Mid-Atlantic Regional Groups — Central Virginia
Central Virginia Chapter September 20 Group Gathering
On Tuesday, September 20, 2011, AMWA-MAC members from Central Virginia gathered at 6:00 pm in Charlottesville, Virginia for a networking event at Bang! Restaurant. Seven of us met at the restaurant, ate great Asian-infusion food, and discussed various topics for more than two hours. Highlights of the conversations included finding out who is attending the upcoming national convention in Jacksonville, Florida (2 of us); matching up a project from a member who could not attend with a qualified freelancer who did; introducing two employees who work for the same company (PRA International) but had not yet met; welcoming two newcomers to Central Virginia; brainstorming future networking events (including adding an educational component); discussing benefits to members who volunteer at the chapter level; and just generally discovering one another's educational backgrounds and career interests. It was a really great group, a wonderful venue, and an enjoyable evening. Thank you to everyone who attended!
Pictured around the table from left to right are Heather Banks, Kim Bullock, Shawn Watson, Jill Roberts, Ellen McKenna, Doris Feldman, and Vansantha Reddi.
Central Virginia Chapter April 2011 Event
Ten medical writers attended the April 13, 2011 networking dinner in Charlottesville, VA at C'Ville Coffee. The attendees had very diverse backgrounds, interests, and job functions. After ordering salads and sandwiches, we took turns introducing ourselves around the table. The coffee house setting allowed for individual and group conversation, and it was very productive in terms of sharing ideas and brainstorming questions that were thrown out to the group. I received a lot of feedback that the attendees would like to meet regularly and meet in various formats. Thank you to everyone who attended!
Jill W. Roberts, M.S.
Central Virginia Regional Coordinator