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August 12, 2013 Volume II, Issue 7

Chapter Highlights
Chapter Highlights

New Member Certification Exam 11/13 Board Meeting - 8/20/13 Eventbrite Next meeting – 9/3/13 Check our members only job board for new leads
Regional/National Highlights

Another new member
Welcome to our newest member, Cynthia Holguin of Southern California Edison. We look forward to meeting you in person at our next meeting, September 3, 2013.

August 15, 2013 is the deadline to register for the November 2013 certification exam; you can find more information about certification by clicking here.

EFAM Video PDD – Registration now open PDNF New Dues Update New Logo
What’s The Buzz

Next Board Meeting
Our next board meeting is scheduled for August 20, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. and will be held via teleconference. The contact number and agenda will be forwarded to the board later this week. All committee and general members are welcome to participate in board meetings. If you would like to participate, please send me an email so that I can include you on the distribution.

Weekly Productivity Find Ways and Means A Relevant Article:

Citrus Valley is now promoting its chapter meetings on www.eventbrite.com. The event is open to the public and visitors will be able to register and pay directly through the Eventbrite site. All fees will be paid by attendee. Payment will be forwarded directly to the treasurer via direct deposit, post event.

Encourage Gratitude on your Team!
The Citrus Valley Chapter meets the first Tuesday of each month at Marie Callender’s Restaurant 1560 Albatross Ave. City of Industry, CA To RSVP send an email to cvcboard@gmail.com

Next Meeting
The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 3, 2013 featuring freelance journalist, Karen Bradford with the topic “Did I Really Right It That Weigh?” Recertification points have been requested. Below are links to the meeting flyer and business card invite that you can print and/or email to share with others.

20130903 Chapter Meeting Flyer

20130903 Business Card Invite



Regional/National Highlights
EFAM Video
Click the following link to view a brief video clip of the recent EFAM 2013 Conference held in Anaheim, CA. Mark your calendar now for EFAM 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin scheduled for July 26-30, 2014.
IAAP Video.mov

Professional Development Day (PDD) 2013
PDD 2013 is scheduled for Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Collete’s at the Meridian in Fullerton, California. Registration is now open. We have been able to keep the same rates as last year $75/person for two speakers, breakfast and buffet lunch. The event will also include a vendor fair. To register please visit the event website at www.iaap-pdd.org.

Professional Development and Networking Forum (PDNF)
The next PDNF is scheduled for October 12, 2013 and will be held at Parsons in Pasadena.

New Dues Update
During 2013 EFAM the member delegates voted to approve a dues increase of $50 that will be effective on January 1, 2014. Additionally the member delegates approved an annual review/increase of dues based upon CPI-U, plus 1%. The CPI proposed increase will be published to the members by March 1st each year, and the related increase will be effective with the new IAAP fiscal year. For 2014-15 the new fiscal year will begin on October 1, 2014. IAAP is now able to offer various payment options and payment plans; contact HQ at 816-891-6600 to coordinate a payment plan. In order to take advantage of the current dues pricing, regardless when your dues are due, please renew your membership by December 31, 2013. This will not change your annual renewal date, but will permit you to take advantage of the current dues for an additional year.

New Logo
At EFAM 2013 headquarters launched its new logo and tagline, iaap… Leading Administrative Professionals. Click the following link to view the presentation and learn more about the rebranding efforts, including a FAQ template of questions: http://www.iaap-hq.org/newlogo.

High definition graphics and branding protocols will be available in August. Please do not copy and paste images that are currently available, as you will not get the same definition when printing. Once the new logo/branding protocols are issued we will discontinue use of any other previously established images for the chapter.


What’s The Buzz
Weekly Productivity Find
For our Iphone/IPad users check out Flipboard to manage your social media. A great resource for our non-smart phone users is www.glassdoor.com, a free inside look at jobs and companies. Find jobs and see company salaries, reviews, and interviews posted anonymously by employees. They also maintain a blog with excellent articles on job seeking strategies and more. Read the latest blogs by clicking here, http://www.glassdoor.com/blog/.

Ways & Means
Debbie Ramirez, Origami Owl opened a virtual party as a ways and means fundraiser at the August 6 th chapter meeting. She will provide a portion of the proceeds back to the chapter. The virtual party will remain open and accepting orders for the chapter until September 6, 2013. To place an order, go to her website, www.debbieramirez.origamiowl.com. At check out choose the optional “jewelry bar” and select CVCIAAP to apply your order to our event. In November Barb Schmitt will be on hand with her custom wood scroll work, just in time for the holidays. To view her available products or discuss a custom product that can be available in November visit her website at http://schmitwoodenelephant.com/ Reminder: Bring your old ink cartridges to our August meeting as part of our new ways and means fundraising effort being coordinated by member Maria Fontaine.

A Relevant Message: Encourage Gratitude on Your Team (shared by Kyle Sheldon Chandler)
When employees [or members] feel valued, they are more satisfied, willing to work longer, and are motivated to do their best. As a manager, it's your job to make them feel appreciated. In addition to saying "thank you," you can foster gratitude by: Developing them. People want to grow. If promotion opportunities are limited you can invest in professional development through training, assigning team members to new and interesting projects, and exposing them to different parts of the company. Involving them. Give employees the opportunity to play key roles in decision making and problem solving so they know their skills benefit the organization. Supporting collegiality. Encourage camaraderie, help to eliminate toxic and dysfunctional team behaviors, and create opportunities for team members to interact with each other outside work.
Adapted from "Foster a Culture of Gratitude," by Christine M. Riordan.
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