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June 2018 Print

President's Message

We are coming up on one year since our officers were sworn into our local chapter. I would like to recognize both Doug VerBockel and Scott Wollenenzien who will be completing their terms as the Treasurer and past President this year.  Many thanks for all your help, enthusiasm, and experience that you brought to the table over the past few years.

Our goal this year was to continue building on the foundation that was created in the past years providing value to both the members and the companies that they work for; we asked the question “why should we join the chapter”?   We focused on creating and enhancing tools for professional development, communications, and career enhancement.  Our Forum was created so members can reach out to fellow members for both advice and related facilities information. Located on our chapter’s member portion of the website, it acts as the central hub for subject matter experts to join in the conversations.  We also developed and piloted our Mentoring program between new to the profession with experienced members.  Lastly, our chapter is sponsoring an instructor lead FMP training program that can be taken by both the Associate and Professional members. 

A few milestones this year were met, the first coming from our Service Committee raising enough funds to make a $2,500 donation to the Penfield’s Children’s Center. This is a great cause and an excellent opportunity to give back to our community.  Our second milestone is that we will be granting three student Scholarships this years, two will be giving to local college students and the third will benefit from our Ken Laga Memorial Golf outing and will be awarded during World Workplace being held this October in Charlotte, NC.

We have built a great structure and continue to build towards the future with the help, hard work and dedication from each member our leadership team and committee members.  I would also like to reach out to our sponsors and thank you for your continued support and expertise. It has been a great year, I look forward to continued success in the future.



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Upcoming Events

Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner

June 19, 2018
4:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Panos Banquet Center
20290 W Bluemound Rd
Brookfield, WI 53045

Join us June 19th for our Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner

24th Annual Ken Laga Memorial SEW IFMA Golf Outing

July 12, 2018
10:30 AM to 7:00 PM

Fairways of Woodside
W35 N8518 Clubhouse Circle
Sussex, WI 53089

This event enables our Chapter to provide top quality educational programs to area facility managers.  In addition, the money raised allows our Chapter to provide scholarships to college students and create additional resources for the professional development for our Chapter members.Registration Now Open!

New Member Recruitment Social

August 23, 2018
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Third Space Brewing
1505 W. St. Paul Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Save The Date


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Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner

Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner

June 19, 2018
4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
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Panos Banquet Center
20290 W Bluemound Rd
Brookfield, WI 53045

  • Event Program Schedule
    • 4:30PM - Networking and Registration
    • 5:30PM - Welcome
    • 5:35PM - President – State of the Chapter (Michael Bohn)
    • 5:45PM - Buffet line starts
    • 6:00PM - Scholarship Presentation
    • 6:10PM - Officer Installation
    • 6:20PM - A View of the Future – Incoming President (Matt Tadisch)
    • 6:30PM - Sponsor Recognition
    • 6:40PM - Chapter Awards Presentation – invite recipients to speak
    • 6:50PM - Rewards for Charity and Service Committee update
    • 6:55PM - Closing Remarks
Rewards for Charity
Raffle tickets are available for purchase at the annual dinner!
Raffle Prizes Include:
  • (4) Badger Football game tickets; August 31st @ 8:00pm vs Western KY
              (Sponsored by Renee Primeau - Tandus Centiva)
  • Lippert's 9th Annual Golf Outing fo a Foursome, cart rental, lunch, dinner, and two drink tickets per player; September 11, 2018; 10:00am-6:00pm
              (Sponsored by Sofia Ismaili - Lippert Flooring and Tile)
**Money raised will go toward our next Hunger Taskforce Farming event, and our continued support to our charities we sponsor. 

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FM Forum

The Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter of IFMA invites you to participate in the FM Forum. Take advantage of the knowledge and experience of your fellow members.  Open conversations and ask questions. This chat format has recently been added to the website and we invite you to engage with other SEW IFMA members and share.


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In Case You Missed It

Lunch & Learn May 9th 2018

Exterior Building Maintenance and Window Cleaning Access Fall Protection Systems

ZIAD M. SALAMEH, Ph.D., P.E. is the Principal-In-Charge at Ziad Salameh LLC (ZS), a multi-disciplinary consulting engineering firm. 

New Member Luncheon May 17, 2018

The New Member luncheon is a FREE semi-annual event held in November and May and is open to new members who joined the Chapter in the previous six months.


Brewer's Outing



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Platinum Sponsors

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Gold and Silver Sponsors

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Get involved -- join a committee!

Program Committee members help plan educational programs, building/construction site tours, and a number of social events throughout the year.  Members meet bi-monthly, currently at Moe’s Irish Tavern on Highway 100 and Bluemound.  We brainstorm and coordinate new events/tours.  Typically each member is assigned to coordinate an event.  Currently along with our monthly programs, planning is in the works for our annual Member Appreciation Event in October at Veloce Go Cart Racetrack and Point Burger Bar.  The Programs Committee is a great way to get involved and meet our members along with the opportunity to have a say in our Chapters future events.  

Please contact Brett Heikkila, Program Chair if interested in joining the Programs Committee: bheikkila@buildingservice.com

The SEW IFMA Education Committee is charged with providing educational opportunities to all the members of SEW IFMA through educational programs, student scholarships and member professional development. It will work to ensure that the member educational and certification needs are met.

Please contact Tyler Yaudas, Education Chair, if interested in joining the Education Committee:  tyler.yaudas@pauldavis.com


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General Membership Announcements

Please Welcome our SEW IFMA New Members:

John Heenan - Hallman Lindsay Paints

Megan Felhofer - J.F. Ahern

Lonnie Lascelle - American Transmission Company

Rebecca Towne - Otis Elevator

Mark Stofferahn - Journey Church

Sue Bunker - Corporate Design Interiors

Dana Salata - Acuity Insurance

All members should keep their IFMA Member Profiles CURRENT.  Make all member profile updates (email, job, etc.) at IFMA International website.  The SEW IFMA Chapter website syncs up with the IFMA International website to update your Chapter profile.

Member Job Board - Remember 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.

Don't forget to check out our SEW IFMA LinkedIn page and get LinkedIn!

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