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Community Service Project

Time: Tuesday, 30th May, 1300-1700
Location: San Diego Fisher House
Check-in for Bus transport begins 1130
Limit: 28 volunteers
Register at https://secure3.rhq.com/ireg/public/index.cgi?evid=R17-04-20-SANX  

This year we will be helping out the San Diego Fisher House with landscaping needs.  Located on the grounds of Navy Medical Center San Diego, the Fisher House provides a “home away from home” in times of a medical crisis for our Nation’s Heroes and their families.  This project involves leveling planting areas, putting down weed retardant and wood chips, and putting in some new plantings. Our goal is to remove the grass/weeds and dead plants, replace with drought resistant plants, and finally, cover the entire area with a weed barrier and some decorative rocks.

Transportation is provided.  Check in from 1130 – 1200 at the Charity Raffle location.  Shuttle bus will pick up in front driveway outside of Halls G/H and departure at 1230, to return back by 1730.

Ready to volunteer for this event? Register HERE.

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San Diego Padres Discounted Tickets

Tuesday, 30 May, 1710
Friday, 2 June, 1710
Location: Petco Park

This year, PDI attendees have the opportunity to purchase discounted tickets to two Major League baseball games: on May 30, the San Diego Padres vs the Chicago Cubs; and on June 2, the San Diego Padres vs the Colorado Rockies.  The tickets offered represent a discount of up to 10% off single game ticket prices.

To purchase, click on the link below, and enter the password ASMC17.
(You will be brought to a screen allowing you to choose date/time options.)

Click here for tickets-> San Diego Padres Discounted Tickets

From there you will be able to access the discount ticket offer set up in four sections:

  • Field Infield- $55.25/ticket
  • Toyota Terrace Infield- $42.75/ticket
  • Field Reserved- $32.75/ticket
  • Right Field Lower Reserved- $21/ticket

Full listing of Group ticketed events: http://www.padres.com/events.

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Downtown San Diego Scavenger Hunt

Time: May 30th, 1400 – 1600
Register at https://secure3.rhq.com/ireg/public/index.cgi?evid=R17-04-18-PDIX

This year, the San Diego ASMC PDI will once again be hosting a photo scavenger hunt!  You’ll be provided a list of local landmarks or clues and you’ll be taking corresponding photos at each location.  You’ll get out for a little exercise and have a fun and educational way of learning about downtown San Diego.  Some exciting locations you will see are the Midway Carrier Museum, “Save the Kiss” Statue, Petco Park, and Kansas City BBQ (Top Gun Location) to name a few. The winners will receive a nice surprise.

Rules of Participation

  1. Any PDI participant or group may enter. Sign up will begin at 10 AM at the Special Events Table in Hall G Lobby near Registration, but you MUST wait until 2 PM to begin. Or, sign up at the link above!
  2. Take a picture of yourself in front of each location (selfie time!).  Must be taken at the location and not from a distance.
  3. Take up the challenge and try to collect photos from as many sites as possible in the allotted time.
  4. A map will be provided to assist you in your search.
  5. Report back to the registration site by 1600 so we can confirm your photos.
  6. Winners will be announced after the game ends.

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Tuesday, 30 May, 1730 – 1830
Wednesday, 31 May, 0630 – 0730
Register: https://secure3.rhq.com/asmc/pdi17/attupdate/index.cgi

Zumba fitness is a fun, joyful Latin-inspired fitness party that combines all the rhythms in Latin music. Zumba applies dance moves from Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue, Rumba, Mambo, Belly Dance, Flamenco, Samba, Tango, Reggaeton and of course Hip Hop. It’s a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy, and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave the party.

Ready for a total workout “in disguise”? Register HERE.

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PDI Charity Raffle

Click to watch a video & learn more!

All PDI attendees are invited to participate in this year’s PDI Charity Raffle. This year’s raffle will benefit Shelter to Soldier.

Shelter to Soldier is a CA 501c3 nonprofit organization that adopts dogs from local shelters and trains them to become psychiatric service dogs for post-9/11 combat veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and/or other injuries associated with traumatic service experiences.  Every year, our nation sees approximately 7.6 million animals enter shelters.  Their team’s expertise in training service dogs is unmatched in the field and provides a great platform for them to use these talents to serve our military personnel in honor of their service to our country. The sponsored service dog will serve the critical role of psychological support to his/her veteran handler.

