In This Issue
President's Message
DEC Holiday Social
Chariry of Choice
JAN Luncheon
SFP Courses
News fron SDG&E
UCSD Extension Courses
Calendar of Events

2015 Sponsors

Quick Links
Join Our List


Please take a moment to read our president, Lisa Chappell 's message to the members of IFMA Sand Diego
Wed, Dec 16 - IFMA San Diego Holiday Social

blue-gift.jpg IFMA San Diego's Holiday Social - Mark your Calendar for Wednesday, Dec 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hilton Mission Bay, 1775 E Mission Bay Drive, San Diego. 
Join us for a little holiday cheer as we recognize our 2015 Sponsors, announce our Professional, Associate and Volunteer Members of the Year.  We will also hold our SPECTACULAR Holiday Raffle and Silent Auction.
You Still Have a Chance to Donate Items for Our Holiday Social Fundraiser - Our Goal is $3,000 to San Diego Youth Services 
  • Gift cards! All types are a huge hit - home depot, Nordstrom's, restaurant,
  • We also need about 10 really cool silent auction items ( limited to 10 max)
  • Please contact: Vicky Cate, Juli Harris or Sheryl Chaffee
Remember Registration Deadline is: 
Sunday, Dec 13 at 11:59 p.m.
"SDYS - Our Charity of Choice" - Donations, Decorating and More
Christmas is coming...and your help is needed now .
  • Can you imagine underwear and socks as a luxury?
  • Can you imagine wondering where your next meal will come from?
  • Can you imagine wishing you had a blanket?
  • How about a jacket or hoodie... everything we take for granted is not available to these teens, even food.
  • They need your help - and my team and I will make it easy for you to help!
IFMA San Diego's Community Service Committee requests your help with donations.  Suggested items (remember these kids have nothing):
  • New socks, personal hygiene items, a blanket, or a Hoodie.
  • Nonperishable food items.
  • $5 gift cards from Starbucks and McDonald's up until Christmas - for a hot meal/drink when it's cold.
  • $20/$25 Target gift cards - placed into the stockings hung on the beds at the shelter.  Cards are used for clothing.
  • For more ideas, check out the SDYS Wish List.
No time to shop - no problem! We'll do it for you...
  • Mail or give me a check, made payable to
    San Diego Youth Services - Storefront.
  • Tell us what you want to buy- and it will be purchased and donate in your name.
  • Checks can be mailed to Vicky Cate, Evergreen Interiors, 6160 Fairmount Ave #E, San Diego, Calif. 92120. 
Got a question?  
Email : 
VICKY    or    JULIE  or   SHERYL 

2015 Storefront decorating party
Monday December 7, 8:30 - 12:30 PM
(approximately 4 hours with a big crew)

What do we decorate?   Interior of 2 floors, bunk room, entertainment area, patio tree with light, rails with lights,
Needs for décor: exterior free standing items for under the lighted Christmas tree.  Feel free to bring a step stool, we can always use it!
Suggested Donations for the Kids:
  • $25 gift cards to target or Walmart,
  • $5 gift cards to Starbucks, McDonalds, Jack in the Box
  • NEW make up all skin types
  • bath and body sprays and lotions
  • wallets for both boys and girls
  • bras and panties all sizes, (no thongs)
  • Men's boxer shorts all sizes
  • Jan sport backpacks too!
Food items & kitchen needs:
  • Snack foods that can be microwaved
  • Canned snack food items
  • Fresh fruit
  • Paper towels, paper plates
  • Toilet paper (this is a never ending need)

What is San Diego Youth Services?
San Diego Youth Services was founded in 1970 as a non-profit charitable organization and has helped to stabilize the lives of over 500,000 homeless, run-away, abused and at risk youth in the San Diego area.  IFMA has adopted as our charity SDYS.   SDYS has 11 locations throughout San Diego that focus on youth.  They are working to end homelessness, prevent delinquency and school failure, break the cycle of abuse and neglect, and promote mental health and addiction recovery.
Wed, Jan 13 Luncheon
San Diego in the Global Economy
money_parachute.jpg How It's Keeping Up with Global Economy
How can San Diego keep up with an increasingly global economy and face the issue of how to adapt to today's knowledge economy? Mary Walshok, Ph.D, Dean of UCSD Extension, will be sharing her views on San Diego's economic climate and factors upon which San Diego has capitalized at key junctures in its economic growth. San Diego has been able to repurpose its assets and realign its economic development strategies continuously in order to sustain prosperity. 

Date/Time:  Wed., January 13, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Doubletree - Hotel Circle South 
1515 Hotel Circle South
San Diego, CA


Use this LINK to register.  The deadline is Sunday, January 10 at 11:59 p.m.


FMP Courses in San Diego

FMP logo FMP - Leadership & Strategy
January 14 - 15, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
My Office - 6060 Nancy Ridge, San Diego, CA
For more details or to register now, please click here
Registration deadline:  January 5, 2016

Course Questions:
  Please contact Mac McCardle or call 858.210.4020

Plan Ahead - Mark Your Calendar Now! 
2016 FMP & CFM Course - Mark Your Calendar:

Mar 10 & 11 - Finance & Business 
May 11 thru 13 - CFM Exam Review & FM Learning System 
July 14 & 15 - Operations & Maintenance 
Aug 11 & 12 - Project Management 
Nov 9-11 & Dec 7-9 - Sustainability Facility Professional 

News from SDG&E
Your business' energy pricing plan is changing 
If you have a small or mid-sized business, be on the lookout for your specific details on transitioning to a new Whenergy® pricing plan. Your notice will be sent by SDG&E letting you know what plan you'll transition to. You can opt out to another available plan anytime during the transition period. You will be switched to a new pricing plan between November 1, 2015 and April 30, 2016.  
Visit WHENERGY  to learn more.
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 INNOVATION CENTER for a list of classes and to learn more.
If you've got a small business, SDG&E has new pricing plans that could save you money.
New rates can be a big change, so to help you learn more SDG&E has made a special website: WHENERGY.

There you'll be able to:
  • Explore new Whenergy plans for your business
  • Compare Whenergy Pricing options
  • Get answers to common questions
If your business can shift electricity use away from peak hours, then you may be able to save money with these new Whenergy plans. To compare Whenergy pricing with what you're currently paying, visit WHENERGY .
UCSD Extension Classes
There is also a two day STORMWATER WORKSHOP  offered at UCSD on December 9.  For details click on the link above.

Here is a listing of upcoming extension courses offered at UCSD
Winter Quarter Facilities Management Courses:
Winter Quarter Sustainability Courses:
Calendar of Events - Plan Ahead
IFMA-SD eNews Banner
2015 Events - Mark Your Calendar
December 7 - Decorating at SDYS Storefront
December 10-12 - SFP Course:  Sustainability Facility Professional - Part 2
December 16 - Holiday Social
2016 Events
January 14-15 - Leadership and Strategy
March 10-11 - Finance and Business
May 11-13 - CFM exam review and FM Learning System
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.
  • Tom Budd, SmartDrive Systems, Inc.
  • Scott Kuder, San Diego Gas & Electric
  • Joseph Schmidt, Universal Building Maintenance
  • Marc Steiner, Randstad Pharma
  • Amber Wood Ricoh
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 ·