Friday, October 9, 2009

Message from Philadelphia Chapter President

BDPA Philadelphia is the 3rd largest chapter in the nation. More relevant is the fact that this chapter is 3-time defending 'BDPA Chapter of the Year'. Everything rises and falls on leadership ... and this chapter is led by Monique Berry. Here is Monique's message this month:

Dear Colleagues,

If you remember the old A-Team TV series from years ago, one of the recurring and memorable lines was "I love it when a plan comes together!". That would be my feeling about how this year of change is shaping up.

Last month Janice Coleman, SPHR, delivered an interactive and informative presentation during our September program meeting. I am sure we all left with new ideas and a clearer path regarding what we need to do going forward as IT professionals.

We held the Chapter's first golf outing this past Monday (thanks again, Bernard English and Willie Williams!). The weather was beautiful, the group had a great time and we raised funds for scholarships! We plan to do it again next year.

We are asking all members to attend the Recruiter's Round Table on October 21st. This is your chance to learn about Philadelphia area employment trends from top corporate recruiters. Put this on your calendar as an event not to miss!! A big thank you goes to Eileen Gadsden and her committee for all of the hard work they have put into this event.

We also feel it's important to get connected with other similar organizations in Philadelphia. I would like to send a special thank you to Steven McKessey for taking time out of his busy schedule to attend our September meeting. Steven is the President of NSBE Alumni Extension Greater Philadelphia Chapter. NSBE is an important ally in our quest to reach other IT professionals and we plan to cosponsor events in 2010.

Join us at one of our events this month and see for yourself how the plan is coming together.

Warm regards,
Monique Berry, President
BDPA Philadelphia Chapter

Monique becomes national BDPA president-elect in January. I can't wait for her focused mission-centric leadership style to be in full effect for all 45 chapters next year! How about you?

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