InternationalAssociationof
AdministrativeProfessionals
SouthWestMetroChapter
Newsletter
November2011
SouthWest Metro Chapter Meeting
November 17, 2011
“Workplace Ethics”
HowtoKeepYourJobWithoutLosingYourIntegrity
NanDeMarsisapastInternationalPresidentofIAAP andaninternationally‐recognizedthoughtleaderand
practitionerintheareaofworkplaceethics.Herpresentationwillshedlightonhowtobesthandleethical
dilemmaswhileupholdingyourpersonalandprofessionalstandards.Nan’srecentlypublishedbook,You’veGOT
ToBeKidding!HowtoKeepYourJobWithoutLosingYourIntegrity(JohnWiley&Sons)isamust‐readfortoday’s
officeprofessionals.
Asilentauctionfundraiserforthechapterwillalsobeheldduringthechaptermeeting.Giveyourselfthegiftof
attendingthispresentationandinvestinginyourcareerandatthesametimegivingyourselfthegiftoftimeby
gettingsomeholidayshoppingdonethatalsobenefitsyourchapter.
Time:5:30pm–8:00pm
Location:EmbassySuites,2800AmericanBoulevardWest,Bloomington,MN
SouthWestMetroIAAPBoard
PresidentSandyMenning‐Glavan
President‐ElectJoanneJohnsonCAP
VicePresidentMindyCox
TreasurerJodyTurekCAP
SecretaryMarianLuftCPS
Treasurer‐ElectKristenAmesCPS/CAP
MN-ND-SD Fall Conference
Alexandria, MN
October 14-16, 2011
President‐ElectJoanneJohnsonCAPand
PresidentSandyMenning‐Glavanatthe
Saturdayeveningbanquet. JanRiceCPS,NorthwestDistrictDirector
KristiRotvoldCPS/CAP,andMarianLuft
CPS.
MarvelThorne,JoanMeyersCAP,andNancy
JanickiCPS/CAP
GettingdowntobusinesswiththeMN‐ND‐SD
Divisionboard:SecretaryJessicaEastling,President
DawnStaycoff,ParliamentaryAdvisorVictoria
HalversonCPS/CAP,President‐ElectBrendaJindra,
andTreasurerMelissaTofte.
MN‐ND‐SDDivisionBylaws
ChairCharWilkinsonCPSand
PresidentDawnStaycoff.
Bylawsarefun!
TreasurerJodiTurekCAPjoinsotherMN‐ND‐SD
membersintoastingthefirstMN‐ND‐SDFall
conferencethatNorthStarchapterparticipates
inaftertheircharter.Cheers! SouthWestMetroIAAPNewsletter
November2011
President’sMessage
IattendedtheMinnesota‐NorthDakota‐SouthDakotaDivisionFallConferenceatthe
ArrowwoodResortinAlexandria,Minnesota.ItwasagreatweekendallaroundandI
thankyouforsendingmethereasthechapterdelegate.
LookingbackatthisconferenceandothersthatI’veattended,onepartofthetripthat
I’vecometoreallylikeisthedrivetotheconference.I’mreallynotfondofcartrips,
butthechancetohavegooduninterruptedconversationwithanotherchaptermemberisreallysomethingthat
sticksoutinmymind.ThistripIwasluckytosharetheridewithNancyJanicki.Wedidn’tsolvetheworld’s
problemsbutwejustgottoknowalittlemoreabouteachother.
WearrivedearlyonFridaymorningtoattendthetouratTastefullySimpleheadquarters.Itwasveryinteresting
tolearnthehistory,philosophy,andcultureofthisuniqueMinnesotacompany.
TheafternoonspeakerwasTheresaRosewithherpresentation,FindingYourMojo:TheABCsofLivingin
Abundance,Balance,andCreativity.Itwasfunandinspiring.
SomeMojoBustersthatcanholdyouback:
 Ignoringthesigns
 I’llbeHappyWhen...
 Victimhood
 AlternativeRealities(TV,computersetc.)&
 ToxicOverloadofNegativePeople,Places,and
Things
Onceyoufindyourbusters,lookforyourMojo
Boosters:
 SelfCare
 Play
 Presence
 Mindfulness&
 Gratitude
Idon’tthinkanyonewillforgetTheresaandherhulahoops.Theywerebigandfun!IknowthatJodyTurekwas
inspiredanddidsomeresearchintomakingherownhulahoop.
