Chapter News

August 2019 Letter From the President

Hello GMC!

I am so proud, honored, excited and thankful we are now officially managed by PCMA.  Partnering with our parent organization is already bringing a new level of positive energy to the Chapter and a brighter future is on the horizon.  Streamlining our systems is only the beginning.  GMC will have access to all departments including Marketing, Finance as well as Programming.  PCMA will work with us to better present information on Social Media and assist with education like never before.  Let’s welcome PCMA as our official Management Company and give thanks for an extremely smooth transition.


Now, on to business.  I am looking forward to seeing you on September 18th at the Loews Chicago O’Hare, 5300 North River Road in Rosemont.  The program title is Education & Engagement for Modern Times and our speaker is Brent Rogers, Vice President of PSAV Concise and Digital.  The program promises to be quite engaging as there is a great deal of buzz around attracting and engaging Millennials and Gen Z’ers.  In reality, today’s technology has changed the way everyone learns and has increased the need for more engaging and interactive sessions.  We will discuss what has changed and why.  We will explore ideas around delivering educational content in new ways and making a more engaging experience using both tech- and non-tech-based solutions.  The September Educational Program is sponsored by Visit Reno Tahoe and Explore St. Louis and is in partnership with Association Forum and Visit Aurora Colorado.

For more information on the September program and to register click HERE.  As a reminder, Planner rates are a low $45 and include a reception following the program.  See you there and bring your colleagues!

Our new and thrilling Signature Event is right around the corner.  On November 7th, we’ll see you at WhirlyBall Chicago in Bucktown, 1825 W Webster Avenue from 5pm to 9pm.  There are terrific sponsorship packages available HERE and to secure your spot, contact Sarah McKinney at smckinney@alz.orgExperience something truly fun and unique as the exhilarating game of WhirlyBall combines lacrosse, hockey, basketball, and bumper cars in a game of fun.

In addition to this exciting game, you can also try your hand at ping pong, corn hole, giant Jenga, giant Connect Four and yes, bowling.

The event will still have your GMC favorites including major raffle packages, a 50/50 raffle, and a wine pull.  The 2019 Signature Event is brought to you by Team Canada.  Sign up NOW!


Finally, there are still great 2019 Sponsorship opportunities available at reduced costs!  Benefits include logo placement, complimentary event registrations, member spotlight articles and much more!  Contact Doug Dvorak at 312-451-9393 or for more information.  Please support your Chapter!


Thank you all again for your involvement in the Greater Midwest Chapter and I look forward to seeing you soon!



Doug Dvorak
2019 Chapter President

Jacky ListonAugust 2019 Letter From the President