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The Board of Directors are ready to invite all sorts of well known, highly qualified guest speakers, webinars, and educational opportunities for our members. We welcome all members to attend any of the following events that you can schedule in. 

NCMA Table of Events
Date Time EventLocation
September 10th 11:30am - 1:00pm General Member Meeting Anthology Event Center
October 9th 11:30am - 1:00pm General Member Meeting TBD
November 13th 8:00am - 4:00pm Educational Seminar #1 TBD

September 10th — Program Year Kickoff!
WHAT: General Member Meeting- "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly- Ethics"
WHO: Mr. Alan Rither, NCMA Fellow and CPCM
WHERE: Anthology Event Center
WHEN: Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
TIME: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
COST: Members- $15; Non Members- $20; (Cash/Check Only, Please) [The cost for the 1 CPE includes a meal]
MENU: TBD- Seasonal fresh cuisine to include dessert, soda, hot and iced tea, and freshly brewed coffee.
RSVP: Register with NCMA via e-mail to our coordinator.
Addtl Info:

Alan Rither joined Battelle Memorial Institute at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in 1973, shortly after graduating from the University of Washington School of Law. He began work in the Contracts Department, serving as Manager, Contract Services, where he was responsible for about 20 staff involved in negotiating and administering research contracts for Battelle. In 1982 he became Manager, Subcontracts, where he was responsible for about 30 staff involved in placing nearly $100 million per year in subcontracts for research and other services to support the mission of the Laboratory. He became a Certified Professional Contracts Manager by the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) in 1976, and was elected a Fellow of the NCMA in 1997.

In 1985, he transferred to the Office of General Counsel where he has been involved primarily with providing legal advice on contract matters, serving as the laboratory Export Control Coordinator, and providing legal advice on National Security matters.

He is co-founder and past national Chair of the Department of Energy's Export Control Coordinators Organization, and is Vice-Chair of Battelle's Institutional Review Board for Human Subjects Research. He is the past Chair ('95-'96) of the International Practice Section of the Washington State Bar Association. He taught an accredited course on Government Contract Law for Columbia Basin College as an adjunct faculty member during the 1995 school year. In addition, he served on the boards of the Kadlec Foundation for ten years and Kadlec Medical Center for six years. He currently serves on the board of the Richland Public Library Foundation and Radiant Light Broadcasting.

Driving Directions: 706 Williams Blvd, Richland 99352

Once a reservation is made, the venue charges NCMA for the meal. If you have made a reservation and find that you cannot attend, PLEASE notify Katie Dickenson so that we may cancel the reservation. Without a cancellation, we will contact you and request that you pay for your meal.

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All Day Seminars — Twice Per Year

• November 13, 2014: TBD

• April 9, 2015: TBD


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