Welcome to the
Kansas City Chapter
International Facility Management Association
President’s Podium - April 2015
Hello all and happy April! It’s Spring and the weather has been fantastic. The Chapter has some exciting programs and events planned – we hope you participate to guarantee their success! The April Program meeting will be held at CRB Engineering, and will focus on Operations Improvement (IFMA Core Competencies of Maintenance and Operations). Click here to Register.
In May, we’re heading to the Zoo for a tour. Attendees are limited to 75, so register early! Click here to register. And June 2 is our annual golf outing – it’s a great opportunity to come network and have fun while supporting the Chapter’s scholarship fund. Please join us! (Registration will be open soon).
Attending programs meetings and events is the best way to show your support of the Chapter. It’s a once a month commitment – if you haven’t been in a while, I encourage you to join us on April 21.
Calling all professional members – we need you. All of you know how much I rave on our sponsors and associate members. They help sustain our Chapter financially. However, it needs to be addressed that our ratio of professionals to associates is edging closer and closer. The problem occurs when we have so many associate members that we are no longer serving our purpose. “IFMA exists to guide and develop the practice of facility management worldwide. IFMA advances the facility management profession through education, credentialing, government relations, professional development/leadership opportunities, research and standards development” (ifma.org). Associate members join to network and reach the FMs; what happens when there are not FMs with whom to network? John Alexander is running a great membership campaign, designed to increase our professional membership base by at least 10 new members. We need your help to make this campaign a success and keep our Chapter thriving and purposeful. If you know an FM that is not a member, invite them to a meeting. Tell them why you are a member and the benefits you experience. And again, if you are a professional member who hasn’t been to a meeting in a while, come back, we’d love to have you!