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Open Letter from Tony Keane, CAE President & CEO of IFMA
Impact of Hurricane Harvey
Many in our IFMA family have been substantially impacted by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. Thank you for your support over the past few days - the water levels in Houston are still rising, but they are no match for the outpouring of support our staff and Houston Chapter have received from the global IFMA community.
Our primary focus is the safety and well-being of staff. Some of our colleagues have evacuated, others have seen their homes flood, and even more are without power or internet. Fortunately, we do not believe any of our colleagues have suffered physical harm, and the bulk of Houston-based staff have, thus far, avoided major damage to their homes. We are working to ensure that all employees have the resources needed to make it through the storm and facilitate a quick recovery.   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.

Watch for details on how to participate on the Chapter website, and stay tuned for a kickoff happy hour event- Mentor-Fest coming in October 4th!
SDYS Painting Party Success
Again, thank you to everyone who came out to paint, scrape, sand and clean!! We had nearly 20 volunteers at this year's service project benefiting San Diego Youth Services. 
Special recognition goes out to Evergreen Interiors for donating our terrarium prizes, and to Pacific Rim Mechanical and Carpet Club for bringing the largest team of helpers.
Thank you to the following vendors for supplying materials, food and sweet treats:
Ben & Jerry's of Seaport Village
Brad Stoner Painting
Carpet Club
Evergreen Interiors
Pall Corp
Relocation Strategies
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
  • Dee Baker, Specialized Pipe Technologies
  • Stephen Baruch, Occupational Services
  • David Daniel, Wildan Group
  • Ian Fuller, Invicta FMS
  • James Gillard, Dexcom
  • Tom Lafever, Allianz Global Investors
  • Morgan Smith, County of San Diego
  • Brad Sparks, HCI Systems
  • Raeleen Takaes, HCI Systems
  • Heather Vargas, Procopio Cory Hargreaves and Savitch LLP
  • David Zajac, FM Professional
Shining a Spotlight Our Members!
This month we are featuring our professional member - TuYet Vu  

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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!
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News from SDG&E
Uncover savings for your business and get a free energy check-up
Check out SDG&E's  Business Energy Solutions program. New energy-efficient equipment at no cost or a discount is available to eligible business customers. Simply take a moment to complete the interest form at  sdge.com/BES. An authorized contractor will schedule an appointment to evaluate your facility, conduct an energy checkup at no cost, and provide a full report on potential energy-saving opportunities. Eligible customers can apply for  On-Bill Financing (OBF) to cover the co-pay portion of their projects. OBF helps qualified business customers pay for energy-efficient business improvements through their SDG&E® bill. Visit  sdge.com/obf for more info. Keep the energy savings coming when you qualify for the installation of free smart thermostats for your business. Learn more at  sdge.com/bizthermostats.
SDG&E Seminars - SDG&E Energy Innovation Center 
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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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