Hi Kim. Thanks for introducing yourself. Thanks also for all you do for our nation as an analyst focused on budgets and for your loyalty and support as a long-time member of ASMC.
I recall our Blue Angel Chapter. It became inactive due to the closure (via BRAC) of the DFAS-Pensacola site, which I believe had about 300 employees. It wasn't actually "abolished," it basically became and was designated as "inactive," since much of the leadership of the chapter consisted of DFAS-Pensacola FMers. Each year over the past several years, ASMC HQ staff has successfully worked to reactivate some chapters, through communication with certain individuals who were willing to step up and serve in chapter leadership positions and return the chapter to active status.
The three major success factors in being able to reactivate a chapter (or to establish a new chapter) are:
Happy to discuss the possibility of reactivation of our Blue Angel Chapter, if you and other FMers there in Pensacola believe there is potential to have an active chapter there.
PS. Many of our chapters have experienced a period of inactivity due to COVID. ASMC HQ has also assisted chapters in using our ASMC HQ Zoom Pro account to conduct some virtual professional development sessions. In some cases, we have also helped in sourcing speakers, so if you are reading this and your chapter has been inactive for several months, don't hesitate to reach out to our Membership Department (firstname.lastname@example.org) for help.
I am Tracey Gooden. I am a new member of ASMC and I am glad to be a part of the community. Look forward to learning and hopefully being able to share some of my experience in the budget field.