Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Message from Chicago Chapter President

Pamela Sexton

I am looking forward to seeing all of you at our January events. We are making a conscious effort again to continue our mission of "Back To Basics" in 2011. Our goal is to ensure that the needs of our membership are being met.

What's new for the Chicago Chapter!

The Windy City Eclipse

As we continue our mission "Back to Basics with Focus", we would like to introduce to you our chapter newsletter, the Windy City Eclipse! The Chicago Chapter Board of Directors would like to use this newsletter to exchange news and information with our members. So, just as you will be hearing from us, we would also like to hear from you. Please don't hesitate to submit any feedback regarding the newsletter, or feel free to send news/updates for inclusion in the newsletter to:

Online Updates

Our chapter updates are now available online via the NEW National BDPA website! You can access the National BDPA website as usual at, then click on Chicago from the Chapters menu. Here you will find information regarding BDPA, not just for the Chicago Chapter, but nationwide. If you can't access the Chicago Chapter Home Page, and you are a paid member, please email:

22nd Annual Awards Banquet

Have you made plans to attend this exciting event? If not, why not! You Don't Want To Miss This One!!! This year we will shine the "Spotlight" on our CEO & CIO Champions who not only actively support our "From the Classroom to the Boardroom" mission, but who also visibly promote Information Technology as a driver of business success!

We'll also recognize those individuals who consistently show up as outstanding volunteers. Who will receive the Members' Choice Award, Department of the Year, or Corporate Champion of the Year? There's still time to reserve your seat and find out who the honorees will be.

It could be YOU, so please join us on:

Saturday, January 22, 2011
Reception 6:00pm
Dinner 7:00 pm
Black Tie

RSVP to attend: If you have questions regarding our upcoming Awards Banquet, please contact Millie Liggins on (847) 315-8926 or Sheila Marionneaux on (312) 653-3844.

Student Services

The kick-off for the High School Computer Competition Team was held in the 4th quarter of 2010 and training is now underway! Students are ramping up to compete in the Midwest Regional competition which will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio in June of this year. The National Competition, as you know, will be held here at the Chicago Hilton later this year in August.

Please support our students as they prepare for two challenging competitions in 2011. GO TEAM!

If you have suggestions, questions or concerns, please contact me at

Pamela Sexton, president
BDPA Chicago Chapter
200 S. Wacker Drive, Ste. 1500 Chicago, IL 60606
"Back to Basics with Focus"

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