In This Issue
It's All about People
FM Roundtables
DEC Holiday Social
SFP Courses
Professional Member Campaign
News fron SDG&E
REV Sustainability Circle
Calendar of Events

2015 Sponsors

Quick Links
Join Our List


November 11th Luncheon
It's all about the People - Building a Culture that Produces Awesome Results
Never mind smartphones, biotechnology and streaming video. If you wanted to handily beat the stock market over the last decade, you should have bought WD-40 Co. Its stock keeps rising in lockstep with its sales. While the benchmark Standard & Poor's 500 index has gained about 70% in the last 10 years, WD-40's stock is up more than 200%.

How does Garry Ridge, WD40 CEO, lead his team to this kind of success?  Come find out at our luncheon on November 11th at the SDGE Innovation Center.
DATE:  Wednesday, Nov 11, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
SDG&E Energy Innovation CenterLOCATION: 
4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA   
CLICK HERE for registration details.  Deadline to register is Sunday, November 8 at 11:59.m.
November FM Roundtables
FM Roundtables are designed for the facility professional only.  Roundtables give attendees the opportunity to discuss and share challenges that they encounter daily.  To participate in one of the roundtables, please email Ben Friesen

Kearny Mesa
County of SD Operations Center Building
Thursday, Nov 19,
8:00 - 9:00 am

North County
Mira Mesa College - Oceanside Campus
One Barnard Drive, Oceanside - Student Center, Rm Atzlan A/B Conference Room
Thursday, Nov 19, 3:30 to 5:00 PM

Rancho Bernardo
Tuesday, Nov 17, 8:00 - 9:00 am

La Jolla Inst for Allergy & immunology
Wednesday, Nov 18,
8:00 - 9:00 am

FM's in Education
San Diego Unified School District
Monday, November 9th - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
"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 by bringing donations to the NOVEMBER luncheon. 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 
See you at lunch - and remember -
Bring your underwear to lunch! ... and gift card too!

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.
Sustainability Action Plan - Success in the Workplace
Educational Breakfast on Wed, December 2; 8:00 to 10:00 AM 
DPR Construction

Prominent San Diego organizations break-down how they successfully implemented a company-wide sustainability plan as well as the steps involved in engaging employees and stakeholders. Challenges, lessons learned, key resources and successes will be shared along with the long-term positive impact on the employees, the organization and the community.
Learn more...

Registration Deadline:  Sun 11/29/2015 at 11:59 AM 


blue-gift.jpg IFMA San Diego's Holiday Social - Mark your Calendar for Wednesday, Dec 16th at Hilton Mission Bay.  Details coming soon.
Donations Now Being Accepted 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
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 

2015 Professional Member Campaign

The Membership Committee is excited to announce the 2015 Professional Member Campaign! We have a goal of inviting 50 new professional members to join IFMA SD by November 30, 2015! 


 We are asking each existing member to invite new potential facility managers to an IFMA SD luncheon during the promotional period. You will receive recognition at each luncheon you bring a new potential facility manager to! 


 For every facility manager you bring, you will receive a ticket for a prize drawing! For every facility manager you sponsor and joins IFMA SD you will receive a second ticket for a bigger prize drawing! The drawing winners will be announced at the December Holiday Social!

For more information please talk to one of your Membership Committee members at check-in or email Lydia Reyes


To sign up a potential Facility Manager for a IFMA SD Luncheon please email Caryn.

SDG&E has online energy management tools to help your business. 
Small businesses can track the ups and downs of energy bills with My Account. Log in at MY ACCOUNT and click the "My Energy" tab for an at-a-glance view of your business's energy information. You can get both your current and forecasted bill for the month, review your hourly, weekly or monthly energy use, analyze your bill changes and subscribe to weekly energy use summary emails.  Learn more at 
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

REV Sustainability Circle Participation Available FREE  


The City of San Diego's GREEN BUSINESS NETWORK PROGRAM's goal is to reduce CO2 gas output and lower KWH and water usage,  increase recycling as well as promote sustainability by engaging customers, visitors and employers.
Click here for more details
Calendar of Events - Plan Ahead
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2015 Events - Mark Your Calendar
November 4-6 SFP Course:  Sustainability Facility Professional - Part 1
November 9 - FM Roundtable
November 11 - Monthly Luncheon
November 17 - FM Roundtable
November 18 - FM Roundtable
November 19 - FM Roundtable 
December 2 - Educational Breakfast  
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.
  • Carlos Arzola, B+C Furniture Solutions
  • Jacqueline Brown, American Technologies
  • Shawna Carlson, Siemens Industry
  • teve Gore, Gore Realty Group
  • Ronald Lovell, Helix Mechanical
  • Mark Manning, Connectrac

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 ·