Thursday, September 3, 2009

Message from New Jersey Chapter President

BDPA New Jersey is the 11th largest chapter in the nation. The chapter has a strong leadership team that is focused on the chapter's vision and mission. I always find it a pleasure to interact with any member of this chapter. I encourage you to take a moment to digest this September 2009 message from BDPA New Jersey chapter president Coram Rimes:

Greetings BDPA New Jersey Chapter members!! I can’t believe that it is September and the 2009 National BDPA Conference has already passed. We were all looking forward to this important event and were well represented with thirty chapter members in attendance in Raleigh, North Carolina from August 5th through August 8th.

Our high school students have been in preparation for months under the leadership of our HSCC coordinator Michelle Springs, and they were poised to meet the challenge of the fierce competition.

We were also very pleased that Beverly Place, who was one of our featured ‘Members on the Move’ in our first newsletter earlier this year, presented again this year. Her workshop titled ‘Going Lean in Healthcare’ was well received.

Our chapter delegates were busy as well during the conference voting on the by-laws changes and new leaders for the National Board of Directors for the positions of President-Elect and VP-Finance.

Highlights from the National Conference:

BDPA New Jersey Chapter continues to be committed to providing the best possible programs for our members. An essential component to ensure that this happens on a consistent basis is you. There are various opportunities available for you to apply your project management, organizational, leadership, technical, management or communication skills. We even a have few positions on the Board where you can participate and work closely with the particular business areas that support the chapter.

If you only have four hours a week to contribute, no problem! We have the perfect opportunity for you! Please contact Goldie Bonney, our VP of Membership Management, at if you are interested in taking your participation to the next level.

There is so much excitement as the BDPA New Jersey Chapter continues to provide quality monthly program meetings. Our Program Meetings are geared to help you sharpen your technical leadership and personal development skills. Consider presenting your topic at a program meeting, the rewards can be priceless. To inquire about presenting at an upcoming program meeting contact our VP of Member Services, Nekeisha Rouse, at

We are preparing for several upcoming events, such as our 6th Annual Families In Technology Day on September 12th, CIO Symposium on October 5th, and our Awards & Recognition Banquet on November 13th.

This is your BDPA and the NJ Chapter can achieve and aspire to great heights with your active involvement. Your ideas, support and creative minds are needed to help sustain our chapter’s growth. Take the first step on the journey to elevate the mission of BDPA NJ Chapter and be the supportive link to make a difference.

Feel free to contact me at to share a comment or your ideas. I look forward to hearing from you and more importantly working with you to make this the best chapter we possibly can!

Coram J. Rimes, President
BDPA New Jersey Chapter

You can learn more about BDPA New Jersey chapter from their current newsletter or their online groupsite. In the meantime, I invite you to POST A COMMENT to Coram to share your thoughts on his message!

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