We here at your Eastern PA Chapter are gearing up to bring the year home with a few special fall programs we want to announce.
First, we will hold a 50th Anniversary Dinner Celebration, chaired by our VP of Membership Jim Byrnes, on Thursday, November 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the DeSales University Conference Center. The dinner will be our lead-in event to our annual Professional Development Day which will also be held at the Conference Center the next day, Friday, November 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our VP of Professional Development Dr. William Kleintop is chairing the conference and the theme of our Professional Development Day is metrics. It's a hot topic, and our employers and clients are all about metrics these days. So come out and learn more. Information will be coming your way soon about ticket prices and program details.
As if to say our VP of Programs and Events Martha Teel isn't busy enough putting together the big November event with Bill and Jim, she is also working with our eLearning SIG director Karen Lubrecht to present a live session on facilitating virtual web meetings using our chapter sponsor's software, GoToMeeting. We are trying something new for this quarterly September meeting and are offering both a main meeting site in the Lehigh Valley at the Dale Carnegie facility in Trexlertown and a remote location at Kutztown University for the convenience of our Reading members. Both sites will have onsite facilitators and a light dinner will be offered. Also, Karen has been hosting our elearning SIG virtually (of course!) but we thought it might be helpful for those of us who would like to improve our online meeting facilitation skills to have a chance to practice in person with Karen. So come out to network, learn some presentation tricks, and share some of your own expertise with your fellow chapter members.
Last, but certainly not least, we are excited to announce our new board for next year! You'll hear more about it soon as our President-Elect Suzanne Weaver gets ready to lead us into the next phase of our chapter's growth with the support of a wonderful team of volunteers. We want to thank Past President and current NAC advisor for the Northeast US region Rick Kerner for organizing the nominating committee and leading the elections.
We're looking forward to seeing all of you at one - or more! - of our meetings soon.