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November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month
More than 1,000 youth live on the streets of our county and those numbers are rising.
San Diego Youth Services (SDYS) works to fight the tragedies of homeless youth and youth in crisis. Founded in 1970, SDYS now provides services to more than 19,000 children and their families each year.
SDYS has the only 24-hour shelter for homeless youth in the county, drop-in centers providing resources and basic needs for struggling youth and an Outreach Team seeking out youth in need on the streets several nights a week.  Learn more and get involved at www.sdyouthservices.org.  
SDYS is IFMA San Diego's Charity of Choice for the upcoming Holiday Social on Wednesday, December 13 th
IFMA-SD & SDBEA Give Back this Holiday Season
Help IFMA & SDBEA support Warrior Foundation Freedom Station by bringing your donations to lunch!
At our November lunch meeting, we'll be collecting food, personal care products, clothing and other items for the Warrior Foundation. These items will be distributed to local military men and women who have bravely served our country.
Collect donations at your office or on your own and for every 5 items or $5 in gift cards you bring, earn a raffle ticket for December's Holiday Luncheon. These items will be collected in yellow bins at the October and November IFMA San Diego luncheons.  Click here to view the wish list! 
The Warrior Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting these warriors by, "providing quality-of-life items, support services and transitional housing designed to assist them and their families during recovery".
Thank you for your help!
Our "Finest" Holiday Social Yet
Auction Art Sneak Peek!
This year's IFMA SD Holiday Social is ramping up... in fact, we've already started to collect Silent Auction & Raffle donations! Our first silent auction item on the list? This Wyland "Turtle" landscape - a rare item to grace our silent auction. The artwork is an original Chinese Brush piece from an archived gallery, completed in 2013 and valued at $4,800. The frame is a satin black piano finish and spans 43" x 37".
Check it out at our December luncheon!  Looking to donate your own piece of art, silent auction item or raffle prize? Contact Rachel Willis for more information.
What's your marketing plan for 2018?
Sponsor concept with workstation on a light green wooden desk
Think about the possibilities of an annual sponsorship with IFMA.   If your company does business with facility managers, being an IFMA sponsor can help take you to the next level.  Raise brand awareness in the organization and build strategic partnerships with Facility Managers.  Receive discounts, exposure at events throughout the year and more!  
Keep an eye out for the 2018 sponsorship packages coming out soon.  Feel free to contact Kirsten Finneran , sponsorship committee chair, for more details as well.

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. 
In the News
Welcome New Members
  • Christy Ballard, San Diego Electric Sign
  • David Carrera, B&C Office Interiors
This Month's Spotlight  
IFMA San Diego's New Mentorship Committee - Check them out

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To view several of our past educational programs, please visit our YouTube Channel at SDIFMA  

IFMA San Diego Blog
Read more about facility management related organizations and local news.  Check it out at  IFMASD Blog 
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 Events
ROI Of Happiness - Wed, Nov 15, 11:30 AM 
Fireside Chat - Thurs, Nov 30, 1:00 PM 
Sustainability Tour - Tues, Dec 5, 10:00 AM 
Holiday Social - Wed, Dec 13, 11:30 AM 
Community Service Projects 
Please contact  Vicky Cate or Rachel Willis for more details 
  • Christmas Decorating at Tay Academy - Fri, Dec 1, 9:00 AM
  • Christmas Decorating at the Storefront - Thurs, Dec 7, 8:00 AM
  • Take down Christmas Décor at Storefront - Thurs, Jan 11
  • Take down Christmas Décor at Tay Academy - Fri, Jan 12
  • Click on detailed flyer here.
Certification Courses
2018 FMP, CFM and SFP Course Dates
News from SDG&E
SDG&E's Business Tips and Tools Help Speed Disaster Recovery 
A disaster such as a fire or earthquake can disrupt your business without warning, sometimes at great cost. Being prepared can help you restore operations faster and limit your losses.
You'll find the basics outlined in our four-minute video, "Emergency Preparedness for Businesses," at sdge.com/business/emergency   . Steps you should take include: developing a written plan; training staff; practicing emergency procedures; stocking emergency supplies; maintaining defensible space; backing up and storing information securely off site; and periodically testing equipment, such as electric generators and smoke detectors.
Visit  ready.gov/business  for tools you can use to develop or improve a disaster preparedness program for your business. You'll find an automated disaster recovery plan tool in the business continuity planning software, and a series of business continuity training videos.
Last Call for Energy-efficiency Classes at the Energy Innovation Center
Discover how to distill your message down to a 15-second elevator pitch that is both repeatable and memorable.   Learning to Sell Energy- Efficiency Effectively  (see link to class below)  is a must class for any professional in the energy industry interested in getting insights, focus and skills to maximize their closing ratio. This will be held on Friday, November 3rd from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.  Or check out SDG&E's Fundamentals for Effective Business Energy Management (see link to class below) class on Tuesday, November 7, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Whether you're a trade professional, business owner or homeowner, you can gain basic and advanced skills in green building practices. Specialized energy efficiency and sustainability courses are a great way for businesses to competitively get ahead. Keep current on the latest technologies that can help your business save energy and money. Check out our classes at  seminars.sdge.com .
To learn more about SDG&E's Energy Innovation Center's self-guided sustainability tours, tool lending library and classes visit  sdge.com/eic .
SDG&E Seminars - SDG&E Energy Innovation Center 
Affiliated Organization News & Events
San Diego's Environmental Services Dept - Open Forum on Waste & Recycling Study

The City of San Diego's Environmental Services Department is conducting a study to evaluate the pros and cons of implementing a districted system for the collection of solid waste, recyclables and organics from businesses and apartments. Read more.

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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.

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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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