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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.
The summer heat is in full swing and West-Central MD Chapter is now on a "Summer Break!" While the chapter does not hold general membership meetings during the months of July & August, our committees are still hard at work implementing our many initiatives for the year.
As always, I encourage you all to seek involvement and engage the chapter by joining one of our many committees. Please let me know if you are interested in becoming more involved in the Chapter in 2020. The 2020 Slate of Officers will be announced in early August. Also at this time, 2020 Committee's will be forming. NOW is the time to learn more and volunteer. West-Central MD Chapter needs YOUR leadership!
Our Annual Crab Feast at May's in Frederick, MD will be held on Thursday, September 12th. Come join us for this great event and support the Election of Officers for the 2020 Leadership Slate. Save the Date for now... Registration to Open in early August.
Our 17th Annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit The Fisher House at Walter Reed will be held the following week on Friday, September 20th. This event sells out every year, so hurry to claim your spot! See below for additional details.
Our efforts to maintain a strong social media presence are continuous. All members can support these efforts by contributing and sharing relevant content on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram. We encourage you to LIKE our pages, our posts and share this information as well. This will help us grow! Check out our social media chapter video and feel free to share it as well:
Here is our social media video and we encourage you to share this video with your industry colleagues and peers
This year the IREM Global Summit will be held in San Francisco, CA September 23rd – 26th. As you all know, things move fast in our profession. Everyday we’re challenged by new legislation, technology, or tenant/client expectations. The Global Summit is an excellent opportunity to network with like minds in this ever changing environment. There will be a great number of learning sessions, seminars and meetings to learn from each other as well as share ideas which will transform commercial and residential management moving forward. I encourage you to register for the Global Summit and seize the opportunity to join in this experience. Follow the link for more information and to register. Register by August 1st to save $100 #IREMforward https://www.irem.org/GlobalSummit
Speaking of the Global Summit, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate one of our own. Jesse Martinez, CPM with Polinger Company was chosen as an IREM 2019 Diversity & Inclusion Succession Initiative (DISI Leader) Scholarship Winner! As a 2019 DISI Leader, Jesse gets a complimentary registration to the 2019 IREM Global Summit. We are proud of you Jesse!
Please feel free to contact me at [email protected] if I can be of service to you.
Dante Jofferion, CPM®
2019 Chapter President
IREM MEGA Meeting featuring NFL Official Sarah Thomas
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2:00 - 3:00pm Registration Hour & Sponsor Showcase
3:00 - 4:30pm Keynote Presentation
4:30 - 6:00pm Networking Reception
Sarah Thomas changed the game in the world's most quintessential male-dominated sport - Football. Now she's inspiring others to dream big and believe anything is possible.
This seminar and training session is OPEN to ANYONE to attend! No matter what industry you are in or position you hold, EVERYONE will walk away with the tools needed to sharpen their personal and professional knowledge.
Officiating her first game September 13, 2015 between the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans, Sarah's hat, whistle, and flag are now on display at the NFL Hall of Fame and serve as a testament to this historic achievement. No stranger to being the first or breaking gender-barriers, she was the first female official to ever work a major college football game, to officiate a bowl game and to officiate in a Big Ten stadium. Sarah also made post-season history by being named Down Judge for the Patriots/Chargers 2019 Playoff Game.
Since her addition to the NFL's roster of officials, she has become a trail-blazing inspiration to women everywhere, embodying the notion that with a belief in self, inner drive, hard work, preparation, and a mindset of being the best you can be, no barrier or ceiling is impenetrable!
Come hear her essential leadership lessons from her journey to the top of a male-dominated industry and vital insights on shattering the glass ceiling in the world of professional sports that can be applied to any field or industry. As an exemplar of what's possible if you believe, Sarah will give you takeaways on breaking through in your own career, staying focused under pressure, creating change, managing work-life balance and being the best you can be.
Thank you to our Meeting Sponsors:
All registrations for this special event will run through our event site:
Future Event Dates:
Check the EVENTS SECTION of the website for DATES & DETAILS ON ALL UPCOMING EVENTS
June Meeting 2019
Building Teams: Elevate your "b" Players to "A" Players
West-Central MD Chapter's June meeting was held on Thursday, June 13th at Lakewood Country Club. Jason Dixon of Neuberger & Company was on hand as our special guest speaker. Jason's presentation educated and instructed our members on how to take themselves and their teams to that next level of success!
Following the presentation, members and guests enjoyed a networking happy hour.
Five new members were installed into the Chapter. Congratulations to the following:
- Amy Emmanuel, CPM - Alexandria Real Estate Equities
- Katrina Barker, ARM - Grady Management
- Jacqueline McRae, ARM - FirstService Residential
- David Queen, ARM - Grady Management
- Adam Santos, ACoM - The Premier Companies
To see all the pictures from this event, click here.
Register Now for IREM 92's 17th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Friday, September 20, 2019
Bretton Woods, Germantown, MD
Don't miss the opportunity to play a round of golf with your colleagues and friends from IREM 92 in support of The Fisher House at Walter Reed Medical Center. Register NOW for a day of golf, networking, prizes, BBQ and fun! Hurry to Register - Space is Limited!
