Oh!My September! Don’t Miss Out on Chapter Events

September National Day of Service Event

September 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm EDT

That day, the AARP Foundation is leading a Summer of Service to Seniors via a “Meal Pack Challenge”, with a goal to assemble 1,000,000 meals for hungry seniors in major metro areas throughout the U.S. We invite you to join your fellow PCMA Capital Chapter volunteers on the National Mall, where we will show our collective support in working together on the assembly line.

We are targeting two 90 minute shifts: 1:30 – 3:00 pm and 3:00 – 4:30 pm; join us for one or both shifts to be a part of this great initiative! There is no cost to participate; just bring your enthusiasm and commitment to work!

Metro: Smithsonian (Orange, Blue, Silver)
Parking: limited metered street parking
Where to meet: Plan to arrive 30 minutes before your shift at the S. Dillon Ripley Center entrance. We will then walk over as a group (2 minute walk to 12th and Jefferson Drive SW)

*Please note this event is not limited to PCMA members, invite your family and friends to join. Everyone must individually register and read/acknowledge the waiver.

Registration closes September 4!

Register Here

September Lunch & Learn

September 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EDT

Date:                   Thursday, September 20, 2018
Locations:           Alexandria, Bethesda and Washington, DC
Topic:                  The transition from self-contained to a convention center

Has your meeting outgrown being self-contained?  Are you thinking of trying some new cities and using their convention center?  Are you getting pushback from your leadership?  Are you trying to transition to a small convention center and being turned down because you don’t have enough rooms on peak?  If you said yes to even one of these questions, then you need to mark your calendar!

Join us for the inaugural Lunch & Learn Series, Thursday September 20, Noon-1:30 PM.
Same topic, same time, three locations!

Each location will have a facilitator to keep the discussion moving but the participants are the speakers.  Share your experiences in trying to make this monumental move.  Talk about the good, the bad and the many times you’ve been told NO!  Let’s collaborate on how others can overcome obstacles, figure out the best approach for your leadership, educate your members on this transition and so much more.  You set the agenda.

Don’t forget to bring your lunch, you will work up an appetite for addressing this subject!



September Community Service Project

September 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm EDT

Please join us on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 as we provide a meal for the 50-70 families staying at The Children’s Inn at NIH. These family dinners allow The Inn residents to relax, while alleviating the worries of transportation, grocery shopping, and the hassle of preparing a meal after a long day of traveling or spending hours at the hospital with a sick child.

The Children’s Inn is a caring place to be—a place to relax with other families that are undergoing serious medical treatment. After long travels, families are often tired and ready for a home-cooked meal. The Inn invites different groups and organizations to provide a large meal for all of the families. This is also an opportunity for them to meet, mingle, and interact with other families, creating an environment of mutual support and caring.

The volunteers will prepare and serve the meal. The Community Services Committee is collecting monetary donations to cover the cost of the meals, if you’d like to donate please do so here.

Metro: closest Metro Stop is Medical Center
Parking: On-site parking is available

*Please note there is a very limited number of volunteers for the event. If you are not able to attend please cancel so that your spot may be filled.

We’ll be collecting items at the August EPC Education Program event on August 15 at the Westin City Center. You can find a full wish list for the Children’s Inn here, below is a list of their most needed items.

White rice
Individual cereal
Pudding cups
Jello cups
Fruit cups
Olive oil
Pasta sauce
Pasta Mixes
Canned fruit
Shelf-stable milk
Applesauce (squeeze)
Granola bars

Register Here

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