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Message from the President

For every road trip, you must decide who is driving. It is a serious responsibility but one that can be fun if you get to control the radio! On our Capital Chapter Road Trip, we are in the process of selecting drivers for next year. Applications for positions on next year’s Board of Directors are due by midnight, Friday, July 22. Open positions include President-Elect, Treasurer, Secretary and one Planner Director position and two Supplier Director positions. If you open the application, you may notice we are also accepting applications for next year’s Committee Chairs. You may elect to apply for both at the same time. Look for more information soon on the Committee Chair application process.

While I cannot deny being one of the “drivers” is work it is manageable with rest stops! Serving as a chapter leader can be one of the most rewarding jobs you can experience. What I can deny is that there is only one path to leadership in the PCMA Capital Chapter. There are so many different and unique pathways, including my own. You can ask me about my leadership journey at the next Chapter event.

As we continue our current Road Trip, our next destination is our signature, half-day, Spark Education Event, “On Your Mark, Reset… Go: More Than Ever, the Importance and Need for Strategic Planning,” held on Tuesday, August 16th at the Westin Alexandria, Old Town. Will Curran, Founder and Chief Event Einstein of Endless Events will be our keynote speaker on 2022 event trends. Will produced one of the modules for my 2020 DES curriculum and if you have never seen Will speak, be prepared for a fun and engaging presentation! Registration for Spark is now open!

I also want to put in a plug for our Charity of the Year which is Martha’s Table. At every Chapter event, we are asking attendees to bring healthy snacks such as trail mix and granola bars. Every week, more than 5,000 families turn to Martha’s Table for healthy food. If you are unable to attend an event, please consider a cash donation. Giving back to the DMV is part of our Chapter’s DNA; let’s continue that important tradition.

On every great road trip, you stumble upon one of those roadside stands with the best fruit, produce and local treats. Sometimes you discover a great diner or fun shop in a small town during a rest stop. These little discoveries are not the main purpose of the trip, but it adds to your experience and the overall richness of the journey. I know we have those unique hidden treasures on our Capital Chapter Road Trip waiting for you to discover.

Marcus Eng, CMP, DES | 2022 PCMA Capital Chapter President

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