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Sabrina Hartley, President
Sabrina Hartley
President's Message
April 2015

Here’s an update on what’s going on with FSCPM this April.  To be honest, it feels like the calm before the storm…..


We are in the process of setting up the first 2015 on-site trainings in conjunction with the FCPM trainers and their teaching schedules.  The first training will be in Largo, and we’re working on details for Tallahassee and Tampa in the month ahead.  We’re working to identify as many options as possible, but, let me remind you, the locations are tied to FCPM classes and where they take place.  Unfortunately, if there are no CPM classes taking place in your vicinity, we are limited in our ability to provide on-site services.  The instructors, heretofore, have donated their time to teach this extra half day, and we couldn’t be more appreciative.  With their busy travel schedule, we won’t ask them to travel somewhere they aren’t already going to be.  We are so grateful to the instructors for their willingness to serve CPM alumni in this way.  I don’t have to tell you what a quality training opportunity this is – whether you’re a member attending for free or a non-member paying $20.  (I think that’s how much it will be…the board will decide tomorrow.)  Yep, that’s right, we will be charging non-members to attend the trainings.  It was always our intention that the trainings be a member benefit and serve the purpose of keeping graduates connected to both the program and its instructors.  We certainly hope that it persuades some graduates to become members of the alumni association.  Nevertheless, it’s still a great deal for non-members at $20.  (Again, rate to be confirmed…but definitely in that vicinity.)  Invitations will go out at least three weeks before the event to give people time to plan and ask the boss.  I hope you’ll get to take advantage of one (or more) of these great opportunities.


Now, the real storm will be symposium planning.  I’ve asked each of the chapters to identify a symposium liaison for planning purposes.  We want the symposium to be more statewide representative since it’s a statewide symposium.  I look forward to assembling the team for early planning discussions.  We’ve certainly learned over many years that a successful event requires a bunch of planning and a bunch of attention to detail.  If you have suggestions or would like to be involved in planning (or executing), bring it on!  More brains means a better event.  More people means less work for individuals. 


So, these are the primary brewing storms this April.  The chapters are up and running and submitted their 2015 goals and objectives to the board for review (except the new Southwest Chapter – which doesn’t have to submit goals and objectives until its 2nd year of operations).  I encourage you to review the various chapter goals and objectives – especially if you’re a member of the chapter.  I know the local boards would love to get your feedback and, hopefully, you’ll get an appreciation of all the things that local CPM chapter do in support of alumni - you.


Check back next month for word on how great the Largo training went and if there are any budding symposium ideas.  I, for one, am excited at the developing prospects.  Happy Spring.   

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