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Submitted by Judy on 1/9/2012 11:03:13 PM   Last updated by Judy on 1/9/2012 11:11:38 PM

I'm having an AHA moment...where HAS the time GONE???


Just wanted to let students who are sitting for the March 2015 certification exams know that I will be leading CAP and OM online study groups beginning in mid to late October. 
I'll have final details after EFAM.

If any of my prior students would like to chime in as to what it was like to do a study group with me, feel free to do so. :)

Contact me by email at if you would like more information.
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Melanie Loughmiller, CAP-OM
Emily Arrowsmith, CAP-OM
Christina Fisch, CAP-OM
Lorrie Jordheim, CAP
Patti Layou
Sandra Thompson, CAP
Leslie Adkins, CAP-OM
Angela Amaya
Becky Ferguson
Marcia Jenkins
Lake Washington East
Lori Bodesheimer
Georgette Kammer
Linda Lane, CAP-OM
Lynanne Lewis, CAP-OM
Shelby McClure
Trisha Moore
Jacqueline Petrick, CAP
Christine Rees, CAP-OM
Helen Ross, CAP-OM
Winona Salisbury, CAP
Diana Wilson
Mount Rainier
Carroll Ferguson, CAP-OM
Lila Licens, CAP-OM
E. Tina Piety
Ann Piraino, CAP
Shihpei Stevenson, CAP-OM
Angie Struttmann
Ellen Callahan, CAP-OM
Gail Dugan
Brianna Edwards, CAP-OM
Allison Glinka, CAP-OM
Julie Iszley, CAP
Linda Tavernarakis, CAP
Tammy VanAntwerp, CAP-OM

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Congratulations to Viola Williams CAP-OM, Florida Division Member at Large who attained Member of Excellene 2013-2014.

Margaret Chuckaree
Members at Large
Florida Division
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LimoLink International will be represented once again at the EFAM MarketPlace event in just a few weeks!  Please stop by booth #307, bring your business cards for a give away, and see what's new at LimoLink!
Excited to see familiar faces and meet new ones as well!
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You are invited to attend the Thursday, July 10, Cutting Edge program, "The Admin & The iPad," presented by Andie Mewbourn, CAP-OM.

This program will detail the use of the iPad to increase productivity, manage and increase efficiency of information distribution, records management, communication, and organization and planning. Topics covered will include using the iPad for:
• Tracking emails
• Tracking calendars
• Productivity
• Data Exchange & Document Viewing
• Note Taking and Document management
• Communication and Collaboration
• Remote Desktop applications
• Expense tracking
• Project Management
• Inventory Control
• Event Planning
• Networking
This program is approved for one recertification point!

Register at
We hope to see you on Thursday, July 10, at 8:00 pm ET!
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"I am personally convinced that one person can be a change catalyst, a 'transformer' in any situation; any organization.  It takes vision, initiative, patience, respect, persistence, courage, and faith to be a transforming leader." – Steven Covey, author, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. (Submitted by Dewoun Hayes, VIP chapter installation, June 12, 2014.)

Thank you Dewoun for providing the exact, right message for my final president’s message.

As I write, my mind is flooded with all the great experiences, both created and unexpected, that occurred during my term. How fortunate I am to have led with an outstanding board of directors – Toni, Wendy, Kristi, Dortha, Karlena, Kelly, Dawn, Sue, Sharon, Lisa, and Jenny. Good leaders all, we didn’t always agree; however, whatever the final decision, we always demonstrated “one face; one voice.”  I know first-hand that the future of IAAP is in the capable hands of dedicated and passionate current and future leaders.

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In fall 2013, I was able to take an early retirement from Gateway Technical College and after suffering through the long brutal winter of 2013-14, I finally sold my condo in Racine in April.  The end of May, I moved south to warm (hot), sunny Florida.

I have a guest bedroom and I'd love to see any of my IAAP friends and acquaintances.
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Anyone else feel like it’s only been a month since Christmas, and not six? One of the supervisors I support asked me to help him find a conference room for a meeting next week. While I was looking, he said, “I can’t believe it’s July already.” Indeed!

But this is the time when the clock and calendar seem to slow to a crawl. Why? It’s about EFAM time! I got to the office this morning and read my daily digest of e-Group postings, and saw that the EFAM app was available. I quickly went to add it to my phone. It’s really a website as opposed to an app. Whatever you want to call it, it is another sign that it’s nearing time to head to Milwaukee. It’s been 4 LONG years since my last EFAM, and I’m itching to get there. I have chosen the education classes I prefer, as well as marking all the business sessions and other items. Even though I have the app, I put everything I plan to do on my work Outlook calendar, in the hopes that while I’m gone, my boss will take a peek at my calendar to see what I’m up to, and be impressed with what he sees.

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Congratulations to the newly installed SWCT Chapter Board for 2014-2015.  The installation took place at the June 17th meeting in Norwalk.  The new board will be:  Martha Zenner, President; Leah Liptak, Vice President; Carmen Roldan, CAP-OM Treasurer and Peggy Ficano, Secretary.