CLICK HERE to view the Registration Brochure for full details on this fun outing!
Thank You to our Sponsors:
O'Connor Plumbing - Tournament Sponsor
Hawkins Electric Service, Inc. - Golf Cart Sponsor
FAB Electric & Generators - Hole In One Sponsor
Kolb Electric - Margarita Machine Sponsor
Pritchard Industries, Inc. - Snack Station Sponsor
Rolyn Companies - Snack Station Sponsor
Minkoff Company, Inc. - Beverage Cart Sponsor
Pioneer Building Services - Beverage Cart Sponsor
USSI - 19th Hole BBQ Sponsor
Maintenance Supply Headquarters - 19th Hole Bar Sponsor
A-1 Flood Tech - Bloody Mary & Mimosa Sponsor
Extra Clean, Inc. - Breakfast Sponsor
Unlimited Restoration, Inc. - Photography Sponsor
BrightView - Putting Contest Sponsor
C&C Complete Services - Longest Drive Sponsor
Ruppert Landscape, Inc. - Closest To The Pin Sponsor
Total Quality Building Services - Straightest Drive Sponsor
LandCare - Hole Sponsor
LUX Flooring Specialists - Hole Sponsor
Paul Davis Restoration - Hole Sponsor
Associates Plumbing, Inc. - Hole Sponsor
Howard Insurance - Hole Sponsor
SOLID Surface Care, Inc. - Hole Sponsor
Crockett Facilities Services - Hole Sponsor
Flynn Architectural Finishes - Hole Sponsor
Datawatch Systems - Hole Sponsor
ServiceMaster NCR - Hole Sponsor
Minkoff Company, Inc. - Bag Drop Sponsor
Potomac Elevator - Bag Drop Sponsor
Kevco Building Services, Inc. - Driving Range
Oculus Realty, LLC - Cigar Sponsor
May Paintball Challenge Recap!
IREM West-Central MD 92 VS. IREM Maryland 16
LUX Flooring Specialists, KOLB Electric, Minkoff Company & Associates Plumbing, Inc.
Despite some storms, we were able to finally get play in for our Inaugural Paintball Challenge against the IREM Maryland Chapter. IREM West-Central MD won the first two games, then IREM Maryland battled back to win the next two games. We suffered a devastating loss in the tie-breaker match and had to graciously hand over the trophy to the IREM Maryland Chapter. BUT... we ALL had an awesome time!
Great games, great food and drinks, and great company turned out for this fun IYP event. Special thank you to our Sponsors and for all the spectators who came out to cheer both teams on.
We are hoping that this will turn into an Annual Challenge between the two IREM Chapters in Maryland. We are also hoping that IREM West-Central MD takes home the trophy in 2020!!
IREM 92 partnered with The Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless (MCCH) on a School Supply Drive to help formerly homeless children in Montgomery County prepare for the 2019-2020 school year.
Success in school is critical to breaking the inter-generational cycle of poverty. The Community Involvement Committee used $500 of budgeted funds to donate to the "Back To School Fair" and Lynn Rose of MCCH was on hand at our June meeting to collect the donations. Thank you to all the chapter members and guests who brought donations to this event to support the "Back To School Fair."
Have an idea for an upcoming community involvement project or want to serve on this committee??
Contact: Tonya Trotman-Clark, CPM
Carol Walker, Education Administrator
P.O. Box 3035, Gaithersburg, MD 20885
301.948.6234 p 301.948.7962 f
Visit our BRAND NEW SITE for the complete 2019 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 click here for more information.
Online Self-Paced Courses:
For those interested in taking courses at their own pace, IREM offers many online self-paced courses. Open new doors for yourself with the help of IREM education. With our online and classroom courses, you'll give yourself a leg up in the constantly evolving world of real estate management.
In need of financial assistance to attend IREM Ed courses?? Working toward achieving your IREM designations?? WE HAVE FUNDS TO HELP! JUST ASK!
Our Chapter actively participates in the IREM Foundation Chapter Restricted Fund where we can support chapter members toward IREM education courses.
Click Here to learn more about The IREM Foundation.
If you are interested in how you can apply for financial assistance,
contact the IREM 92 offices at:
301.874.8425 OR at [email protected]
Your IREM Membership is an investment in yourself and your career. Make sure you're taking full advantage of the benefits by renewing your membership.
You will receive one invoice coming from IREM Headquarters. This eliminates the need to process separate payments for National dues and Chapter 92 local dues. One payment can be made to IREM HQ and the Chapter portion will be electronically transferred to Chapter 92. Also included on this invoice for CPM members are your NAR Affiliate dues. These affiliate dues must be paid in order to maintain your CPM designation.
PAY YOUR DUES to ensure you don't miss out on even one day of membership.
When looking for bids for your next project, we always suggest contacting our Chapter Industry Partners First! CLICK HERE to see our full directory of Industry Partners.
CLICK HERE to see contact information for our
2019 Board of Officers & Directors
If you have a question about IREM 92 or any of our upcoming events, please contact the IREM 92 Office.
Chapter 92 Financials are available to be viewed by any dues paying member. If you would like to request to see a copy, please contact the Chapter 92 Office.