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Take Moment Monday Take AaMoment Monday September 2, 2013 Volume II, Issue 10

Leading Administrative Professionals

Chapter Highlights Chapter Highlights

Next meeting – 9/3/13 IAAP Rebranding Eventbrite Job Board Regional/National Highlights

PDD – Registration now open PDNF, registration now open New Southwest Director TEC14 – Atlanta, GA CA Division Annual Meeting EFAM 2014 – Milwaukee, WI What’s The Buzz

Chapter sponsors Ways and Means Quartermania Blog: Guest Bloggers Wanted – Qualifies toward your MOE requirements

The Citrus Valley Chapter meets the first Tuesday of each month at Marie Callender’s Restaurant 1560 Albatross Avenue City of Industry, CA To RSVP send an email to

Next Meeting It’s not too late to RSVP… please email with your menu selection for Tuesday’s meeting. Members have the option to pay at the door or register in advance on PayPal via our chapter website, We’ve made it easy for nonmembers to register too. Non-members can be directed to Eventbrite to register and pay online. See below for link. Our member Elvia Harvey, MA will be presenting to us on her master’s thesis topic “Put Down the Pom-Poms and Welcome to Camp Run-A-Muck.” I am certain that Elvia’s sense of humor will shine, and we are pleased to provide her this platform to share her thoughts and ideas. This session has been approved for one recertification point.

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IAAP Rebranding The rebranding efforts are underway. For the Citrus Valley Chapter that means a new, fresh updated website; please provide feedback for any improvements. We’ve also updated the TaMM to correlate with the IAAP branding protocols. All our chapter documents will be updated in the coming weeks. Please discontinue using the old logo in any of your materials and online presence. If you need a copy of the chapter logo for your social media presence please send me an email and we will send it your way. Chapter members are only authorized to use the chapter specific logo; there are legal repercussions for anyone using any other IAAP logos.

Eventbrite Here is another resource to help promote our chapter meetings. Non-members can register online at

Chapter Job Board The job board is available as an added value for the Citrus Valley chapter members. If you need the password, please contact If you know of upcoming open recruitments at your company we are happy to publicize them at no cost to your company.


Regional/National Highlights Professional Development Day (PDD) 2013 PDD 2013 is scheduled for Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Collete’s at the Meridian in Fullerton, California. Registration is now open. The cost to attend is the same as last year $75/person for two speakers, Dr. Patti Malone, “Conflict to Cooperation” and Jennie Hernandez “Inspiration to Succeed”; also included is a continental breakfast and buffet lunch, and a vendor fair. To register please visit the event website at Non-member registration is available via Eventbrite at Professional Development and Networking Forum (PDNF) The next PDNF is scheduled for Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Parsons in Pasadena. Registration is now open. The format has changed slightly and will now be held from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Lunch will not be provided. To encourage PDNF participation for the October 12, 2013 meeting, the chapter will pay for you to attend. If you are interested please send an email to by September 21st. Registration will be sent as a group. Click here to view the proposed agenda. New Southwest Director On Wednesday, August 28, 2013 the International Board of Directors voted unanimously to appoint Karlena Rannals, CAP-OM as the Southwest District Director to fill to vacancy that occurred due to the untimely death of Southwest District Director Michelle Spradley, CAP-OM. The term of this appointment will be through the end of the 2013-14 governance year. Click here to read President Yannarelli’s announcement. TEC14 TEC14 will be held March 13-15, 2014 at the Intercontinental Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia. Registration will open in September. Bookmark this link to keep up-to-date on TEC14 information. California Division Annual Meeting Mindy Cuppy, City Clerk of City of Rancho Cordova has been appointed to join California Division Vice President, Stacy Leitner as planning coordinator for next year’s California Annual Division meeting. The event has returned to a three-day format June 6-8, 2013 and will be held in Sacramento, California. We expect to hear about the continuation of the stimulus savings plan for our members in the coming weeks and will let you know as soon as this has been set. EFAM 2014 EFAM 2014 is scheduled June 26-30, 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I am looking forward to returning to my original home town and hope to serve as the chapter’s delegate. Registration will open January 2014. Bookmark this link to keep up-to-date on EFAM information.


What’s The Buzz Office Ninjas Office Ninjas is the place where office professionals and technology meet. I had the privilege of attending a recent networking event held in Santa Monica and look forward to future events. It was a great place to meet administrative professionals and learn about new technology to save us time and money. Chapter Sponsors Sponsors of the Citrus Valley Chapter provide direct sponsor payment and/or support of the chapter via our Ways and Means. Check out our new sponsor page on the chapter website. To order from any of our listed sponsors please follow the below instructions. We have also included a link to The Foundation of IAAP Miche Bag fundraiser. While not a direct sponsor of Citrus Valley Chapter, the Foundation is a benefit to all members and we’d like to show our support. If you know of other potential sponsors please put them in touch with me. We will keep sponsors listed for the current fiscal year, July-June. Ways & Means Debbie Ramirez, Origami Owl opened a virtual party as a ways and means fundraiser at the August 6th chapter meeting. She will provide a portion of the proceeds back to the chapter. The virtual party will remain open and accepting orders for the chapter until September 6, 2013. To place an order, go to her website, At check out choose the optional “jewelry bar” and select CVCIAAP to apply your order to our event. In November Barb Schmitt will be on hand with her custom wood scroll work, just in time for the holidays. To view her available products or discuss a custom product that can be available in November visit her website at Reminder: Bring your old ink cartridges to our next meeting as part of our new ways and means fundraising effort being coordinated by member Maria Fontaine. Our newest item for Ways and Means has arrived. It is an external power bank that can be used to help keep you connected on your 3G, 4G and 5G devices, and can be used on both Apple and Android devices. The units will be priced at $12/each or 2/$20. To provide you with the best and first selection, we will offer a “friends” discount at the September 3rd meeting; individual units will be sold for $10 at this meeting, a savings of $2/unit. Each unit is individually boxed and is a perfect gift for both genders. This would make a great stocking stuffer. Quartermania – September 22, 2013, Downey, CA If you have not heard about it, I am told it is a fast, fun filled auction like fundraiser that has been ramping up throughout southern California. Your buy in of $20 buys you a paddle and auction rights. Items are put up by different vendors that you bid on using quarters you bring to the event; it is suggested you bring $15-$20 in quarters in addition to your buy in fee. Many items sell for much lower than their valued price. For additional information, please contact Maria Fontaine at Release Your Inner Nerd Beth Ziesinis, aka Beth Z., your nerdy best friend, has released her second book, “Release Your Inner Nerd: Apps, Tech Tools and Tips to Get Organized, Get Creative and Get Ahead.” Click here to be directed to and purchase your own issue of Release Your Inner Nerd. Orange County Tech Alliance Orange County Tech Alliance and CompTIA are hosting a joint networking event on September 10 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in Irvine. CA. Non-member cost is $35. If this is of interest to you, click here for registration information.


Guest bloggers wanted Qualifies toward your MOE Requirement Please consider sharing your thoughts and ideas with your fellow members by writing a blog for a future edition of our TaMM. If your blog is at least 200 words it qualifies for meeting one of your requirements of Pathways to Excellence Member of Excellence. For more information check with your Chapter P2E Champion Vice President Rose Hernandez. All articles should be delivered to or no later than noon on Friday to be considered for the next issue.

Take a moment monday, volume ii, issue 10, september 2, 2013