Saturday, October 4, 2014

Message from the BDPA Cincinnati President

Dalric Webb
Fall is in the Air! As the weather starts to drift towards cooler temperatures, rest assured, your BDPA Cincinnati chapter is still keeping the fires of community engagement burning brightly as we continue building bridges for professionals and our underserved students to advance their information technology opportunities “from the classroom to the boardroom”.

This month I invite each and every member, along with their families and friends to join us at the 18th Annual Education Awards banquet on October 4, 2014. This banquet acknowledges the hard work and dedication of the 2014 students and volunteers that supported our SITES program, ultimately, allowing our HSCC and IT Mobile Showcase students to bring home over $15K in scholarships from the 36th Annual BDPA Technology Conference held earlier this year in Indianapolis. This is a wonderful opportunity to see “the fruits of our labors” in action and to meet these future leaders in information technology. Here is a video welcome from the BDPA Midwest Region officers:

Our chapter continues to grow and build strong lasting partnerships within our community and we need strong leaders to help sustain these professional networks and organizational connections. Can you use a few CIOs on your personal board of directors? Would being in touch with top recruiters in the area be of benefit to you? Join our team of leaders and broaden your professional acumen and exposure. Giving back is the greatest gift of all.

As the 2nd largest chapter in the nation, we endeavor to make long and lasting changes to the underserved students in our local communities. To that aim, we will be holding our 2015 Strategy and Planning meeting this month. NOW is the time to get engaged with the chapter as we look towards how we will execute in 2015. At this strategy meeting, we will lay out our detailed approach to what we will do, how we will do it, and where we will draw resources from to be successful It is a fine time to be a part of a FANTASTIC and powerful team. Contact me if you’d like to be a part of the strategy and planning session. New ideas are always welcomed!

If I don’t see you at the Education Awards banquet, I do hope you will be able to attend our October 15th program meeting at our new Brown Mackie location on Glendale Road. The Brown Mackie team has been EXCEPTIONAL in supporting the BDPA organization and you will really enjoy the new meeting room we are in.

Let me offer one final ask seeking your engagement if you are not already engaged. There is so much more we can do but for the lack of willing members who can see the value of giving a few hours a week of their time to a greater cause. Won’t you consider being a part of this dynamic and focused team of technology professionals? Consider joining the BDPA Cincinnati Chapter Board of Directors. We have a very strong team which works VERY well together to accomplish our mutual goals and objectives. You will be in the company of some really good (and SMART) people with a passion for not only YOUR success, but the success of our youth and our communities. It is a positive team to be a part of and we want you to be a part too. Please consider taking one of the open positions within the chapter. No role is too small and the need is great. You can do this. We need you. Our communities need you. Our students need you. Visit our chapter landing page to see which positions are open and are of interest to you.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.  Let’s talk. Give me a call (513.549-6991) or send me an email and let’s chat about how you can give just a little and get so much in return.

As always, your feedback is earnestly solicited. How is your BDPA membership working out for you? How can we improve the value of your membership? This is YOUR chapter. Are you feeling engaged?

Dalric Webb, president
BDPA Cincinnati Chapter
Twitter: @DalricWebb

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