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Dear Friends,

There was a while before talk of the revitalization I had seriously considered letting my membership lapse. However, if you know me at all, you know that I don't give up, I dig in. When I am passionate about something, I give it 100+% and I am EXTREMELY passionate about the IAAP.

I've been reading the postings, but not responding, partly waiting for the revitalization furor to die down. Not because I didn't have anything to say/contribute or an opinion to state; but because I wanted to wait to figure out a way to prove my support of the association that has given me so much leadership training, administrative expertise, mentoring and friendships.

The goal of the Amazing Ride is to raise $60,000 and it can be done with OUR help! I truly believe in what IAAP stands for and am willing to do what it takes to give other administrative professionals the chance to gain even a little of the leadership skills, friendships, mentoring and training that you can only receive from attending events like EFAM.

I thought that my best way to not only "talk the talk, but walk the walk," would be to enter the Amazing Ride fundraiser. So I've entered and now I truly need your support during these last 

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We arrived back home in Arkansas yesterday after a full two and half days of education, networking, recognition, remembrance, and friendship during the last ever Arkansas-Oklahoma Division Annual Meeting in Catoosa, Oklahoma at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

First of all, THANK YOU, to the Tulsa Chapter for all your hard work and dedication to make this meeting a huge success. Don’t you love it when a plan comes together? I don’t think anyone complained about anything except, of course, those that lost a few dollars in the slot machines.

We were honored to have Secretary Kristi Rotvold, CAP-OM, of the Red River Chapter of Fargo, ND present to give us an update on the organizational  changes and answer our many questions. It was a pleasure to hear the optimism from our chapter leaders and the enthusiasm for the new leadership opportunities for IAAP members. Several members have been involved in the focus groups and will attend EFAM to learn more. Our final meeting as a division will be held in June 2015 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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I gave these study classes, and if you use only the new study materials (not Prentiss-Hall but the new series) you will not need any other resources.  One of the ladies who took my classes and only used the study materials passed her test the first time.
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To those members who will be attending EFAM 2014 in Milwaukee - an interest has been expressed for a group photo of the Government Employees who will be attending.  Unfortunately I will not be attending this event this year.  If someone would like to coordinate this effort a notice can be posted to message boards to schedule the photo.
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Why I became a member of IAAP

Are you thinking about becoming a member of IAAP, but don’t think it is for you, well I felt the same way eight years ago. 

Being a member of IAAP and going to the North Star Chapter meetings every month has enhanced my skills and knowledge extremely as an Administrative Professional.  The networking and the educational speakers have been beneficial for my career.  I share with my colleges, peers, and bosses what I learn at the meetings.  Several of my peers have joined me at the meetings and have joined IAAP as well.  My yearly performance review always shines with the note that I am an active member of a professional organization and continuing education.

I received my CAP certification in 2006.  I have maintained my certification by attending meetings, conferences, and other administrative duties I do on a daily basis.  I strongly suggest getting the certification – it is a high accomplishment that means a lot to me.

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Meet Antoinette Smith, CAP-OM—or Toni as she’s called. She’s the incoming president for 2014-15. Read about how IAAP has helped her career and her perspective on the changes ahead for the association. 

Q. Can you remember back to when you first got involved in IAAP? What drew you to not only that first meeting or encounter, but also what pushed you to take the step to become a member?
A. Members from IAAP held an information meeting about IAAP in my workplace. The certification program caught my attention. In addition, a coworker was a member and she used to leave chapter meeting notices and brochures on my desk from time-to-time. I decided to attend a meeting as a guest and was quite impressed with the education program and the professionalism demonstrated by the members. I had belonged to another business association, but this one was more aligned with my profession and career needs. 

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June Final Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Networking begins at 5:45 p.m.


Final Farewell!


As the chapter prepares to disband, come network and reminisce about the wonderful accomplishments that the chapter has made in its 7 short years!

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Good afternoon,
I've received many questions and wanted to post additional information regarding our upcoming webinar, "Excelling @ Excel" with Greg Creech, on Thursday, June 12, at 8:00 pm ET.

Register at and feel free to share this link with others who may be interested. Anyone interested in Excel may register for this webinar.

The fee for this webinar varies between $5, $10, or $15, and it depends on your membership status with the Cutting Edge Chapter. (Explained on our website beside each PayPal link.)

IAAP has approved this webinar for one recertification point for attendees who are in attendance for the entire program.

You will receive the login information after you pay, etc., prior to the webinar.

We look forward to having you join us!
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The 2014 Tennessee Division Annual Meeting was a success! It was wonderful seeing IAAP colleagues from across the state along with two IBOD guests, Jenny and Linda. Congratulations and THANK YOU to all involved in the organizing and planning. I truly enjoyed myself. Looking forward to seeing you all again soon!
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Healthy Eating Doesn’t Mean Going Hungry

Article with hunger killing tips and smart substitutions.

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Hello follow members at large! With all the changes going on, I;m anxious to see how things are going to turn out for us in the coming months. The town hall meeting was filled with great information, however, I still am left with many questions and concerns as to how things will be for IAAP as a whole and NC MAL individually. Does anyone have any feedback or would like to add their thoughts? 
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