There are 2 ways to send a private message: select the MY MESSAGES tab or click on the Message Center Alert (Envelope Icon). To send a private message once in the message center, click on the NEW MESSAGE button. Begin typing the name of the contact you would like to send a message and you will have the option to choose from the dropdown after you have typed a few characters. After choosing a member to send a message to, type your message and you will see the SUBMIT button appear. Click SUBMIT and your private message has been sent.