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First newsletter of 2018 for your reading pleasure!

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President's Report

Aloha mai kakou,

On behalf of our PMI Honolulu Hawaii Chapter Board of Directors, we want to wish you Hau‘oli Makahiki Hou!   2018 is going to be a big year for our chapter.  Last year we increased our membership and crossed the 700 member mark across the State of Hawaii. We look to hit the 800 mark this year.  We are celebrating 20 years as a chapter and will be hosting the 2018 PMI Region 7 Summit this year from March 22-24, 2018.  Please visit our site and register now!  Region 7 Summit is focused on networking and connecting with our chapter leaders across the 17 PMI chapters from Hawai‘i, California, Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada.   The focus of the Summit is leadership and strengthening our PMI chapters across the region to better serve our members and communities.  Military and academic outreach will be a big part of this effort.  The event is only open to PMI Chapter members and you can earn up to 11 PDUs between the Leadership and Strategic Business Management areas of the Talent Triangle over the two days.  We have a number of fun optional add-on activities to include our monthly lunch on Wednesday March 21, a Pearl Harbor Memorial Tour and Luau at Hale Koa Hotel on Thursday March 22 and a Gala Dinner night on Friday March 23.  Register by January 31 to take advantage of the early bird rate and ensure yourself a seat to our optional activities that will sell out soon. 

We have a number of new board members I want to welcome.  Fabio van den Bylaardt is taking over as our Finance Director.  Mahalo nui loa to Joel Wasson for serving in this role in the previous 4 years.  Erin Gonzalez takes over as our new Programs Director as Lee Brightwell steps into the Vice President/President Elect role.  Lee did a fabulous job the last two years bringing great programming for the chapter and planning awesome dinners!  I'm excited to have Erin on our board with her creativity and passion as she plans these events now.  Ben Yuan is leading the Professional Development.  Mahalo to Christian Gonzalez for filling this role last year.  Ben also has a lot passion and ideas for taking our professional development programming to another level.  I want to welcome Linda Chan who was voted in by our board to take the Publicity Director role.  A big mahalo to Jamie Champagne who has been serving in this role over the last 4 years.  We also welcome our new Administration Director Joshua Fowler.  Finally, I want to take this time to honor the Chapter Presidents that have come before me over the last 19 years.  Kirk Durante is moving on having served as Past President.  Dan Yousey will be serving as Past President this year and I look forward to working with him on our chapter renewal, business plan and elections later this year.  I wouldn't be here today in this position without both Kirk and Dan's encouragement and mentorship.  A hui hou and I hope to see all of you at our next chapter event!

Kane Ng-Osorio  

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2018 Region 7 Leadership Summit

Early Bird Registration ends Jan 31st!  Get the best rate by registering now.

20th Anniversary of Our Chapter!

Updated Celebrating 20 Years

We are celebrating 20 years as a chapter this year!  We are looking forward to making this an amazing year of events with all of our members!!!

2018 Pauhana event

Save the date for Professional development day 2018!

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Date:  October 19, 2018

Location:  Ko'olau Ballroooms and Conference Center




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Board of Directors

Meet your new Board of Directors!

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Position Name
President: Kanealii Ng-Osorio, PMP
Vice President: Lee Brightwell, PMP
Communications Director:  Audrey Jewell, PMP
Finance Director:  Fabio van den Bylaardt, PMP
Academic Outreach Director:  Joslyn Sato, PMP
Administration Director:  Joshua Fowler, PMP
College Relations Director:  Larry Rowland, Ph ED, PMP
Marketing Director:  Bhawna Mundotia, PMP
Membership Director:  Yoh Kawanami, PMP
Professional Development Director:  Ben Yuan, MBA, PMP
Programs Director:  Erin R. Gonzalez, PMP
Publicity Director:  Linda Chan, PMP
Special Projects Director:  Gabriela Noriega, PMP
Past President Director:  Dan Yousey, PMP



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Member Highlight

Meet One of our Chapter Members

Dr. Kenneth F. Smith, PMP, Project Management (PM) Consultant

Dr. Kenneth F. Smith, PMP is a world traveler and Project Management consultant, military veteran, retired Air Force Reserve Colonel, and an active member of PMI Honolulu Hawaii Chapter (PMIHNL).  He has published papers, online articles, videos, participated as a speaker at PMIHNL's Professional Development Days, and conducted seminars around the world.  He will also be speaking at the Region 7 Leadership Summit on Saturday, March 24th at Ala Moana Hotel.  Chapter members can earn PDU's by watching his videos, reading his papers, and attending his talks.  Read more about Ken on our website.


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Welcome New Members

Welcome new members who joined us in the last quarter of 2017!

Rodrick B. Ajay T. Kristine S. James K.
Richard C. Jannine C. Scott S. Christopher S.
Reggie H. Lorraine O. Kristi K. Brian W.
Gilberto S. Christopher O. Maiju K. Andrew H.
Wendy Y. Casey C. Brandon S. Janey D.
Aubrey R. Stephen C. Christopher S. Pam D.
Antonio L. Brad H. Andrew F. Thomas M.
Robert R. Spencer C. Helen K. Denise P.
Christopher W. Christine R. Mark K. Gordon Y.
Amanda-Joy V. Ezra S. Simon C. Jeffrey G.
Kainin H. Kevin Y. Danny J. Alan U.
Maria B. Jonathan S. Dana S. Tina F.
Jefferey D. Rochelle I. Jeff D.  


Membership as of December 31, 2017:  725 members

 December 2017 Member Chart

 Member Credentials

December 2017 Member Credentials

Congratulations to our new credential achievers in the last quarter of 2017!

Christopher S. Wendy Y.
Shawn H. Jordan C.
Ayman E. Joseph F.
Michelle D. Dawn G.
Cyril O. Jaymes H.
Andrew H. Jimmy L.
Ann N. Antonio L.
Robert R. Hunter P.
Aubrey R. Edwin S.
Amanda-Joy V. Aaron T.


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2018 Spring PMP Exam Prep:  April 3 - May 15, 2018 - This is a prep for the 6th edition!

For more information, please click here.

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Community News

Starting from February 6, 2018, Spectrum plans to reassign Olelo channels 49, 50, 52, 53, 54, and 55 to channels 180s.  If you are a subscriber to the Honolulu-Star Advertiser and would like to read more about this change, please click here. 

If you would like to learn more about how this change impacts the Olelo Community Media, please click here.

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