Last year was a very successful year for DAMA International. We made considerable progress toward meeting the year's objectives (see the March 2000 DAMA column). The primary objective for this year is to become the professional organization of choice for data management professionals and practitioners seeking information about all aspects of data management.

This year's other major objectives include providing a list of colleges and universities offering courses or programs in data management, providing a list of the data management standards that have been developed or are under development and providing some type of reference for data management products that are available while still maintaining a vendor-neutral status. Anyone interested in any of these items will be able to contact the appropriate organization from the DAMA International Web site.

The President's Council, through its President's Council Liaison, has become more involved in defining the future direction of DAMA International and the services that chapters and members expect to receive from DAMA International. We continue to work on expanding membership and chapter services.

Last year's DAMA International Conference in Washington, D.C., was well attended and received many good reviews. Based on that success, we are expanding the DAMA International Conference in Anaheim this year to include more workshops, tutorials, track sessions and SIGs that cover a wide variety of topics related to data management. The first DAMA International European Conference, held in London last November, was also very successful. Plans are being made for an expanded conference this year in London.

One of the accomplishments of the London conference was the beginning of new chapters in the UK and Germany. We continue to seek the establishment of new chapters both in the United States and in other countries and are looking at the possibility of Continental Liaisons similar to the President's Council Liaison.

DAMA International participated in the ER2000 Conceptual Modeling Conference in a very successful attempt to bring academic and industry people together. We will continue our efforts to encourage this interaction on a regular basis.

We continue to expand and improve our Web site (www.dama.org). Please consult this site for more information about DAMA International activities. You may contact me at mhbrackett@aol.com or any of the board members through the Web site if you have comments, questions or suggestions about DAMA International.

DAMA Chapter and Events Calendar
http://www.dama.org/
Austin/San Antonio Contact Neal Woods, stykman@texas.net. The chapter meets the last Monday of January-May and August-October at 7:00 p.m. in San Marcos.
Atlanta Contact Eileen Ponich, eponich@metlife.com, for meeting schedule.
Boston Email Kris Chatterjee, Kris_Chatterjee@gillette.com, for meeting schedule.
Brisbane, Australia Contact Paul Fendley, paul.fendley@dnr.gld.gov.au, 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 Doug McCurry, Douglas_McCurry@belk.com, for meeting schedule.
Chicago E-mail Brett Champlin, bchamplin@concentric.net, for meeting schedule, or visit http://www.damachicago.org/.
Dallas/Fort Worth Call Rodney Cole, 972-693-1009, for meeting schedule.
Denver
(Rocky Mountain)
Contact Janet Schoen, 303-894-3810 for meeting schedule or visit www.dama- rmc.org.
Heart of Texas Contact Neal Woods, stykman@texas.net. The chapter meet the last Monday of January-May and August-October at 7:00 p.m. in San Marcos.
Houston Contact Sabrina York, 281-997-0613, for meeting schedule.
Italy Contact Paolo Cecchellero, ceck@comm2000.it or 3923 02 2533, for meeting schedule.
Kansas City Contact Kevin Phelps, Kevin_Phelps@americancentury.com< /A> for more 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, +61-3-9650-5100, or danielm@staff.dis.unimelb.edu.au or http://www.dama.org.au/ for details.
Minnesota Call Dawn Michels, 651-486-4626, for meeting schedule.
Nashville Contact Bryan Jones, 615-748-1421, for meeting schedule.
New Jersey Visit www.dama- nj.org for chapter information.
New York City Please see www.dama- ny.com or call 212-439-0063 for meeting details.
New York
(Northeast Region)
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.
Ohio
(Southwest)
Contact Mark Wysong, mwysong@kpmg.com, for meeting schedule.
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.
Sacramento Valley Call Nabil Fares, 916-657-6083, nfares@dmv.ca.gov, for meeting schedule or visit go.to/dama- sac, P.O. Box 996, Sacramento, CA 95812-0996.
San Francisco Bay Area Call Rose Romero, 510-304-1044, 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) Contact Corey Smith, csmith@kanbay.com, for meeting schedule or visit www.halcyon.com/drma/.
Spain Chapter now forming! Contact Jesus Luengo, jgluengo@at- systems.com, for more information.
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 and DAMA Australia 2000 Conference details.
Topeka Chapter now forming! Contact Dan Roehler, 785-291-3477, for more information.
Toronto, Canada
(IRMAC)
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.

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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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