Usie Time!!! – January Chapter Meeting

Happy February!!!! I heard a saying when I was younger that the days are long but the years are short…I didn’t understand that as a kid, but as I am now old (according to my kids), it makes sense.  I cannot believe it is already February 1st!!  2017 is already flying by.  Craziness…anyway back to business.  We had our January meeting a couple of weeks ago and it was so much fun.  We started a new tradition for 2017…the HDI Usie!!!  If you don’t know what an Usie is…think Selfie with more than one person :).

Our meeting was held at the Addison Convention Center. It was very beautiful and a great space for our group.  Experis IT hosted us and gave out some cool swag.  We love partners that participate in our meetings and come along side us!!  Thanks Experis IT!

For our meeting content, we had 3 companies present “A Life in” to showcase their Support Services Organization. These meetings are my FAVORITE!  I love seeing a glimpse into what other Support Services do and how I can steal…ummm use…what they are doing.  I am sure everyone there felt the same way as we had three great company showcases.

We had UT Dallas, Baylor Scott & White, and CBRE. They each gave us a glimpse into their Support Services, but they were each unique.  UT Dallas only has 3 Full Time Staff with many part time student workers.  I don’t think I could get much done with only 3 FTE, but UT Dallas rocks it.  Baylor Scott & White are going through a lot of changes right now with the merger, but they are going with the flow well.  They are the epitome of rolling with the punches.  CBRE IT department is called Digital and Technology.  In my opinion, this is very modern and forward thinking.

The meeting wrapped up with our drawing. We draw for 2 free 3 month memberships and then for a member prize.  This month the prize was an Amazon Dot.  Our partner sponsor also gave away a Gift Card.  Our winners were very happy they came to this meeting!!

If you missed our January meeting, don’t fret. We are getting together in February as well.  We are having a lunch date so we can just hang out and break bread.  Please take a minute to register for our February meeting (look for the email here shortly to register).  You won’t want to miss the great networking this lunch will provide.

Until next time, don’t let 2017 pass you by….make the years as long as the days!!