13 Jul, 2018

President's (b)log: July

Pipper Mosley

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There is no us without you! This may sound like a corny love ballad but this is what comes to mind when I think about our awesome volunteers. We all have something to contribute. You don’t need to have a fancy title, you don’t need 15+ years of experience, or have special accreditations. All you do need is some time, energy, and a willingness to help.

The Membership committee would love volunteers to share their enthusiasm about SMPS and help guide new members through their first year in the Chapter.

Do you have a great idea for a speaker or program topics? Do you have insight on the trends affecting our industry the most? The Education, Procurement, or PRT/SMART committees wants to talk with you.

Have you visited a unique venue that would be great for one of our special events? Like to meet and mingle with others? The Special Events committee is looking for you.

Are you a social media butterfly? Do you love to write? Are a tech wizard or have a knack for proofreading? The Communications/PR committee may be perfect fit.

Are one-on-one interactions more your speed? Then consider mentoring a junior member through our Career Advancement committee. Or share your seasoned experience by helping with our Leadership Series or CPSM Boot Camp.

So, lay your excuses aside – “I’m too new”….”I’m too old”... “I’m too busy”…. “I need to focus on my day job” – because we really need you in the upcoming program year. There is no better time than the present as our Board of Directors and Committees start their planning efforts.

In the meanwhile, our Community Outreach Committee is hosting another family dinner at the Children’s Inn at NIH on July 31. We will provide dinner and crafts to sick children and families from around the globe seeking treatment on the NIH campus.

Are you heading to Build Business, San Diego in August and want to network with other conference attendees? Want to meet and mingle with the current and incoming Board Members? Please join us for a Mingle-with-the-SMPS DC Board Happy Hour on August 2 to hear from our leadership about the upcoming program year.

Consider attending our next Senior Marketers Roundtable program on August 13 which will address the topic of using marketing and business development freelancers effectively.

To honor the many contributions of volunteers, we’re hosting a Volunteer Appreciation event on August 8, please check with your Committee Chairs for more details and register today.

So, please remember that there is no us (SMPS DC Chapter) without the commitment, time, and talent of our many volunteers.

Kind regards,

Pipper Mosley, CPSM, LEED Green Associate

SMPS DC Chapter