Saturday,accomplishedmusicianBillyMcLaughlinrecountedhisbattlewithDystonia,aneurologicaldisorder
thatcausedhimtohavetore‐learnhowtoplaytheguitarwithhisoppositehand.ThemainthingIwill
rememberbesideshiswonderfulmusicistonevergiveuptoosoon.
Saturdayevening’sentertainmentwasaliveauctionofbasketsandotheritemsfromallchaptersinattendance
forfundraising.Wehadalotoffun.
Sundaymorning,MikeFoleypresentedLivingtheLifeYouWereMeanttoLive.Themessagehereistosetgoals
andthensetoutonaplantoaccomplishthatgoal.Heasks,“Whatwillyoudonextweektostartprogresson
thatgoal?”Itmightbeaverylittlestep,likewalkingaroundtheblock,asasteptocompletingamarathon.
ThemoredivisionmeetingsthatIattend,themorefunIhave.Ihighlyencourageallmemberstotryandattend
oneofthesemeetingswhenyouhavethechance.TenSouthWestMetromembersattendedthismeeting.I
believeitwasthebestrepresentationofanychaptereitherbypercentofmembers25%ortotalcount.
TheDivisionAnnualMeetingwillbeheldinSt.PaulthiscomingMay.Let’sseehowmanymemberswecanget
toattend!I’dliketoberecognizedasthechapterwiththehighestmemberattendance!
CongratulationstoMindyCoxandherOpenHouseandVendorShowCommittee!Iwasveryproudofhow
everythingturnedout.Wehadanicevarietyofvendors,alotofmemberswereonhand,andwehadagood
numberofguestsinattendancetoo.Bestofall,KatieMcMahonofFabconsignedonasanewmember,andwe
believethattwoorthreeotherswhoweretherewillalsobesigningupsoon.
Nextup,NanDeMarswillbeourSpeakerattheNovember17meeting.WeareveryexcitedtohaveNanatthe
meetingandwearehopingforagoodcrowd.Nan’stopic,workplaceethics,isasubjectthataffectsusall.Bring
alongacopyofNan’slatestbookYou’veGOTToBeKidding!HowtoKeepYourJobWithoutLosingYourIntegrity
andNanwillsignitforyou.IwenttoBarnesandNoblelastweektopickupacopyandtheywereoutofstock,
soyoumayneedtoplanaheadandorderitonline.
WewillalsobeholdingourAnnualSilentAuctionthatsameevening,ourlargestfundraiseroftheyear.Ifyou
haveitemstodonate,informationisavailableinthisissueorbesuretocontactmeandI’llgetyouthe
informationyouneed.
Soonourwebsitewillbemigratedtothenewwebcommunity.Ican’twaittotakealook.It’sonlythebeginning
andwe’llbeaskingforyourinputinthecomingweeksaswegettoknowallthatisavailabletousinthisnew
format.
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SouthWestMetroIAAPNewsletter
November2011
VicePresident’sMessage–CareerOpenHouseandVendorShow
Theopenhousewasahugesuccess!Therewere20vendors,twoofwhichwereIAAP,26members,and13
guests.Ahugethankyougoesouttoeveryonewhocameandsupportedthiswonderfulevent.Also,Iespecially
wanttothankeveryonewhohelpedmakethiseventasuccess.Icouldn’thavedoneitwithoutyou!
SouthWest Metro Open House and Vendor Show
October 27, 2011
Membersandguestsnetworkduringthe
event.
Hospitalitycommitteeco‐chairsPatThiewesand
PaulaJoneswelcomeattendees!
Avendorhasguestsandmembers
checkingtheirwares.
CommunityServiceCommittee
ToysforTotsisourNovemberserviceprojectforthechapter.Startshoppingnowforthatperfectgiftforachild
whowillreallyappreciatebeingrememberedovertheholidays.
FundraisingCommittee
Ourchapterneedsyourhelp!SeetheattachedSilentAuctionflyerattheendofthisnewsletter.
