In this issue: Upcoming Events | Membership & PDUsMeeting Recap | Military Opportunities | Our Sponsor

  Goodbye July, hello August!

summerThe month of July fizzled out with the fireworks and we are already headed into the month of August! Where did the time go? With the Covid-19 cases continuing to rise in Florida, we hope that you all are staying safe and enjoying the warm weather as much as possible. At this time we are continuing with our virtual meetings to keep everyone safe. One positive is that you are saving money on gas! Please be sure to check out the chapter website to stay informed of upcoming events and chapter


Upcoming Events

August 2020 Professsional Development Meeting
"Being an Inspiring Leader in Business and in Life"

ErinMoody MichelleArguello 1We are excited to present two dynamic speakers that will come share and their unique blend of skills and experience, to help both individuals and organizations learn how to thrive, especially through uncertainty by creating a people first organization. When you invest in the development of your employees, you invest in the opportunity for your organization to grow.  

Please use the Event List link to get more information and to register today! Webinars

Your PMI membership provides you with access to webinars on Don’t forget to take advantage of this access. Below is a list of webinars scheduled for August.

PM Webinars 

 Other Chapter Events

 study groupWe are pleased to annouce a Fall 2020 PMP Exam Study Group! If you or someone you know is planning to take the PMP exam this year, you should consider signing up for this study group.Registration is currently open and has a limited class size of 30, so don’t delayy!

Pricing:  Class Details:
PMI NEFL Members - $200     Meets on Thursday - August 13th thru November 19th
Non-Chapter Members - $400         Meeting time is 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  Virtual classroom





Please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Reading List:

  1. The Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK) 6th Edition. (PMI members can download an electronic version of the PMBOK for free at
  2. PMP Exam Prep by Rita Mulcahy 9th Edition (Students responsibility to obtain text)


Dr. Tom Henkel, PMP
Cheryl Reynolds, PMP
Kevin Johns, PMP
Ken Perry, PMP, PMI-ACP
Tom Rock
Indu Jain, PMP
Kathy Markwith, PMP
Scott Markwith, PMP
Victoria Ogaga, PMP

online exam

Ready to take your PMP or CAPM exam after months of studying? Even under quarantine, you can! has announced that certification seekers can begin scheduling proctored online tests.

Stay safe and get certified!  

New Renewal Process for Chapter Membership!cart

PMI global recently launched a new online commerce platform in order to offer PMI products to customers more seamlessly. Members on Auto-Renew will not be affected. For new members or members that self-renew each year, the process for their PMI.Org memberships will not automatically have their Northeast Florida Chapter membership appear as an option. You will have to add your membership at checkout. Your PMI and chapter membership expiration dates will be the same regardless of when you add or renew your chapter membership. Want to avoid this extra step? Sign-up forauto-renewal.

Remember, your local chapter membership provides the discounts for events, monthly development meetings and networking opportunities here on theFirst Coast. You will need to manually add your Northeast Florida chapter membership to your cart. See Become a Member for more information.

On PMI.Org, under Membership, simply naviagate to Chapter Memberships, search and select “Northeast Florida Chapter” and continue to checkout. This process will be done annually in conjunction with your PMI.Org membership renewal date. You can find your annual date at


If you have attended previous chapter events, don’t forget to claim your PDUs! You can find a list of the PDU categories from previous events on the chapter website here: Events Archive. Use this link for instructions for claiming your PDUs: education/how-to-claim-your-pdus. OurProvider # is C079.

July Meeting Recap: “Contracts 101 and COVID-19”

James Birr
In our July chapter meeting, James O. Birr, III, Esq. presented the topic"Contracts 101 and COVID-19". One interesting fact about Mr. Birr is that he played baseball at UNF and was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinalst.

Mr. Birr shared the requirements for forming a legal contract which must contain an offer, acceptance, consideration, legal capacity, legal purpose and mutual agreement. Mr. Birr also shared that Letters of Intent are not always enforced as binding contracts and are typically used as negotiating tools before creating a formal contract. Other legal terms were explained such as Impossibility of Performance and Force Majeure. During these times of COVID-19 he explained that it is critical to beware of notice provisions (termination for convenience and termination for cause).

Thank you, Mr. Birr, for sharing your expertise with contracts with our chapter members and guests!



Shelon Pounds, our VP of Military Liaison (ML) and her team are continuing to engage and inform our brave men and women in uniform of how to become PMP certified. If you are active military or a veteran, please check out our Military PMP Toolkit.

call for speakers
Do you know or work with a local professional, senior PMP colleague, or community/business leader that you would like to give a presentation on project leadership, technical skills, or a specific knowledge area within the project management profession? If you answered “yes,” we would love to hear from you! Email: Valorie Stoeber at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject, “I Know a Speaker.”

If you have topics you would like for us to present, along with new ideas on how you would like tocollaborate with the chapter our “new normal”, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Chapter Opportunities


Are you looking to be more active in the chapter and to earn additional PDUs? If so, please consider volunteering with the chapter! You will be able to network with other volunteers and earn PDUs for your volunteer hours. If you are interested then check out the “Get Involved” tab on the chapter website for more information and to submit an application: Volunteers!

Technology Team:

  • Virtual Events Host
  • Virtual Event Co-host
  • Digital Content Coordinator

Programs Team:

  • Regional Coordinator – Region 3 – Orange Park

Military Outreach Community:

  • Director of Community Outreach
  • Director of Digital Outreach
  • Director of Military Base Outreach

Our mission is to bridge the transition between military service and project management careers and certifications to our local military community including active duty, retirees, reservists, guardsmen, veterans, and military spouses.

We aim to reach, educate, and support our military community members. Military service is NOT a requirement to join our team. A passion to support our Military Community is! If you’re interested to join our team and can volunteer between 10-20 hours per month, contact Shelon Pounds, MBA, MA, PMP, VP of Military Outreach at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. !

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Partner With Us

The PMI North Florida Chapter is seeking long-term partners to sponsor events, including monthly Meetings, Cocktail & Learn Seminars, and Quarterly SkillFest recruiting sessions.

Does your company want brand exposure in a growing market and access to a professional and diverse membership? We would like to hear from you. We are also looking for volunteers in a Director role to act as an Account Manager for each partner.

Responsibilities will be to engage at periodic intervals and ensure the value we provide exceeds their expectations. Please contact Jason "JD" Dillaberry for more details at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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