For information about Shelter to Soldier, use the following link to visit their webpage: http://www.sheltertosoldier.org.

Download the Charity Raffle Rules and Submission Form.

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Are you an Early Careerist?

As an early careerist, you are interested in professional advancement. Do you need a mentor? Are you successfully networking to build connections? Do you have the skills and training to meet current responsibilities and move to the next level?

If you are just starting out in your career, are under 35, or just consider yourself young at heart…

  • Join the ASMC early careerist group for opportunities to network with other early careerists and Senior DoD Leaders.
  • Participate in various chapter events, i.e. community service.
  • Learn about upcoming CPE opportunities.
You are the future of ASMC!recruits
Visit Kyle Brown in Lobby G at PDI for more information!

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Get FM Certification Help at National PDI!

Get FM Certification Help at National PDI!

Need help getting FM certified? Curious about CETs? Book an appointment at the FM Certification Lab, available at National PDI. OSD Comptroller staff will be manning an FM Certification Lab throughout the conference, offering one-on-one assistance to FM members who need help. From answering questions to helping you get your training history recorded correctly in the FM LMS, the OSD Comptroller team is at your disposal.

Walk-in appointments will be available on a first come, first served basis, in the exhibit hall throughout the day on Wednesday & Thursday during show hours.

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CDFM Reception

We love to celebrate our CDFMs and CDFM-As! Come join us Thursday, June 1, from 6-7:30 pm at the beautiful Hilton Bayfront Hotel Promenade Plaza, just steps away from the San Diego Conference Center. We will serve you complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks, and laud you with honor!

Many thanks to IBM for sponsoring this prestigious, invitation-only event! Attendance is limited to those who have active CDFM or CDFM-A certification, to include Certified Retired CDFM/As. If your certification has lapsed and you would like to reactivate it, please write certification@asmconline.org, call (703) 549-0360, or go to the CDFM Table onsite at PDI for assistance.

The designation “CDFM”, “CDFM-A”, “CDFM Ret”, or “CDFM-A Ret” on your name badge is your invitation; however, those who complete their certification requirements at PDI before the Reception are also invited! (Candidates expecting to complete the CDFM at PDI should be sure to submit their VFME form before attending PDI, so passing the exams is the last of the requirements.)

Registration is not required but helps us estimate catering needs. To register, log in to the PDI Registration Update site, click on “Register for Special Events”, check the box for “CDFM Reception at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel Promenade Plaza”, then click “Save Changes.”

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CDFM Pilot Testing

ASMC is in the process of updating the CDFM exams. To date, subject matter experts have helped us update the exam blueprints, weight the competency areas, review existing exam items (questions), write many new exam items, and finalize pilot exams. We now need active CDFMs and CDFM-As to field test the pilot exams, so we can determine which questions to include on the updated exam!

Who can participate?
Active CDFMs and CDFM-As can take the Module 1, 2, and 3 pilot exams. Only CDFM-As can take the Module 4 Pilot Exam.

What can I expect?
There is a paper-and-pencil pilot exam for each module (Module 1–Resource Management Environment, Module 2–Budget and Cost Analysis, Module 3–Accounting and Finance, Module 4–Acquisition Business Management.). Each pilot exam has 100 multiple-choice items and typically takes 1.5 hours to complete. No study preparation is necessary–we are asking all pilot testers to take the exams cold turkey. To finish the process, complete an emailed post-test survey. Pilot testing has no impact on certification status.

When and where can I test?
A proctor will be available Wednesday 0700-1600, Thursday 0700-1600, and Friday 0700-1200 in Upper Level, Room 22 (the Study Room) of the San Diego Convention Center. No reservations are needed—just show up and take any of the exams you are eligible for when it is convenient for you.

What will I receive in return?
After the emailed post-test survey is completed, you will receive an electronic certificate with 3 CPE/CET for each pilot exam. Additionally, you will have the satisfaction of actively supporting ASMC’s Certification Program in keeping the CDFM exams current and relevant.

When will the new exams roll out?
We do not yet have a solid timeline. We are currently updating the textbooks, as well, which will be released before the updated exams. Once a final release date is determined, we will employ social media and email blasts for notification. However, we do not expect to launch the new exams before the end of the calendar year.

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