September 2022

NCMA Space Coast Chapter Members-

I want to welcome all of you to the 2022-2023 Program Year! It is a great honor to serve as the Space Coast Chapter President this year; thank you so much in advance for this great opportunity. I am excited to work with all of you to make this a valuable program year.

Despite the Global pandemic, the Space Coast Chapter (SCC) still had a successful 2021-2022 program year. Monthly meetings continued virtually via ZOOM, with outstanding guest speakers and team each meeting with local charities. All meetings were offered completely free to both members and non-members. SCC also hosted a National Education Seminar (NES), which was well attended. Despite challenges your chapter managed to bring topics that are relevant to your Contract career.

As you experienced last year, the monthly meetings will be held the second Wednesday of each month, beginning September 14, 2022, through June 2023. The chapter’s plan is to have a mix
between virtual and in-person events. A Holiday Party is scheduled for Thursday, 1 December 2022, in March plans are being made for the National Education Seminar (NES) and the last meeting of the year will be a meeting to honor the Fellows in our Chapter. Monthly meetings that are virtual will be via ZOOM and there will be a mix of evening meeting and lunch time meetings, so everyone will have an opportunity to attend as their schedule permits. Stay tuned to your email for the monthly meeting announcements.

Our first meeting will be a virtual meeting held on Wednesday, 14 September via ZOOM. There will be no charge for this meeting and non-members are invited as well. This will be a great opportunity to invite your peers and other Contract Management professionals to learn more about NCMA. Please start thinking of who you can recruit this year!

The Board will continue to look for top-notch speakers to bring training, meaningful discussions, and value to our members. As the search starts for sourcing great speakers, we look to you to
understand what is important to you and your career development. Please let us know what interest you have so we can ensure the right topics and speakers are scheduled for this program year. If you know of someone whether local or not who may be interested in speaking, please let Sarah Schaffer Brunotte know.

This year the Board is looking to increase the Chapter’s membership, as well as volunteer participation and attendance rates. One way we will achieve this is through awareness and outreach to organizations and universities in our area. Please help the Chapter spread the word by inviting peers to check out the Chapter. Your ideas are always welcomed so please keep them

I hope you are as excited as we are for this program year. As initiatives are made to bring quality courses, we will share with you over the program year more details for what is in store
for you our valuable members.

Here is to a great 2022-2023 Program year!

Deborah Miller-Caldwell
President, NCMA Space Coast Chapter