January 2004 Edition
HERE'S THE LATEST CHAPTER NEWS!
In this issue:
MARCH 2004 TRAINING CONFERENCE
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Eileen G. Hodiak, LCSW
Outreach Committee Chairperson
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At previous board meetings, members of the NC EAPA Board have discussed ways to insure that NC EAPA members are receiving the full value of their membership.
One of the items the board members decided was that only NC EAPA members will receive a discounted rate for quarterly training and the March Conference. That is a huge discount!
Another benefit of being a NC EAPA member is being a part of the listserv to receive email on EAP related topics, training, and job openings. And of course, NC EAPA members have access to great networking opportunities, which we all know is an important resource for EA Professionals.
All of that for only $40.00 per year!
International EAPA has been working to help speed up the process of becoming a member and renewing membership, but please remember that renewing prior to your lapse date will insure that you won't miss out on any of the benefits of membership.
The LEAP Board meets the last month of each quarter. All applications (new and renewal) must be postmarked by the last day of the previous month in that quarter.(i.e. LEAP Board meeting June 18, the application must be postmarked May 31.) Applications are available by contacting Jo Yarbrough at j.Yarbrough@nc.net or Midgie Brawley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Liner is now completely electronic. In order to be notified when the latest edition is available on the Web site you will need to make sure Andy Silberman has your correct email address. If your email address changes or if you want to be added to the listserv, contact Andy at Andrew.Silberman@duke.edu.
Your Chapter Officers (L-R): Jay Hale, Treasurer, Martha Ausman, Secretary;
Joan Radford, President; Karen Molli, Vice President
Joan Radford, President, called the meeting to order and introduced first time attendees and new members, Marianne Haynes, Kayce Lee and Lisa Upchurch.
President's Report – Joan Radford
Joan expressed her thanks to the NC Chapter for making it possible for her to attend the IEAPA Officer's Training and Conference in New Orleans on November 21-24. She thanked Martha Ausman for sharing a hotel room with her as that saved the Chapter approximately $400.00. Joan gave the following highlights of the Training and Conference:
Treasurer's Report – Jay Hale
Joan did not have a report from Rich Barrett, District II Director. However, Joan attended the District II meeting in New Orleans. Most of the chapters report much better customer service from IEAPA. However, much concern was expressed over the struggle that smaller chapters are experiencing in just trying to survive. District II officers training is scheduled for April 2nd & 3rd in St. Louis.
Standing Committee Reports
Legislative and Public Policy – John Howard
In John's absence, Joan reported that Randolph Cloud wants to meet with Joan Radford and John Howard on Tuesday, December 15th, to review the confidentiality of Employee Assistance records.
Jackie Betts reported on the NC Substance Abuse Federation. Its Vision is: A system of prevention and addiction services that is available, affordable, accessible and accountable to the people of NC. Its Mission is: Advocate and promote effective addiction and SA education, prevention, research and treatment services to improve the quality of life in NC. Membership is open to agencies, groups and organizations for individuals who identify with the Federation mission and demonstrate active participation in its advocacy and promotional activities - Organizations, Professional, Advocate/Supporter, Student, Lifetime. Its Concerns are: Under "Mental Health Reform" little attention has been given to SA. The problem of going generic has resulted in the dropping of services; staff feeling overwhelmed; LME's still in process; crisis of information and data collection state wide; system of new services is unavailable and major gaps in continuum of care are present. Action plan being devised by the Federation.
Midgie Brawley resigned as Chairperson of the LEAP Board. Joan reminded everyone to watch for their recertification renewal dates. Elaine Jenkins also reminded members that if your LEAP recertification got moved from one month to another and you attended a training that got caught between the changed dates, you may submit those training hours at the next recertification.
Membership – Dawn Klug
Dawn opened her report by stated her regrets that she will not be able to attend the Board meeting in person. She submitted the following report:
Education & Training – Karen Molli
Karen thanked Mercy Horizons for providing the location and continental breakfast for today Conference. Karen also thanked Marilyn Raines for making all the arrangements and planning our presenters. Karen also asked the members to provide suggestions for training topics for future conference and submit suggestions to Karen.
Research and Information – Miriam Bundy
Miriam reported that approximately 25% of our Chapter membership responded to the survey sent to all Chapter members requesting specific information regarding credentials and practice. Miriam will send another notice to membership to try to get more responses.
Outreach – Eileen Hodiak No report.
By-Laws – Elaine Jenkins
Elaine reported that she is still working on updates to the Chapter By-Laws and needs a few more. She stated that the revisions need to be completed by the March Board Meeting.
Technologies – Andy Silberman
Andy reported that there are only about 20 current NC EAPA members that are not on the listserv. He reminded everyone that the listserv is the only means of communication. The listserv may be used to post questions for response from other members.
Diversity – Marilyn Raines
Marilyn thanked her committee members for assisting in putting on today's conference. She is recruiting additional committee members.
Certification – Jim Cooper
Jim reported that the one form for CEUs and PDHs can be used for all disciplines. He also reminded the members that if you have questions about your CEAP, please contact Jim first and he will contact EACC if he can't answer your questions.
Standards and Ethics – Cliff Morgan
Scholarship – Karen Molli
Karen reported that there were no requests for scholarships for this conference and, therefore, none were awarded.
Awards – Andy Silberman
In Andy's absence, Jay Hale drew for the winner of the March Conference Registration. The winner was Lisa Upchurch.
March Conference – Karen Molli
David Hamby, March Conference Chairperson, reported that they have a full slate of speakers, three sponsors, money is coming in from exhibitors and it looks like it will be a great conference. The Conference will be held at the Hyatt SouthPark Hotel in Charlotte. Rich Barrett, District II Director, will attend our Conference and Don Jorgeson, IEAPA President, may also attend.
Midgie Brawley thanked everyone for all the cards, prayers, phone calls received during Bill's illness. He is making an excellent recovery.
With no further business, Joan Radford adjourned the meeting.
Martha Ausman, CEAP, LEAP
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