Friday, April 22, 2011
Tis also known from far and wide that the folk of the Great Northwest are a charitable folk.
And it is also too sadly known that the menace known as cancer be striking way too many folk in the Great Northwest.
It be time to make Caner walk the plant! Therefore, the challenge be made!
WHO can raise the most doubloons to fight cancer? Be it ye Boise fold? Or maybe it be ye in Alaska? Or maybe it be ye thar in Oregon? Start filling your treasure chest now! Send it with your Captain to the 2011 Leadership Conference. The winning crew will have all the rights to brag. Plus the Captain of the winning crew will get to be the first to help Admiral Grey Beard (aka the Region Manager) prepare for warmer days. Raise enough and he'll be needing that bandana if ye get me drift! And there will be pictures to prove it!
There may be a nice treasure in there for your crew as well!
Treasure collected will go to the American Cancer Society and local cancer clinics.
Monday, April 18, 2011
For many of you this is the last month your chapter will be having a meeting, and for some of you, there is one more meeting left in the ARMA year. Whichever fits at the time you read this message, I hope your ARMA year has been successful and educational. I would like to take a minute to thank all the volunteers who have given their time over the past year to make each of our GNW chapters so great! From the board members, to the webmasters, to the person who sits at the registration table and greets everyone with a smile, everyone has made a contribution to the success of your chapter over the year. Without these individuals we wouldn’t have the educational content, the food and beverages, the informational newsletters and webpages, etc. So please at your next meeting, be sure to thank them or if you aren’t able to get to the meeting, send them an email.
And of course we also want to include all of YOU, the members, in that thank YOU as well. Your attendance at meetings, reading the newsletter, visiting the website, sharing resources also contribute greatly to the success of your chapter. Support in any way, regardless if it’s many hours or just a few is always appreciated and welcome.
Now is the time when many boards are filling positions or committees need volunteers. I highly recommend seeking out a board member and asking them what needs to be done. Everyone has some talents and you’d be amazed by what you can help with. Maybe you’re new to the profession, volunteer to work at the registration table, it’s a great way to meet everyone! Been around for a few years, bring that expertise to a panel or tap into your resources for speaker ideas. I started as newsletter editor for the Bellevue/Eastside Chapter many years ago and over the years have been programs chair, fill in secretary, vice president and president and am now going into my 2nd term as Region Coordinator. I never expected to be doing this when I started out as newsletter editor many years ago! But each experience has enriched my life, both professionally and personally in some way. I’m not going to give the standard it only takes about an hour a week, it can sometimes be more, but what I have gained in support and resources far outweighs the number of hours spent. Plus the satisfaction of fulfilling a goal, finishing out the year, and bringing quality educational programs to members is a great feeling.
Another great way to get involved is to attend the Leadership Conference this year. Most members think Leadership is just for board members, but anyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. ARMA International provides a wonderful speaker and this year we have Dale Mask. I’ve heard Dale many times and each time I learn something new. Leadership will be hosted by the Oregon Chapter this year and is being held in Portland in June. A lovely time to be in Portland! Please do consider joining us.
Thank you all again for making this year GREAT for the Great Northwest Region of ARMA!
GNW Region Coordinator
Friday, April 15, 2011
Dear Seattle ARMA members,
We’ve recently completed a general retention schedule for the central agency of the Archdiocese of Seattle. As part of the adoption process, I need to have it reviewed by an attorney with an understanding of records management in general and corporate retention policy in particular. Unfortunately, our general counsel doesn’t have expertise in this area, and I haven’t been able to find anyone outside the organization that does either. So I’m asking my ARMA colleagues: if you know of any attorneys qualified for this kind of work, would you please let me know?
Seth Dalby | Director
Archives & Records Management
Archdiocese of Seattle
710 9th Avenue | Seattle, WA 98104
( 206.382.4352 | 7 firstname.lastname@example.org