President's Message-Summer 2016

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July 16th Kayak/Lunch/Networking Event – Tomales Bay

Our members have been asking for us mix it up and plan an outdoor event, and we have planned an excellent one in mid-July! Join us on Saturday, July 16th for a 2-hour kayak outing on Tomales Bay. We will start our adventure at Blue Waters Kayaking at Marshall on Tomales Bay’s eastern shoreline at 10:30am for a paddle on the bay with a team-building exercise. After we return our kayaks, we will head 3 miles north to Nick’s Cove for a 1:15pm lunch and networking. You can mix & match by choosing to attend either or both events.

For more information about Blue Waters Kayaking, visit For information on how to sign up for each event, visit the Events section on our website.
• July 16th Kayak 10:30 AM Kayak Check-in Blue Waters Kayaking, 19225 CA Hwy 1, Marshall
• July 16th Lunch 1:15 PM Lunch Nick’s Cove 23240 CA Hwy 1, Marshall

Chapter Bylaws Update

I would like to thank everyone who has provided feedback on our proposed WCC Chapter Bylaws changes for 2016. After incorporating member feedback and a thorough legal review and PMI review, the final version will be distributed to membership for a vote for approval before the end of July.
As soon as electronic voting has been set up through PMI, I will send notification to the voting membership. Please vote!

North Bay Breakfast Roundtable Meetings

The chapter has two other regularly breakfast meetings a month. Ben Botti leads the Santa Rosa Breakfast Roundtable, and Mike Whitley leads the San Rafael Breakfast Roundtable. Please come join Ben in Santa Rosa or Mike in San Rafael for networking and interesting PM discussion topics. Dates and locations are shown below.
• July 19th 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Sam’s for Play Café, Santa Rosa
• July 27th 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM BioMarin Pharmaceuticals, San Rafael
• August 16th 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Sam’s for Play Café, Santa Rosa
• August 24th 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM BioMarin Pharmaceuticals, San Rafael

In addition, Charlie Caldwell is planning on another Humboldt Breakfast Roundtable...  details soon!

Sausalito Happy Hour Events

The South Marin Happy Hour Roundtable is up and running! They are held the first Thursday of the month, and are led by Joshua Szarek. Please sign up and join us at one of the upcoming events.
• July 8th 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Bar Bocce, Sausalito
• August 4th 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Bar Bocce, Sausalito

August 11th Dinner Meeting

Our August Dinner meeting will be held at Rickey’s at Inn Marin. Our speaker will be Ernest Courant, and he will be speaking on Building Executive Presence, which is an important skill for all project managers to learn or brush up on.
• August 11th 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM Rickey’s at InnMarin, Novato 1.0 Leadership PDU’s

September 10th Professional Development Day

We will be holding our 2016 Professional Development Day on Saturday, September10th at Sonoma State University. We will “Rock the Talent Triangle” with a 6 PDU program which encompasses all legs of the PMI Talent Triangle.
• September 10th 5:30 AM – 5:00 PM Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park

Come join us at any or all of the WCC events! Whether you are in search of elusive PDU’s, networking opportunities or are just interested in catching up with friends, you will be welcomed with open arms. I hope to see you at any or all of the events this year.