Dear AITP Region 18 Member,

Welcome to the this month’s edition of the AITP Region 18 CommuniGram. We will keep you informed on a regular basis of current news and upcoming events around the region. Be a contributor for your chapter. To submit a short article, send it via email to Harvey Schoenman at

President’s Corner

Hello Everyone,

As our Faculty and Student affiliates gear up with school, please remember to reach out to them for association with your professional chapters.  The Leadership Retreat is the same weekend as ISECON, but we welcome all our faculty/students who will not attend ISECON to join us.

Please also keep your Chapter information current on the Association Portal.  The Association Board will be denying access to any Chapter where the information is invalid.  If you have questions/concerns about the portal, please contact the Association headquarters.


Carolyn Walters
President, AITP Region 18

Contributor’s Corner

Has anyone gone to a one-day conference or seminar lately? The prices are outrageous; usually in the $300-500 range. The Fall Leadership Retreat, which runs just over one day, is a veritable bargain at only $129 for members ($139 for non-members). The Leadership Retreat is on Nov 7-8 in the Pittsburgh area right across the road from a brand new outlet mall opening this coming Labor Day. Details are available on the 2008 Leadership Retreat website, We have rearranged the sessions so be sure to re-visit the website. Presentation abstracts and speaker bios coming soon.

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Once again the Pittsburgh Chapter broke the high water mark set just the year before for its Scholarship Golf Outing. We made a record amount of money in support of local IT students. The weather was absolutely perfect for golfing and the food was great. We wish to thank all of those who attended, or even just bought a raffle ticket, for their support. The winner of the $500 money order raffle was Dave Roberts.

– Submitted by: Harvey Schoenman, Pittsburgh Chapter

Upcoming Events

Date Chapter Topic Speaker Location
Chapter Events
Sept 30 Akron TBD TBD Lindsay’s Amber Restaurant
Sept 24 Charlotte TBD – Lunch and Learn TBD Greystone Restaurant
Sept 2 Hampton Roads TBD TBD Shoney’s, Newport News
Northeast Ohio TBD TBD
Johnstown TBD TBD
Sept 15 Pittsburgh TBD TBD Sokol’s Club, Southside
Sept 9 Richmond TBD TBD
Sept 11 RTP Next Generation Technology TBD University Club, Raleigh
Sept 25 Tarheel TBD TBD Best Western, Wendover Plaza
Sept 10 Wheeling TBD TBD
Region Events
Nov 7-9 Pittsburgh Region Leadership Retreat Multiple speakers Pittsburgh – Washington, PA


For details on any of the above events, please visit the applicable web sites – click on applicable active chapter link below.

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