Your Approval is Needed
The Chapter is in the process of updating it's Articles of Incorporation with the state of California. In order to move forward with this process, the membership will need to approve the stated articles. Click here to access the ballot and articles.
We are listening to our Business Partners
In an effort to better align chapter program sponsorship opportunities with our Business Partner needs, please take a few minutes to fill out the attached survey. (Click here)
Thank you for your time in helping your chapter make a difference in your sponsorship experience.
Operation Christmas Child: Over two dozen boxes were filled and submitted to this worthwhile organization. Thanks to all who participated.
You asked for it and here it is....a Chapter Discussion Board is up and running on the website. It is located in the Network/Connect Share category, click here for quick access. It is password protected so if you don't have your password contact the association office to obtain. Participation is limited to Chapter members and subject to established guidelines.
Click here to access a copy of the guidelines.
Chapter members Diane Coles-Levine and Bill Conley were both awarded the prestigious "Distinguished Author" award at the Awards of Excellence celebration at World Workplace in San Antonio last week. Diane is an editor and contributor to the "Work on the Move" project published by the IFMA Foundation. Bill is a frequent contributor to the FMJ (Facility Manangement Journal) and authored the article titled Green Speech to win his award. Congratulations to both of you for your contribution to facilitiy management.
Vida Reid showing her Chapter spirit at the World Workplace Welcome Reception in San Antonio.
Congratulations to John Hufferd who was awarded a scholarship to obtain his SFP designation. The scholarship was made possible by a generous donation from Intex Solutions and Universal Protection Service.
Thinking about advancing your skills for a possible promotion? The Orange County IFMA Chapter wants to assist you! The Chapter offers its members with scholarships to several approved academic programs. These include access to and funding for all of IFMA's Credential Programs (FMP, SFP, & CFM) as well as UCI Extension's F.M. certificate program. The rules and process for applying for these scholarships are easy and available through the Chapter's website. More information can be otained by clicking here. So check out this great opportunity to advance your career with our help and continue enjoying the member benefits from your OC Chapter of IFMA!
The Chapter Awards Celebration took place atop the Sky Garden on Friday night and was enjoyed by almost 100 people. In addition to honoring Chapter members who have sponsored this past year, outstanding service to the Chapter was recognized and the winers are . . . . . .
Professional Member of the Year: Paul Brown - Parker Hannifin
Business Partner of the Year: Katy Samaha - Universal Protection
Volunteer of the Year: Heather Gantner - Carrier Corp.
President's Award: Larry McLaughlin - Elite Transitions
Congratulations and thank you for all you do!
Congratulations to Amir Pakjou of Panasonic Avionics and Sherri Rich of Faulken Tire Corp who have both received their FMP dsignations.
Congratulations to the newly elected and appointed Chapter leaders. Their term will begin on July 1st. They are as follows:
President: Anna Salonen-Richards - SCAN Health Plan
Vice President: Heather Gantner - Carrier
Secretary: Michael Morris - AT&T
Treasurer: Adam Ryznar - Intex Solutions
Director at Large: Bill Conley - CFM2
Director at Large: Katy Samaha - Universal Protection Service
Director at Large: Vida Reid - HID Global
IFMA Headquarters in Houston is moving. The lease on their existing space ends in December of this year (2012) so the Senior Leaders' Team has decided to look for new space. The plan is to have the most sustainable buiding possible. IFMA is looking at many of the rating systems on the market to compile a comprehensive list of initiatives that are achievable. This includes energy & water conservation, Workplace Strategies and optimum indoor environmental quality. A survey to measure members' input was on-line and the results are posted on the IFMA web site. Progress on this relocation process is also available.
Chapter member Bill Taylor has recently landed a new position as Senior Director of Facilities Management at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. Congratulations to Bill.
Chapter members Diane Coles and Bill Conley each have articles in the current issue of the FMJ publication. Click here for Diane's article about her AWESOME project. Click here to access Bill's article titled "Linked into Social Media."
The Professional Member listing is now online on the website. Take a moment to look around the new and improved website. Comments and suggestions can be sent to Adam Ryznar of Intex Solutions by clicking here.
The UCI Winter Schedule is now available. Click here to access the facilities managment courses. More information can be obtained by contacting Jennifer Spitzer at 949-824-9722.
Did You Know... the Orange County Chapter has an ongoing offer to assist its members with Scholarships to several approved academic programs? These include IFMA programs for Credentials (FMP, SFP, & CFM) as well as UCI's Facility Management Certificate Program. The rules and process for applying for these scholarships is easy and available by clicking here. So, don't wait any longer... log on, sign up and begin enjoying even greater benefits from your Chapter of Orange County IFMA!
A Facility Maintenance Supervisor position is available at LA Metro. Click here to access their career page.
Did you know the chapter has a library full of books related to Facility Management? 5 new titles have just been added including:
*Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
*The Ecology of Commerce
*The Green Scorecard - Measuring the Return on Investment in
Click here for a complete listing of all titles.
Classes for the new SFP credential will begin January 21st at Brandman University. Watch for more details.
Where can you receive Free Leed classes to help you study for your LEED Accreditation in the areas of:
LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE
LEED AP Interior Design
LEED AP Operations and Maintenance
RMC Facilities Services Inc. is hosting classes to help attendees understand the LEED Certification & Accreditation processes. Bill Conley CFM. CFMJ, LEED AP IFMA Fellow is currently holding training sessions on these subjects every two weeks at RMC's Building in Northern Anaheim. A review of necessary information related to LEED Accreditation & Certification is offered for individuals interested in these programs. Access to a website is supplied free to attendees, with sample questions and tests for areas of interest. This is a lunchtime meeting and lunch is provided at no charge. All it takes is your time and desire to learn. Attendance is limited to 12 individuals so call RMC now at 714 996 6800 to get signed up for free classes that may further your professional development.
Upcoming events and chapter news is listed below and as always, information on the Chapter is available 24/7 on the website at www.ifmaoc.org.