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JAN Luncheon
SFP Courses
New Member Breakfast
Chapter News
News fron SDG&E
UCSD Extension Courses
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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. 

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 

Friday, January 22
Come learn more about the IFMA San Diego chapter. You'll get to meet the executive board and the committee chairs while learning how to get the most out of your membership. We hope you can make it.
Date & Time: 
Friday, January 22, 2016; 7:30 to 9:00 AM
SDG&E Energy Innovation Center
4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego

Contact Caryn Worcester with any questions or call her at
REGISTER HERE. Deadline is January 19 at 5 p.m.
Members of the Year Awarded at the Holiday Social on Wed 12/16/2015
  • Associate of the Year - Katie Blizzard, Four Seasons Tree Care
  • Professional of the Year - Marcy Harold, Mission Federal Credit Union
  • Volunteer of the Year - Sheryl Chaffee-Wohl, Ntrada Design
Holiday Social's Raffle and Silent Auction
Our raffle and silent auction raised over $3300 for San Diego Youth Services.  Thanks to everyone for our efforts!

Member Spotlight
We would like to spotlight LYDIA REYES  as our member of this month.  Check out her profile. 
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
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
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2016 Events
January 13 Luncheon
January 14-15 - Leadership and Strategy
January 22 - New Member Breakfast
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.
  • Marc Steiner - Randstad Pharm
  • Amber Wood - Ricoh
  • Tom Budd - SmartDrive Systems, Inc.
  • Scott Kuder - San Diego Gas & Electric
  • Ian Bowman - Bowman Consultants
  • Stephanie Barneburg - Sparkle Freshness
  • Bobby Austin - San Diego State University

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 ·