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Volunteer Project THIS Summer: Work It, IFMA!
diverse_volunteer_group.jpg The Community Service Committee is planning a work party... and you're invited! 
Together, IFMA San Diego members are teaming up to support San Diego Youth Services by painting at one of their care facilities. No experience necessary, just a positive attitude and helping hands! 
WHEN: Friday, August 18th, 8 AM to 12 PM
WHERE: 3427 4th Ave., San Diego, CA 92103
Bring Your Team Along!
  • Serve the Community Together
  • Bring the Most Team Members and WIN Hanging Terrariums! (Hanging  terrariums graciously donated by Evergreen interiors)
Sign up today! Email Vicky at vicky@evergreeninteriors.net or Rachel at  rachel@bradstonerpainting.com
Calling All Sponsors!
Sponsor concept with workstation on a light green wooden desk We hope you have been enjoying your IFMA sponsorship benefits!  We are half way through the year, and there is more fun to come in the San Diego Chapter - specifically, in September.  
Our  Sponsor Expo  is an added benefit for all sponsors to showcase their company at the September luncheon at the Energy Innovation Center. Please save your spot for the Sponsor Expo by replying with confirmation to K Finneran

More details to follow.  Thanks for supporting IFMA San Diego as a sponsor, and we look forward to a great second half of the year! 
Expo Sub-Committee Chair Needed
Are you organized, detailed and like to collaborate with others?  Do we have the job for you!  Our BOMA/IFMA Expo Committee is looking for someone to chair the  Event Announcements  sub-committee.  
In this role you will work other subcommittees to identify what needs to be announced at the event, when, and by whom.  Oh, the POWER you will wield!  AND you'll have influence on the EXPO planning by attending meetings and working with the other committee members. 
If you are interested, or would like more information, contact 
Lisa Chappell  today!
Wheel of Fortune - New Professional Member Drive
wheel of fortune Invite a potential professional member (New Facility Manager guests) to the monthly luncheon and select events, and spin the Wheel of IFMA Fortune for a chance to win. When you spin, the number you land on will be the number of tickets you get into the drawing for great prizes! Instant prizes available when you spin the wheel!
The drawing will occur at the Annual IFMA Holiday Luncheon in December, where you can win $100 Gift Prize, $75 Gift Prize, or a Free San Diego Chapter Membership for one year!

See flyer to learn more. 
Congratulations to IFMA San Diego Scholarship Winner
The board of the San Diego Chapter of IFMA was pleased again this year to be able to award a $10,000 scholarship (through the IFMA Foundation). This year's recipient is Ms. Amy Cho. 
Amy is completing her Bachelor's Degree in Sustainable Building Science Technology at South Seattle College. Amy impressed the selection committee with her student accomplishments and outstanding grade point average, earned while simultaneously working at Honeywell, attending school, and caring for her toddler son. 
Amy received the South Seattle College Foundation Outstanding Student Award and the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Student Award in 2016. Last year she also became a Certified Energy Manager. Amy will be coming to a San Diego Chapter meeting soon to meet our members in person. Until then, she sent the following letter to the board to share with our membership: 
IFMA's Charity Golf Tournament: Thank You for Donating!
June's IFMA San Diego Charity Golf Tournament was a huge success on many levels. On behalf of the IFMA Community Service Committee and Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego: Thank you for your support of our online silent auction and raffle!
Together we raised $12,523.40 - surpassing our fundraised amount from 2016!
Brittani Montenegro, the Corporate and Community Philanthropy Coordinator at the Ronald McDonald House of San Diego said, "This is amazing, and we truly appreciate all of you and your support so very much!"
This event wouldn't be possible without the countless bidders and donations received. We specifically wanted to recognize the companies and organizations that donated to our online auction.
A huge "thank you" to:  AMS Paving, A.O. Reed, Ben & Jerry's Catering, Brad Stoner Painting, Callaway, Carlsbad Gourmet, Carpet Club, Caryn Worcester, CBSI, Clean Earth Restorations, Collicutt Energy, Cultura, DPR Construction, Environments by Design, Evergreen Interiors, Family Buccelletti, Frontier Communications, Gensler, Haworth, Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa, J&M Keystone, Lisa Chappell, The Maritime Museum of San Diego, Memories in Portrait, Miramar Sign Works, Mission Federal Credit Union, The Museum of Making Music, Pegasus Building Services, Printers Row Publishing Group, Pro Window Cleaning, Rancho Bernardo Inn, ReaderLink Marketing Services, Relocation Strategies, San Diego Air & Space Museum, San Diego Automotive Museum, San Diego Padres, San Diego Repertory Theatre, San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego Natural History Museum, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Steelcase, Superior Abatement Services, Sycuan Casino & Golf Resort, Ty Smith, U.S. Marine Corp Museum Foundation, and USS Midway Museum.
Meet Our Silver Sponsor
CCS - Commercial Cleaning Systems , Meaghan O'Brien 

Commercial Cleaning Systems is a commercial property janitorial service provider in the Western United States. We have a passion to be the best service provider in the commercial real estate and facility management industries. Our culture revolves around serving our customers and employees at the highest level each and every day. Our operational infrastructure, communication methods, and attention to detail are the key components of executing and delivering consistent and quality service. Our approach and mentality when addressing sudden and unforeseen obstacles are to: immediately respond, take responsibility, make no excuses, resolve the issue, and learn from each situation.

Contact her at: mobrien@commercialcleaningsystems.net  or  619.990.1953

In the News
Welcome New Members
  • Rachel Huber - ViaSAt Inc.
  • Mike Duffek - County of San Diego
  • Michael Smith - LPL Financial
  • Sarah Solis - County of San Diego
Shining a Spotlight Our Members! 

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Do you have group photos of IFMA events or IFMA memb ers on your phone?  We want them! Please send all photos  to Melanie Bamba with the subject line: IFMA Pics. 
Inked by IFMA
Greetings  IFMA Professionals and Associates!
Ink splat Does your company do business with one or more of IFMA San Diego's Professional members? 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. Identify the IFMA Professionals you are doing business with.
  2. Request their approval to share your relationship.
  3. Email Kirsten Finneran with the names of the companies you are providing services to currently or have in the past year.
  4. CC the professionals on your email to Kirsten indicating the professional's approval.
  5. Please include the type of service provided. 
  6. That's it!
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You can now get up to 100% of your energy from renewable sources. EcoChoice  is a great option if you want more renewable energy, but don't own your home, can't afford the upfront costs of solar or don't have the ability to put solar panels on your roof.   
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IFMA San Diego eNews 
I FMA San Diego eNews 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 administrator@ifmasandiego.org 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.

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

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