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July 2018 IFMA Central Ohio Newsletter Print

President's Report

Good day to you and hope you had a wonderful July 4th holiday! 

It's July and that means many things: warmer (even hot) weather, the Tour de France, were moving closer to the start of another football season and a change in the leadership of the IFMA Central Ohio chapter. 

As you probably know, the IFMA Central Ohio Officer Elections are over and the results have been tabulated:

  • President- Todd Kise
  • Vice President- Brian Leach
  • Treasurer- Diane Van Dyne
  • Secretary- Lisa Schultz


The chapter is in great hands and I'm looking forward to seeing the IFMA Central Ohio chapter grow!

Thank you for your participation in IFMA Central Ohio and as always, if you have an idea for a program or tour, please let us know at

Thank you again for allowing me to lead this chapter the last couple of years and have a wonderful rest of 2018! 

Matt Butterworth, Immediate Past President, IFMA Central Ohio 

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IFMA Central Ohio Night with the Columbus Clippers

IFMA Central Ohio Family Night with the Clippers

Tickets Still Available!!! For only $10, each ticket includes $15 Clippers Cash (to spend as you would like) and a seat to the game and past-game fireworks. Act now, as tickets are going fast!!!

Bring the entire family to this IFMA sponsored night with the Clippers.  The night starts with live music before the game and fireworks after.  Each ticket INCLUDES $15 Clippers Cash to spend as you would like.  Tickets need to be purchased by July 6th.

Saturday, July 21st, First pitch at 7:15P 

Huntington Park in the Arena District

Fireworks following the game!

The Clippers are also hosting PARTY-AT-THE-Park prior to the game.  Music starts at 5:40p and ends at 7p in the right field plaza.  Scheduled to play is TBD.

Questions... Contact Charlie Snyder at 614.545.8187 or

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Secretary's Report

The votes for the IFMA Central Ohio Chapter Officer Election have been tabulated and your 2018-2019 Officers are as follows:

President- Todd Kise

Vice President- Brian Leach

Secretary- Lisa Schultz

Treasurer- Diane Van Dyne

To learn more about your officers, check out their respective information coming in August's newsletter.   

Thank you for taking the time to cast your vote and we look forward to seeing you at your next IFMA Central Ohio event.

Lisa Schultz, Secretary, IFMA Central Ohio


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Calendar of Events

Below are our upcoming programs, tours, events and community service opportunities.  Please plan on attending as many of these as you can.

IFMA Family Night with the Columbus Clippers- July 21st  5:40-11pm

Bring the family out to the ballpark for our annual family night with the Columbus Clippers, for a great time will be had by all!

Tour- AEP Facility- August 9th  3-4:30pm

Check out this new LEED Gold building!

Third-Party Event- The Blue Books Who's Who Showcase- October 9th  1-5pm

Plan on attending the Blue Book's Who's Who Showcase on Tuesday, October 9th from 1pm-5pm at the Hollywood Casino.

Central Ohio Facilities Maintenance Expo- October 11th  7:30am-2pm

Programs to be determined, but plan on stopping by the IFMA Central Ohio booth!

Keeping up with Code Changes and Preventative Maintenance- October 11th  7:30-9am

While at the Central Ohio Facilities Maintenance Expo, learn about the new code changes that will impact you and your operation, as well as some preventative maintenance tips to help your organization save money.

How to Advance in Facility Management- October 11th  12-1pm

While at the Central Ohio Facilities Maintenance Expo, learn about how to advance your career in Facility Management with IFMA Credentials

ResQ24 Tour, Demonstrations and Happy Hour- October 18th  4-7pm

In follow-up to National Preparedness month in September, the Program Committee is working with ResQ24 to put together a tour and demonstrations relating to an emergency situation: water damage.  

2018 IFMA Central Ohio Membership Drive Event- November 8th  4-9pm

Plan on attending the 2018 IFMA Central Ohio Membership Drive and have a chance to win Michigan/Ohio State football tickets!

Facility Manager Roundtable- November 14th  11:30am-1pm

Have an issue or a project you don't know how to attack? Want to get some advice before you recreate the wheel? Come talk to FM's that can help you with your problem/project.


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Community Service

In conjunction with the 29th Annual IFMA Central Ohio Golf outing, the Community Service Committee collected over three (3) bags of new or gently used business or children's clothing for Neighborhood Services.  Thank you to all that participated. 

