March 03, 2018
ASID New Mexico Chapter Newsletter
March 03, 2018
President's Letter
Dear ASID New Mexico Member,

The ASID 2017-2020 National Strategic Plan Pillars focus on how design impacts lives, living the brand, and communicating our dedication to better living to our clients and community. The New Mexico Chapter will align with the new strategic plan, in part, by focusing our upcoming CEU’s on the values emphasized throughout the new strategic plan. We are striving to bring you new, exciting, and more advanced CEU content. Please take advantage of the opportunities scattered throughout the year to earn your required CEU credits.

In addition to these CEU events, we will be coordinating social “Meet and Greet” events where you can get to know our wonderful Industry Partners. These events will also allow you to network with other designers, and to learn about other exciting design-related opportunities within our community.

Come join us for some spring time fun as we celebrate our Chapter members at Hotel Chaco on April 26th. The board is looking forward to meeting all our Chapter’s outstanding designers, students, and Industry Partners. This night is for you, and we hope to see you there.

I am excited to share with you that the board is developing a marketing plan to promote the ASID brand and to educate our local client base about the benefits of working with an ASID designer. In early April, our second insertion in Su Casa Magazine will be published in the Homes of Enchantment Parade edition. Please look for this, and other ASID New Mexico Chapter ads in local publications throughout the year.

Your ASID NM Chapter 2017-2018 Board of Directors is working hard to help you get the most from your membership. We welcome your ideas to better serve you and build our Chapters’ success. You can find contact information for the ASID New Mexico Board by visiting our website, . There you will also find a list of upcoming events we have planned for the year.

Judith Romero, Allied ASID
President, NM Chapter of ASID

Upcoming Chapter Events
ASID NM Lunch and Learn
Thursday, March 15th from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Join ASID NM Chapter in welcoming our newest Industry Partner, and host of our food, fun, and informative, *"Lunch and Learn", event at Architectural Surfaces Tile and Stone, Inc.

Susan Chiasson, Sales and Design Manager at Architectural Surfaces, Inc. (and our newest Director At-Large Board Member), will introduce us to the most innovative, and stylish tile trends of 2018, as well as product training on Schluter Systems, focusing on ways to incorporate Schluter into design projects. Both topics will enhance your knowledge on how to add value, and solve tile finishing challenges.
We look forward to seeing you there, and we are very excited about more-to-come events throughout the year!

* this event is part of our meet-and-greet line-up of events, and although extremely informative, is not an IDCEC approved CEU.
Spring Fling and Designer Things
Thursday, April 26th from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mark your calendars!! Join us for our spring membership appreciation event at the beautiful Hotel Chaco.

Thursday, April 26th
From 5:30 to 8:30

Hotel Chaco
2000 Bellamah Ave NW,
Albuquerque, NM 87104

March 14th at 12:00PM MT - "Lets Talk About the Color of Light" by Kichler & Bellacor - Free .1 Online CEU Webinar - Click here to register *Industry Partner Event

March 15th from 11:30AM to 1:00PM - ASID NM Lunch and Learn at Architectural Surfaces Tile and Stone, Inc. - Click here to register

April 14th-18th - High Point Market - Click here to register

April 26th from 5:30PM to 8:30PM - ASID NM "Spring Fling and Designer Things" Membership appreciation event at Hotel Chaco, downtown Albuquerque

Check the ASID New Mexico Chapter website for event details and to get more information on local industry events!

Welcome Levia O'Neill!
Please join in welcoming Levia O'Neill, Allied ASID, as the ASID NM Chapter Emerging Professional Affairs Committee Chair!

Levia is an emerging professional in her 4 th year as an Allied member. She was an active student chapter leader who also served on the ASID New Mexico Chapter Board as the Student Representative to the Board in 2013-2014. After graduation Levia served as the New Mexico Chapter Communications Director, term 2014-2016. We are excited to have Levia join us again, this time to help us advance the careers of our Chapter’s emerging professionals.
NCIDQ Study Group!
Levia, will be coordinating a study group for the NCIDQ exam. If you are interested in attaining your certification and would like to participate in the study group please contact Levia at .

Please indicate if you are interested in the IDPX computerized multiple choice exam, the Practicum computerized interactive exam , or both.

Professional members who would like to provide mentorship or exam experience are also encouraged to participate. Or i f you would like to join the committee to help organize and plan the study groups we would love to have you!
2018/2019 ASID Board Elections!
ASID New Mexico Chapter 2018-2019 Elections are underway and we are seeking nominees.

Any qualifying ASID member who would like to be nominated for a board positions can contact the Chapter Nominating Committee Chair, Buffy Kline.

Qualifying candidates must be in good standing with ASID and be a Professional, Allied or Industry Partner member of the New Mexico Chapter. Buffy Kline can be contacted at .
New Mexico ASID Designer Highlight!
Kudos to Patti!!
Congratulations to one of our own! Patricia Harrell Hoech, owner of Patrician Design, was featured in Albuquerque The Magazine for her outstanding work! You can check her out in the Best Of The City 2017 December/January issue or click Here

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