IFMA San Diego eNews
IFMA San Diego E-News is a monthly news bulletin sent to members of the
San Diego chapter of International Facilities Management Association to provide
information about upcoming events and chapter activities.

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In This Issue
January 14th Luncheon
SFP Course
CFM & SFP Recognition
Dress for Success
Help Wanted
Calendar of Events

2014 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor


PMS logo Corporate Sponsor




Silver Sponsor

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Four Seasons Tree Care



Good & Roberts  


Haworth logo

ISS Facility Solutions

Pacific Bldg Group

Bronze Sponsor



DMS Facility Solutions


LaBahn's - new logo  



Pacific Rim   




If you would like more information on Sponsorships, please contact our sponsorship chair Keith Chrapczynski.  

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January 2015


Cooking and FM - Wed, January 14th Educational Luncheon

Sam the Cooking Guy  

Sam Zien is an everyday guy who has found a way to make cooking casually understandable. With no fancy equipment and by speaking English instead of 'chef-speak', he's just a regular guy, using regular words showing how to cook easy, great food.  But did you know that Sam used to be a Facility Manager before he launched his cooking show, became a published author of multiple cook books and won a mere 14 Emmys. 


Register now to hear about Sam's adventures in facilities management, cooking, and more! 


We'll see you on Wednesday, January 14 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the

Doubletree San Diego - Hotel Circle,

1515 Hotel Circle South, San Diego


Click here for more details or register now!  Space is limited for this event.


FMP Courses Offered in San Diego
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IFMA San Diego Chapter
will be offering The FMP Course - Leadership and Strategy taught by IFMA Fellow Phyllis Meng in the San Diego area. The location for this two-day course will be announced shortly.

FMP - Leadership & Strategy Course 

January 15-16, 2015 from 8-5 PM



My Office Inc.
6060 Nancy Ridge Dr., Suite 100

San Diego, CA 92121  

Course Details and Registration information, please CLICK HERE


DEADLINE IS Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 12 NOON



FMP - Finance & Business Essentials Course

March 12-13, 2015 from 8-5PM

Registration Deadline:  Tuesday, 3/3/15, 12 noon

Course details and registration, click here.



Plan for this year's FMP, CFM and SFP Courses

May 14-16            CFM - Review and Learning System

July 9-10              FMP - Operations and Maintenance

August 20-21        FMP - Project Management

Nov 12-14 &         SFP - Sustainability Facility Professional  

Dec 10-12            SFP - Sustainability Facility Professional - Part 2

Congratulations to Our New CFM and SFP's 

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CONGRATULATIONS go out to the following members for completing their latest certifications:

  • Mike Threadgill got this Certified Facility Manager (CFM) designation
  • Cheryl Shirley achieved her Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP) designation
  • Thomas Fountaine achieved his Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP) designation
Tay Academy Needs Gently Used Business Attire

IFMA San Diego's Community Service Committee is collecting business attire for SDYS's TAY Academy for the young people going on interviews.


Clean out your closet ... Gentlemen, that suit or sports coat you haven't worn in 5 years, and Ladies, the dress that you no longer like will help a young person "dress for success" at their next interview. Dress shoes, belts, purses and appropriate jewelry can also be used. All sizes are needed.


How can you help? Give us your clean, gently used office attire!


We will be collecting these items at upcoming February and March Luncheons.  Watch for upcoming details in future newsletters.

Charity Golf Event Change - NOW on 6/5/15
Our annual Charity Golf Event has been rescheduled to Friday, June 5 and will be held at the Rancho Bernardo Inn.  Planning has just begun, so more details will be available shortly.
Get Involved - VOLUNTEER! 


Here's your chance to roll up your sleeves and get involvedDiverse Hands Holding The Word Volunteer IFMA San Diego.  The chapter is looking for a few people to get involved in the following areas.


Hospitality/Events Committee

This committee is looking for a person to take on the position of Meeting Venue Coordinator.    The Coordinator helps to secure luncheon locations and negotiate the contracts with the venue.  This individual also must be on site the date of the event to help troubleshoot and address any issues that might arise.  REQUIRED to attend all IFMA breakfasts and luncheons, and participate as an active liaison to the education committee.

If you are interested in either of these opportunities or you want to learn, please email MARCIA FISHER.

