The summer hasn’t slowed us down at HQ and we’re gearing up for a busy (and cooler!) autumn! We hope that each of you is enjoying these summer months with your loved ones.
As always, thanks for your continued ASMC membership and dedication to our great nation.
MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL PROGRAM
Thanks to those of you who renewed your membership early or on-time in June! Congratulations to the following "RENEW" YEAR's Resolution program winners: Robert Tyls of the Washington Chapter and Bucky Gonzalez of the Rheinland-Pfalz Chapter each won $50 gift cards, and the $150 gift card was awarded to Sheron Mathis of the Southwest Georgia Chapter!
Each month, all on-time or early renewals for one or three years will be entered into a random drawing to award two $50 gift cards and one $150 gift card, respectively. In addition to contacting the members who win the drawings, we will announce the winners on our website and social media. To save ASMC administrative time and cost and for a chance to win the gift cards, renew your membership on time or early at https://www.asmconline.org/membership/renew/.
PDI 2018 PRESENTATIONS & VIRTUAL PDI
Did you attend PDI but missed out on some of the great presentations? The PDI 2018 presentation files are now available on our ASMC website. Virtual PDI, included as part of the PDI registration fee, will be available later this month. If you did not register for PDI, you can purchase access to Virtual PDI separately.
THE ELSIE STEFFANY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
The ASMC Staff and our National Executive Committee have developed an annual Elsie Steffany Memorial Scholarship Award in honor of Elsie’s life and her dedication to public service. A committee will soon meet to determine guidelines for the scholarship, including nomination information, for distribution to chapter presidents. Each chapter will be able to nominate one individual (non-CDFM) to compete for selection for the scholarship which will cover enrollment as a CDFM Candidate, participation in an Enhanced Defense Financial Management Training Course, and also fees to take the three CDFM exam modules.
You can read ASMC’s memoriam regarding Elsie Steffany here.
NEW CDFM EXAM & UPDATED ENHANCED DEFENSE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT TRAINING COURSE
As a reminder, the new CDFM Module 1, 2, and 3 exams will be launched on September 1, 2018. However, for those who desire to take the current exams, ASMC will offer the new and current version of all three exams concurrently through December 31, 2018. The new EDFMTC textbook (v2018a) is now available for purchase and will be introduced in classrooms on October 1, 2018. The current EDFMTC textbook (v2013a) will continue to be sold and used in classrooms through August 31, 2018. New CDFM Blueprint: ASMC has released the full updated exam blueprint on its website. The new blueprint will go into effect with the launch of the new exams on September 1, 2018.
A timeline for the availability of the new exam and course materials, as well as the new exam blueprint, is available here.
ASMC projects the new Module 4 – Acquisition Business Management course material and exam to be available in 2019.
ASMC MEMBER ENGAGE PLATFORM
Log in and check out our new membership communication and engagement platform that we appropriately named Engage! Engage, is an interactive service platform, which has been adapted for integration with your ASMC membership. Engage will allow our members to better network and collaborate with each other and the individual chapter communities will enhance communication among chapter officers and members, as well as chapter administration. Log into Engage at https://engage.asmconline.org/home, using the email address and password associated with your ASMC member account.
Anyone who fully retires (except for volunteer work) is eligible to remain as a free, non-dues paying member of ASMC. The only difference in membership benefits is that members in our Retiree Sector do not receive hard copy edition of the Armed Forces Comptroller quarterly journal beyond the time that their normal membership paid thru date occurs. Instead, they receive access to our digital-only version. If you are approaching “full” retirement, please notify ASMC at firstname.lastname@example.org, so we can transfer you into our non-dues paying Retiree Sector, led by volunteer Jack Mutarelli.
CHECK YOUR ASMC MEMBERSHIP PROFILE
We ask that all members routinely check their membership profile information – including email and mailing addresses. Also, if you’re not using your personal email address, we suggest you change your work email address to your personal (Gmail, yahoo, AOL, etc.) address, so as to avoid any server firewall issues that might block delivery of email to your account.