ChapterMemberSpotlight
JoanMeyersCAPwassenttoFloridainOctoberasaDairyQueenrepresentativesfortheirsponsorshipofthe
Children’sMiracleNetwork!
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SouthWestMetroIAAPNewsletter
November2011
MembershipCommittee
SheriLarson,AdvanceAutoParts,joinedourchapterinSeptember2011!
KatieMcMahon,FabconInc.,joinedatourOpenHouse/VendorShowinOctober.
GinaEbhardt,VHAUpperMidwest,joinedinNovember.
CongratulationstoSheri,KatieandGinaonyourchoicetobecomemembersoftheSouthwestMetrochapterof
IAAP.Youhavechosentopositivelyimpactyourprofessionaladministrativefuture.
GettoknowyourMembershipTeam:
Hello!MynameisLynnWood.IjoinedIAAPinFebruary2004.InmyIAAPjourneyIhavebeenonthe
hospitality,fundraising,andpublicrelationscommittees.Ialsofulfilledatermaschaptervicepresident.I
believebeingapartofacommitteebringsoutthebestinyourIAAPexperience!Ihavegrowninmyprofessional
careerbyusingwhatIhavelearnedfrombeingapartofthosecommittees.Ihavealsoimprovedmypersonal
developmentwithmyroleasvicepresidentinworkingwithseveralothermemberstoputtogethertheopen
house.IfeeloneofthemanyvaluesofIAAPisyoucantryonacommitteeandifitdoesn’tfeelrightyoucantry
anotheruntilyoufindtheonethatfitsyou!
Reminders:

LynnWoodwillbesendinginanamebadgeordertheendofNovember.PleaseseeLynn,LisaorRenee
forabadgeorderform.
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Wealsoneedyourhelpincollectingpastissuesofthe“OfficePro”magazinetouseinourprospective
membershippackets.Youcandropthemoffwithanyoneofus. HappyThanksgivingfromYourMembershipTeam,
ReneeBreiwickCPS/CAP,LisaKeenan,LynnWood
MN‐ND‐SDDivisionCommunications:
MentoringProgram
NovemberGreetingstoMN‐ND‐SDDivisionMembers,
Ibetwecanallthinkofatleastonepersonwhowelookeduptoinourlives;someonewho
wewenttoforadvice,guidance,orjusttotalk.I’msureyoucanthinkofatleastone
person–whatdidtheydoforyou?Thereisanameforthesetypesofpeopleinourlives–
theyarecalledmentors.
Thedictionarydefinesamentorasanexperiencedadviserandsupporter:somebody,
usuallyolderandmoreexperienced,whoadvisesandguidesayounger,lessexperiencedperson.Amentorcan
alsobecalledatrainer:aseniororexperiencedpersoninacompanyororganizationwhogivesguidanceand
training.Doesamentorreallyhavetobesomeoneolder?Canayoungerpersonprovideguidancetosomeone
older?Beingamentortosomeoneorbeingthementeeknowsnobounds.
TheMN‐ND‐SDDivisionMentoringProgramistheperfectopportunitytoconnectwithyourfellow
administrativepersonnelonavarietyoflevels.Maybeyou’reanewmemberandwantamentorinyourchapter
tolearnmoreabouttheorganization?Maybethereisaspecialskillyouhavealwayswantedtolearnbutjust
neededtherightpersontoteachittoyou.
Thegoaloftheprogramistoensureeachofourmembersisprovidedwiththeresourcestheyneedtoenhance
thesuccessoftheircareer.Amentorcannotbeamentorwithoutamentee.Maybeyouhaveawealthof
knowledgeonacertaintopicthatyoujustcan’twaittosharewithyourfellowIAAPmembers.Wearehereto
help.Visitwww.iaap‐mnndsd‐division.org/mnndsddivision/mentoringformoreinformationore‐mail
[email protected]‐mnndsd‐division.orgtosignup.
DivisionMentoringCommittee–CareerConnections
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MarvelThorne,30yrs
GloriaOvesonCPS/CAP,14yrs
JillAudette,10years
LuanneJorgenson,CPS/CAP7yrs
SherrillMozey,5yrs
MarianLuftCPS,4yrs
AngelaGillquistCAP,3yrs
SouthWestMetroDecemberChapterDates:
December8:BoardMeeting
December29:Newsletterarticlesdue
MetroLakesHolidayParty
TheMetroLakesCouncil(MLC)holidaypartyisbeinghostedbytheNorthSuburbanchapteronThursday
December1attheCrownPlazaMinneapolisNorth.RegistrationdeadlineisNovember25.Theflyeris
attached.Plantoattendandexpandyournetwork.
