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Upcoming Events: January 2017 Newsletter
President's Message

My son asked me the other day why I volunteer and what do I get from it?  He only volunteers to get his service hour for National Honor Society so it will look good on his college application. But why do I volunteer? Some of it is for my resume, but I also volunteer at my church, in my neighborhood, and other community service projects with family and friends which has no reflection on my job.  For me, most of it is for the feel good factor and helping others:

Helping the neighborhood with great social events so we feel connected to one another. 

Helping people that need food and children at church become better adults.
Helping out my IFMA Chapter to support education opportunities and programs for our members. 

All in all, I volunteer to improve society all around by the little stuff that I can do.  I can’t change the world, but I may be able to help a few, feed a few, bring a smile to a few, educate a few.  In the process, I am setting a good example for my kids and the people around me. 

Volunteering your time is a great thing to do no matter what the reason it or who it is for.  There isn’t a cash bonus for volunteering, but there is allways a ‘Thank You’ and the bonus comes from the smiles and the good that you do for others.  So if you have a few hours on your hands and want to do something good, think about volunteering. 

P.S. IFMA is always looking for volunteers, helpers with smiling faces and good ideas to help the support our Chapter.   Please contact me if you are interested in supporting the FM industry as it expands into the future.

Connie Drake, CFM - Little
President 2016-2017


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January Monthly Meeting Reminder

Don't forget to register for our 11:30AM January 11th monthly meeting at 
Embassy Suites by Hilton Raleigh Durham/Research Triangle, 201 Harrison Oaks Blvd, Cary, NC.     

Durham 2.0.  What’s Durham planning next? Ted Connor, Vice President, Economic Development and Community Sustainability, will be speaking on Durham’s future plans for the city.  He will highlight what existing companies are growing and expanding as well as new companies interested in moving to Durham. 

 Discussion will include what major projects are planned for the city, the economic impact these will have, and Durham’s 10+ year plan.






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GTC of IFMA Toys for Tots Drive a Success
The Community Outreach commitee held a very successful Toys for Tots campaign in 2016.  Special thanks to our members that contributed and the below companies for supporting Toys for Tots! 

Aramark Facility Services
Balfour Beatty Construction
luehat Mechanical
Brady Services Inc.
Carolina Pure Water Systems
Carolina Restoration Services

Exterior Diagnostic Services, Inc.
FM Systems

GreenView Partners
Highwoods Properties
Piedmont Service Group
Q2 Solutions
REI Engineers
Strategic Connections


 2017 Luncheon Prepay

You are invited to prepay for the 2017 Greater Triangle of IFMA luncheon meetings at a cost of $200.00.  This is a great way to not have to remember to register as you will automatically be signed up in CVENT and save money as the luncheons will increase to $30.00 per luncheon in 2017. Also you will only have to submit one expense report to your company. We hope you will take advantage of this prepay opportunity!  Prepay closes on 1/4/17. SIGN UP


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A. Accurate

B. Permanent
C. Detailed
D. Within framework of corporate master plan

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