Tara Mc Carthy

08 Jan, 2014

New Year's Greeting from SMPS Washington DC - #wgsd

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Bring on 2014! Bring on the Winter Olympics; the World Cup; a new coach for the ‘Skins; Jimmy Fallon taking over the Tonight Show; the opening of One World Trade Center in New York; and for me - a much improved golf game! (Saying it out loud makes it believable.)

SMPS Washington DC has an exciting year ahead of us! With almost 300 members, WE are the can-do Chapter. Our amazing Board and Committees have some great programs lined up for the New Year. In addition, our Education Committee has some hot topic webinars in the works including Photography Management; There’s an App for That; Create an Award Winning MCA Entry; and the highly anticipated CPSM Challenge for 2014-15!

Our Special Events Committee – the rock stars of our social planning – have planned a networking happy hour in February, a project tour of Dunbar Senior Hugh School in March, our 4th Annual Golf outing in May and of course our End-of-Year Party in June.

Now in its 6th year, we have another All-Star Mentoring Class for Guru Guidance with 28 pairings! Kick-off for Guru Guidance begins later this month with a Roundtable Discussion. Our Lunch Programs will launch 2014 with Mixed-Use Development Panel on January 22nd at Clyde’s DC, and mark your calendars for the Joint Program with the Maryland Chapter on Healthcare Design and Construction in March.

Our Senior Level Program – Principal’s Roundtable – will be hosting a discussion in February with key development firms in the NoMA District.

A special thanks to our Sponsors for the 2013-2014 year who have made our programs and events the PLACE TO BE! A special, heartfelt thanks to our Membership and Community Outreach committee members who have donated their time over the holidays to Shelter House and Wreaths Across America. Two very worthy organizations!

In addition to our award-winning website, check out our Social Media links on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter for up-to-date news about SMPS Washington DC.

And for those interested and are actually still reading this – email me for the meaning of #wgsd. First to reply gets a special prize courtesy of the Chapter!

Happy New Year,

Tara McCarthy, President, SMPS Washington, DC