Chapter News

President’s Corner

Hi friends,

Hope you are all doing well and continuing to stay safe and healthy. In my last article, I mentioned that I had just gotten my first shot of the Pfizer vaccine. This time, I am happy to share that I received the second dose. Aside from a sore arm and a little muscle ache, I didn’t feel anything else except a sense of relief knowing that I now have another layer of protection.  With vaccine supply outpacing demand, and pretty much all of the vaccination sites not requiring an appointment, it’s never been easier to get vaccinated. So please, I urge all of you to go get your shots because the sooner we are vaccinated, the sooner we can meet again in person.

Speaking of meeting in person, NYPCMA along with MPIGNY, SITE Northeast and Eventfluence tag teamed on a hybrid GMID program back in early April.  We had more than 300 virtual attendees, but more impressively we had 50 people who showed up in person at the Conrad New York Downtown. And judging from their mask covered faces, they couldn’t have been more excited to see each other. The GMID event showed that it’s more than possible to hold a safe in-person event. And with New York City continue to reopen with the prospect of a full reopening by July 1st, NYPCMA is definitely planning to organize more in-person activities in the coming months. But until then, we do have an exciting webinar scheduled on May 6 titled “Reigniting your SPAARK: Navigating the Next Normal.” The guest speaker/motivator is Ms. Gail Alofsin who is a Keynote Speaker/Author/Adjunct Professor/Business Development Director. Please be on the lookout for the official announcement.

We will continue to plan exciting, meaningful, and resourceful programs for you.  And we still have the NYPCMA monthly virtual (hopefully not too much longer) social hour which is always a fun forum for networking and sharing ideas.  Until I see you next time, please don’t hesitate to email me at [email protected] if there is anything that you want to talk about. Thank you for your continued support of our chapter.

Onward and upward,






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