Greetings Chapter Members:

We have ended the 2nd Quarter of 2017, and it’s been quite a busy and Fun year so far:

We launched our Community Service Committee with 2 outstanding projects that took place in May and June.  First we had a “Spring Cleaning” Clothing Drive with slightly used business attire brought in to the May luncheon and donated to Friends of Guest House (for Women) and Strive DC (for Men).  There were so many GREAT articles donated that FOGH had to load them into a van and yours truly followed with a car loaded (both the trunk and the back seat!)  We also had to make a couple of trips in to DC to deliver the men’s clothing.  These donations will make a tremendous difference in the lives of the people these organizations serve.  THANK YOU DC Chapter!  

In June, we had a shift of 22 people that came out to the Capital Area Food Bank in DC and sorted meat products to be delivered to homeless shelters and food kitchens in the area.  There will be additional Community Service projects throughout the rest of the year.  Let’s see if we can get more of the great people of this chapter involved!

Also in June, after listening to the suggestions of many of the members, we held our FIRST evening educational event!  It was held at, and sponsored by the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health located in Washington DC.  I have to say:  What started as an educational session, turned into a PARTY!  Many thanks to those of you that came out and made this inaugural event such a success.  The Board will be evaluating how to incorporate more of the same throughout the year.

Our Chapter website is growing!  We now have allotted space for banner ads to be placed on our homepage that link directly to the advertisers’ website.  There are still plenty of slots left!  If you’re interested please contact our Chapter Administrator, Michael Romero.

Again:  If anyone is interested in writing an article for our blog, Capitol Ideas, please contact Mary Higham, Director of Communications & Outreach.  She is working diligently in putting content on our blog and Social media pages – Check them out.  You can find Mary, as well as, any of the Board of Directors on the website.  We would love to hear from you!

I would be remiss if I didn’t say “Thank You” to YOUR Board of Directors, who are making things happen and shaking things up.  It is a pleasure to work with you all, but more importantly:  It is an HONOR to serve this great Chapter…

B. Murphy, CEM
DC Chapter Chair

 

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