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President’s Letter: March 2020

Dear PCMA SE Community,

On February 5, 2020, your PCMA Southeast Chapter held an Emergency Preparedness Educational & Networking session @ the new Gateway Arena @ GICC. At that time more than 20,000 cases of COVID-19 had been reported, 98.9% of them in China. The outbreak up until then was estimated @ 400+ deaths. The number of infections outside of China was small–approximately 180. The virus had been detected in 26 countries, including 11 cases in the United States. E-L-E-V-E-N!

Fast Forward just 50 days…

There isn’t any need to detail the current stats of the virus and the impact on our world, as everyone is feeling the impact now and the data is certain to change in the foreseeable future. The good news is that China is about 9 weeks ahead of us and they are in recovery mode.

We will recover!

PCMA is working continually to keep us all updated with the latest news on COVID-19. Please use this LINK to help keep you informed and to learn of opportunities to connect with other business event strategists during this time. There are excellent webinars available and meaningful chats available on Catalyst—use it to learn, join or start a conversation. There is even a Chapter specific platform on Catalyst that you can access to start discussions and ask questions: PCMASE Catalyst.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE! In the very near future PCMA-HQ will be conducting regional online chats and you will be notified.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL: PCMA is offering a renewal rate of $50 for any member that experiences job loss or financial hardship through this COVID19 outbreak. It’s very simple…just e-mail PCMA Membership for details:

The presentation slide deck from our February 5th program is attached HERE. The information is very relevant and can help you organize and effective disaster preparedness plan while you have some time to do so.
Look forward to seeing you at one of our future PCMA SE events:

    • June 28, 2020: Chapter Meetup at PCMA EduCon – Montreal, Quebec
    • June 28 – July 1, 2020: PCMA EduCon – Montreal, Quebec
    • August 5, 2020: Educational Program – Atlanta Zoo/ Savanna Hall, Atlanta, GA


Your PCMA SE Board is available for you.
Keep Well. Keep Safe.

Chris Colbert
PCMA Southeast Chapter President – 2020

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