Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Message from Columbus Chapter President

BDPA Columbus is the 17th largest chapter in the nation. It has been fun to watch the increased activity of the Ohio capital city chapter over recent months under leadership of chapter president Reggie Hillery.

Here is message that he shared with his stakeholders earlier today:

I still can't believe a year has passed since I began my tenure as your chapter president. This has been an outstanding year for the chapter. We have had ups and downs, and have used these experiences to grow as a chapter. I want to thank all of the volunteers and sponsors who have sacrificed their time and effort in making this a great organization.

Here is a recap of some of the exciting events and news that occurred over the past year:

  • Strategic Planning Session/Retreat and drafted revisions to the chapter bylaws and strategic plan

  • Held first ever BDPA Town Hall & Sunday Brunch Meetings to get input from the community and members on their needs

  • Held seven Information and Exchange Meetings with sponsorship by Computer Associates, JPMorgan Chase, Tech Columbus, Compuware and Microsoft

  • Conducted weekly computer workshops for high school students

  • Competed in Regional and National BDPA High School Computer

  • Two Members (Cecil Jones and Jeff Daniels) led workshops at the National BDPA Technology Conference

  • One Member (Ricardo Wilkins) led a National webinar on Application Development

  • Participated and supported JPMorgan Chase BDPA Affilate Chapter

  • Building the foundation for a College Affiliate Chapter to be launched in 2010

  • Initiated and consulting on computer center for a local church

  • Consulted on new websites for a local church, a fine arts focused community organization, and a non-profit that promotes self-esteem in high school girls

  • Partnered with NSBE for a Joint Networking & Holiday Party

  • Redesigned the Chapter Website

  • Launched Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn Network groups

  • Many, many more events

As you can see, our chapter has been busy supporting and advancing information technology in the Central Ohio area. We can't wait to continue our programming and events in the remainder of 2009. We want you to join us in serving the Central Ohio community.

It has been a pleasure to serve as your chapter president and I look forward to 2010. If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering, please send me an email. Also, don't forget to check our website for upcoming Information and Exchange Meetings.

Reggie Hillery, president
BDPA Columbus Chapter

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