GiftsforresidentsoftheMaranathaCareCenterwillbecollected.A“wishlist”ofgiftideasisalsoattachedto
thisnewsletter.Thiswilltaketheplaceofourchapter’sDecembercommunityserviceproject.
Research&Educational(R&E)FoundationNewScholarshipforEFAM
Reminder:R&E'snew2012EFAMScholarshipProgram thathelpscoverthecostofattendancefortemporarily
unemployedadminsorthosewhohaveneverbeentoEFAMbeforewillacceptapplicationsthroughJan31.
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SOUTHWEST METRO CHAPTER, IAAP
SILENT AUCTION
November 17, 2011 Meeting
OUR CHAPTER NEEDS YOUR HELP!
To help celebrate the Holidays and support the SouthWest Metro Chapter, we are conducting our
sixth annual “Silent Auction” at our November 17 chapter meeting. The silent auction is not only an
outstanding fund raiser for our chapter, but it is an excellent opportunity to do some holiday shopping!!
We are requesting that each member donate one or more items to our silent auction. You may donate
as many items as you wish; the more items, the merrier. Be creative and remember that many
members will be doing their holiday shopping. A few suggestions for items could be: gift certificates,
theme baskets (fall, holiday, spa, chocolate romance, wine, movie night, etc.), jewelry, holiday items,
crafts, paintings, etc. etc. The more creative you are, the better. The auction begins during the
networking/social hour and will conclude at the end of the business meeting.
Please let us know by November 10 (using the form below) what items you will be donating. Please
bring the items with you to the November 17 chapter meeting and be sure to indicate the minimum bids
on all your items.
We are looking forward to a very successful and “fun” silent auction and are counting on everyone’s
participation. Come prepared to bid! Let’s make this our chapter’s best silent auction fund raiser! Our
most profitable silent auction raised $600, so let’s raise our stakes this year to an even higher goal.
We are counting on you and thank you for supporting your chapter!
Char Wilkinson, CPS
Program Committee
952-933-3424
[email protected]
Gloria Oveson, CPS/CAP
Chair, Fundraising Committee
952-831-4711
[email protected]
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SOUTHWEST METRO CHAPTER, IAAP
SILENT AUCTION
Name: ________________________________________________________________________
Description of Item(s): ____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Estimated Value: __$_________________________ Minimum Bid: __$_______________________
Donor Signature: ______________________________ Date: ____________________________
The IAAP North Suburban Chapter
invites you to attend the
Entertainment provided by
GL Berg Entertainment
Glen Everhart
“ . . . is an accomplished musician with
an incredible voice, but his musical and
educational credentials aren’t the only
reason you will want to work with him.
What makes his show so special? No
matter the audience, Glen knows how to
use his talents to break down barriers
and bring people out of their shells.”
MLC Holiday
Party
On December 1, 2011
F
From
5:30
5 30 – 8:00
8 00 p.m.
Cost: $28.00
Crowne Plaza Minneapolis North
2200 Freeway Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN 55430
Bring a Christmas
ornament to exchange!
For our community service project,
please bring an unwrapped gift for
senior residents at Maranatha Care
Center, Brooklyn Center. NSC will
deliver wrapped gifts to the residents.
Name:
________________________________ □ CPS
Address:
________________________________
________________________________
________________________________
Email:
________________________________
Company/Chapter:
________________________________
Menu Selection:
□ Herb Roasted Pork Loin
□ CAP
□ CPS/CAP
If your chapter is planning on
having
a g a table
ab e for
o fundraising,
u d a s g,
please send check payable to
NSC to Donna Hanson,
CPS/CAP – the fee is
$10/table.
□ Parmesan Chicken
Registration through November 25, 2011
Please make check payable to NSC & send check to:
Donna Hanson, CPS/CAP, Abbott Northwestern Hospital,
800 E. 28th Street, MR 11139, Minneapolis, MN 55407
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