In This Issue
Feb Luncheon - "Policy & Proposed Legislation"
FM Roundtable
FMP Course
Dress for Success
Charity Golf Event
SDG&E News
ErgoX Event
Calendar of Events

2015 Sponsors

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February 2015


"Policy & Proposed Legislation" - Wed, Feb 11th  

The words Compliance, Rules, Regulations and Guidelines on colorful arrow road signs directing you to comply wih important laws or standards
Attend this important meeting on policies and proposed legislation as it pertains to sustainable practices for business. 

Our speaker, Jack Monger, Executive Director - Industrial Environmental Association of San Diego, brings over 20 years of experience in the area of public policy, the development of Petco Park and the establishment of the region's clean syringe exchange program.

Date & Time:
Wednesday, February 11, 11 AM - 1 PM
1515 Hotel Circle South, San Diego


Registration details, CLICK HERE





Open to Facility Professionals only, this allows our members and guests to discuss issues that keep them up at night.  Register to attend one now!

North County
Thursday, February 19 
HOST:  Don Haig 
Valley View Casino
16300 Nyemii Pass Road, Valley Center, CA 92082.  
FM's in Education: 
Monday, Feb 9, 2015
HOST: James Gonsalves
San Diego Unified School District -
4860 Ruffner Street, San Diego, Ca 92111

Rancho Bernardo: 
Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015
HOST: David Bertolette
SONY - 16535 Via Esprillo, San Diego, Ca 92127

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 (3:30-5 PM)
HOST:  John Keegan
9420 Athena Circle, San Diego, Ca 92

Kearny Mesa:

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015

HOST:  Tom Finchet
San Diego County Operations Center
5560 Overland Ave Ste 410, San Diego, Ca 92123
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 - Finance & Business Essentials Course

March 12-13, 2015 from 8AM-5PM


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


Course details and registration, click here.

CFM - Review and Learning System
May 14 - 16, 2015 from 8AM - 5 PM 

Registration deadline, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 12 noon
Further details to follow 



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

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

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.

SDG&E's no-cost direct install program can help your business' bottom line


The Direct Install Program provides free services including energy assessments, equipment upgrades and installation. One of our contractors will evaluate your energy use, identify energy-saving opportunities, and may install energy-efficient equipment upgrades at no cost. Free upgrades can include: fluorescent lighting, refrigeration and occupancy sensors.


Interested? Email us at BUSINESS ENERGY SAVINGS,  visit  DIRECT INSTALL or call 1.800.644.6133.v  


ErgoX:  An Extraordinary Ergonomics Event - June 17- 19, 2015       


At ErgoX, world-class leaders in the ergonomics field will translate the latest scientific findings and best practices into effective information, procedures, tools, and approaches you can use to improve your work safety and wellness outcomes - all in a unique, user-friendly, and intimate setting.


ErgoX is focused on helping you find solutions to your specific ergonomics challenges through our expert panel and innovative "State Your Case" poster session. Bring your challenges and problems and let ErgoX provide the solutions!


For further information and registration information, CLICK HERE 

Calendar of Events - Plan Ahead
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2015 Events - Mark Your Calendar
February 1 - Start of the "Dress for Success"

February 9 - FM Roundtable

February 11 - Monthly Luncheon  

February 17 - FM Roundtable

February 18 - FM Roundtable

February 19 - FM Roundtable

Campaign (thru 3/11/15)
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

May 18 - FM Roundtable

May 19 - FM Roundtable

May 20 - FM Roundtable

May 21 - FM Roundtable 

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 17 - FM Roundtable

August 18 - FM Roundtable

August 19 - FM Roundtable

August 20 - FM Roundtable 

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 9 - FM Roundtable

November 11 - Monthly Luncheon

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

November 17 - FM Roundtable

November 18 - FM Roundtable

November 19 - FM Roundtable 

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.
  • Nicole Cardenas, Countywide Mechanical Systems
  • Jeff Case, Allied Barton Security Services
  • Anthony Frakes, Frakes Construction
  • Kandice Judson, Illumina
  • Elliott Koontz, NuFlow America
  • Virginia Shuey, Vortex Maintenance Inc.
  • Tiffany Stoffer, ServPro of San Diego
  • Lynn White, Clean Earth Restorations
  • Maura Young, Pacific Rim Mechanical

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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
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.

If you would like more information about the chapter and its eNews, please consult our website

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 