ASMC Newsletter: February 2018

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

We at ASMC HQ hope this finds each of you having a terrific day!  As always, thank you for your continued membership in ASMC and your service to our nation.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL PROGRAM

Thanks to those of you who renewed your membership early or on-time in November! Congratulations to our "RENEW" YEAR's Resolution program January winners! MSgt. Lisa Reesey of the Quantico Chapter and Alexander Kelly of the Cleveland Chapter each won $50 gift cards, and the $150 gift card was awarded to Robert Johnson of the Yokosuka Chapter!

Each month, all on-time or early renewals will be entered into a random drawing to award two $50 gift certificates and one $150 gift certificate, respectively for those renewing on-time or early for one or three years. In addition to contacting the members who win the drawings, we will announce the winners on our website and social media. Renew your membership here: http://www.asmconline.org/membership/renew/.

ASMC MEMBER ENGAGE PLATFORM

Have you taken advantage of the newest ASMC member benefit? Engage, an interactive service platform provided by Higher Logic, has been adapted for integration with your ASMC membership. Our goal is to use the Engage platform to create an interactive space where ASMC chapters and individual members can communicate with their colleagues. You will be able to share best practices, event information, and professional development suggestions. In addition to the “ASMC Chapter Presidents” and the “All Member” communities, we have established a chapter community for use by the chapter officers and members of each A-1 and A size category chapter. We will establish the B and C category chapter communities by the end of this month. Also, we will soon be establishing a community wherein chapter membership chairs/VPs can collaborate with each other and ASMC HQ in sharing best practices, etc. In February we will establish a community specifically for our ASMC Early Careerists/Young Professionals member segment, so they can collaborate among each other regarding items of interest about their professional development.     

It is our intention to make Engage a professional and creative sharing experience. We believe the use of Engage will allow our members to network and collaborate with each other. Log into Engage at https://engage.asmconline.org/home, using the email address and password associated with your ASMC member account.

CDFM INITIAL ENROLLMENT FEE MEMBER DISCOUNT—MARCH 2018 ONLY!

We are seeing a large number of regional PDI testing events taking place in March and want to encourage participation in these group testing sessions. As such, for the month of March 2018 only, ASMC members who enroll in the CDFM Program for the first time pay just half price—$20. The regular enrollment fee for members is $40. The non-member rate is $75.

If you’re not currently an ASMC member, join today to save $55 when you enroll between March 1-31, 2018. In addition, you’ll receive additional discounts on other CDFM and ASMC programs, products, and services. ASMC accepts checks, American Express, MasterCard or VISA.

You can enroll in the CDFM program on the following Webpage: http://www.asmconline.org/certification/cdfm-forms/program-enrollment/ anytime. However, the discount will be activated on March 1!  Visit www.asmconline.org/CDFMenroll to enroll in March!

FEDERAL EMPLOYEE EDUCATION & ASSISTANCE FUND SCHOLARSHIPS

Since 1986, FEEA has offered scholarships to more than 10,000 individuals, including providing nearly 200 scholarships to the children of federal civilian employees who died or were severely injured in the line of duty during the terrorist attacks on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, the Pentagon on 9-11, and the US Embassies and Consulates in Kenya, Tanzania, and Libya.

Collectively, FEEA’s scholarship program to date totals over $14 million. FEEA champions the pursuit of higher education and each year supports approximately 300 students with merit-based scholarships.

The 2018 application deadline is March 21, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT. Application information and details can be found here: https://asmc.secure-platform.com/a/organizations/main/home.

PDI 2018 KICKS OFF IN THREE MONTHS!

PDI 2018 will take place at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO. Please join us for this event May 30 through June 1. Thanks to our wonderful host chapters (Pikes Peak and Utah), PDI Chair (Laura Sandy), local committee chairs and members, Professional Development Committee (chaired by Glenda Scheiner), DoD and US Coast Guard Service Day leads, workshop speakers and Mini-course instructors, and our ASMC corporate members, PDI 2018 is shaping up to be an outstanding professional development opportunity!  

We expect to open PDI 2018 Registration (including the opportunity to register for specific sessions on or about 26 February! We will distribute a dedicated e-mail with registration information once registration is open. We’re looking forward to seeing you in Denver this May!

UPDATE YOUR EMAIL IN YOUR ASMC MEMBER PROFILE

Given issues we are seeing with some organizational network firewalls, to ensure you receive timely information from ASMC, please update your ASMC member profile with your personal email address. We want to ensure you receive important announcements and notifications that directly impact your professional development. Log onto and update your profile at www.asmconline.org/membership/edit-profile/.

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