2001 was another very successful year for DAMA International as we continued our efforts to become the premier organization for data management professionals and practitioners. The DAMA International Conference in Anaheim, California, was the largest yet, and we received many positive reviews. The DAMA International Europe Conference was also larger than the previous year and received many positive reviews. Additionally, we started the DAMA International Australia Conference, and it promises to be as successful as the European Conference. Local chapters provided many presentations, one-day conferences and tutorial sessions.

A Web-based membership management system was acquired and will be used to manage the membership data as well as drive a new members- only Web page. This members-only Web page will provide additional information to the DAMA members. Alliances have been formed with a number of organizations, resulting in an increased number of benefits and discounts for DAMA members. DAMA International has also joined the ICCP and will become active in certifications for DAMA members.

2002 promises to be a banner year for DAMA International with larger conferences, more services to DAMA members and the active involvement of the local chapters in DAMA International activities. The Presidents Council Liaison and the ICCP representative are now ex officio members of the DAMA International Board. An outstanding Board of Advisors has been elected to provide guidance on the direction for DAMA International and the issues that DAMA International needs to address.

DAMA International now has approximately 40 chapters around the world and approximately 6,500 members. We are continuing to add new chapters and new members, including members-at-large. If you have not yet joined DAMA International, please consider the benefits of joining. Visit our Web page at www.dama.org to learn more about the benefits of DAMA International and the local chapters. You can contact any of the Board members via the Web page, and you can contact me personally through President@dama.org or at mhbrackett@aol.com.

DAMA Chapter and Events Calendar
Austin/San Antonio Contact Andres Perez at andres.perez@usaa.com. The chapter meets the last Monday of January-May and August-October at 7:00 p.m. in San Marcos.
Atlanta Contact Barbara Helmer, BHelmer@DataArchitects.com, for meeting schedule.
Boston E-mail Kris Chatterjee, Kris_Chatterjee@gillette.com, for meeting schedule.
British Columbia, Canada Call Peter Kho, 604-666-3027, or e-mail khop@vcn.bc.ca.
Canberra, Australia E-mail Rob Smith- Roberts, rsmithrob@oosw.com.au, for meeting details.
Carolina E-mail Connie Cain, cain.connie@burlington.com, for meeting schedule.
Central Ohio
Visit www.DAMACOC.org for meeting schedule or contact information.
Central Virginia Contact Ryan Slye, ryans@i-b-s-i.com, for more information or visit www.goto/dama-cv/.
Chicago Visit www.DAMAChicago.org for meeting schedule or contact information.
Dallas/Fort Worth Call Rodney Cole, 972-693-1009, for meeting schedule or visit www.dfwdama.org.
(Rocky Mountain)
Visit www.dama-rmc.org for meeting schedule or contact information.
Germany http://www.informatik.tu- cottbus.de/~thalheim/DAMA/dama.html.
Heart of Texas
(HoT Chapter)
Contact Andres Perez at andres.perez@usaa.com. The chapter meets the last Monday of January-May and August-October at 7:00 p.m. in San Marcos.
Houston Visit http://www.damahouston.org for more information.
Italy Contact Paolo Cecchellero, ceck@comm2000.it or 3923 02 2533, for meeting schedule.
Kansas City Visit www.dama.org/chapters/kc.htm for chapter information.
Kentucky Tri- State Contact Pat Lavigne, 502-774-7425, for more information.
London Chapter now forming! Contact Brett Champlin, bchamplin@concentric.net, for more information.
Los Angeles Contact Bill Harenburg, wharenburg@aol.com, for meeting schedule.
Melbourne, Australia Contact Daniel Moody, danielm@staff.dis.unimelb.edu.au , or http://www.dama.org.au/ or +61-3-9650-5100 for details.
Michigan Visit www.dama-michigan.org for meeting schedule or contact information.
Minnesota Visit www.dama-mn.org for chapter information.
Nashville Contact Bryan Jones, 615-748-1421, for meeting schedule.
New Jersey Visit www.dama-nj.org for chapter information. 6th Annual DAMA Day - April 11: Best practices in Data modeling with Alec sharp, tom Haughey, Dave Hay. Contact rlemezi@corus.jnj.com.
New York City Please see www.dama-ny.com or call 212-439-0063 for meeting details.
Northeast Region
(New York)
E-mail registration@damane.org or call 516- 221-5560 for meeting details.
North Florida Chapter now forming! Contact Susan E. Stelzmann, stelzman@mail.irm.state.fl.us, for more information.
Visit http://www.dama- oh.org/ for chapter information.
Philadelphia/ Delaware Valley Chapter meets quarterly. Visit http://www.dama.org/chapters/philly.htm or call 610-690- 1653 for more information.
Phoenix Call Laura Kostyo, 602-766-5486, or visit www.dama-phx.org, for meeting schedule.
Portland Visit www.dama- pdx.org for meeting schedule and chapter information.
Rochester/ Upstate New York Contact Sue Bartleson, sbartleson@paychex.com, for meeting schedule or visit www.damaruny.org.
Sacramento Valley Call Judy Candlish, 916-227-3074, candlij@hdcdojnet.state.ca.us, for meeting schedule or visit http://go.to./dama-sac, P.O. Box 996, Sacramento, CA 95812- 0996.
San Francisco Bay Area Call Dan Weller, 510-272-8126, for details or see www.sfdama.org.
Scandinavia Contact Eskil Swende, +46- 8-80-22-40, or eskil.swende@irm.se for meeting schedule.
Seattle (DRMA) Visit www.drma-seattle.org for registration and meeting details.
St. Louis Please visit the DAMA-St. Louis Chapter Web site at www.damastlouis.org for information about upcoming meetings and events.
Sydney, Australia Contact Robert Arnold, damasydney@poboxes.com, or +61-2-9211-6200, for meeting details.
Topeka Chapter now forming! Contact Dan Roehler, 785-291-3477, for more information.
Toronto, Canada (Information Resource Management Association of Canada) Please visit the Toronto IRMAC Web site at www.irmac.ca for information about upcoming meetings and events.
Washington, D.C.
(National Capitol Region)
Contact Jim Carpenter, carpenterj@bls.gov, or www.dama-ncr.org or call DAMA- NCR headquarters at 703-442-8780.
Wisconsin Contact Cathy Stacy, cstacy@wpsic.com, for meeting details.
Can't find a chapter near you? Check out our Web site, www.dama.org, for information about our Member-at- Large program. Send updates for this listing to vp_communications@dama.org.

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