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JULY 2017


Congratulations to Our 2017-2018 Officers
Thank you to all chapter members, who voted in our election of officers for 2017-2018.  The results are in and our new chapter officers are:
  • President - David Suter, CFM - LEED GA
  • 1st Vice President - Steve Milinkevich
  • 2nd Vice President - Marcy Harold, FMP
  • 3rd Vice President - Donna Frick, FMP-CFM-SFP
  • Secretary - Kirsten Finneran
  • Treasurer - Michael Acosta
Help Wanted - Joint Expo Committee
The Joint Expo Committee is looking for committee members to plan the 2018 IFMA/BOMA Expo scheduled for March 2018.

Join this fun, interactive and fast-moving group of industry professionals that work very collaboratively.  Our objective is to ensure that we have a good balance of FMs and Associates to best reflect the makeup of our chapter membership.  If you are interested or would like additional information, please contact Lisa Chappell today!
Fireside Chats - Locations Needed
Is your office in South County? 
Fireside Chats wants YOU! We're looking for attendees AND a location to host our meeting. Contact    Lisa Chappell  or  Melanie Bamba   for specifics. 
Meeting space must accommodate up to 10 people.
June 2017 Luncheon Follow-up - Parking Problems!
A question was posed from the audience at the June luncheon to our speaker, Michael Wilson, that he needed to research. Here is the question and answer:

Q. Can ADA Accessible Parking stalls be assigned for dedicated use?
A. No, you cannot assign the code required accessible stalls to an individual.  However, if your facility provided more than the code minimum required ADA Accessible Parking stalls, then the stalls that exceed the minimum required could be assigned.
Volunteer Project THIS Summer: Work It, IFMA!
diverse_volunteer_group.jpg The Community Service Committee is planning a work party... and you're invited! San Diego Youth Services (SDYS) is in need of some painting and clean up at their Storefront location. A service project is currently being planned for this summer.
The committee is currently looking for helping hands to paint, clean up, and volunteer their time - anyone and everyone is welcome! SDYS is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of hundreds of homeless, runaway, abused and at-risk youth and their families across San Diego County.
If you're interested in learning more about this project, or if your company would like to donate funds or materials, please reach out to Rachel Willis for more details. 
Limited Time Offer! 
Discount for World Workplace in Houston; Oct 18-20
We are pleased to offer $100 discount for IFMA's 2017 World Workplace registration.  To take advantage of this special discount, go to the online registration form (click here for link) and enter the promotion code "Leaders17" to receive the discount off your total registration price. Take advantage of this special offer today and reserve your spot!
New Member Drive Begins in July
IFMA San Diego's Membership Committee has just announced its 2017 New Professional Member Campaign.  It will start in July and conclude on November 30th.  Please click on this attached flyer for more details. 
Educational Opportunities on Our YouTube Channel
Did you know that IFMA San Diego offers many of our educational programs online? 

Over the past several months, the Communications Committee has been recording our monthly breakfast/luncheon speakers and posting the presentations online. In fact, we have over 50 views of the ":Transformational Leadership" program (January 2017). 

So if you can't make one of our educational events, please view it on our YouTube Channel here - 
Meet Our Silver Sponsor
Brett Tyrrell
The Pegasus Difference
Pegasus Building Services is a premier provider of building maintenance and professional cleaning services to property owners and commercial real estate professionals. Unlike other building services companies, Pegasus offers both janitorial services and cutting-edge cleaning technology for critical environments. These services span virtually all manufacturing and industrial environments - through cutting-edge cleaning innovation, a commitment to cost-savings and a partnership with our customers.

Pegasus is an ESOP company that has been in the professional cleaning services industry for over 48 years covering all of the California and Arizona regions.
The Key to Our Success
Unlike other commercial cleaning service providers, Pegasus Building Services is employee-owned. When a customer picks up the phone or sees a Pegasus representative at their facility, they know they are dealing directly with an owner of the company.

Pegasus Building Services staff are in it for the long run. In the cleaning industry at large, employee turnover ranges from 200 to 300 percent a year. Turnover at Pegasus is less than 25 percent a year. This means the same person who cleans your facility today will be cleaning it tomorrow. There is no revolving door with Pegasus.

Everyone at Pegasus Building Services - from our front-line employees to our senior managers - has one overriding goal: do whatever it takes to guarantee our customers' satisfaction.

In the News
Welcome New Members
  • Christy Daly-Pranzo, DPR Construction
  • Julie Reger, Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance
  • Mike Smith, LPL Financial
  • Deb Wedemeier, Haynes Building Service
Geoff Fortuna, Cushman & Wakefield, recently earned his Certified Facility Mananger (CFM) accreditation.  CONGRATULATIONS, Geoff!
IFMA San Diego Job Bank
Do you have a facility related job opportunity you would like us to post? At no charge, we will post your job on IFMA website Job Bank.
Contact us at jobbank@ifmasandiego.org

We Want Your Photos
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!
Upcoming IFMA San Diego Events
IFMA World Workplace 2017 - Oct 18-20, 2017; Houston, Texas
Fireside Chat   - July 27
Certification Courses
News from SDG&E
SDG&E Charging Installations have begun

SDG&E has begun installing their Power Your Drive electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for apartments, businesses and condos.  With almost 25,000 plug-in EVs on our region's road, the 600 property owners and managers on the Power Your Drive interest list today, see the benefit in adding this amenity for their tenants and residents.  They also like that SDG&E will operate and maintain the chargers for the life of the program. 
How can you move up on the list?  Fill out a Power Your Drive application today at www.sdge.com/PowerYourDrive The program is first-come, first-serve, so those that have their applications submitted and move through the process quickly will move up on the list.    
Sign up on our interest list to today to learn more!  Visit www.sdge.com/PowerYourDrive or submit your application to get started right away
S ustainability Survey from ASU
A research team headed by Dr. Yueming Qiu, at Arizona State University, would like your opinion on Sustainability.  Please take a moment to complete this 8-minute survey, by clicking on this link now. 

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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.

About Us
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.

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