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September 2017 Newsletter

August Annual Meeting Summary

Thank you to everyone who came to our Annual Meeting on August 16th!  Nineteen members attended and a few non-members joined us as well to learn about what we offer.  We provided information about our financial performance, charter renewal and progress made on the Chapter goals we set last November. We are very proud of our 2017 Board of Directors and the job they have done!  We set some lofty goals and achieved most of them with the limited group we have. We still have several goals that we expect to fulfill before the end of the year. 

We are all looking forward to welcoming our new 2018 Board of Directors!  During the August Annual Meeting, we asked everyone to complete a survey to share your preferences about our Chapter meetings, and to vote for the 2018 Board of Directors. Voting results are below and survey results will be discussed in our September meeting. We also handed out PMI MGC giveaways, and held several drawings for books, PMI knapsacks, free meeting vouchers, and even one of the new PMI MGC polo shirts.

Welcome the 2018 PMI MGC Board of Directors

  • President – Courage Klutse
  • VP/President Elect – Jennifer Williams
  • Secretary – Courtney Hall
  • VP of Finance – John Ascherl
  • VP of Membership – Randy Shaw
  • VP of Marketing – Delia Zamarripa
  • VP of Professional Development – Matt Ehrhardt
  • VP of Volunteers – Tonya Raulerson
  • Past President – Vicki Hackmann

Coming in September

Wednesday Sept 20th:  September’s Chapter meeting will be held in our usual venue at the Great Southern Club atop the Hancock Bank Building in downtown Gulfport.  Our scheduled guest speaker is Randy Shaw, Past Chapter President and incoming 2018 VP of Membership.  Randy’s presentation is titled: “An Overview of Gulf Coast Shipbuilding Industry.” Remember street parking is free after 5pm. Register early and get a $5 early bird discount!

Wednesday Sept 27th: We’ve organized a Board of Directors Industry Day at a local Fortune 500 Company. We hope to raise awareness about the activities and opportunities our Chapter offers to project and program managers in the area. Of course, we always hope to encourage people to join us!

Saturday Sept 30th: Our Chapter is hosting its first Professional Development Day (PDD): “Finding a Job:  A Project Management Approach.”  We have 8 volunteers signed up to assist with the PDD at Virginia College’s Biloxi campus.  Several of us are working on marketing materials and presentation content now to be ready for the big day.  Thank you to all who volunteered…we will be in touch soon!

Saturday Sept 30th (pre-event on Sept 29th):  The PMI Central Mississippi Chapter is hosting a Professional Development Day (PDD): “Everyone is a Project Manager.”  This event will offer speakers from several industries, each of whom uses project management principles. You can also expect breakout sessions and case studies. There is also a pre-event workshop on September 29th, focusing on the technical aspects of project management. This is a great way to earn PDUs. Find out more and register!

Coming soon

  • Nov 2 - IIL’s Online International Project Management Day: Online PDU opportunities are available. Registration available online soon!
  • Fall 2017 - PMP Bootcamp: Dates and location TBD. This will be offered leveraging our partnership with Velociteach.  

We look forward to seeing you at the Chapter meeting on September 20th!

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