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2nd Annual Summer Networking Function


Join your fellow members July 8th at On Deck Sports Bar & Grill for our 2nd Annual Summer Networking Function. Take advantage of this opportunity to catch up with your fellow members and enjoy complimentary beer, wine and appetizers.

This event is for members and membership approved guests only and is complimentary thanks to our generous meeting sponsors.

Registration is required

Event Details

On Deck Sports Bar - on the deck under the canopy

910 NW 14th Ave
Portland, OR 97209

July 8th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Parking:  Parking is available between NW 15th and NW 16th and NW Johnson and NW Kearney (under the freeway) - this is 1 block West of On Deck.  There is also parking in the Safeway building on NW 14th (just past Lovejoy), and plenty of street parking on NW Marshall between NW 14th and NW 15th, and also along NW 15th

Complimentary Beer and Wine and hearty appetizers, cash bar for mixed drinks



 Sponsored by:                                                    


Regional Leadership Forum

Learn more about RLF

SIM's Regional Leadership Forum (RLF) is an intensive, ten-month leadership development program focused on creating authentic leaders. Since 1992 over 3500 graduates and more than 300 sponsors have found RLF the key to developing leadership effectiveness.

We are now actively recruiting for the class of 2013. We encourage you to take advantage of the early bird pricing, which ends Nov. 30, 2012. 


Register on SIM National's site


Watch the following 3-minute YouTube RLF video and you will hear, RLF is a life changing experience!

Your facilitator team is Bob Rouse and Ed Trainor, giving you a strong combination of practitioner and academic with tons of leadership experience.

To give you greater insight into RLF, we are hosting a Virtual Taste of RLF :
For more information contact:

Current plans have the 2013 dates/locations as follows:
  • March 12-13, 2013, Seattle
  • April 23-24, 2013, Portland
  • June 11-12, 2013, Seattle
  • July 23-24, 2013, Portland
  • September 3-4, 2013, Seattle
  • October 15-16, 2013, Portland

RLF Fees

Who Before
Dec.1, 2012
Nov.30, 2012
SIM Member $7,750 $8,250
Non-SIM Member $8,350 $8,850
All prices include admission to SIMposium 2013 in Boston.
An additional $995 value.

Hear why Brian Irvine, Vice President, Chief Information Officer at Unitus Community Credit Union, values RLF


We Asked for Your Support . . . And You Responded!

In partnership with the Business Education Compact, 63 SIM-PDX representatives teamed with our scholarship recipients and other students from OSU, OIT, UofP, and WSU-Vancouver to present information about IT careers to 2,744 middle and high school students in 82 classes. Many thanks to our volunteers and, in particular, to Pradeep Kumar for championing this worthwhile program on behalf of the Chapter. 


Your 2015-2016 Board Members


President: David Kaplin

President Elect: Pradeep Kumar

Secretary: Bud Borja

Treasurer: Wilfred Wu

Assistant Treasurer: Alicia Anderson

Education Director: Jay Compton

Events Director: Lisa Harper

Marketing Director: Dana Jiacoletti

Membership Director: Mark Wehrmeister

Program Director: Bill Ketrenos