Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

August 17 2015

Southeast Chapter Call for 2015 Board of Director Applications & Convening Leaders Scholarship

Jennifer Smith Hicks, CMP, CASE
Call for Applications:
PCMA Southeast Chapter 
2016 Board of Directors &
2016 Convening Leaders Scholarship

Dear PCMA SE Member,

PCMA Southeast Chapter 2016 Board of Directors
The PCMA Southeast Chapter Board of Directors is looking for members that are interested in serving on our 2016 Board. The deadline for submission is Friday, August 21, 2015.

In order to qualify for a Board of Director position, applicants must:
  • Be a PCMA member in good standing 
for at least one year at the time of application
  • Be a current member of the PCMA Southeast Chapter
  • Agree to attend monthly board meetings (in person or conference call) and an annual board retreat
  • Agree to commit 5-10 additional hours per month working in a capacity that helps to move forward the objectives of the board

As a member of the PCMA Southeast Chapter Board of Directors, you will set policy, establish the schedule of events, develop and present compelling programming, represent member needs, uphold the values and vision of PCMA, and support fundraising goals for the chapter.

Serving on the PCMA Southeast Chapter Board is a tremendous way to give back to our industry, develop friendships and working relationships, meet personal leadership goals, and advance your career!

If you are interested in serving, please complete the online application form for one of the following areas of Board Service:
  • President-Elect  (1 year term, to be followed with 1 year term as President and 1 year term as Immediate Past President)
  • Secretary/Treasurer (1 year term)
  • Director Membership (3 year term)
  • Director Communications (3 year term)
  • Director Volunteers (3 year term)
Please complete the online application form here.  The deadline for submission is Friday, August 21, 2015 by 5:00 p.m.

You will be notified no later than September 18, 2015 if you have been selected to be included on the Board Slate, which will be sent out to our members to approve in September. Your candidacy will be reviewed and finalized, and you will be notified of your status as a Board Member by October 21, 2015.

Our 2015 Board Retreat is November 19 - 21, 2015. This retreat will take place at a location within the geographic region of our chapter, location TBD. Please let us know on the application if you will be able to attend this planning meeting as well.

If you have any questions, please contact Brenda Dempsey (2015 Immediate Past president) at 770-426-5047 or Brenda@VisitMusicCity.com.

PCMA Convening Leaders Scholarship

PCMA Headquarters will be providing one scholarship to the 2016 PCMA Convening Leaders Annual Meeting in Vancouver, January 10 - 13, 2016. The scholarship is for Professional Members who are current PCMA SE Chapter members.

PCMA Headquarters professional planner scholarship includes round trip airfare, hotel accommodations for four (4) nights and the registration at the annual meeting.

If you are interested, please complete the scholarship application to explain your interest, and why you feel you should be awarded the scholarship. Applications must be received by Kevin Belanger no later than midnight Monday, August 31, 2015.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Kevin Belanger at kbelanger@shepardes.com. Thank you for your interest and participation.


Jennifer Smith Hicks, CMP, CASE
2015 President

PCMA Southeast Chapter