Neighborhood Services aims to temper the ill effects of poverty by providing food and material assistance to persons in need in the Columbus community. 

If you weren't able to make it to the golf outing, but you have a donation, please feel free to contact Beth Hazel ( or 614-531-5023) or Maureen Jacobs ( or 937-620-2460), as we'll most likely be collecting more clothing until Wednesday, August 8th.  


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Program Recap

Following a week of rain and thunderstorms, blue skies were plentiful for the 29th Annual Central Ohio IFMA Golf Outing held once again on the greens at the Golf Club of Dublin Friday, June 15, 2018.


     A few stray puddles and lush, green fairways were the only remnants of the week’s foul weather as members of Central Ohio’s IFMA Chapter and their guests hit the links in a “Minute-to-Win-It” style competition full of fun and games, laughter and hilarities. 

     It was a day, as always, to remember.


     The Golf Club of Dublin hosted the event for the fifth year in a row.  Dublin, which is also home to Memorial Golf Tournament, has been welcoming Central Ohio IFMA Chapter members for a quarter of a century as they take a day to relax and network amid fades, fats and flop shots.  As each foursome completed their 18 holes, they made their way back to the club house for an afternoon of food, fun and giveaways. 


    These year’s theme centered around the Minute-to-Win-It gameshow which originally aired on NBC in early 2000.  The show features everyday Americans competing in 60-second challenges with household objects for a shot at a million bucks. Central Ohio IFMA Chapter members and their guests – on the other hand – took the challenges a little less seriously as the stakes were much lower.  But they likely had a bit more fun.


      While the course challenged all Chapter golfers, four stood out as champions.  For Steve Warrick, Dave Hazlett, Barry Adams, and Brian Carpenter -- shooting a 56 -- it means bragging rights until next year.  In fact, Warrick, Adams and Carpenter were part of last year’s winning team with a score of 55.


      In all, nearly 100 participated in this year’s event. 


      Other winners included Terry Love for the Men’s Longest Drive (hole #10); Rebecca Karason for the Women’s Longest Drive (hole # 5); Scott Tucker for the Men’s Closest to the Pin (hole #2); Elke Peters for the Women’s Closest to the Pin (hole #14); and Lance Fox, winner of the putting contest – this year putted with the infamous “Billy Baroo” putter (sponsored by Perry’s Window Cleaning).


     Registration and warm-ups began at 7:00 a.m. amid the rolling greens and morning dew of the Golf Club of Dublin.  The actual event got underway at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start and hole sponsors waiting to greet golfers at nearly every tee with an assortment of snacks, cold drinks, games, and give-aways.      


     At the conclusion of the event, golfers enjoyed a buffet lunch sponsored by the Central Ohio IFMA Chapter.  Members and guests also held tight to raffle tickets with the hopes of winning a number of different prizes including gift cards, golf balls, golf hats, a driver, golf towels, Dueling Axes passes and more. 


     Dollars raised through the event will be used for the Chapter’s Scholarship Fund.


     The favored stop this year?  Thompson’s Building Associates with their on-site slider cart.  Serving sliders hot off the grill, with all the fixings, gave golfers something to talk about all day – and a little extra energy to get them to the 19th hole.  Another fan favorite?  Toilet Paper Hut Hut Hike at the Kendall-sponsored tent. 


     Former Chapter President Kevin George took a moment at the conclusion of the luncheon to swear in newly elected officers Todd Kise (president), Brian Leach (vice-president), Diane Van Dyne (treasurer), and Lisa Schultz (secretary).


     This year, the Community Service Committee collected new and gently used business clothing for Neighborhood Services.  Neighborhood Services aims to temper the ill effects of poverty by providing food and material assistance to persons in need in the Columbus community.


     Hole sponsors for this year included Cotterman and Company, Inc., Environmental Management, Inc., Aetna Integrated Services, Commercial Works, Thompson Building Associates/ResQ24, BrightView Landscape Services, Kimball, Scioto Services, Davey Tree Commercial Grounds Management, Burns and Scalo, Simon Roofing, Ohio Custodial Management, and SHYFT Collective.  


     Additional sponsors included Perry's Window Cleaning (Putting Contest), EMI (Men's Closest to the Pin), Scioto Services (Men's Longest Drive), Loeb Electric (Women's Longest Drive), Legacy Maintenance Services (Highest Score), and IFMA Central Ohio (Women's Closest to the Pin, First and Second Place sponsors, lunch and grill).  


