Wednesday, November 7that Normandie Farm Restaurant, Potomac, MD

Topic: “What’s In Your Backpack?” 
Presenter: Dr. Josef Martens (CSP) 
Presenter Web Site:

Presentation Abstract:  (worth 1 PDU – Talent Triangle – Leadership)



Presentation Abstract: Josef shares heart-warming experiences about his hiking in the wilderness. You will hear about unpleasant encounters with snakes, bears and people (and in some case it was more unpleasant for the other party). Share some of Josef’s journey and find your own journey in it. This life-celebrating program provides you with insights into how you can improve communication, productivity and leadership skills.

Presenter Bio: Dr. Martens is a Certified Speaking Professional, an honor bestowed on fewer than 700 speakers worldwide. Recognized as a master storyteller and equipped with the experience of having attained several patents, and seen a company through its IPO, Dr. Martens shares an inspirational message with clear action steps in a world that is shaped by technology. Whether he is kicking off an event, speaking at a corporate retreat or closing a convention, Dr. Martens entertaining and inspirational style will make people reexamine their thinking, reflect on where they personally and professionally. He inspires people to reach further, to go beyond their current horizons and to make a difference.


HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE: Service to our community is a high priority for our chapter, and we are happy to continue our relationship with Manna Food Center. As they prepare for the holiday season and their increased volume of families in need, we will be hosting a food drive at the entrance of the Normandie Farm Restaurant Wednesday. Just a reminder of our invitation to you to bring pantry items (list of immediate needs provided below) with you tonight of which will be delivered to Manna over the weekend.

More than 77,000 families in Montgomery County are food insecure and Manna is one of the leaders in the county in ensuring that number is lowered with every new day. To learn more about the Manna mission, please visit their website at

Food Drive Needs
Instant oatmeal packets - original flavor 
Brown rice (16 oz) 
Whole grain pasta (16 oz) 
Tuna, Salmon or Chicken, in water 
Dry or canned beans (low sodium) 
Natural nut butters 
Canned vegetables (low-sodium) 
Canned fruit (in juice) 
Fruit cups Shelf-stable, 
individual milk boxes 
Cooking oils & spices
 Infant formula & baby foods

LocationNormandie Farm, 10710 Falls Road, Potomac MD 20854


Social hour starts @ 5:00 pm, 
Dinner Service begins @ 6:30pm, 
Election Speeches - 7:30pm 
Dr. Martens's Presentation - 7:50pm 
Program concludes at 9:00pm

1 - Grilled Filet Mignon, Sauce Béarnaise 
2 –Crab Cake Platter, Sauce Béarnaise 
3 - Roasted Boneless Breast of Chicken, Wild Mushroom Madeira 
4 – Penne Pasta with Roasted Vegetables and Garlic 

Dinner also includes: 
Spinach and Mushroom Salad 
Green Beans and Baked Potato (for entrees 1, 2 and 3) 
Chocolate Mousse 

NOTICE: The cost for dinner is FREE for PMI Montgomery County, MD Chapter members and $40 for non-members & guests. The cost of the dinner will be the same regardless if you pay in advance online or in person at the door.  THERE WILL BE NO WALK-IN REGISTRATIONS FOR THIS DINNER (This is due to

Please make your online reservation no later than 5:00 PM Sunday , November 4th, 2018 as the registration system will be taken offline at that point in order to prepare for the 11/7/18 meeting.




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