2018 Volunteer Appreciation Gala and Awards

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In December, PMI-Los Angeles honored and recognized those who make this chapter valuable to the members and the profession — the Volunteers and Volunteer leadership! Each year, we recognize volunteer commitment and say “Thank You” for the hours and hard work contributed to PMI-LA’s success. Filling the top floor banquet room of The Proud Bird on December 13, this invitation-only event was a festive night of dinner and drinks, concluding with an awards presentation and cake.

Volunteer opportunities exist in each level of the PMI-LA chapter, from the Board all the way through to the support committees. Getting involved as a volunteer offers a chance to meet people, strengthen skill-sets, earn PDUs, develop leadership skills and make a difference. You could say that PMI Volunteers are changing the world. PMI-LA volunteers certainly changed our world and it was a night to shine a spotlight on those behind-the-scenes efforts. 

Charlie Lopinsky Volunteer of the Year Award: Joan McNamara

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By demonstrating the spirit of volunteerism, outstanding Leadership and Project Management excellence, Joan has succeeded in growing membership (numbering more than 1,960) and building value through engaging volunteers in chapter events. She has effectively applied project management standards and processes throughout. In 2019, she will continue her leadership role in Membership. Joan, PMI-LA thanks you!

Special Volunteer Recognition: James Jackson

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Bernie Morse with Volunteer James Jackson

James was given special recognition thanks to his involvement on several committees and as the Team Leader of the PMO team. Drawing upon his knowledge of IT systems design and as a business analyst and project manager, he helped the chapter to surge forward with best practices and improved software systems. James, PMI-LA thanks you!

Special Volunteer Team Recognition: PDU & a Pint Team

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Maria McHolland with Volunteer Team Members Joan McNamara, Cami Hamilton, Vanessa Akpore, Naiche Lujan, and Peter Wu (Chris O’Connell and Carlos Menjivar not pictured)

This innovative event, attended by more than 80 people, combined a unique networking opportunity with a PDU credit and a chance to tour Angel City Brewery in DTLA all without missing a beat on enjoying appetizers and a pint of craft beer. PDU & a Pint Team, PMI-LA thanks you!

Special Volunteer Team Recognition: LIM/Global Planning Team

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Volunteer Team Members Jeanne Takano, Barbara Cooke, Deby Covey, Diane Gloor, and Joan McNamara

These volunteers were recognized for their efforts in planning and executing the hosting of the 2018 LIM & Global Congress that returned to LA after 20 years. Our Chapter was represented by 54 onsite LA Chapter volunteers over 5 days (throughout the two conferences) Best LIM ever! LIM/Global Planning Team, PMI-LA thanks you! 

Special Thanks to our 2018 Board of Directors

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Paulo Orozco, Parash Sharma, Eduardo Henriquez, Jon Hicks, Joan McNamara (Dave Lyman, Ferlicius Martinez, Meeta Autrey, Pam Meador, Steve Marlin not pictured)

To all of our PMI-LA Member Volunteers, we thank you we could not have done it without you! We encourage all members to volunteer with PMI-LA and join us for our year-end celebration in 2019. Join one of our volunteer teams, sign up to Volunteer

Chapter Membership

Total Members 1994
New members this year 48
PMP® Members 1117
CAPM® Members 37
PgMP® Members 3
PMI-SP® Members 1
PMI-RMP® Members 8
PMI-ACP® Members 50
PfMP® Members 2
PMI-PBA® Members 9
Breakdown by type  
Individual Members 1884
Student Members 99
Other Members 11
PMP/CAPM/PgMP/PMI-SP/PMI-RMP/PMI-ACP/PfMP/PMI-PBA are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

PMI Achievements

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2018 Fisher House Donations

$ 1500
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$ 1671
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YAY! Goal Was Met!


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Upcoming Events

2019/01/24 - PMI-LA Pasadena Toastmasters

Jan 24, 2019
Time: 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm
Location: Other

2019/01/28 - PMI-LA Live Webinar

Jan 28, 2019
Time: 07:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Location: Online

2019/02/02 - Professional Development Workshop

Feb 2, 2019
Time: 09:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: DeVry University Sherman Oaks Galleria

2019/02/04 - 2019/02/07 - PMP® Certification Bootcamp

Feb 4, 2019 - Feb 7, 2019
Time: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
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2019/02/05 - North LA County Meeting

Feb 5, 2019
Time: 05:30 pm - 07:30 pm
Location: College of the Canyons-University Center, Valencia

2019/02/14 - Monthly Flagship Meeting

Feb 14, 2019
Time: 05:30 pm - 09:00 pm
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2019/02/16 - Get Excited for 2019!

Feb 16, 2019
Time: 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Other

2019/03/05 - Professional Development Workshop

Mar 5, 2019
Time: 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Location: WeWork Long Beach

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