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. This month we have a number of contributor’s articles following the one by our Region 18 president, Carolyn Walters. To submit a short article, send it via email to Harvey Schoenman at email@example.com. age.
The Spring Conference in Asheville, NC was a huge success. Thank you for Coming for the Conference and Staying for the Activities!
See the pictures at http://www.aitp-region18.org/2008_conf_pix.htm.
President, AITP Region 18
At the Region Spring Conference this month we’ll be ready to start talking about the Fall Leadership Retreat. Bring your checkbook to the Spring Conference for a special rate in the Fall. In case you’re not at the Spring Conference, here’s a teaser for you. 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 now available on the 2008 Leadership Retreat website, http://www.aitp-pgh.org/R18-2008LR.htm.
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– Submitted by: Harvey Schoenman, Pittsburgh Chapter
Two members of Region 18 were awarded Lifetime Memberships last year, John Hage from Columbus Chapter and Joe Krehlik Jr. of Greater Wheeling Chapter.
I had the pleasure of presenting John Hage of the Columbus Chapter with his Lifetime Individual Performance Award on Saturday, November 24th. John has been a member of the Columbus Chapter for 26 years and has represented them on the Region Board for that entire time. He was the Region 18 treasurer for 12 years and helped to keep us fiscally responsible. John always made the 50-50 Raffles a fun event and worth giving him your money. He enlisted the assistance of our youngest Region 18 members, the Edge family. John has re-located to the Toledo area to be near his biological family. His e-mail is still firstname.lastname@example.org and he would welcome e-mails from his DPMA/AITP family.
This year 5 additional Region 18 members will be awarded Lifetime Memberships, Patricia McMurray and Denise Patrizio from Pittsburgh, and Barbara Shaver and Nick Reqopoulos from Akron Chapter, and Lance Kull from Tarheel Chapter.
– Submitted by: Darlene Gerber, Northeast Ohio Chapter, Region 18 Past President
The Region 18 Research Triangle Chapter held its monthly meeting on Thursday, April 10, with an executive panel discussion on “The Value of IT and the Need to Know Your Business”. Rick Banks, VP of Programs, moderated the event. Panelists from left to right are John W McCarley, Sr. VP – BB&T Corporation, Bruce Anderson, VP of IT Architecture and Data Integration Services – TIAA-CREF, Chuck Musciano, CIO – Martin Marietta Materials, Dr. Sam Bayer, President and Founder – MarketAcuity, and Charles Dail, Group VP of Central Bank Operations – First Citizens Bank. The panelists are members of the RTP Chapter’s Management Advisory Council. (MAC). Unique to the RTP Chapter is the high level of involvement with their MAC which takes an active role in providing direction to the chapter through annual forums where topics of interest to Chief Information Officers at local companies are shared with chapter leadership. Annually, a panel discussion, comprised of members of the council discusses a current industry hot topic.
Bill Howe, a current RTP member and 55-year member of the National Machine Accountants Association/DPMA/AITP received a special DPMA memorabilia pin and scarf. Presenting the gift at the April meeting is Brad Moses, AITP Association Eastern District Director and past-President and current member of the RTP Chapter. Shown below is the CIO Panel.
– Submitted by Joyce Moses, RTP Chapter, Region 18 Director
|Apr 29||Akron||Large Scale Software Implementation||Ed McMahon, KSU||Lindsay’s Amber Restaurant|
|Apr 23||Charlotte||Leadership and the role of Technology||Abbot Placid Solari||Greystone Restaurant|
|May 6||Hampton Roads||Shoney’s, Newport News|
|Apr 23||Johnstown||Problem Solutions||Mike Hruska||Boulevard Grille|
|Apr 21||Pittsburgh||Student-run Meeting – VMware||ITT Students||Advanticom HQ|
|May 19||Pittsburgh||Archiving Best Practices||Balaji Srinvansan||Sokol’s Club, Southside|
|May 13||Richmond||Virginia Secretary of Technology||Holiday Inn – Crossroads|
|May 8||RTP||University Club, Raleigh|
|May 22||Tarheel||Best Western, Wendover Plaza|
|May 14||Wheeling||Education Session|
|Apr 25-27||Region President||Region Conference||Multiple speakers||Asheville, NC|
|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.
Did you know…
- That in addition to belonging to your local chapter…
- You also belong to the AITP national association, and…
- Region 18, the Leadership Region, http://www.aitp-region18.org/.
- Your Region 18 Officers, http://www.aitp-region18.org/officers.html.
- Your Region 18 Chapter Directors, http://www.aitp-region18.org/directors.html.
- You can ask questions of or request information about Region 18 via email at email@example.com.
- Region 18 is comprised of Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina. See the region map on our logo above.
- Region 18 currently has 11 active chapters, 2 inactive chapters and 1 in the formation process.
- Active chapters can be found in the following cities: Akron, Charlotte, Wheeling, Virginia Beach (Hampton Roads), Johnstown, Charleston (Kanawha Valley), Geneva (Northeast Ohio), Pittsburgh, Raleigh (Research Triangle Park – RTP), Richmond and Winston-Salem (Tarheel).
- Region 18 sponsors two events a year – a Spring Conference and a Fall Leadership Retreat.
This CommuniGram is being sent to all AITP Region 18 members as listed on the association web site.
This issue created: 4/20/2008 Last updated: 5/15/2008