level as well as for the school’s Online MBA and Executive MBA program.  

This meeting will be at the Golden Bull restaurant in Gaithersburg.  It is a member appreciation free dinner for PMI Montgomery County Chapter members.  You can register under Event Registration.

Volunteer Opportunity - Project Management Day of Service

The 5 regional Project Management Institute (PMI) chapters in the DMV area are seeking up to 40 volunteer project managers to participate in a Project Management Day of Service (PMDoS) to be held on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 19, 2015.

PMI is partnering with the Taproot Foundation, a nonprofit organization, to host a single day Scope-A-Thon that will benefit charities and nonprofit organizations working to improve society.

We are seeking passionate leaders to plan and coordinate this community outreach event of unprecedented scale.   There is an immediate need to fill several leadership positions available in the areas of Logistics, Finance, Volunteer Management, Sponsorships, and Marketing/PR.   

For more information visit:

Toast Masters

Toast Masters continues to meet the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.  For more information see the Toast Masters site
If you have any suggestions or questions please contact me at:

Thank you for being a member!
Peggy Stroncek, President PMI Montgomery County Chapter




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