Our Story - Celebrating 15+ Years
We received our charter in March 2001. From a group of four committed individuals that spring, we have grown to a membership of more than 800, representing the finest project managers employed in diverse industries across the state of New Hampshire and beyond.
As a group, we've logged many hours of volunteer work in service of our membership and our community -- from mentoring and sponsoring PMP study exam groups to participating in 5K races for charity, manning the telephones at a New Hampshire Public Television auction, helping out the United Way, and collecting food donations for the New Hampshire Food Bank. As a state registered not-for-profit organization we rely on two source of funds to provide our services to our membership and the community: chapter dues and sponsorship revenue.
Photo: PMI New Hampshire Chapter volunteers at one of the NH Public Television auctions.
The Project of Forming a Chapter
Comprised of Gary O'Kula, Peter Stroup, Ralph Schussler and Jaime James, the Steering Committee was formed in October of 2000. Greg Woo, PMP, R3 mentor and a member of the Mass Bay Chapter, sponsored the effort. The Steering Committee served as interim officers until an offical Charter was granted and the first election for chapter officers would be conducted. One of the first decisions was to set the Annual Chapter dues at $20.
In addition to the Steering Committee, the Membership Drive Committee, the Constitution and By-Laws Committee, the Educational Offerings Committee, and the Budget Committe were formed. The Steering Committee would also call on chapter members to serve on sub-committees throughout the process.
The Steering Committee minutes reflect that the various committess met every 2-3 weeks until the the Charter was granted in March of 2001.