We have experienced an outstanding year 2018 with lots of progress made on the membership services and you have reciprocated gratitude towards the chapter with higher membership retention rate of over 57% which is a record for the chapter in its history!!
We also achieved another high on our membership strength at 1153 towards the end of Dec 2018.
Motivated with the outstanding response to various initiatives of the chapter, we have continued the rhythm into 2019.
This year is very special to PMI as we are celebrating 50th anniversary this year. PMI has pledged 50,000 volunteer hours towards various PM for social good gas well as other noble causes. PMI Pune chapter also would take initiatives to do our part of the contribution for volunteering which will be over and above our routine volunteering activities. You will know more about this from our membership portfolio soon.
We have started a program to recognize our Star volunteer at pan India level through PMI India's 'Manage India' publication. While we highly appreciate no matter what is the magnitude of the effort spent by all of our volunteers, we would like to also honor those who have gone beyond the expectations and exhibited very high commitment toward volunteering for chapter activities and society at large.
Congratulations to Mrs. Vidya Chavan for the recognition as star volunteer, declared in recent edition of the publication!!
Lounge program is now taking really good shape and almost all of sessions so far have been house full.
Our chapter has been innovative in offering this specific service where we invite senior members of chapter experienced on many areas including project management to share their brain space with the members. The very informal nature of the conversations are well appreciated by attendees as discussions lead to more interactions and serve as validation for the best practices to be adopted for projects/programs.
The Udaan program, annual student competition on Project management has been organized in collaboration with IICMR institute. This year we are planning to take this to higher level with more involvent of our volunteers as mentors to the participating students. I request you to participate into this wholeheartedly.
Our board members and volunteers are raring to go to implement many more initiatives and also continue to deliver the great membership services!!
Counting on your support for the chapter as always!!
With Warm Regards
Rajarama Rao Bannengala
President and CEO
PMI Pune-Deccan India Chapter