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Letter from the President

Dear NATCAP Chapter Members,

I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season and Happy New Year and are now all settled back into the daily grind. Did you set resolutions and goals for the year? I know that I set a few both personal and professional. One of them is to be a little more proactive in providing updates to our membership! I hope to update this letter monthly. Here are a few things that you need to know for the upcoming second half of our NATCAP Education year.

First, thank you to everyone that participated in our Fall events and to all that attended and bid on items at our Holiday Celebration and Silent Auction. A special Thank You to Cheryl Gordon and her Special Events committee for all their hard work on that fabulous event. The proceeds from that event are used to fund chapter scholarships to the NEC. We will be able to fund at least four scholarships this year. Be on the lookout for the application and be sure to apply!

Second, a great way to earn points for that NEC scholarship is to join a committee! If you are interested in joining a committee and help to form chapter activities, please follow this link to get committee info and Board Liaison contact details: Committees. I encourage you to consider joining a committee. This is an organization run by volunteers and participating on a committee is a great way to stay engaged, meet other members.

The Board met in January for our Winter All-Day Board meeting to check our goals so far and to finalize the remainder of the year! We have secured locations for all our upcoming events and have them listed on the Programs page of the website. I am excited to say that we will be doing the March Education and Expo again this year. The Programs Committee is working hard to finalize speakers and we will get that registration link open on the website very soon! Keep an eye on your email for updates. Also, we have a networking event in Baltimore on February 22nd. I encourage you to attend and see the newly renovated Renaissance Harborplace. Many of our Baltimore members make the trip down to DC/VA for our chapter meetings, please take the time to join us for this event and let's show them we appreciate them as well! We have education events in April and May and June is the SGMP NEC. We are still looking for a sponsor for the NATCAP Reception. Please email me at president@sgmpnatcap.org if you are interested.

Soon we will be sending out the RFP for the Summer Outing, Annual Board Retreat and Fall Host Hotels. Please keep an eye out for those and send in those responses! We appreciate all our supplier members!!

Please be sure to register for the Networking Reception at Renaissance Harborplace. You can register here: Register Now!


Erika Noyes, CMP, CGMP