Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Widener University's PCMA Chapter Spring 2011 Recap

The Widener University Chapter of PCMA had a great year capt off with an exciting spring semester. We hosted and participated in multiple events throughout the semester. We started the spring semester by sending 10 students to the PCMA annual meeting in Las Vegas in early January; these students included our entire executive board and other student members. We had one student that was privileged to go to the annual meeting on an annual meeting scholarship presented by the Greater Philadelphia PCMA chapter.

Following the annual meeting our student chapter began planning our second annual themed dinner. We planned our annual themed dinner around the PCMA annual conference in Las Vegas with this year’s theme being” A Night in Vegas”. We hosted this dinner in the student run J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott dining room in Widener’s School of Hospitality Management building. We hosted this dinner for 75 campus guests.

We also hosted our annual spring community service event. We hosted this event in conjunction with Wideners new student organization the American Hotel and Lodging Association. For this community service event we prepared a meal for the soldiers at the Philadelphia USO.

Towards the end of the semester Widener’s School of Hospitality Management celebrated their 30th anniversary on April 15th. The Widener University PCMA chapter sent select students to this premier event where 150 of the school’s alumni attended.

Looking forward to next year the Widener University PCMA chapter is looking to have another year of success. We are currently holding elections on the fall 2011-spring 2012 Executive board and hope to have a new board elected and installed by the end of the month.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

NJAFP Annual Scientific Assembly looking for Volunteers!

There is a great opportunity to work onsite at the upcoming New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians Annual Scientific Assembly which will be held June 16-19 in Atlantic City, NJ. GPPCMA Board Member Theresa Barrett is looking for two students whose responsibilities would include stuffing meeting bags to monitoring meeting rooms and helping with registration and some of the social activities. Theresa is not able to offer an hourly pay for this, but can cover accommodations and expenses. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to gain some hands on meeting volunteer hours. If interested, please contact Theresa Barrett at theresa@njafp.org as soon as possible.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Position Available with ABO/NCLE

ABO and NCLE are national not-for-profit organizations for the voluntary certification of ophthalmic dispensers. ABO, the American Board of Opticianry, certifies opticians – those who dispense and work with spectacles. NCLE, the National Contact Lens Examiners, certifies those ophthalmic dispensers who fit and work with contact lenses.

Position: Meetings Assistant/Registrar

Manages meeting registration process and provides support for an annual meeting of 700 ppl. Works with vendors to create on-line meeting registration and manages the back-end database. Creates the meeting registration form and other meeting publications. Processes meeting registration and creates reports using Microsoft Excel, Access, and Word. Produces badges, tickets, tent cards, signs, etc. Manages meeting customer service, registrant questions, and refund requests. Packs and moves meeting shipment materials (boxes up to 40lbs.).

Administers general office operations for a small office. Duties include; supply orders, filing, preparing correspondence, managing office vendors, bill review, answer/screening calls, and stuffing registration packets and other duties as required

Must have excellent database management skills, iMIS a plus. Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Past meeting experience desired.

Please send your resume today, to: Mr. J. Gandorf, jgandorf@abo-ncle.org

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

PCMA Education Foundation Scholarships Available

The following scholarships are currently available for PCMA Student Members. Applications for these scholarships are due March 31st, 2011.


Roy B. Evans Scholarship
Up to two (2) tuition based scholarships of $7,500 each awarded to student members who are chosen based on academic record, meetings industry experience, involvement in the industry and letters of recommendation.

PCMA Education Conference Scholarship
Scholarship provides opportunity for up to three (3) students to attend the PCMA Education Conference. Includes registration, housing and transportation. Recipients will be paired up with a PCMA professional to serve as your mentor on site.

Multicultural Scholarship
A $2,500 scholarship awarded to up to two students who have traditionally been underrepresented in the meetings industry. This scholarship is available to non-members.

PCMA Leadership Scholarship
This scholarship provides $2,000 tuition-based funding for up to five (5) students who have shown committment to PCMA through involvement within student chapters, regional chapters and PCMA Headquarters.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Volunteer Opportunity with ACA!

Tri-State Camp Conference (www.tristatecampconference.com)

The Tri-State Camp Conference, in its 29th year, continues to be the largest conference of camp professionals in the nation. Nearly 4,000 summer camp professionals gather to network, participate in over 200 program sessions and visit the 250-booth exhibit hall. This educational conference serves camp owners, directors, executives and staff by offering workshops and seminars on a spectrum of subjects pertaining to not-for-profit and private resident, day, travel and special population camps.

Who we are: The American Camp Association (ACA) is a private, not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of summer camp experiences for children. ACA, New York represents one of the largest networks of camp professionals in the country with over 500 members representing over 300 affiliated camps. The programs and services of the New York Section are aimed at responding to the particular needs of the region while at the same time, adhering to ACA’s national agenda.

Details: 3,000-4,000 attendees, 200+ booth Exhibit Hall
Location: Atlantic City Convention Center
Dates: Monday March 14 – Friday March 18

We are looking for students to volunteer and learn about running a Conference within a Convention Center. Areas of needed help: Registration, Education Session Management, Speaker Relations, Exhibit Hall logistics, Evening Social Events and much more.

Great opportunities for all!

For more information please contact:
Rachel Beloff
Meeting Planner
American Camp Association - NY
1375 Broadway, 4th Fl.
New York, NY 10018
office 212.391.5208 ext. 18
cell 646.417.1529
email rachel@aca-ny.org

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