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    Community Service Project

    Time: Tuesday, 29 May, 1200-1700
    Location:Colorado Convention Center Room 206
    Register at https://secure3.rhq.com/ireg/public/index.cgi?evid=R18-02-19-PDIX

    For the 2018 Community Service Project, we will provide volunteer assistance for Angels of America’s Fallen, the charity chosen for this year’s PDI. This remarkable charity stands by children of America’s fallen military and first responders and honors their fallen parent’s legacy. Volunteers will be treated to videos showing the path and progress of a child’s journey through activities they’ve chosen for themselves. We will then share thoughts with the children by writing “letters of encouragement” to them, letting them know that there are many fellow American’s standing by them to provide support, reassurance, and inspiration to help them through life’s journey. No special writing skills necessary—just follow your heart.

    Registration is appreciated, but you may drop in at any time between 1200 and 1700 and volunteer as long as you’d like.

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    ASMC Night at the Rockies
    (Colorado Rockies Discounted Tickets)

    Time: Tuesday May 29, 6:40pm
    Location: Coors Field

    This year, PDI attendees have the opportunity to purchase discounted tickets to a Major League baseball game: on May 29, the Colorado Rockies vs the San Francisco Giants. To purchase, click on the link below, and enter the code ASMC. (You will be brought to a screen allowing you to choose date/time options.)

    Click here for tickets-> Colorado Rockies Discounted Tickets 

    When the page opens, enter the promo code ASMC. Once seats are selected the $27 price will display, and that is what will be charged per ticket.

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    US Denver Mint Tour

    Date:Tuesday, 29 May 2018 
    First Tour: 1230
    Second Tour: 1330
    Third Tour: 1430
    Location:320 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80204
    Register: https://secure3.rhq.com/ireg/public/index.cgi?evid=R18-02-14-PDI1

    The Denver Mint is a branch of the United States Mint that struck its first coins on February 1, 1906. The mint is still operating and producing coins for circulation, as well as mint sets and commemorative coins. Coins produced at the Denver Mint bear a D mint mark. The Denver Mint is the single largest producer of coins in the world.

    The Mint is within walking distance of the Convention Center, and you may pick up a map and tickets at registration.  Three afternoon group tours will be available, with up to 50 people per group.

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    Capitol Tour

    Time: Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 1015-1130
    Limit: 30 people 
    Register at https://secure3.rhq.com/ireg/public/index.cgi?evid=R18-02-14-PDI2 

    The Colorado State Capitol welcomes about 300,000 visitors annually, with nearly 70,000 visitors taking tours of the beautiful and historic Statehouse. We welcome you to visit and learn more about this building, the work of Colorado's General Assembly, and their unique Colorado heritage.  The Statehouse is the seat of Colorado's state government. Whether on a tour, talking to an official, or eating lunch, all visitors are expected to be on their best behavior consistent with a business environment. Guides reserve the right to cancel a tour at any time due to visitor misbehavior.

    Capitol Guides will meet you inside the Capitol at the Colfax and Sherman (north) first floor entrance after you pass through security clearance. The ground level entrance is at 14th Avenue and Sherman, and should only be used by visitors with special needs. 

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    Downtown Denver Scavenger Hunt

    Time: Tuesday, 29 May 1430
    Register: https://secure3.rhq.com/ireg/public/index.cgi?evid=R18-02-14-PDIX
    Starting Location:
    Convention Center at Big Blue Bear
    700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202 (Facing Hyatt Regency)

     Participants will be searching for 17 locations and answering 19 questions, all while exploring Downtown Denver.  Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers!  Pick up a your map, rules, and bottle of water next to the Big Blue Bear Denver Convention Center (across from The Hyatt Regency).  You'll get out for a little exercise, have fun, and learn about downtown Denver.  The Scavenger Hunt can be done individually or in pairs.  Walking shoes are highly recommended, and wnners will receive a nice surprise!

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    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 recognize our CDFMs and CDFM-As! If you are an active or retired CDFM or CDFM-A, please join us Thursday, May 31, from 6-7:30pm at the Hyatt Regency in Mineral Hall, and allow us the honor of serving you a complimentary drink of your choice, hors d’oeuvres, and a small gift of appreciation. 

    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”, then click “Save Changes.” For assistance before PDI, contact RHQ at (702) 798-8376 or pdiregistration@rhq.com. For onsite assistance, go to Registration or the CDFM Table.

    Many thanks to IBM for supporting our CDFMs by sponsoring this prestigious, invitation-only event! Attendance is limited to those who have Active or Certified Retired CDFM or CDFM-A certification. If your certification has lapsed and you would like to be reinstated, contact us at certification@asmconline.org or (703) 549-0360 before PDI, or see us at the CDFM Table onsite at PDI for assistance.

    Those who earn the CDFM at PDI before the Reception takes place are also invited! Come see us at the CDFM Table for assistance with registration. (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.)

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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 have collected the needed number of Module 1, 2, and 3 pilot exams to move forward with finalizing those exam forms, but we are still short on Module 4 Pilot Exams. We need active CDFM-As to take the Module 4 Pilot Exam and answer a follow-up survey, so we can determine which questions to include on the updated exam!

    Who can participate?
    Active CDFM-As only.

    What can I expect?
    The paper-and-pencil Module 4 (Acquisition Business Management) Pilot Exam has 100 multiple-choice items and typically takes 1 to 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?
    No reservations are needed—just show up at the CDFM Table and take the pilot exam 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. Additionally, you will have the satisfaction of actively supporting ASMC’s Certification Program in keeping the CDFM Module 4 Exam 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 National PDI.

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