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October 2019 Print

President's Message

Greetings Fellow SEW IFMA Members,

The fall season is upon us!  For those of us who attended World Workplace in Phoenix, returning to the brisk fall air after temperatures in the 90’s definitely emphasized this point. 

Just about fifty Wisconsinites attended World Workplace this year!  The strong comradery between our chapter members at everything from the Wisconsin gathering, trade show, educational opportunities, and of course the parties, is what makes World Workplace such a fantastic event.  2020 World Workplace is right next door in Chicago-so mark your calendar now! 

For those who didn’t attend this year, below are links to each of the Keynote speakers if you’d like to get a bit of inspiration for the day!  Their actual speeches were tailored to the FM Profession, but you’ll get you the idea.

Robyn Benincasa Leadership Speaker: World Champion Adventure Racer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vF6eLJoV_ic

Peter Hinssen: Day After Tomorrow, Co-founder & Partner at Nexxworks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8wn6tGP00k

Halloween is here and costume wearing is in season.  It’s a reminder of the many hats and roles Facility Managers take on each and every day.  You are expected to be an expert in just about everything from HVAC, planning, IT, building maintenance, plowing, moving, recycling, counseling, disaster preparedness, and so much more.  You cannot be an expert in everything.  This is why SEW IFMA thrives.  Lean on your fellow members for help when in need.  We have a strong core of professional and associate members who are experts in their related fields.  Take full advantage of your membership.

I Look forward to seeing you at the next event!

Brett

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Upcoming Events

New Member Recruitment Event

November 07, 2019
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
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Big Head Brewing Co.
6204 W State Street
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
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The SEW Membership Committee is putting on an event for new and prospective members!  Please join us this November and invite a prospective Professional Member to be your guest.  The evening will consist of ice breakers, trivia, prizes and a beverage or two, of course!  Hope to see you all at Big Head Brewing for a night full of networking and fun!

    

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$0.00 Guest Ticket

$300.00 Beer Sponsor

$300.00 Food Sponsor

$300.00 Prize Sponsor


November 13, 2019
4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
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HUB640
640 Vel Phillips Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203
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$30.00 Guest Ticket


Lunch & Learn - Office Furniture Resources

November 21, 2019
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Office Furniture Resources
8787 W Brown Deer Road
Milwaukee, WI 53224
http://www.ofr-inc.com
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At OFR, the focus is on the importance of sustainability in the corporate office environment.  By partnering with expert recyclers, waste to energy facilities and our network of charities, OFR can assure that up to 99% of your unwanted furniture assets are repurposed, reused, recycled or donated. Please join us for lunch in our showroom-we will talk about trends in the world of office furniture and be joined by an industry professional with a focus on sustainability.

A representative from the USGBC (United States Green Building Council) will be in attendance to speak on sustainable design.

   

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Holiday Party

December 03, 2019
5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery
901 W. Juneau Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233
http://bestplacemilwaukee.com/
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REGISTER TODAY for this year's SEW IFMA Holiday Party!

$55.00 for IFMA Members

$65 for Guests/Non-Members

Open to all Members and their Guests.  

Includes hors d'oeuvres and two drinks. 

** Please Register by November 29th. **

ANY QUESTIONS? PLEASE CALL BOB ISNARD AT 414-272-4040.

This year your Service Committee will be hosting their 8th Annual Silent Auction at the Holiday Social.  All proceeds go to support Penfield Children's Center. 

Please share the joy of the Holiday Season by bringing a new toy for the Salvation Army.  An unwrapped new toy for a boy or girl (ages 5-12) will help a less fortunate child experience the joy of the Christmas season.

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$55.00 Member Ticket

$65.00 Guest Ticket

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In Case You Missed It

WageWorks
    
    

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Service Opportunities

January 09, 2020
3:45 PM to 6:00 PM
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Milwaukee Rescue Mission
830 N 19th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
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Volunteers are needed to serve dinner at Milwaukee Rescue Mission on Thursday, January 9th from 3:30pm - 6:00pm.  Join other Chapter members for a rewarding experience.

Advance registration is required.  Thank you!

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Service Opportunity/Milwaukee Rescue Mission

February 27, 2020
3:30 PM to 6:00 PM
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Milwaukee Rescue Mission
830 N 19th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
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Volunteers are needed to serve dinner at Milwaukee Rescue Mission on Thursday, February 27th from 3:30pm - 6:00pm.  Join other Chapter members for a rewarding experience.

Advance registration is required.  Thank you!

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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.

http://sewifma.org/forum

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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 Lou Kowieski, Program Chair if interested in joining the Programs Committee: [email protected]


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:  [email protected]


The Service Committee is set up in order to provide financial, physical or volunteer services to organizations within Southeast Wisconsin that are in need of support. The committee researches charitable organization opportunities and aligns active SEW IFMA members with their needs. Members support financial fundraising events twice per year while continuing to provide physical donations or volunteer services throughout the year.

Please reach out to [email protected] to reach out to a committee member.


The Communications Committee has the responsibility of issuing communications to multiple audiences within SEW IFMA including Chapter Leadership, member at large and the general population. This committee will include a Chairperson who is responsible for internal communications with support from the Vice Chairperson. The committee will continually strive to review communication channels to issue information that is innovative, relevant and consistent.

Please reach out to [email protected] to reach out to a committee member.

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General Membership Announcements

Please Welcome our SEW IFMA New Members:

Richard Conohan, CFM, FMP, SFP   CBRE

Garry Dietrich, CFM, PE, PMP          Clarios

Eric Eidler                                           Trane

Julie Mitchell                                      MSI General Corp

Yengkong Sayaovong   

Christopher Witkowski                      Staff Electric                  

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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