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June 2018 IFMA Central Ohio Newsletter Print

President's Report

It's June, which means that the NHL and NBA playoffs are over, as well as the sun soaked and spirited Memorial Tournament has come and gone.  It also means that facility managers, as well as the IFMA Central Ohio chapter, have a bit of housekeeping to do.  

First, it's hard to believe, but we're nearly half way through 2018.  Now's a good time to take a few moments to breathe and assess your 2018 goals.  You need to see which goals you've been able to work on, the one(s) that haven't gotten quite enough attention and the ones that may need to be disregarded/modified entirely.  Take some time to thoughtfully consider how you can work the rest of 2018 to achieve all of the goals that you laid out for yourself.

Next, we need to assess our capital budgets to make sure that all of the projects that we budgeted are in some form of motion.  Ideally, any exterior project (particularly asphalt and concrete repairs/repalcement, as well as exterior building repainting and repairs) are already under contract and are scheduled to be completed.  Interior projects should, at the very least, be at the bid gathering phase, which will hopefully allow for an early fall completion. 

Next, if you have any subordinates, it's time to spend a few minutes to actively relfect on how they've (as well as yourself, as their manager) performed to this point.  Make sure that you take some time (take them to lunch or for a coffee, something away from the distractions of your desk/office or work area) to talk to them about their performance and how they're having an impact on the performance of the company.  This attention will go a long way to build morale, as well as buy-in for projects now and in the future.  

As for the IFMA Central Ohio Chapter, the election of officers is currently under way and will continue until Thursday, June 14th, with the announcement of the election results at the 29th Annual IFMA Central Ohio Golf Outing at The Golf Club of Dublin on Friday, June 15th.   

As mentioned above, one of the goals you may have set for yourself might be to obtaing an IFMA credential.  With the IFMA Central Ohio Credential Survey in the books, there are a number of IFMA Central Ohio members that have the same goal and are looking for other, like-minded  members to work together to achieve their goals.  Check out the IFMA Credential Spotlight for more information on achieving your IFMA credential goals.   

Finally, IFMA Central Ohio has a number of programs, tours and events scheduled in the coming weeks that would allow you to enjoy the weather, get to know your fellow IFMA members and to have an impact on the lives of other people:

  • The 29th Annual IFMA Central Ohio Golf Outing on Friday, June 15th.  There you can play a little golf, enjoy some good food and help those less fortunate by donating new or gently used clothing for Neighborhood Services. 
  • On Saturday, July 21st, we have the IFMA Central Ohio Family Night with the Columbus Clippers, where you can make money, as tickets are $10, but you receive $15 in Clippers Cash, which will allow you to enjoy plenty of food and drink while cheering on the Clippers and watching the post-game fireworks.    

 

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 admin@ifmacentralohio.org.

Thank you again and I look forward to seeing you at your next IFMA Central Ohio activity!

Matt Butterworth, President, IFMA Central Ohio 

 

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Community Service

CLOTHING DONATIONS NEEDED!!!!

In conjunction with the 29th Annual IFMA Central Ohio Golf outing, the Community Service Committee will be collecting new or gently used business or children's clothing for Neighborhood Services on Friday, June 15th. 

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 have any questions or have a donation, but cannot make it to the golf outing, please feel free to contact Beth Hazel (bhazel@sciotoservices.com or 614-531-5023) or Maureen Jacobs (mjacobs@jantoncompany.com or 937-620-2460).

 

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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.

29th Annual IFMA Central Ohio Golf Outing- June 15th  8am-2pm

Hit the links and get your team ready for bragging rights for the entire year, as well as take part in IFMA's Game of Games!

Community Service: Neighborhood Services Collection- June 15th  8am-2pm

The Community Service Committee will be collecting new or gently used business or children's clothing for Neighborhood Services.  If you have a donation, but cannot make it to the golf outing, please feel free to contact Beth Hazel (bhazel@sciotoservices.com or 614-531-5023) or Maureen Jacobs (mjacobs@jantoncompany.com or 937-620-2460).

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!

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!

 

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Secretary's Report

There is still time to cast your vote for the election of officers for the upcoming 2018-2019 year. The election will continue through Thursday, June 14th, with the results being announced at the 29th Annual Golf Outing on Friday, June 15th

We truly appreciate your time and look forward to seeing you at your next next IFMA event.  Thank you again and have a wonderful summer!

 

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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.

 

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Sponsors of the Month

A special thanks to our sponsor's of the month: Scioto Services and Veritiv! 

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 Membership Committee is putting the final touches on the 2018 Membership Drive event!

The current details are tht it's scheduled for Thursday, November 8th at Ten Pin Alley in Hilliard.

Rumor has it that there will be a set of Michigan/Ohio State football tickets that will be raffled off.

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

 

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IFMA Credential Spotlight

The results from the IFMA Central Ohio Credential Survey are in! 

If you participated in the IFMA Central Ohio Credential Survey, thank you for taking the time to help yourself in bettering your career.  At the time of this writing, you should've received an email with the other members that are interested in getting the same credential you are. 

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 admin@ifmacentralohio.org 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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This Month's Hot Topic

Come hit the links for the 29th Annual IFMA Central Ohio Golf Outing as we participate in IFMA's 'Game of Games', with all proceeds going to the IFMA Central Ohio Scholarship Fund.

If you have any questions, please contact Charlie Snyder at 614.545.8187 or charles.snyder@brightview.com 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES - Inquire to Charlie Snyder at 614.545.8187 or charles.snyder@brightview.com.  If you sign up a team at the same time as your sponsorship, you will received a one-time 20% of fee (up to four teams). 

Neighborhood Services Collection- The Community Service Committee is working with Neighborhood Services to collect gently used business clothing for those in need.  Please plan on bringing some new or gently used business clothing (old suits, shirts, shoes, etc.).

 

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IFMA Central Ohio Night with the Columbus Clippers

IFMA Central Ohio Family Night with the Clippers

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 charles.snyder@brightview.com

 

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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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