I hope you are all enjoying some time outside in between heat waves and making the most of the summer. I know I am spending as much time outside as possible and in todays’ virtual world, I am fortunate to be able to work from home…which also means my patio when weather permits. Every year, I find it hard to decide what festivals to go to, or 5k’s to participate in as Central Ohio has so much going on! PMICOC is no exception when it comes to having a lot to offer. In April, we had our first in-person event since the beginning of Covid, which highlighted the tremendous work our Outreach committee has done with other area non-profits.
In May, we had a great virtual event, “BRM is Everywhere”, which was very informative and offered a unique perspective for approaching challenges regardless of your role. Our Outreach committee also headed up a volunteer event at the Furniture Bank, where PMICOC members helped to assemble furniture for those in need. Looking ahead, we will be holding a networking and volunteering event on Thursday, July 28th at 6pm at the Roosters on Olentangy. We have many opportunities to get involved and give back, so we hope you will join us for this informal event and give some thought to volunteering. Whether you’re looking for a small, short-term commitment, or something more long term and involved, I’m pretty sure we have an opportunity that will be a fit. Currently, there are opportunities within Programs, Marketing and Communication, Member Services, Outreach, as well as helping out with our annual Professional Development Day.
I very excited for what we have achieved so far in 2022 and looking forward to more great things to come yet this year, like our Professional Development Day. This event will be in-person this year after a Covid hiatus. We have some greater keynotes and breakout sessions planned and would love to see you at the Greater Columbus Convention Center on Thursday, October 14th. Registration will open soon with an early bird discount, so save the date now!
In closing, I would like to thank you all for your membership. We have one of the largest chapters in the country and I always love to share our stories with other chapter leaders. I hope that you find our offerings beneficial and possibly take the next step in getting involved through volunteering. Here’s to a fun and productive summer!