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November 2018 IFMA Central Ohio Newsletter Print

President's Report

The month of November has several different observances, however, I think the most important one to remember is the one for veterans and their commitment to protect and serve our country. My nephew currently serves in the Marines across seas and we seldom get an opportunity to see him. Please take time to send our troops holiday letters and cards to let them know we are thinking of them. 

The most notable observance would be Thanksgiving.That wonderful, mouth watering turkey (or veggie dish) that fills you up and puts you to sleep while watching the afternoon game. And of course shopping, can't forget the hustle and bustle of people trying to be first in line. Some would just as easily push you right out of the way. Of course, from what I gather a lot of the savings have already started.

Thanks to everyone who came to the Membership Drive. Hopefully you all enjoyed the bowiling, networking, and food. And many thanks to those who helped sponsor the event. 

Next up is the IFMA round table discussion on November 14. The topics that are currently being considered are:

    • Roof inspection/PM programs-
    • Energy efficiency-
    • Facilities Management-
    • How can vendors get on a FM radar for repairs-
    • Tree care-
    • Legionella in cooling towers-
    • Inventory management
    • Automation systems

 

Todd Kise, CFM, SFP

President, 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..

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. Topics being considered:

    • Roof inspection/PM programs-
    • Energy efficiency-
    • Facilities Management-
    • How can vendors get on a FM radar for repairs-
    • Tree care-
    • Legionella in cooling towers-
    • Inventory management
    • HVAC-
    • Automation systems

 

State of the Union December 6th 11:30 - 1:00

Enjoy some good food and fun with your fellow FMs and Partners as 2018 comes to an end. We have a new venue this year at La Scala. The food is sure to warm your hearts so please bring a toy(s) for the Salvation Army's Cheer program.

Tour- Lake Shore Cryotronics- January 15th  4-5:30pm

Plan on checking out what's going on at Lake Shore Cryotronics!

Tour- Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at The Ohio State University- March 7th 4-5:30pm

Come check out one of Ohio State Universities more interesting facilities: the Artic ice storage facility

 

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Welcome New Members

Please welcome October's new members:
Joel Ronschke             MS Consultants

Robert Ramsey           The Ohio State University

Suzan Melton               CP Interior Solutions

Joseph Spybey             CCAD

 

 

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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 kwaters@powerconnect.org) or Jacque Adams (614-448-6153 or jlog61@yahoo.com). 

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 lschultz@dynamix-ltd.com) or Steve Bauman (614-282-3152 or stephen.bauman@daikinapplied.com). 

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

Associate Membership - This Committee works with our associate members with questions and sponsorship opportunities. Associate members are an important part of the Chapter as we regularily tap into their knowledge base to help our Professionals receive the knowledge they need to perform their responsibilities.

If you are interested, please contact Lara Moon (Lara.Moon@Brightview.com).

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Sponsors of the Month

A special thanks to our sponsor's of the month: Securitas

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.

 

2019 IFMA Sponsorship Opportunity

Now taking applications for the 2019 IFMA Partner program!  Associate members please take a look at the attached flyers for more details, and make sure you get your commitments in by the December 15th deadline.  We appreciate our associate members who keep the cost of programming down for the chapter members.  Any questions get with Lara Moon at Lara.Moon@brightview.com.  Again, deadline is December 15th, 2018 to get your completed commitment forms in.

http://ifmacentraloh.starchapter.com/images/news/IFMA_Partner_2019_Sponsorship.docx

http://ifmacentraloh.starchapter.com/images/news/IFMA_Partner_2019_Sponsorship_Commitment_Form.docx

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IFMA Credential Spotlight

We are currently working to bring FMP courses to Central Ohio. Stay tuned for further details in the next couple of weeks.   

 

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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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This Month's Hot Topic

IFMA Central Ohio is holding a Round Table discussion November 14. The following topics are being considered:

    • Roof inspection/PM programs-
    • Energy efficiency-
    • Facilities Management-
    • How can vendors get on a FM radar for repairs-
    • Tree care-
    • Legionella in cooling towers-
    • Inventory management
    • HVAC-
    • Automation systems

 

 

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