Letter from the President:

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

PMI Montgomery County Chapter Volunteer Opportunities
Monthly Dinner Meetings
Project Management Showcase (NEW)
Education
Voting on Chapter Bylaws
Toastmasters

PMI Montgomery County Chapter Volunteer Opportunities
PMI Montgomery County has several upcoming immediate volunteer opportunities: Project Management Day of Service Scope A-Thon, Nomination Committee for Fall Board Elections, 2015-2016 Open Board Positions.


Project Management Day of Service Scope-A-Thon January 19, 2015
Learn more.
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


Nomination Committee for Fall Board Elections
We are looking for at least one person to be on the Nomination Committee to help with upcoming elections this Fall for open Board positions.
Nomination Committee responsibilities are as follows: Publicize open Board position responsibilities, accept nominations, check nominees’ credentials and experience, and implement and manage the timeline of the election process to maintain the highest integrity for the Chapter.
If you are interested contact: president@pmimontgomerycountymd.org

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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


The Nomination Committee once established will manage the election process. More details on the election will be provided later.

Monthly Dinner Meetings
Our next monthly dinner meeting is September 3rd at the Normandy Farm Restaurant. For information about the speaker and to register go to Events Registration.
The topic is: "Your Finest Hour: Leading Your Project When Times are Tough".

The Chapter subsidizes each monthly dinner meeting. To reduce our costs we are increasing the rates for people who walk in by $5 to: $35 for members and $45 for non-members. Effective in October, if you pre-pay with pre-registration the price is $30 for members and $40 for non-members.


Project Management Showcase Learn more.
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


Education

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 web site under Education.


Voting on Chapter Bylaws

Next week you will be receiving a request to vote on changes to our bylaws for the following:
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.


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


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Resources

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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