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Take a Moment Monday April 29, 2013 Volume I, Issue 2

Citrus Valley Chapter Highlights

Citrus Valley Chapter Highlights

Special Proclamation(s) for Citrus Valley Chapter Regional/National Highlights APW 2013 California Division Meeting/Annual Education Forum EFAM EFAM All Division Dinner Save the Date – PDD, October 5, Fullerton, CA What’s The Buzz Downtown News PDD Kickoff CA Division Bylaw Review Next Meeting Proposed 2013-14 Slate EFAM Schedule Bunco Silent Auction Collection Guest blogger ~ Ellen Schultz, CAP-OM (who’s next?) Q&A Send TaMM suggestions New and improved website: Editor: Vicki Hahn, CAP-OM

Citrus Valley Chapter Vice President accepts Special Proclamation from the City of Pomona!! Did you know the Citrus Valley Chapter of IAAP was originally chartered in the city of Pomona? Earlier this month, Pomona Mayor Elliott Rothman honored the chapter with a special proclamation at its City Council Meeting on April 15th just in time for APW Week.

Vicki Hahn, CAP-OM accepted the honor on behalf of the Citrus Valley Chapter and provided a few words regarding the importance, and return on investment by supporting administrative professionals in their development through recognition and support of their membership and certification from IAAP. Citrus Valley was also recognized by California Senator Ed Hernandez and Assembly Member Ed Chau with proclamations recognizing APW which were presented at our April 24th event.

Regional and National News The Joint Pasadena-Citrus Valley APW-2013 event featuring Dr. Lois Frankel was a great success. More than 70 attendees enjoyed a captivating presentation by Dr. Lois P. Frankel. Our generous attendees helped to raise more than $300 for Dr. Frankel’s Bloom Again Foundation, Read guest blogger Ellen Schultz, CAP-OM’s take on the evening’s festivities. California Division Meeting is right around the corner June 8-9, 2013 in Claremont, CA — Early-bird registration is now closed. To register visit the CA Division website, EFAM 2013 Anaheim, CA – July 27-31, 2013. Registration is now open. Visit: for more information and to register. All Division Dinner scheduled for Monday, July 29th at Knotts Berry Farm Chicken Restaurant — Event is limited to first 390 registrants and is open to all in attendance at EFAM ../Division%20Dinner%20Flyer.pdf



What’s The Buzz Special thank you to member Elvia Harvey, for developing our new, easy to read TaMM format. Elvia has been working on her master’s degree this past year and has not been at many meetings. She is committed to changing that in the near future. Please make sure to welcome her back to the group. Hyperlinks are being used in lieu of multiple attachments. They are easy to use and do not use as much memory. If you are not familiar with hyperlinks, they can be opened several ways. The most common is to Ctrl+Click on the link; alternately you can position your mouse over the link, right click and select “open hyperlink” It will take you to the document that is linked. Hyperlinks can also be copied just like attachments. As part of the Administrative Professional Week planning, Vicki Hahn, CAP-OM was invited to participate as part of an interview group for the Downtown News. Pasadena Chapter members Maria Gibson, CAP-OM and Sergio Huidor also participated. Read the article here. Downtown News, April 22, 2013.pdf Professional Planning Day (PDD) Kick-off meeting was held on Saturday, April 20th at Marie Callenders, Yorba Linda. Next meeting is scheduled for Saturday, June 15th. Our chapter is in charge of goodie bags and door prizes. All suggestions and referrals welcome. Please review and be prepared to discuss the proposed California Division bylaw updates at our next meeting. Your CDM delegate would like your feedback. Please visit the members’ only page of the chapter website to access these proposed updates, The next chapter meeting is May 7, 2013!! Speaker, Mike Zachary, CIA, CFE will be discussing: “Workplace Fraud – What Is Your Role In Its Prevention” ../../Downloads/201300507_Citrus_Valley_Chapter_Meeting_Flyer__Mike_Zachary__Workplace_Fraud_.docx

RSVP and send your menu choice to by noon May 6, 2013 Our May 7th Meeting will include your slate of officers for FY 2013-14. There is still time to consider a position in leadership. We will help and mentor you along the way. If you are concerned about the In person commitment, please note that monthly board meetings will be held via teleconference, approximately one hour per month, with a face-to-face board meeting planned quarterly. A calendar will be published to the chapter website soon after the June 4th meeting. Commitments have been received as follows: Vicki Hahn, CAP-OM


Michelle Sanchez


Rose Hernandez

Vice President

The June 4th Meeting will be our election meeting. It is important to have as many members in attendance as possible. We need to have a quorum to vote our slate. The EFAM Schedule is available. See attached link for dates/times/speakers. EFAM Schedule.pdf It isn’t too early to start looking at collecting silent auction items for our upcoming Bunco event (date to be determined). Please contact Pat Schreuder,, or Donna Call, with any items you may wish to donate.


What’s The Buzz, continued Please feel free to use the TaMM as an outreach tool and forward to your friends and professional colleagues. They will be able to utilize the links to the documents included. Those items that are for members only, will only be available to members via the members’ only page of the chapter website which requires a password to access. Please email me if you need the password. Become a Dropbox Pro. Free and easy to learn guide available at:

Guest Blogger, Ellen Schultz, CAP-OM Seven Ways To Get the Respect You Deserve, The Success You Earned, and The  Life You Want was the topic of our keynote speaker, Dr. Lois Frankel, at this week’s  Administrative Professional Day event.  From what I observed of the dozens of women in  the room, along with a few men, this message is still important and suggests as women, we  need more coaching in this area.  Dr. Frankel is a seasoned professional and her engaging  style compels listeners to interact with her and take notes.  Of course, we’re admins!  From ten mistakes that “nice girls” make in the workplace, she moved us to ten tips  “winning women” can invoke for success professionally and personally.  A few mistakes  are: minimizing your position and contributions; striving for perfection; having an unclear  vision or well­defined brand about who you are and what you contribute; and, my personal  favorite, the “miracle maker”.  Some of her excellent tips are: plan ahead for your [non­ emotional] response to resistance, always sit at the table (not on the sidelines), and use  “headlines and taglines” in both conversations or presentations (a. headline, b. two to three  brief supporting points, c. tagline).  This tip was discussed further because studies show  that women use 20,000 words per day while men use 8,000.  Remember, more words  dilute the message while fewer words strengthen it.  Dr. Frankel congratulated all of us that what we do is an integral part of any  organization and we are the model of servant‐leadership: leadership is the key here.  She  concluded the presentation with her signature W.A.L.L.E.T. for building a professional  brand.  Her newest book is “Nice Girls Just Don’t Get It”.  Let’s get ourselves getting it so  along with “It” will come respect, success, and an abundant life.    ~Ellen Schultz, CAP­OM, Member, Citrus Valley Chapter

Take a moment monday, volume i, issue 2 april 29, 2013  
Take a moment monday, volume i, issue 2 april 29, 2013