Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Pictured just after the ARMA awards dinner from left to right Marc Simpson, Greater Northwest Region Manager and Past President; Tara Ramos, Treasure; Ember Krumwied, President; Joy Sage, Director; and Sue Lord ARMA Board Director and Past President.
Date: Thursday, November 6, 2008
Agenda: 5:30 p.m. networking; 6:00 p.m. dinner; 7:00 p.m. program
Cost: $25 (dinner); presentation only $10
Serving harvest green salad, grilled Mahi Mahi, rice pilaf or vegetarian option pasta primavera with vegetables. For dessert Key Lime Pie.
Location: Best Western Executive Inn (200 Taylor Avenue North). For directions, see below.
Program Title and Description: ARMA Conference Wrap-Up and Core Competencies Attendees of the ARMA International conference will share their knowledge about their favorite presentations. You will hear from records managers from several different sectors, such as government, hydro-power, biotechnology, and legal field. You will understand ARMA’s RIM Core Competencies; also how to access ARMA International’s tools on their Website. We will also be giving away several goodies—you won’t want to miss this meeting!
Who will be speaking?
This will be a joint Bellevue Eastside and Greater Seattle Chapter meeting, so members from both chapters will be invited to speak and share their ARMA Conference experience. Some of the speakers will be: Andrea Bettger, Fran Blaylock, Andrew SanAgustin, Jennifer Winkler, and many more!
Register: This program is open to all professionals interested in learning about the ARMA International Conference. Please register by Monday, November 3, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, organization, phone number, and DINNER selection.
Directions to the Best Western Executive Inn: From Interstate 5, driving north or south, take the Mercer Street exit (Exit #167). At the bottom of the ramp, bear right (onto Fairview) and then go left at the stoplight. After crossing 9th Avenue, you will pass through a short tunnel and the street becomes Broad Street. Stay in the left lane as you proceed on Broad Street. The first opportunity to turn left is a left-turn lane pull-out, which you should take (onto Taylor Avenue). The Best Western Executive Inn is on the left (East) side of the street.
Parking: There is on-street metered parking available. (We can no longer offer parking for our members in the hotel’s garage.) You may also take Metro buses 3, 4, or 16.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Some of you may remember me from a few years ago when I was the Great Northwest Region Manager from July 1999 through June 2003. At the end of two terms, I needed to take some time off from any ARMA leadership positions because I was so busy with my new job and on travel about half of the time. But after a few years passed by, like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, I realized that I missed my ARMA family and getting involved in ARMA activities.
So it was time to find my way back home - not to my birth state in Kansas, but back home to ARMA. Since clicking my red dance shoes wouldn’t help me find my way home, I contacted (then in-coming) Region Manager, Marc Simpson and Kit Schultz and asked if there was something I could do for the region and my home chapter. Now I am very pleased to say that I am the new Great Northwest Region Marketing Director and the Columbia Basin Chapter Secretary. You’re all familiar with the chapter secretary position and responsibilities, but if you’re wondering what the Marketing Director is responsible for doing, let me take a minute to describe the position.
Working with Marc, Fran, Cindy, and Andrea in our region, as well as other leaders and members at the international, region, and chapter level, the Marketing Director will be responsible for promoting ARMA and the many benefits of being a member to increase attendance to GNW region conferences and increase membership for the chapters. This may include assisting in developing new chapters, reinstating dormant chapters, working with chapters to market to local businesses, increasing advertising for region conferences, and various other ways to increase membership for our region. In order to develop as many good marketing ideas as possible, I’ll be contacting members in our region as well as other regions’ officers and ARMA International to get recommendations for building membership and attendance and to find out what has or has not worked in the past. So if you have any ideas or suggestions for marketing our region to bring in new members and to increase conference attendance, please pass your comments on to me. And I’ll be sharing the ideas and suggestions with our region so the chapter leaders can determine what should be incorporated into their chapter’s plans.
So it turns out that for me, the Wizard was right. There really is no place like home. And it’s great to be back!
GNW Region Marketing Director
Friday, October 10, 2008
At 11 a.m. Treasures in the Seattle Municipal Archives will be presented by Scott Cline, Seattle City Archivist
If you are in the downtown area please consider stopping by during the fair to find out what collections, services and materials are in the area archives.