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Letter from David Suter, President of IFMA San Diego
Dear San Diego Chapter Members, 
I want to first thank you for your continued trust in the leadership of the San Diego Chapter, and for allowing me to guide this amazing Chapter for this next year. I also want to thank our outgoing President, Lisa Chappell, for her dedicated leadership over the last 2 years. Under her direction, this Chapter has made tremendous strides in connecting with our members by providing more regional and FM focused events. She will remain active not only on the Executive Board as a mentor, but will maintain her role as the Co-Chair of the Education and Professional Development Committee and the Fireside Chats Committee.  READ MORE

IFMA San Diego Announces New Mentorship Program!
Your San Diego Chapter is adding a new opportunity for members to further develop their FM skills through the new Mentorship Program.   
Whether you seek mentorship for professional development in a particular facilities management related area, or are interested in mentoring 
someone towards achieving a goal, we all can benefit!
The Mentorship Committee is being co-chaired by John Ritter, CFM-S FP and Debra Gutzmer, CFM-SFP and assisting team members include Kyle Bakewell, CFM, Sheri Perkins, FMP-FSO, Glenda Didienne, and Tommy Friedrich.

Register now for kickoff happy hour- Mentor-Fest coming October 4th!
IFMA-SD & SDBEA Give Back this Holiday Season
Help IFMA & SDBEA support Warrior Foundation Freedom Station by bringing your donations to lunch!
At our October and November lunch meetings, 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.
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
  • Gary Griffin, Harbro Emergency Services & Restoration
  • James Kelley, Landcare
  • Marc Medina, Allianz Global Investors
  • Melissa Morales, Genentech Inc.
  • Sara Suter, CBSI
Patrick Broe, from the County of San Diego, recently completed and earned his FMP designation.
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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
Mark Your Calendars! 2018 FMP, CFM and SFP Course Dates - More details will be released soon.
  • Leadership & Strategy: Jan 18-19
  • Finance & Business:  March 8-9
  • Essentials of Facility Management:  April 18-20
  • CFM Exam Prep Workshop - May 10-12
  • Operations & Maintenance - July 12-13
  • Project Management - August 9-10
  • SFP Course - Nov 14-16 and Dec 5-7
News from SDG&E
SDG&E's EV 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.
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.

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.

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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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