New SDG&E Spending Alert Now Available


Keep surprise out of your energy bill.  Even if you're on the go, you can still keep track of your energy use and

costs with e-mail and text alerts.  These alerts give you information about your account, bill, energy use and more. 


Receive alerts for:

  • Your pre-set spending goal was exceeded
  • Your pre-set electric or gas use level was exceeded
  • A weekly energy use summary plus energy savings tip(e-mail only)

Log into MY ACCOUNT and set up your alerts today.


Calendar of Events - Plan Ahead
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2015 Events - Mark Your Calendar
January 14 - Monthly Luncheon with "Sam the Cooking Guy"
January 15-16 - FMP Leadership & Strategy
February 1 - Start of the "Dress for Success" Campaign (thru 3/11/15)
February 11 - Monthly Luncheon
March 3 - Educational Breakfast
March 11 - Monthly Luncheon
March 12-13 - FMP Finance & Business
April 8 - Monthly Luncheon
April 15 - Leverage Your Beverage (Tentative)
April 21-23 - IFMA Facility Fusion
May 13 - Monthly Luncheon 

May 14 - 16 - CFM Review and Learning  System

June 2 - Educational Breakfast

June 5 - IFMA-SD Charity Golf Event

June 10 - Monthly Luncheon

June 12-13 - Painting and Clean Up Party at SDYS

July 8 - Monthly Luncheon 

July 16-17 - FMP Operations and Maintenance

August 1 - Start of the "Kids Clothing Drive" for SDYS (thru 9/9/15) 

August 12 - Monthly Luncheon 

August 20-21 - FMP Project Management

September 1 - Educational Breakfast

September 9 - Monthly Luncheon

September 23 - Leverage Your Beverage (Tentative) 

October 7-9 - IFMA World Workplace

October 14 - Monthly Luncheon

November 11 - Monthly Luncheon

November 12-14 - SFP Course:  Sustainability Facility Professional Course - Part 1

December 1 - Educational Breakfast

December 7-8 - Decorating at SDYS Storefront

December 9 - Holiday Social

December 10-12 - SFP Course:  Sustainability Facility Professional Course - Part 2


IFMA San Diego Board & Committee Meetings

2nd Wednesday - Community Services Committee

2nd Thursday - Membership Committee

3rd Friday - Government Affairs Committee

4th Thursday  - Communications Committee

4th Thursday - IFMA San Diego Board Meeting

4th Thursday - Social & Events Coordination Committee

Last Tuesday - Education & Professional Development Committee 

Last Friday - Sustainability Committee  


Please note:  Topics may change at the last minute from what is listed above.

Welcome New Members
The San Diego Chapter is proud to announce the following individuals have joined our chapter.
  • Troy Bradford, Olpin Group
  • Jade Celentano, Pacific Green Landscaping
  • Gary Cray, ICW Group
  • David Timber, UCSD Extension
  • Heather Tovar

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E-News articles should address near-term activities and announcements. Hyper links may be included. To submit an email article, please send it to by the 15th of the month.  Other articles of less timely nature should be submitted to Donna Frick for inclusion in the San Diego Chapter Of IFMA Website newsletter.

Update Your Contact Information with IFMA International!

Have you recently changed e-mail addresses, phone numbers, your job, gotten a promotion, moved, or experienced a merger at your firm? Please contact the Membership Department at, to update your records.

Remember: IFMA International maintains the MASTER Membership Database, so your contact information needs to be updated with IFMA International.  Your Chapter Administrator and committees will pull information from this master database, so make sure your information is correct with them.


To update your information, just contact:


International Facility Management Association (IFMA)
800 Gessner Rd., Ste. 900, Houston, TX  77024-4257
Phone: 713-623-4362; Fax 713-623-6124 �
About IFMA San Diego 
IFMA San Diego is a volunteer organization dedicated to enhancing the performance and professional growth of our members through networking, education and promoting the practice of facilities management.

Through educational programs, networking, career support and communications, the IFMA San Diego objective is to be the premier organization for facility management professionals.

For more information about IFMA San Diego, please consult the website or contact us at:

IFMA San Diego
PO Box 712322, Santee, CA 92072-2322
877-4IFMASD (443-6273) � f: 858-228-4365 