This has been another exciting year for chapters of DAMA International. Two key initiatives have been the initial development of a membership database and the addition of new chapters. Michigan and Ohio launched in 2001, and Iowa launched in spring 2002. Efforts are well underway for Montana, Pittsburgh, Florida, India and Germany. Kansas City has recharged itself, and recently folks in Nashville and Memphis have called and would like to restart the chapter that dissolved. There are also continued efforts in London and France. Congratulations to those new and forming chapters, especially to the new officers for making it happen.

Once a chapter is flying on its own, a chapter liaison is appointed to facilitate communication between the chapter and DAMA International. We can offer assistance to chapters for leads on quality speakers. We also offer insurance to the chapters which protects the individual officers from personal liability in the event of a problem related to DAMA activities.

As to the membership database, we need all chapters to participate. The address and contact information of chapter members is held in highest regard and will be maintained in a secure database. However, we need full participation for the effort to be successful. Understanding our membership composition will afford us the ability to obtain additional services and discounts. Many companies are unwilling to negotiate special services if they don't, at least on general terms, understand who they are dealing with. When your chapter officers ask for updated name, address and contact information, please cooperate quickly.

As we continue to develop our chapter base, we also want to be sure to offer services that will help chapters succeed. What are some of the services that members and chapters would like to see? We'd like to hear your ideas. Please contact me via e-mail at DAMA will only be strong if you participate. Also, check out the DAMA Web site at for your local chapter contact information. If you have trouble reaching a local DAMA chapter, please contact me and we will try to connect you.

DAMA Chapter and Events Calendar
Austin/San Antonio The chapter meets the last Monday of January-May and August-October at 7:00 p.m. in San Marcos. For more information see
Atlanta Contact Barbara Helmer,, for meeting schedule or visit
Boston E-mail Kris Chatterjee,, for meeting schedule or visit
Canberra, Australia Contact for meeting details or visit
Carolina E-mail Connie Cain,, for meeting schedule.
Central Florida

Chapter now forming! Contact Susan E. Stelzmann, for more information.

Central Virginia For more information visit
Chicago Visit for meeting schedule or contact information.
Dallas/Fort Worth Call Rodney Cole, 972-693-1009, for meeting schedule or visit
(Rocky Mountain)
Visit www.dama- for meeting schedule or contact Mark Dalton at or 303- 334- 5881.
Germany http://www.informatik.tu-
Heart of Texas
(HoT Chapter)
For more information see or contact Wayne Miller, presdient of HoT at
Houston Call Ted Kowalski at 713-241-2030 or e-mail
Italy Contact Paolo Cecchellero, or 3923 02 2533, for meeting schedule.
Kansas City Visit for chapter information.
London Chapter now forming! Contact Brett Champlin,, for more information.
Los Angeles Contact Bill Harenburg,, for meeting schedule.
Melbourne, Australia Contact Daniel Moody, or or +61-3-9650-5100 for details.
Michigan Visit www.dama- for meeting schedule or contact information.
Minnesota Visit for chapter information.
New Jersey Visit www.dama- for chapter information.
New York City Please see or call 212-439-0063 for meeting details.
Northeast Region
(New York)
E-mail or call John Lucas at 516-221-5560. See for meeting details.
Ohio (Central) Chapter meets quarterly. Visit for meeting details and membership information.
Visit for chapter information.
Philadelphia/ Delaware Valley Chapter meets quarterly. Visit or call 610-690- 1653 for more information.
Phoenix Call Laura Kostyo, 602-766-5486, or visit, for meeting schedule.
Portland DAMA Day 2002 – Meta Data featuring Michael Brackett, Len Silverston and Peter Aiken, August 13th, and an all-day Meta Data Tutorial on August 14th presented by Michael Brackett. For more information, please contact Linda Kresl at
Rochester/ Upstate New York Contact Sue Bartleson,, for meeting schedule or visit
Sacramento Valley Call Judy Candlish, 916-227- 3074,, for meeting schedule or visit P.O. Box 996, Sacramento, CA 95812- 0996.
San Francisco Bay Area Call Dan Weller, 510-272-8126, for details or see
Scandinavia Contact Eskil Swende, +46-8-80-22-40, or for meeting schedule.
Seattle (DRMA) Visit for registration and meeting details.
St. Louis Please visit the DAMA-St. Louis Chapter Web site at for information about upcoming meetings and events.
Sydney, Australia Contact Robert Arnold,, 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 for information about upcoming meetings and events.
Washington, D.C.
(National Capital Region)
Contact Jim Carpenter,, or or call DAMA- NCR headquarters at 703-442-8780.
Wisconsin Contact Cathy Stacy,, for meeting details.
Can't find a chapter near you? Check out our Web site,, for information about our Member-at- Large program. Send updates for this listing to

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