Join us February 16th for the HDI San Antonio Lunch Social

Please join the HDI San Antonio Local Chapter for Lunch! We will be meeting Thursday, February 16, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to “Connect” with fellow San Antonio area Information Technology support leaders.

This event is open to everyone. Admission is free for HDI members and $15.00 for nonmembers.

We look forward to seeing you all!

HDI promo code HDI17SA…You win, we win!

Considering registering for the HDI Conference May 9 -12 to be held in Washington, DC?  Use promo code HDISA17 by March 17th and you will receive an additional $200 off the conference registration fee.  That’s a total of $200 promotional discount plus $200 early bird discount if you act before March 17th.  You win!  

We win…HDI will award $500 to the HDI Local Chapter with the most registrations using their unique promo code, HDISA17.

In addition, HDI will award $500 to the HDI Local Chapter that has the most HDI Memberships purchased during conference registration (it’s an add-on option for the customer when getting their HDI 2017 pass).

We look forward to seeing all of you at this years national conference!

Local San Antonio HDI Chapter

HDI San Antonio Local Chapter accepting nominations for the Board of Directors

Nominations are now open for the HDI San Antonio Local Chapter Board of Directors.  We start 2017 with an excellent core group of officers and are looking for a few additions to round out our Board and make 2017 our best year ever.   We are planning an exploratory lunch for Wednesday, March 8 for those interested in seeking a Board of Directors position.  Please review the information below and contact Bernard Beaullieu if you are interested in being a part of our Board.

WIIFM, Personal benefits to individual officers:

  • Complimentary HDI membership for officers for the tenure of their office
    • A $295 value
    • Not to exceed 7 officers per chapter
    • With this membership comes the normal member benefits of:
      • Discounts to conferences, training
      • Member access to all online products, resources, etc.
  • Online Training:  Any Online Certification course offered by HDI Global
    • Cost for officer is $250
    • Regular price $495 to $695
  • Recognition as leaders of the support industry
    • Letter of appreciation to your boss from HDI National
    • Recognition whenever possible in HDI sponsored publications
      • Community News, HDI Insider, HDI website, HDIConnect
    • Honored whenever possible at HDI sponsored events
      • Officer Summit, Officer Meeting at Annual conference, Annual Conference, training courses, etc.
  • Great opportunity to connect with local area IT Support leaders at a personal level.
    • We spend a lot of time together discussing initiatives in our support organizations.
  • Great opportunity to develop leadership skills and enhance your resume with volunteer board service.

What are the requirements of service?

  • We have our board Meetings the second Wednesday of every month from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  We normally pick a central location to all attendees.  We expect officers to attend at least 9 out of 12 board meetings.
  • Everyone on the board rotates for the monthly one hour Regional Conference Call and one hour National Conference Call.   Typically we have 6-7 Board Members.  That is a one hour call every 3 months.
  • HDI also holds a 30 minute “Grass Roots” call every other month for each of the officer roles.  This is where each of the officers get together with their peers from other chapters to discuss best practices for their focus area.
  • PowerPoint overview of the HDI San Antonio Board of Directors Roles and Deliverables.

 

Local San Antonio HDI Chapter

HDI San Antonio looking forward to 2017!

The HDI San Antonio Local Chapter kicked off the year last week with our first Board of Directors meeting for 2017.  We are very excited about our prospects as we start 2017 with an excellent core group of officers and a solid game plan to expand our influence in the local IT support community.  Here is a brief overview of our plans for serving you and this great community:

Officer Elections

Nominations are currently open for the following positions on our HDI San Antonio Local Chapter Board of Directors.  Please contact Bernard Beaullieu for more information regarding the Board of Directors and what is required to serve.

  • President – Term 6-1-2017 – 5-31-2019 Nominees – Doug Rabold, CPS Energy
  • VP of Communications – Term 6-1-2017 – 5-31-2019 Nominees – Currently soliciting nominees
  • VP of Vendor Relations – Term 6-1-2017 – 5-31-2019 Nominees – Currently soliciting nominees
  • VP of Membership – Term 6-1-2017 – 5-31-2019 Nominees – Bernard Beaullieu, Beaullieu & Associates

Other HDI San Antonio Board of Directors positions include:

  • VP of Events – Term through 5-31-2018 – Rosana Mason , CPS Energy
  • VP of Programs – Term through 5-31-2018 – Jesse Vazquez, Y&L Consulting
  • VP of Social Media – Term through 5-31-2018 – Stephen Steinbach, Whataburger

Programs & Events for 2017

For 2017, we are planning a membership meeting for the third Thursday of February, April, June, August and October.  Our first meeting will be a Lunch Social on February 16 from 11:30 to 1:00.  Please save the date and look for a formal announcement within the week.  Our 8th Annual Awards Luncheon will be on Thursday, December 7, 2017.

We are planning a variety of fun/informative events for this year including; Tours, Asset Management, Cyber Security, Culture and Presentations form the National Conference.  Are you interested in presenting at a Local Chapter event?  Would you like to share your thoughts on some insightful programs for 2017?  Please contact our VP of Programs Jesse Vazquez.

Membership & Community

We are very excited about the prospects for 2017.  Our plan is to focus on driving membership value and an increased sense of community within San Antonio Information Technology.  We are honored to serve you and thank you immensely for your continued support.

 

Thank You San Antonio for Another Great Year!

Thank you San Antonio for making this another great year for the HDI San Antonio Local Chapter.  Last week we finished off 2016 with a bang at the 7th Annual Awards Banquet honoring San Antonio’s top IT Support Professionals.   Every year HDI recognizes North America’s top Service Desk Analysts and Desktop Support Technicians starting with a local Awards Program.  As always, we had a great group of nominees from local area organizations including:

Congratulations to our HDI San Antonio Analyst of the Year, Jerry Sullivan, Whataburger and Desktop Support Technician of the Year, Lazaro Ferdin, Whataburger.  They will go on to compete at the HDI Regional level.

 

Please join us in thanking Y&L Consulting for sponsoring our Awards Banquet again this year.  We would also like to thank Joel Spring, RxDesign for volunteering to photograph our event again this year.

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Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday season and a joyous 2017!

Your HDI San Antonio Local Chapter Board of Directors

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HDI Desktop Support Certification Class coming to San Antonio December 5th…Reserve your spot today!

HDI San Antonio is proud to host the two-day HDI Desktop Support Technician certification class on December 5th & 6th. This course is relevant for anyone providing workstation hardware or software support – over the phone, via chat or at deskside.  Don’t miss this opportunity; reserve your seat now to ensure availability!

For more details and to reserve your spot, call your HDI San Antonio local chapter VP of Training and Development, Doug Rabold at (210) 793-0069 or via email Doug@hdisanantonio.org