PMINJ Pulse Welcome 
As we begin 2019, and close 2018, I would like to share a recap of the exciting news and events at PMINJ from the past year.

    PMINJ maintains its hold on being the second largest chapter in the world with 5,457 members.  In 2018 we added 1,212 new members.  All new members are given the opportunity to attend a New Member Orientation hosted by the Chapter in conjunction with the monthly meeting.  Along with your membership, new or renewal, you receive membership to The Great IT Professional from CAI providing access to knowledge and PDUs.

    72% of our members hold a total of 4,205 PMI certifications!  In 2018 alone, 303 new certifications were received.  Congratulations!

    PMINJ offered our signature PMP Exam Prep class with all new material covering the updated PMBOK.  We released a step-by-step video explaining how to complete the application for the PMP certification, making it less intimidating to complete.

    Our mentor-ship program continues to grow in volume due to popular demand.

    For the sixth year, the New Jersey Chapter participated in the NJ Future City Competition for junior high students.  This continues our commitment to students and our profession as we expose STEM students to project management and spark interest through training classes and discussion.

    We continued our community outreach to support organizations within NJ by participating in the Tour deFranklin, supporting local food banks and Habitat for Humanity days of service.

    We celebrated our 32nd Annual Symposium and 13th IPM Day with excellent reviews.  We held nine Monthly Meetings that included up to 19 satellite sites!  For all members that attended events and reported PDUs, we claimed a total of 12,365 PDUs!!

    We honored worthy members for Project of the Year and Project Manager of the Year awards.

    In supporting our neighboring corporations, we participated and presented at several Corporate Project Management Day events.

    We kicked-off a much-anticipated Corporate Advisory Group with executives from Merck, Prudential and Becton Dickinson – and we are most appreciative of their insights and experience.

    By popular demand in our non-program meeting months, we offered lunch or Breakfast with a Board Member. We provided tutorials on using social media to work to the members’ benefit.

    Two sell-out Career Fairs were held in the spring and fall – not to mention the continued support from the Career Networking Group.

    We appreciate our Sponsors for their participation in the Chapter events.

    We openly share our knowledge with other PMI Chapters via presentations at PMI events or one-to-one mentoring.

    I wonder sometimes how we accomplish all that we do, but we have close to 300 Volunteers that dedicate their time and efforts to make it all happen. My thanks to their commitment to the profession and chapter.  If you have been thinking of volunteering – please join us – there is so much more to accomplish in 2019!!

In 2019, look forward to working with us in building the Project Management Community of Tomorrow.

I hope you look back and feel proud of being part of such an organization as PMINJ and look ahead at all that you can achieve with the PMINJ Chapter!

Happy New Year!!

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