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Greetings ASMC Chapter Members,
ASMC is currently running a survey through McKinley Advisors. ASMC Members are encouraged to check their email for a survey from McKinley Advisors. By doing the survey, participants are to provide feedback on how we’re doing. People who respond have a chance to win $20 in VISA gift cards, and the three chapters with the highest participation rates can win gifts of $600, $400, and $200.
The deadline for the Elsie Steffany Memorial Scholarship Award has been extended to February 29, 2020! This scholarship is available for competition among those of you who are DoD and USCG members of ASMC and who do not currently hold the CDFM credential. To memorialize the service of Ms. Elsie Steffany, who passed away as a result of a tragic accident on 1 June 2018 during our National PDI, the award winner will be presented at PDI 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Elsie Steffany was a GS-15 employee of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller). A member of our ASMC Washington Chapter, she was also a Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) and participated in activities of our Redstone-Huntsville Chapter in Alabama, while on temporary assignment at Headquarters, Army Materiel Command.
Following are details developed and approved by the committee and the Board regarding the composition of the Elsie Steffany Memorial Scholarship Award, eligibility, nomination process, and timelines
The scholarship award will cover the following costs:
* Enrollment for two years as a candidate in the ASMC Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) program
* CDFM Textbook
* Participation in one Enhanced Defense Financial Management Training Course (subject to course availability and approval of the awardee’s organization)
* Three exams (one each for CDFM Module 1, Module 2, and Module 3)
* Registration to attend (subject to the approval of the awardee’s organization) the annual ASMC National PDI, in which the scholarship award will be presented
ASMC members, who do not possess the CDFM credential and are assigned to the Department of Defense or the US Coast Guard, may apply for the scholarship award.
Scholarship Award Application Requirements
Applicants for the Elsie Steffany Memorial Scholarship Award must submit not later 29 February 2020 a one-page paper, consisting of two or three paragraphs, limited to a total of no more than 600 words on the page, addressing the two questions below, using single-spaced Times New Roman, 11 size font. The application must also include a cover page including the applicant’s name, organization, work email address, and ASMC chapter.
* Why is public service in defense financial management important to you?
* Why is professional development and the pursuit of the CDFM certificate important to you?
Scholarship Award Nomination Process
Each ASMC chapter president may submit only one nomination to ASMC HQ, among the applications submitted at the chapter level and evaluated by the chapter. ASMC HQ is not prescribing the specific methodology for evaluation of applications submitted at chapter level; however, we recommend that either the Chapter Officers (Board) or a chapter scholarship committee review the applications and determine the individual nomination to be submitted to ASMC HQ as the chapter’s nominee for the scholarship.
The chapter will have one month (1 – 31 March 2020) to review individual nominations and determine the chapter’s nominee for the scholarship award. Once the chapter’s nominee is determined, the chapter president (or their designee) must submit the nominee’s application via the ASMC National Awards System to ASMC HQ NLT 31 March 2020. Chapters may not edit, add to, or otherwise embellish individual applications.
* 1 February – 29 February 2020: Eligible applicants may submit Elsie Steffany Scholarship Award applications to the ASMC chapter POC designated by the chapter president
* 1 – 16 March 2020: ASMC Chapters evaluate applications received
* 16 March 2020: Deadline for submission of chapter nominee to ASMC HQ (chapters may submit their individual nomination application anytime during February, or the period 1-16 March 2020; however, once submitted, it may not be revised.)
* 16 – 31 March 2020: Elsie Steffany Memorial Scholarship Award Committee evaluates applications and selects the award recipient
* 6 April 2020: ASMC HQ notifies chapter presidents of Elsie Steffany Scholarship Award Recipient
* April 2020: ASMC HQ notifies ASMC membership of Elsie Steffany Scholarship Award recipient via ASMC Website and “Engage”
* April 2020: ASMC HQ works with award recipient and their organization to ensure the recipient’s participation in PDI 2020.
It’s time for our monthly ASMC Luncheon.
Speaker: LCDR Paul Simpson from Financial Management and Procurement Services, Business Process Re-engineering.
Topic: “Organizational Change Management”“
Date: Wednesday, 26 February 2020
Time: 11:30 am
Place: United Coast Guard Base Portsmouth
4000 Coast Guard Blvd, Portsmouth, VA
RSVP: NLT than February 25th to Uliana at email@example.com
Please see flyer for more details.
Please come out and network with ASMC HRC & AGA
Speaker: Special Agent Teena Hartsoe, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command
Topic: “Procurement Fraud“
Date: Thursday, 16 January 2020
Time: 11:30 am
Place: Fort Eustis Club ($13.00 lunch buffet)
2123 Pershing Ave. Fort Eustis, VA 23604
RSVP: NLT than January 14th to Tanya Gilliam at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see flyer for more details. ASMC & AGA Joint January 2020 Luncheon
The Hampton Roads Chapter is excited to share our 4th Quarter 2019 Newsletter.
Please take the time to see what we’ve been up to.
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Please try to make it to our December Luncheon.
Speaker: Col James “Rob” Culpepper. Director, Air Combat Command Financial Management & Comptroller
Topic: “AF/ACC Budget: How Much Can We Afford as a Nation?“
Date: Wednesday, 18 December 2019
Time: 11:30 am
Place: Langley Club ($11.00 lunch buffet)
128 Benedict Ave. Langley AFB, VA23665
If there are any questions or concerns, please let me know. Thank you.
SSgt Trecee Grant
VP & Prof. Development Chair
ASMC Hampton Roads
Please see flyer for more details. ASMC December 2019 Luncheon Flyer AirForce
Our topic for this month’s luncheon was Speak Confidently.
Hopefully you were able to make it. If not, you missed a very engaging presentation.
We had local Toastmasters Thomas and Barber talk to us and coach us through common public speaking fears. The fear of being judged is the #1 biggest fear of public speaking. Shaking, sweating, and stumbling over your words are common signs of anxiety when public speaking. Toastmaster Barber said those are also signs of excitement when (if) you win the lottery. You have the same reaction. Our mind plays tricks on us. We need to train our minds to be excited about public speaking. It can boost your confidence.
Additionally, the Toastmasters touched on second hand anxiety. When you are watching your troop, peer, or leadership brief and hoping they do not mess up, and being nervous for them is second hand anxiety. That is something to keep in mind, to hopefully boost your confidence when publicly speaking. You have people rooting for you, not judging you. We ended with our very own, Capt Ireland doing an impromptu speech which is a common Toastmasters exercise. He was a pro! Communication is very important in the Comptroller career field. I hope by either your attendance or reading this you can go back to your work centers with tools to help you speak confidently.
It’s that time again!
Help us Fill Holiday Stockings for Our Hampton Roads’ Children in Need.
Please Return stockings to the following ASMC HRC members by 6 December
Please see this flyer for more details.