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Upcoming Events: August 2017 Newsletter
President's Message
Your Greater Triangle Chapter of IFMA Board was truly overwhelmed by the number of members that have indicated they are interested in getting more involved in the Chapter and to that end we are excited to be hosting the 2017 Volunteer Appreciation and Get to Know the Committees Event!   

Every member is invited to come out and enjoy food and drinks with the Chapter Membership on August 31st and learn more about the people that are making the Chapter successful.  
Bo's Kitchen Street food truck will be on site serving at 5:30pm and registered attendance includes food and drink tickets.  This is your opportunity to engage, have fun and develop meaningful personal and professional relationships. 

Do not miss it!

When and Where
Thursday, August 31st from 4:30pm - 7:30pm
House of Hops, 6909 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC

Registration Deadline 
Friday, August 25th


Robert Sunukjian
President 2017-2018

Volunteer Appreciation & Get 
to Know the Committees Event 

13 - Monthly Meeting

16 - Ovarian Cancer Walk & 5K

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Past Meeting Review
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FM Corner
Seven Tips for Keeping Workers Safe from Heat-Related Illness
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Greater Triangle Chapter's Mike Bradley Memorial IFMA Foundation Golf Tournament Scholarship Awarded

In May’s Greater Triangle Chapter newsletter, Todd Taintor, Chair of the annual GTC golf tournament, reported that despite 1.96 inches of rain in the week before the contest, our Chapter hosted its 14th sold-out tournament with 130 participants. The tournament raised enough money for us to sponsor an $8,000 facility management-related scholarship through the IFMA Foundation to help a student, either undergraduate or graduate level, who has chosen a Facility Management–related career path at an accredited university. 
Golf Event Highlights

The 2017 Mike Bradley Memorial IFMA Foundation Golf Tournament Scholarship was awarded to Justin Dodd.  Justin is pursuing a Master’s Degree at UNC-Charlotte in Construction and Facilities Management.  The scholarship will be awarded to him at IFMA’s World Workplace Scholarship Dinner in Houston, TX on October 17, 2017.

According to the IFMA Foundation website, “The IFMA Foundation is dedicated to the mission of promoting education for the facility management profession around the world and making FM a Career of Choice.” To learn more about the IFMA Foundation, you can visit their website.  As Buck Fisher, Co-Chair of the tournament and IFMA Fellow commented, the GTC Golf Tournament, “is a great opportunity to enhance the future of our profession.”

Cris Karasek, CFM, SFP
Vice President 2017-2018




John McAdams

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Final Call for World Workplace Scholarship 2017


The Professional Development Committee is offering three World Workplace $2500 scholarships. Associate and Professional members are eligible to apply for a scholarship. Please complete the scholarship application form and send to 
Candi McDowell by August 4, 2017. If you have questions regarding the application process or World Workplace, please contact Randal Goller at 919-818-6444.

World Workplace 2017 will be held in Houston, TX from October 18-20, 2017.

  • Date: October 18-20, 2017
  • Location: Houston, TX, USA
  • Venue: George R. Brown Convention Center 
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GTC of IFMA September 2017 Monthly Meeting

We are pleased to present an OSHA update for our September 13th luncheon at 11:30AM at Embassy Suites, 201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard, Cary, NC  27513.

OSHA 1910 Subpart D-“Walking-Working Surfaces”

This meeting will provide unique insight into simplifying the most recent OSHA 1910 Subpart D-“Walking-Working Surfaces” final ruling and will explain the main take-a-ways from the in-depth document. Taking effect January 1st of this year, this regulation has tiered compliance dates for:

  • training workers on fall and equipment hazards

  • inspection/certification of permanent building anchorages

  • fall protection on fixed ladders

Current Panelists:
John D. McGrath
Travis Nelson, PE
Zac Blasingame

Wednesday, September 13, 2017  
11:30AM - 1:00PM


  Community Outreach Committee Update

Members of the GTC of IFMA were pleased to provide a home-cooked meal for the Ronald McDonald House of Durham on June 29th.  Located less than one mile from Duke Children’s Hospital, the Durham House welcomes up to 55 families each night sharing with other families who are going through similar situations.  Our Chapter was glad to be able to help the Ronald McDonald House by cooking and sharing a delicious meal and a lot of smiles!  

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The next Community Outreach event is the 2017 Gail Parkins Memorial Ovarian Cancer Walk and 5K Run on Saturday, September 16th at Sanderson High School, 5500 Dixon Drive, Raleigh, NC.  Race participation is $30 for pre-registration ($35 day of race).

OC BAnner


 2) Choose Join An Existing Team

3) Type Team Name “IFMA” and Select

5K Run
7:30 am – Registration Opens
8:30 am – Run starts

The Ovarian Awareness Walk - 2-mile walk
8:30 am – Registration begins
10:30 am – Start walking for a cure!

 Packet Pick Up Date: Thursday, September 15th
Time: 4pm to 7pm
Location: Omega Sports, 4120 Main at North Hills St #145, Raleigh, NC 27609

**All registrants through our team page will receive additional goodies**
(to be distributed by an IFMA team member)


CFM Question

In real estate, curb appeal means:

A. Height of the curb and distance to the parking lot
B. Initial impression a facility makes on a visitor
C. Layout of the landscape and shrubbery
D. Large natural areas preserved for environmental reasons



Answers to CFM Question:   B


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