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Annual Volunteer Appreciation Cruise on the Ohio River June 8

“As a non-profit organization whose activities are entirely reliant upon volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to do any of the things we do (dinner meetings, networking events, professional development days, Summit, etc.) without a large group of dedicated volunteers. Our volunteers help us to plan, coordinate, and execute all of the chapter’s events. Even the board leadership is made up of volunteers.” Leah Schlosser, VP of Membership for the PMI Southwest Ohio Chapter, said.

“We were looking for a way to show our appreciation for everything that our volunteers do for the chapter over the course of the year,” Leah said. “We thought a nice dinner, riverboat ride, and post-Reds game fireworks would be a nice way to show our appreciation for all of their hard work.”

Attendance at the event is free for all volunteers and is offered at a significant discount to their “plus ones.” The purpose of the event is to show appreciation for all the time, talent, and effort that the volunteers have given the chapter over the course of the year. It’s also a networking opportunity and a way to get to know the membership as well as the board members in a more casual, social situation.

“What I love most about the river boat cruise is the opportunity if affords me to get to know the membership and other board members in a social setting. While this is an event, it’s intended to be relaxed and informal. Giving people the opportunity to socialize and network in a way that many of our other events don’t, given all the hustle and bustle of volunteers running around helping during other events. It’s a great way for the board to help recruit volunteers who might be interested in getting more involved in a leadership role. It’s also a great (and inexpensive) night out!” Leah said.

“Who doesn’t love a good river boat cruise? Being a river city, river boat cruises are fairly common, yet many people have never done one,” Leah said, “What better way to say thank you then with something that is so iconic in Cincinnati?”

Not a volunteer? No worries, everyone is welcome! Members can join the river boat cruise for only $65, students for $35, and non-members for only $75. You can register on the PMI Southwest Ohio Chapter. The seating is very limited for this fun event, so register today! The event starts around 7pm and typically ends around 11pm.

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