Greetings Members & Industry Partners of IREM 92:
Please take a few minutes to read through this e-newsletter to catch up on all the events and news happenings within Chapter 92. This is a bi-monthly publication.
If you’re as excited to read this edition as I am to write it, it’s probably because the March Newsletter formally marks the beginning of Spring and theoretically the end of another frigid winter that wreaked havoc up and down the Eastern seaboard in March with windstorms and nor’easters. Someone might want to tell that to mother nature though, whom scoffs at silly calendar mileposts like the first day of Spring and instead brings snow and more cold weather. Spring! Ha! But hey, at least we’re not in the Northeast…
Brisk temps didn’t stop us from having two great events in February and March though. In early February, we gathered at Ruth’s Chris to have a timely discussion about harassment in the workplace. Led by our guest speaker,
Harvey Weinstein Sheila Birnbach, we had an honest debate about what was considered harassment these days following the wide spectrum of allegations that rocked Hollywood and the news media over the last year. We discussed what was acceptable in the workplace and how to create and foster an environment where employees are treated equally and with respect.
On March 15th, our members came out to Lakewood Country Club to participate in an engaging and interactive meeting on crafting and delivering successful presentations. Presented by Mark Polon, a renowned CCIM instructor with over 35 years of experience in commercial real estate, we learned everything from the basic psychology of interaction and perception within the context of a meeting or boardroom presentation, to how to construct a presentation in terms of visual aids content and structure, to how to differentiate yourself and your business. And, because you can never been too prepared for an impromptu elevator encounter with Mark Cuban or Barbara Corcoran, Mark coached us crafting the perfect elevator speech (spoiler alert: don’t try to wing it).
In April, we have two more events planned. We are joining forces with Chapter 8 again on April 17th to host the popular IREM 101 and Industry Resource Exchange Networking Event. This event will be held at Maggiano’s in Chevy Chase. If you are a Candidate, Associate or ARM member interested in learning more about the road you need to take to obtain one of IREM’s esteemed designations, this is a must-attend event! Beyond being educational, it’s a great opportunity to network with your peers and industry partners, so register now if you haven’t already.
Later in the month, Chapter 92 will honor its many distinguished Past Presidents at a private dinner event. We hope that all of our Past Presidents that have dedicated their time to serve over the years will join us! Details of the event will be sent to each Past President privately.
Finally, I want to remind everyone our 13th Annual Charity Gala is right around the corner and will be held on Friday, May 18th this year. This charity dinner is a joint event with Chapters 8 & 77 in support of a special charity near and dear to our hearts, Special Love for Children with Cancer. Held at the prestigious Congressional Country Club, this is truly a wonderful can’t-miss event. Head to the IREM Gala Website for all the details on this event, as well as sponsorship and ticket information.
Hope to see you all soon and don’t forget to sign up for the upcoming events!
Please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if I can be of any service to you.
Adam Santos, CPM®
2018 Chapter President
IREM 92 & 8 april General Membership Meeting - "IREM 101" & Industry resource exchange event
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February Special Event 2018
IREM Chapters 8, 77 & 92 Industry Forecast & Trade Show
Check out the picture highlights from our Annual Industry Forecast Meeting & Vendor Trade Show held on Thursday, February 1st at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner.
February Meeting 2018
Creating A Respectful Workplace: Valuing Diversity & Eliminating Harassment
We held our first chapter lunch meeting of 2018 on Thursday, February 8th at Ruth's Chris Steak House in Downtown Crown, Gaithersburg. Sheila Birnbach of Birnbach Success Solutions was our guest speaker to present on this very timely subject.
Annually, at our February Meeting, we take time to recognize and celebrate our charter, and also to recognize chapter members celebrating milestone anniversaries of their designation this year. On February 7, 1980, Chapter 92 was chartered by the Institute of Real Estate Management, marking 2018 as our 38th Anniversary.
Thank you to everyone who supported our Community Involvment efforts this month by "Rocking The Red" to this event. We made a $200 donation to The American Heart Association!
Congratulations go out to Timeka Anderson, ARM with The Donaldson Group who was installed as a new member of the Chapter!
march Meeting 2018
Our March Meeting was held on Thursday, March 15th at Lakewood Country Club. We had a great meeting on "Powerful Presentations" presented by Mark Polon, CCIM Instructor. After the meeting, guests stayed to enjoy a networking reception.
February iYP happy hour - thursday, february 8th 2pm-5pm
Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar
We had a great time at our first IREM Young Professionals event of 2018. Thank you to the following vendors for sponsoring this event:
- Acadia Windows & Doors
- Associates Plumbing, Inc.
- Arc Water Treatment Co. of MD
- CnC Complete Services
- Hawkins Electric Service, Inc.
- Owl Pest Prevention
- Park Rug Co.
- Real Estate Service Systems
please contact our IYP Chairs - Dante Jofferion, CPM or Adam Santos, CPM
Friday, May 18, 2018
Congressional Country Club
Please Save The Date for this fabulous event!
CLICK HERE for Sponsorship Information. Individual Tickets will be available soon - stay tuned! This event will once again benefit Special Love for Children with Cancer! Visit the IREM Gala website for more information.
Congrats to Shahnawaz Baig, Associate Member - your name was drawn as the winner for taking the time to complete our online survey.
Your $100 Gift Card is on its way!
Our charity for April is the MANNA FOOD CENTER. Members of the Community Involvement Committee's for Chapters 8 & 92 will deliver donations to the Food Center. Please consider bringing a donation to support this worthy cause.
Have an idea for an upcoming community involvement project or want to serve on this committee??
Contact: Tonya Trotman-Clark, CPM
IREM Region 3 Education
Carol Walker, Education Administrator
P.O. Box 3035, Gaithersburg, MD 20885
301.948.6234 p 301.948.7962 f
Visit this site for the complete 2018 Course & Seminar schedule.
Spread the word that Private Offering Courses are available for your company - groups of 10 or more. This means an instructor comes to your site and holds a class for just your company's employees. The idea is to get a group of people to "fast track" their way to a CPM, ARM, or ACoM designation. The more people in the class, the lower the price per person. For more information on this excellent opportunity, contact the Region 3 Education office at 301.948.6234 or download the Private Offerings Brochure here!
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