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June 2017 Print

President's Message


It is very hard to believe, but it has been a whole year already since our last Annual Dinner and being sworn into office.  We sure have made some big strides forward and have added value in many different areas this year together with your help and support.  By looking at things differently than we have in the past, we saw the need for more communication about all the good things we are doing here at IFMA, to show people the value we bring. Not just more in quantity, more in value, by adding diversity to the way we deliver our communication through LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.   We also looked at how to add more value that you as members can demonstrate to your managers by the educational activities we’ve programmed this year, we rekindled the Scholarship Program, the Professional Development Program, and have evolved the FM Roundtable Discussion to help funnel ideas that you as members find most pertinent.  Our team took your ideas and built on them turning them into topics that we’ve taken more in depth through Breakfast and Learns, Lunch and Learns, and other programs all of which were very well attended this year.

We’ve driven value by enhancing the benefits to our sponsors with making sure they have their fice minutes in front of the groups to highlight their good and their service as well as we developed the Sponsor Spotlight and the New Member Spotlight to help raise people awareness and to promote engagement. 

This year we also held a successful Tri-Chapter and Sponsorship drive and we are well on our way to planning another awesome Annual Dinner in June and the Ken Laga Golf Tournament in July.  It keeps getting better and better.

We certainly could not have accomplished any of this if it weren’t for the hard work and dedication from each member of our leadership team and for that I am truly grateful. 

Thank you also to our committee volunteers and Administrator Janet who work extremely hard behind the scenes making sure our programs all go according to our plans.

And thank you to all of our members and sponsors for helping make this a great journey. We have really enjoyed it.

With summer almost upon us now, this would be a great time to check on your chillers and air conditioners to make sure everything is working and clean, including your tower coils, filters, sumps, and condensate pans.  Check on your water treatment to make sure you are operating at peak efficiency before the hot weather really sets in.  Remember to check those roof drains to prepare for the summers storms.  And above all from a safety perspective, be aware of all of the additional activity happening around your buildings and grounds now with children out of school and festival season just gearing up. 

All the best to you and your family for a fun and safe summer,


Scott A. Wollenzien CPM, FMP, CFM, SEW IFMA Chapter President

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Upcoming Events

 Chapter Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner

June 20, 2017
4:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Delafield Brewhaus
3832 Hillside Drive
Delafield, WI 53018

DON"T MISS OUT on this year's Annual Chapter Dinner on June 20th -- REGISTER BY FRIDAY!


We have LOTS of entertainment planned for our Chapter Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner at this year's new venue --Delafield Brewhaus in Lake Country!  In addition to our Officer Installation, we will recognize our 2017-2018 Sponsors and presnet our Chapter Awards.  We will also enjoy LIVE MUSIC and an engaging keynote presentation from Charlie Jurgens, AkitaBox.


4:30 PM - Networking, Registration and Live Music!
5:30 PM – Welcome 
5:35 PM – Keynote Speaker:  Charlie Jurgens, AkitaBox
6:00 PM - President Scott Wollenzien– State of the Chapter 
6:10 PM - Dinner
6:20 PM - Officer Installation 
6:30 PM - A View of the Future – Incoming President, Michael Bohn
6:40 PM - Chapter Awards Presentation, Sponsor Recognition & Rewards for Charity 
6:55 PM - Closing Remarks 

Charlie Jurgens

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  Charlie Jurgens, AkitaBox; Charlie is the Captain of the marketing ship for AkitaBox, a facility management software company based out of Madison, WI.




23rd Annual & Ken Laga Memorial SEW IFMA Golf Outing

July 13, 2017
10:30 AM to 7:00 PM

Fairways of Woodside
W35 N8518 Clubhouse Circle
Sussex, WI 53089






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SEW IFMA Current Sponsors


2016-2017 sponsors

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 The first 11 SEW IFMA Chapter Member applicants who sign up before June 19th will receive a $300 scholarship towards the CFM classes to be held on November 7th and 8th.  The CFM course cost is $625 (without the $300 scholarship).


CLICK HERE to sign up!

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Member Profile

Becky Johnson has been an active member since joining IFMA Southeast Wisconsin in February of this year!  Becky's first Chapter meeting was our February FM Roundtable hosted by Paul Davis Restoration where she had an opportunity to meet and share ideas with a room full of seasoned FM professionals. Following the roundtable event, Becky joined IFMA!

She has worked at Mout Mary University for the past two years and spent the prior 12 years in construction services.  Becky and her husband have two sons age three and one year old.

When Becky is trying to catch up on her sleep, she enjoys golfing (invite her on your golf outing foursome!), sewing, cooking and canning!  She and her husband enjoyed their recent trip to Germany.

Welcome Becky Johnson!

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In Case You Missed It



New Member Lunch on May 23rd was another huge success thanks to the planning by Karyn Biller, Membership Chair; and Dave Bauer, Vice Chair!

AND special thanks to our new members for taking to the time to participate!  It was a great opportunity for new members to learn about the Chapter and to interact with our Board and Steering Committee members.  


Historic Milwaukee - Downtown Walking Tour on June 6th was followed by a great networking event at Rock Bottom Brewery!  

Brett Heikkila, Programs Chair, coordinated another quality program.  If you are interested in getting more involved in the Chapter, Brett is looking for volunteers to assist in planning the Chapter's future programs.  


 Special thanks to our event sponsor, Renee Primeau, Tandus Centiva!

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General Membership Announcements

Please Welcome our SEW IFMA New Members since May 1, 2017:

John Summers - Sodexo NorAm

Tyler Braniff - Otis Elevator

Rebecca Jahns - Servpro of Milwaukee North

Check out our SEW IFMA LinkedIn page and get LinkedIn!

Membership Database Updates:  Please make your SEW IFMA Chapter member profile updates (email, job, etc.) at IFMA National website.  The SEW IFMA Chapter website syncs up with the IFMA National website so your Chapter profile will be updated. 

Member Job Board - Remember to stop back to visit the Job Board at the SEW IFMA website, where we post Facilities Management jobs. Click here to see the current open jobs posted on our site.

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