We are committed to providing a variety of events and educational opportunities for you, the Northern California Project Management Professional...
Behind the Scenes of the Oct. '17 Fire Fight
As we near the anniversary of the North Bay Fire Storm, we are very excited to offer a presentation at our next Talks & Tapas on Oct. 11th by Sonoma County employees Cheryl Fonseca, Susan Sloan and Jonathan Kajeckas, who will take us through how the county prepared for and ultimately reacted to the weeklong conflagration.
We will also have a special guest, Roger Illsley, a local resident from Santa Rosa who lost his house in the wildfires, who will perform an original song, 'Fireproof'
Board of Directors Nominations
We are are looking for nominations to serve on the PMI-WCC Board of Directors and for volunteers that would like to assist the Board. If you are interested, pls contact Mike Whitley to discuss. We are looking to wrap up the nominating process in October, so reach out soon if interested!
Roche Winery Tour
Join us for a networking opportunity at one of Sonoma's newest wineries on Nov. 17! Tour the vineyards and facilities, and enjoy good food, drink and company.
NOTE: This tour is limited to 20 participants, so register early!
We have 2 venues for our popular Roundtables. Lively conversation and networking await!
Join like-minded project management professionals on Oct 25th on the patio at Bar Bocce in Sausalito for snacks, networking and good conversation. NOTE: This will be the last event for 2018... We will resume in Spring 2019!
Wine Country Wildfire Relief
The Wine Country Chapter area has experienced an extraordinary number of fires in the past few months. Trinity, Mendocino, Lake, Sonoma and Napa counties have been effected, with thousands of structures burned over unimaginable numbers of acres, with countless numbers of residents displaced. To date, the homes of 7 PMI-WCC members were lost. Several members were forced to relocate for up a week and a half, not knowing whether they would have a home to come back to.
While clearly bruised, our region has demonstrated its resiliency, and through that, exhibited a marvelous compassion for those around them who have been affected.
Accordingly, we'd like to highlight a few worthy efforts that we'd appreciate your consideration on. Please read, and if able, contribute time and resources to these worthy causes.
Lastly, despite popular perception that the area has been "wiped out" and not open for business, nothing could be farther from the truth! The Wine Country is very much open for business! Perhaps the best thing that you can do to support these areas is to visit local businesses in these affected areas and support them directly with your purchases in their stores! Local tourism can be one of the greatest gamechangers for the area... Spread the word!