     A special thanks to this year's golf committee -- Charlie Snyder as chairperson, along with events committee members Kristin Peloso, Jess Hellmich, George Metzka and Kim Hart.


     This is the fifth year that the event was held at the Golf Club of Dublin, the centerpiece of the Ballantrae neighborhood -- a 640-acre residential community.  Mother Nature cooperated with blue skies, warm temperatures, and no rain. 


     Course designers Dr. Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry believe “the best golf is played in the most natural surroundings, and on golf courses that strive to be sustainable in the environment of which they are a part.”


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Committee Help Needed

Are you looking for a way to network with your fellow IFMA Central Ohio members and get more involved with the Chapter? 

The Committees in IFMA Central Ohio are what makes the Chapter operate efficiently and effectively.  We have a number of committees that need your help:

Programs- This committee selects, schedules and coordinates the monthly programs and tours for the Chapter. The Committee endeavors to help members increase their knowledge and expertise in facility management related topics. This is accomplished by providing programs and tours that bring to the forefront topics of facility management that pertain to the working environment.  

If you're interested in joining this committee, please contact Kelly Waters (614-736-9007 or or Jacque Adams (614-448-6153 or 

Membership- This Committee promotes membership growth and retention by providing new member recruiting events and encouraging new and current members to be involved in chapter events and activities. The committee also conducts quarterly new member events, as well as assists in welcoming/registering attendees at Chapter programs, tours and events.

If you're interested in joining this committee, please contact Lisa Schultz (614-205-8996 or or Steve Bauman (614-282-3152 or 

Thank you for your time and we hope you can increase your participation in IFMA Central Ohio by joining a committee or two.


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Sponsors of the Month

A special thanks to our sponsor's of the month: Ohio Heating and Roehrenbeck Electric! 

Because of these sponsors, IFMA Central Ohio can offer a wide variety of free educational programs and tours, as well as community service opportunities, for our members.


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Membership Drive Event

The 2018 Membership Drive event is scheduled for Thursday, November 8th from 4-7pm at Ten Pin Alley in Hilliard.

Everyone in attendance will be entered into a drawing for a set of Michigan/Ohio State football tickets.

Stay tuned for more information so you don't miss out on this great event!


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IFMA Credential Spotlight

Now that we've tabulated the results from the IFMA Central Ohio Credential Survey, we're working on scheduling a meeting or two to get the other members that are interested in getting the same credential as you together to start the process.   

In an effort to try to get everyone together, IFMA Central Ohio is hosting the 'How to Advance Your Career' program at 12-1pm during the Central Ohio Facilities Maintenance Expo on Thursday, October 11th at the Fawcett Center at The Ohio State University.  

If you weren't able to complete the survey, but are still interested in getting an IFMA credential (CFM, FMP and/or SFP), please feel free to contact the Board at and we can include you on the group email list.  

Finally, we're currently working with IFMA International to see about bringing a credential course or two to Columbus.  Please keep an eye out for more information on this exciting and expedious way to obtain your desired IFMA credential.  


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IFMA Central Ohio Rewards Program

The 2018 IFMA Central Ohio Rewards program for members is in full swing and it's not too late to get points by attending IFMA programs, tours, events and community service activities during 2018.

Make sure you attend as many IFMA events as possible to earn points for a chance to win $500 that can be used for educational opportunities: (World WorkPlace, Facility Fusion or other events) or pursuing professional designations certifications (Facility Management Professional (FMP), Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP), Certified Facility Manager (CFM), for example).  Members earn points by attending programs, tours and events, so make sure to attend as many IFMA events as you can by November 30th. 

The winners of the 2018 IFMA Central Ohio Rewards program will be announced during the Annual State of the Union Luncheon in December 2018.

More information on the Rewards program can be found at:IFMA Central Ohio Rewards Program


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Chapter Scholarship Information

The Central Ohio Chapter of IFMA Scholarship program is designed for members to pursue credentials and certifications, degrees in facility management or related fields, as well as to attend World Workplace or Facility Fusion.  

In conjunction with the Rewards Program, the scholarship eligibility period starts December 1st and runs through November 30th.  Members earn points by attending programs, facility tours, events and community service activities.  Extra points are awarded if you attend World Workplace, Facility Fusion, are an active committee member or recruit additional professional members.  

Information on how you can qualify for a scholarship and an application form can be found here.


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