PMI Montgomery County Newsletter

Summer Newletter

Upcoming Elections for Board of Directors
There are four positions coming up on the Board of Directors in December.  It’s not too early to begin thinking about whether or not you would consider serving in that way for the coming term.    Each term is two years, starting January 1, 2016 and ends December 31, 2017.  The upcoming open positions are:  President (requires prior 2 years of PMI Montgomery County Board experience), VP of Membership, VP of Programs, and VP of Communications.   Below are descriptions for the positions for elections in November:

  • President:  The President shall be the chief executive officer for the CHAPTER and of the Board, and shall perform such duties as are customary for presiding officers, including making all required appointments with the approval of the Board.

  • VP of Programs:  Responsible for the development and delivery of programs relating to project management for each scheduled Chapter dinner meeting.  There are two VP of Programs  with only one up for election now.

  • VP of Membership:  Responsible for the development and maintenance of the CHAPTER membership plan that assures continued growth through aggressive recruiting and partnering with major Montgomery County, MD employers. The VP Membership will also be responsible for the development and implementation of a retention plan.

  • VP of Communications:  Responsible for the CHAPTER’s web site, LinkedIn communications network, and other Chapter communications as needed.

Serving as a volunteer in our chapter is a very rewarding experience. It will help you grow personally and professionally, and contributes to the strength of one of the most dynamic chapters on the east coast.
Please consider stepping up for a year or two, and take your turn to give back to the organization.
If there are other ideas you have about how to leverage your strengths to support your peers, please let us know by contacting any Board member.
Table Sponsorships Now Available for Monthly Chapter Dinners
After a successful pilot, the Montgomery County Chapter is now offering Table Sponsorships at our monthly dinners at Normandie Farms Restaurant in Potomac Maryland.

Monthly dinners are held the first Wednesday of the month eight times per year.  Our next dinner meeting is Wednesday, September 2nd.

For a full table sponsorship, the cost is $500, and offers 10 seats to be used by guests of the sponsor, regardless of whether or not the guest is a member of the chapter. In addition to the seats at a table, recognition of the support for our chapter by the sponsoring organization will be included in announcements and table signs.

Members and friends of the chapter - in order to make this program a success, please encourage your employer to become a sponsor. You may even be included in their guest list!

To sign up as a sponsor, please contact the VP of Communications by email at:
Many upcoming training opportunities are available such as:  Action-Oriented Leadership, PMP Prep, and another  PMI Montgomery County MD Symposium on October 6th.  More details on these and other training opportunities are located under Education.
PMI-MC Toastmasters Club #1163128: PMPs - See How Fun Earning PDUs can be!
Our Toastmasters Club is sponsored by PMI-MC and is intended for PMPs. We are approved by PMI to issue PDUs. Meetings are at Walter Johnson High School at 7 PM on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. Earn 1.5 PDUs per meeting.  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



As part of PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements program, a PMP credential holder will need to earn 60 PDUs per three-year cycle. To learn more about the program, what are PDUs, how to earn and claim them, as well as step-by-step instructions on how to renew your certification, watch the CCR video. You can also reference the latest PMP Handbook found on

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