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President’s Podium
     …from the desk of
          Michele Gregg, President

President’s Podium - August 2014

Happy August!

I was asked recently what I’d like to happen with KCIFMA this year. What a great question! I have some ideas on areas of our chapter that I’d like to promote so all members are aware of the benefits available. As we are currently working on these promotions, there will be more information to come soon; be on the lookout! I am extremely proud of how far we’ve come and the number of sponsors and members we have – my predecessors have done an amazing job. Luckily, the Exec Board and Committee Chairs are all great – both at what they do and making it look easy – so I know we’ll come out on top this year as well.

Summer is always busy and we usually see a decline in meeting attendance – not this year! I’m happy to report that all meetings have been well attended and August looks just as promising. Thank you to our Programs Committee for working hard to ensure we have relevant, interesting topics. Thank you to our members for joining us and the feedback you provide; we appreciate the support.

Since the July program meeting agenda was rather full, we have moved our Annual Meeting to the August program meeting. Please join us for a review of the 2013-14 fiscal year to be followed by what’s sure to be a very interesting program: Disaster in the Heartland - What to expect and how to prepare presented by Tom Morgan with FEMA. When disaster strikes we have little to no warning, yet in the Heartland of America we see recurring themes. Natural disasters are not a matter of "if" but "when". As Facilities Managers we have a responsibility to prepare our facilities and staff for when it is our turn to be impacted. During this presentation we will learn from the experience of others and what we can do ourselves to be ready with the lowest cost and time investment.

Click here to Register: http://kcifma.com/event_detail.cfm?eventid=761

I look forward to seeing you on August 19!!

P.S. – Don’t forget about World Work Place in New Orleans this September. It promises to be a great time!









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