Monthly Luncheon: December, 2013
Note: There will be no regularly scheduled meeting in December. The transition between the 2013 Board of Directors and the 2014 Board will take place on 5 December. This meeting is open to the general membership and will be conducted at Tommy Condon's in downtown Charleston between 2-5pm. For PMPs, there is no PDU available for this meeting.
Our next regularly scheduled meeting will be January 16th at the normal time and place. Check our website for any possible changes.
Dr. Brown is back! He will be here for our February 20th Luncheon, followed by an 8-hr seminar on the 21st. Stay tuned here for more information!
Elections are done!
A special "Thanks" goes out to Michelle Estridge, who coordinated our election process this year. She did a superb job soliciting nominations, compiling data, and reporting the results!
Welcome and congratulations to the newest members of the PMI Charleston Board of Directors: Jackie Huffman and Ron Payne.
The 2014 PMI Charleston Board of Directors:
President: Stacy Mack*
Executive Vice President: Jason Courtney*
Executive Director: Michelle Parks*
Vice President for Administration: Amy Spillman
Vice President for Communications: Jim Harmon
Vice President for Community Outreach: Bridget Hearn-Simmons
Vice President for Finance: Alan Gosnell
Vice President for Marketing and Public Relations: Pat O’Hearn
Vice President for Membership: Sharon Oliver
Vice President for Professional Development: Ron Payne
Vice President for Special Events: Jackie Huffman
Regretably, we must say goodbye to Dan Furlong, the outgoing VP for Marketing and Public Relations! Dan has been a member of our Board for a very long time and has contributed in countless ways. Fortunately, he remains a sponsor of the Chapter and is available for his invaluable counsel. We cannot say "THANK YOU" in an adequate enough way, except to say that he will definitely be missed as part of the Board! Thank You, Dan!
* = Executive Board
PMI Seminar @ Sea 2013 - Another successful cruise!
October 23 – 28, 2013 Wednesday to Monday
The cruise was fabulous, the weather was wonderful, and the people were phenomenal. Rick Morris and Keith Plemmons were well worth the time and money!
Nassau was our first stop, and offered numerous international and local shops to find any variety off things! The Bahamian people are quite friendly, and then there's Senior Frogs! Senior Frogs is nothing but a big party, and is a great way to end the visit to Nassau.
Next was Freeport, which also offered great shopping, snorkling, diving, and .... Senior Frogs has opened a place at the pier to help send visitors on cruise ships back to their next destinattion.
But the best part was the interaction among attendees and the instructors. Rick Morris brings a diverse background in a variety of fields to his presentations, making him extremely interesting and engaging! Keith likewise has a diverse background, enabling him to offer unique perspectives to his presenttions. Suffice it to say that the two days of Seminar were highly enjoyable and informative. And the venue is hard to beat!
Thanks to those who attended, and especially to Jason Courtney who did a tremedous amount of work putting it together and organizing the activities.
Taking the PMP Certification exam anytime soon? A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Fourth Edition should be used as a study reference if taking the PMP® exam before 31 July 2013 and the CAPM® exam before July 1st, 2013.
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Fifth Edition should be used as a study reference if taking the PMP® exam after 31 July 2013 and the CAPM® exam after 1 July 2013.
Note: Looking for opportunities for more education? Check out the "Education Opportunities" link under the Professional Development tab above!
For PMP members, go to the Professional Development drop-down menu above, select “Reporting PDUs” and follow the directions to record your attendance at qualifying events. The Component ID is C235 and the Activity ID is C235-2013XXXX (date of the event).
Interested in Getting Involved?
PMI Charleston offers multiple opportunities to get involved with the Chapter and play a part in providing the best product to Project Managers in the lowcountry. Do you have interests in our monthly chapter meetings? How about reaching out to the community? Or, maybe your interest lies in marketing or website management? Each of our Vice Presidents can use assistance in the execution of their responsibilities to improve the Chapter! So, contact us and let us help you help us!