PMI Montgomery County Newsletter

Results of the Board Elections  

  • VP of Programs - Jake Lefman

  • VP of Education – Scott Chen

  • VP of Treasury and Finance – Eugene Egry

  • VP of Special Projects – Pepe Liu

Congratulations to our new Board Members.  Please congratulate them at the next dinner meeting! They start their new positions in January.


More details and other training opportunities are located under Education.

Wednesday, December 3rd Dinner Meeting 

Registration:  Go to Registration
Location: Normandie Farms Potomac MD
Social hour starts @ 5:00 pm
Project Showcase (optional to attend--see below) starts @5:30

The Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS): A New Earth Science Capability for the International Space Station – Mr. William R. A. Ziegler, PMP
December’s Project Showcase will spotlight a system scheduled for deployment to the International Space Station (ISS) before the end of 2014. CATS will provide a platform to collect cloud and aerosol data from advanced instrumentation installed on the ISS. The presentation will explain how this capability can be delivered on an aggressive schedule and limited budget. The approach represents a model which may be applied to future technology deployments to the ISS.

Dinner begins @ 6:30pm
Program following dessert
Presentation @ 8pm: “How Cultural Competence Helps Your Bottom Line”

with Apoorva N. Gandhi, Vice President, Multi-Cultural Affairs, Marriott International, Inc.

Come and learn about how Businesses have improved their financial results and guest experiences by focusing on ‘The differences that make a difference’. This multimedia presentation is full of fun trivia, videos, and case studies that will show you how to engage with the next generation customer and build our brands!


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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