As the vice president of chapter services, I have the diverse responsibility of helping new chapters around the world get started, as well as assisting struggling chapters to stay afloat. We are excited to be working with new chapters forming in London, Germany, Michigan and Ohio. Several other potential chapter locations surfaced at the recent DAMA International Symposium. Unfortunately, I am also working with a couple of struggling chapters. They may have trouble finding a sufficient number of people to participate in meetings or the officers may need relief from long terms of service.

As the newer chapters are forming, they turn to us for assistance regarding incorporating, drafting bylaws and general promotional ideas. When I ask the other chapters for ideas and samples, I receive a terrific response.

You might also be wondering what other kinds of services DAMA International provides to chapters. We provide each chapter with a liaison (a DAMA International board member) to facilitate communication between the chapter and DAMA International. We offer assistance to chapters for leads regarding quality speakers. We also offer a type of insurance to the chapters which protects the individual officers from personal liability in the event of a problem related to DAMA activities.

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 chapters would like to see? We'd like to hear your ideas. Please communicate your ideas to any member of the DAMA International Board, have your chapter president voice your opinions through the Presidents' Council or contact me via e-mail at

DAMA will only be strong if you participate, so please explore the DAMA Web site at for your local chapter contact information. If you have trouble finding a local officer, please contact me and I will provide assistance.

DAMA Chapter and Events Calendar
Austin/San Antonio Contact Andres Perez at The chapter meets the last Monday of January-May and August-October at 7:00 p.m. in San Marcos.
Atlanta Contact Eileen Ponich,, for meeting schedule.
Boston Email Kris Chatterjee,, for meeting schedule.
Brisbane, Australia Contact Paul Fendley,, for meeting schedule.
British Columbia, Canada Call Peter Kho, 604-666-3027, or e-mail
Canberra, Australia E-mail Rob Smith- Roberts,, for meeting details.
Carolina E-mail Connie Cain,, for meeting schedule.
Central Virginia Contact Ryan Slye, ryans@i-, for more information or visit www.goto/dama-cv/.
Chicago E-mail Brett Champlin,, for meeting schedule, or visit
Dallas/Fort Worth Call Rodney Cole, 972-693-1009, for meeting schedule.
(Rocky Mountain)
Contact Janet Schoen, 303-894-3810 for meeting schedule or visit www.dama-
Heart of Texas Contact Andres Perez at The chapter meets 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, or 3923 02 2533, for meeting schedule.
Kansas City Visit www.kc- for chapter information.
Kentucky Tri- State Contact Pat Lavigne, 502-774-7425, for more 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.
Minnesota Visit for chapter information.
Nashville Contact Bryan Jones, 615-748-1421, for meeting schedule.
New Jersey Visit for chapter information. June 10, 2001 DAMA Day – Data Quality with Larry English and Mike Scofield. For further information, please contact
New York City Please see or call 212- 439-0063 for meeting details.
New York
(Northeast Region)
E-mail or call 516-221-5560 for meeting details.
North Florida Chapter now forming! Contact Susan E. Stelzmann,, for more information.
Contact Mark Wysong,, for meeting schedule.
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 Visit www.dama- for meeting schedule and chapter information.
Rochester/ Upstate New York Contact Sue Bartleson,, for meeting schedule.
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 Rose Romero, 510-304-1044, 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.
Spain Chapter now forming! Contact Jesus Luengo, jgluengo@at-, for more information.
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 and DAMA Australia Conference details.
Topeka Chapter now forming! Contact Dan Roehler, 785-291-3477, for more information.
Toronto, Canada
Please visit the Toronto IRMAC Web site at for information about upcoming meetings and events.
Washington, D.C.
(National Capitol Region)
Contact Jim Carpenter,, or or call DAMA- NCR headquarters at 703-442-8780.
Wisconsin Contact Cathy Stacy,, for meeting details.

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