In This Issue
April Breakfast
Leverage Your Beverage
Medical Examiner's Tour
USS Midway
FMP Courses
19th Annual Golf Outing
Chapter News
Job Bank
Earth Day
News from SDGE
Camp Pendleton
Calendar of Events



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APRIL 2016


IFMA SD  - APRIL 13 Breakfast
Susan "Power Your Drive! - Electric Vehicle & Charging Station Initiative Rolls Out" 

Come learn  about the benefits of  electric vehicle charging stations that just might take your facility to the next level!  SDG&E has just launched their new charging station program, Power Your Drive.
Learn more....

Registration Deadline is Sunday, April 10 
Leverage Your Beverage - April 21
San Diego Padres

What could be better than networking, a ball game and presentation by the Padres Operations Team? Join us on April 21st for our next "Leverage Your Beverage" at PETCO Park and enjoy the Padres Game too!  For more details....
IFMA SD - Tour of San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office
SOLD OUT - Contact Caryn Worcester to be placed on the wait list

The Medical Examiner Office is centrally located in Kearny Mesa in the County Operations Center. It is a full service agency, performing all investigations, toxicology, forensic pathology, and histology in house....   To learn more
IFMA-SD  USS Midway Sustainability Plan & Tour 
On Friday, April 29, join us to learn more about the sustainability efforts and management of one of San Diego's most unique facilities. Further details and registration.  For further details and registration information...
FMP Courses in San Diego

April 20, 21, 22, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
My Office - 6060 Nancy Ridge, San Diego  
Course Brochure - click here 

 Registration details   Deadline:  Monday, April 11

May 11 - 13, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
My Office - 6060 Nancy Ridge, San Diego 
Registration details  Deadline Tuesday, May 3

Upcoming FMP & CFM Courses
July 14 & 15 - Operations & Maintenance 
Aug 11 & 12 - Project Management 
Nov 9-11 & Dec 7-9 - Sustainability Facility Professional

Questions about these courses:  Please contact Mac McCardle or call 858.210.4020
19th Annual Golf Charity Golf Event - Friday, June 3rd at RBI
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Be a part of IFMA San Diego's largest fundraising event of the year as a sponsor and supporter. This is your opportunity to enjoy an afternoon with facility management professionals and support our new charity of choice for this 2016 event, Ronald McDonald House Charities.
For complete details, please click here.

Other ways to be involved: Donate to the Silent Auction Now and get recognition starting May 3rd. Click here for details.
Donate an item to the goody bag, please email Danna Ford or Brett Tyrrell

Inked by IFMA

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Does your company do business with one or more of IFMA San Diego's many exceptional service providers? We'd like to celebrate these
Inked by IFMA relationships by sharing them with chapter members to promote this valuable trend and recognize Facility Managers and Service Providers.

Here's how you can participate: 
  1. Review our list of IFMA Associates in the Members Only area on the website
  2. Email KIRSTEN FINNERAN with the names of the companies you are currently or regularly doing business with, and they type of service provided. 
  3. That's it! 
Thank you for your support and participation!  You are what makes IFMA San Diego such an amazing organization.  
Chapter News
Monthly Spotlight
This month we spotlight Mission Federal Credit Union .
Congrats to Sean Horton who successfully obtained his Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP) designation.

Thanks for Being a New Sponsor 
Thank you to BKM Office Works for supporting our chapter as a Bronze Sponsor

Annual Sponsorships Available
IFMA San Diego is now accepting applications for 2016 Annual Sponsorships.  There are several levels of engagement a company may choose to participate.  Click here the complete details of 2016 Sponsorship packages .  If you would like more details, please contact Katie Sanfelippo or Kirsten Finneran .
Community Service Project Continues
It's April!  Time to do some spring cleaning! Check your closets to see if you can assist in our annual 2016 IFMA San Diego's community service drive. While you're looking in your closet ... begin collecting those work clothes you don't really wear and bring them to the April breakfast.  We will be collecting these items to SDYS' Storefront and Tay Academy for disadvantaged youth looking for work.
May begins the work parties! We will have a painting party, along with a planter build and planting party. Dates to be determined. 

If you need more information, email
IFMA San Diego Job Bank

The IFMA San Diego Job Bank provides a database for chapter members who are looking for new employment opportunities.  It can be found in the "Members Only" area of our website.

To submit a job for posting, or remove your existing job position; click on this link and send your information to the Job Bank Coordinator.  If you want to place a blind posting and have replies sent to the Chapter office, please advise the job bank coordinator.
graphic-globe-people-sm.gif Earth day is just around the corner.  Join BOMA as it celebrates Earth Day on TUESDAY, APRIL 12 as it showcases sustainable products , services, and programs for commercial buildings.  Click here for detailed flyer...

To register for the event:

News from SDGE

Expand your skill set with no-cost classes at SDG&E's Energy Innovation Center

The Energy Innovation Center's Workforce Education & Training program offers individualized help to Trade Professionals, associations and business & residential customers through industry-specific seminars, workshops and certification courses. There's even a Food Service Demonstration Kitchen where food service professionals can test and compare over 40 pieces of energy-efficient equipment.

Visit for a list of classes and to learn more.

Electric Vehicle & Charging Station Initiative Rolls Out
SDG&E has just launched their new charging station program, Power Your Drive.  Read More....
Gas Pipeline Initiative
On February 25, 2016, at IEA Member Meeting,, SDG&E's Estela de Llanos provided an overview of a major new natural gas project the company has proposed to construct to enhance safety and reliability in the San Diego region.  
11th Annual Camp Pendleton Day 

marines_formation.jpg The Society of American Military Engineers invites you to attend a day of learning, networking and giving back. Mark THURSDAY, JUNE 9 on your calendar.


Click here for detailed flyer.   

Calendar of Events - Plan Ahead
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2016 Events
April 12 - BOMA Earth Day Celebration
April 13 - IFMA - SD Breakfast
April 21 - Leverage Your Beverage 
April 26 - Medical Examiner's Tour
May 11-13 - CFM exam review and FM Learning System
June 9 - 11th Annual Camp Pendelton Day
July 14-15 - Operations and Maintenance
August 11-12 - Project Management
November 9-11 - SFP Part 1
December 7-9 - SFP Part 2
IFMA San Diego Board & Committee Meetings
2nd Wednesday - Community Services Committee
2nd Wednesday - Membership Committee
3rd Wednesday - 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.
  • Robert Esquerra, Alarms Unlimited, Inc.
  • Steve Knurick, Accurate Security Pros, Inc.
  • Ephraim Mallari, Ben & Jerry's Catering
  • Anne Marie Mowatt, PRAVA Construction Services Inc.
  • Robert Taylor, Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Steve Warble, DFS Flooring
Congratulations to Our Members
  • Shari Watters has earned her FMP designation.
  • Sean Horton has earned his SFP designation.
  • 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.

    E-News Submission
    E-News articles should address near-term activities and announcements. Hyper links may be included. To submit an 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 Blog.

    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 ·