In this issue:

President's MessageOctober Dinner Meeting RecapNew Member Orientation | November Dinner Meeting | November Cocktail & Learn  | Black Friday Sale | December Annual Chapter Meeting & Holiday Social | Volunteer DayOur Sponsor

President's Message

Greetings and Salutations!

john-luker-headshot-20143It is my honor and priviledge to serve as your President. It is an exciting time to be a part of this chapter! 

The November Chapter meeting lands on Veterans Day this year. As a USAF vet (as well as married to a USAF vet), this is a very special time of year. We are honored to recognize those who serve and have served. Freedom is not free. Please join us on Nov 12th to celebrate.

PMI requires that each chapter review its By Laws periodically. Your Board of Directors has recently completed this review. Proposed changes have been reviewed by PMI and are reflected in the 2018 Chapter By Laws document. The next step in the process is for the Chapter Membership to approve the updated document. In the next few weeks you will receive an electronic ballot from PMI. Please signify your approval by completing the ballot when it arrives.

By Laws - Significant Changes

  1. Modified Board member term limits to allow no more than 10 consecutive years as a Board member.
  2. At the recommendation of PMI, moved non-required Board positions from By Laws to policy & procedure document. 
  3. Renamed Secretary to VP Administration.
  4. Moved Board of Directors start date from 1 January to 1 April. Elections shall be held in January each year.

 The Chapter Annual meeting will be held in conjunction with the December Holiday Social on Dec 10. I look forward to seeing you at soon.


John M. Luker, MS, PMP, MCTS, PEM
President, PMI Northeast Florida Chapter

Oct2018 dinner photoOctober Dinner Meeting Recap

Thank you, Mark Missigman, for a great presentation and session on "The Three Legged Stool of Leadership". The first half of the session was focused on Mark led an interactive and informative session featuring teachings from world-class leadership training from The John Maxwell Team. For info about obtaining additional training opportunities, contact Mark: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


New Member Orientation

Thanks to those who were able to join us on Oct. 22nd New Member Orientation. Over 30 of our members who joined the chapter in 2018 shared an evening with PMI-NEFL Board Members to network, enjoy apps & drinks and learn more about what being part of the Chapter has to offer. The event was held at Maggiano's at Town Center, and we look forward to hosting this type of event in the future!

November Chapter Dinner Meeting

Tim-KornackiIn honor of Veteran's Day, our Nov. 12th event will feature Timothy D. Kornacki, Major USMC (Ret.) from For Their Honor with a session focused on military transition into the civilian workforce in the field of Project/Program Management.

For Their Honor’s mission is to enable and produce the most prepared and transitioned Veterans that will be successful both personally and professionally. We will also have a panel discussion on the value that Veterans bring to not only the Program/Project Management domain but the civilian workforce over all.  We will debunk misunderstandings, educate and raise awareness while enabling corporate leaders to tap into a tremendous resource. Active and retired military receive an additional $5 discount by using the coupon code "Honor2018" when registering for the event. Early registration discount ends 11/08.

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Fall 2018 Cocktail and Learn - "SAFe Agile and the role of the Project Manager (1 PDU)"

Presented by Eric Rakov, PMP, CSM, SAFe Agilist

shim sham roomSAFe® is an online freely revealed knowledge base of proven, integrated patterns for implementing Lean-Agile development. It provides comprehensive guidance for work at the Portfolio, Large Solution, Program, and Team Levels. In this session you will be introduced to some SAFe terminology and the value which a Project Manager brings. We will meet in the Vintage Cocktail Lounge at The Shim Sham Room, in Jacksonville Beach. Space is limited, so sign up ASAP to reserve your space for this insightful and fun session. Early registration discount ends on 11/14. 

This event is sponsored by KForce


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PMI-NEFL Black Friday Sale - 11/23

dinner meeting2PMI North Florida has the best Black Friday Deal ever!  For, $299 members have the opportunity to attend all of the 2019 Chapter Dinner Meetings plus the Holiday Party. That is the opportunity to earn up to 22 PDUs in 2019 for less than $15 each. For non-members, the cost is $334 and includes one FREE year of PMI-NEFL Chapter Membership. Note: the link to purchase this package will be available for 24hrs on midnight 11/23/18 and ending midnight 11/24/18, so mark your calendar today!


December Annual Chapter Meeting & Holiday Social

Good Friends, Food and Fun - Facilitated by the PMI-NEFL Board Members

Come enjoy a festive evening of light-hearted networking with our members.   Besides bringing your business cards and sense of humor,... we encourage you to bring your spouse, co-workers, mentees and students to join in.  One does not have to be a member to participate in our chapter events.  The evening will feature an array of ice-breakers and networking games to keep the conversation and laughter rolling.  Come strenghten existing connections and create new ones for a prosperous new year!  ​

Appetizers will be provided; a cash bar will be available.

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Volunteer Day


PMI North Florida is looking to organize a volunteer day with Habitat for Humanity for Spring 2019 (before it gets too hot). There will be no PDUs but plenty of networking, team building and fun.

Do YOU have any previous experience with this great organization? Please forward all suggestions to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



 Thank you to our sponsor, Nova Southeaster University - Jacksonville Campus!

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 Welcome New Chapter Members!

James Mcgovern
Audrey Seymour
Roberto Santiago
Runettia Obryant
Einar Jordan
Anastasia Wells
Jesus Medina
Eric Aures
Christina Brigman
Devin Roberts
Prem Raja Singh Chellackan
Jeffrey Goldman
Ralph Hall
Clayton Conley
Mark Brody
Elizabeth Donnelly
Carryn Iredale
Dale Obar
Kim Klomparens
Gary Tapley
Christine Leon
Jennifer Young
David Garratt
James Stephens
Dennis Legaspi
Anabel Ojeda-Mendez
Kevin Wall
Jeffrey Miller
Jeanne Noe
Firas Hanna
Traci Steed
Neil Nesbitt
Edward Fossati
Ajay Kumar
Robert Harmon
Corlisa Page
Alicia Crews
Guadalupe Gonzalez

 Congratulations -  New Certifications!

Christine Leon - PMP
Al Dozier - PMP
Katie Edwards - PMP
Michael Strzyzykowski - PMP
Michelle Sipe - PMP
Guadalupe Gonzalez, III - PMP
Melinda Allain - PMP
Connie Pirkle - PMP


 Celebrating 5-Year Anniversary!

Marguerite Aulik
Wendy Norris
Sharon Stafford Figures
Ray Williams
Diane M Dudash-Dykes
Christy Jones
Krishna Nippani
Shelby Everitt
Dana Baker
Rob Flaris
Gene Wassme
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