The chapter is now rich of more than 900 members who dedicate time to attend the chapter events, satellite events and our famous National Congress PM Fair. This creates a very strong network of Project Managers Professionals in the country. But this is also an important community of people seeking for a sense of belonging. The Chapter has decided to reinforce the idea of the PMI Family by organising our FIRST family day.
On the 10th of August, members have met at the coast (Nieuwpoort) for spending a good day together. Around 11am, 15 people braved the changing weather, wind and rain to meet at the Albert I monument. The whole group decided to start with the visit of the city center; there we found a good place for a first drink all together.
Immediately, there was a very good atmosphere in the group, as everyone enjoyed socializing and sharing witticisms. We think it was exactly the purpose of this Family event; create an occasion for our members to connect beyond the limit of professional networking.
It was decided to not impose the day program (as we wanted to keep it a relaxing moment for everyone); we then splitted in smaller groups for visiting different areas of the coast with the promess to meet again at 5pm.
So then a group went to visit the harbor and the dike; another group went for a ride in nature and a some go-karting.
Around 5pm, all the groups were back at the meeting point and we had another last drink together for sharing our funny experiences of the day, promising each other to meet again next year!
Needless to say, we all had a great time together.