Letter from the President:

For October, below are updates in the following key areas:


Nominations Open until October 5th for 2015-2016 Open Board Positions
Consider volunteering to be on the PMI Montgomery County Chapter Board.  It is a rewarding experience, both personally and professionally.  Serving on the Board is a great opportunity to increase your leadership skills, knowledge, and understanding of PMI and the discipline of Project Management.
The following positions will be open for the fall elections.  They are two year positions and start January 1, 2015:

  • VP of Programs

  • VP of Education

  • VP of Treasury and Finance

  • VP of Special Projects

If you are interested you may nominate yourself or someone else by October 5th.  Contact the Nominations Committee at:  nominationscommittee@pmimontgomerycountymd.org

Results of Vote on Chapter Bylaws
The following was approved with your votes:
1) Requiring that candidates for the VP of Treasury and Finance have two years of experience on the Board
2) Change the amount of time the bylaws have to be voted on from 45 to 30 days.

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: http://www.pm-dos.net


Monthly Dinner Meetings
Topic for October 1st is:  Something Different:  The Career Transition Survivors Guide.  Click for more information.


Project Management Showcase
Purpose:  A chance for Chapter members to showcase interesting project management experiences via a short presentation format.
When:  During the networking period of the monthly PMI dinner meeting, 5:30-6pm.
Where:  In the Porch Room at the restaurant, just off the hallway as you enter the restaurant seating room.
Signup to become a presenter:  Contact the Project Showcase Team at ProjectShowcase@outlook.com


Register now for our Member Appreciation Symposium providing 7 PDU's of training on October 15th.  The location is the Universities at Shady Grove.  The cost is only $20 for members and $150 for non-members. 
Other training opportunities are located on our website under Education.

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: president@pmimontgomerycountymd.org.

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 PMI.org.

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