February 2009 Edition
HERE'S THE LATEST CHAPTER NEWS!
In this issue:
Welcome New NC EAPA Members
A warm welcome goes out to Martha Lentz, Casey Powers, Courtney Walters, LaSharion Taylor and the reinstatement of Charles (Jack) Rose. Let us know what we can do to help make your EAPA experience a great one!
NC EAPA December Training Summary
The NC EAPA December Training was a huge success. It was titled Embracing Diversity: Addressing Harassment in the Workplace. It was held on December 11th at the Comfort Suites in Pineville, NC. There were 23 registered participants. NC EAPA wants to thank Terry Dixon and Gina Patrick from Senior Helpers for sponsoring this training and educating us about their services.
Sally M. Masters spoke during the morning session. She is a Career Counselor in the Career Development Center with Appalachian State University's College of Fine and Applied Arts and Hayes School of Music. She has worked in education and counseling positions for over 25 years. She provided great insight into diversity issues in the workplace ranging from race to age and had participants explore their own triggers.
Robert P. Joyce spoke during the afternoon session. He is a lawyer and a specialist in public law, especially the law related to employment. Bob used entertaining stories to help teach about the laws relating to discrimination and how Congress defines Unlawful Discrimination.
Thanks to our speakers and to Renee' Evans for coordinating this training.
Upcoming NC EAPA 2009 Chapter Training Events
May 14th - Forsyth Medical Center's Conference Center, Winston-Salem, NC
September 17th - Raleigh / Durham area
December 10th - Charlotte area
Submitted by David A. Hamby, Vice President / Education and Training Chair
2009 March Conference Update
Is Your Calendar Marked? The 2009 March conference "EAP: Championing Excellence in Today's Workplace" is March 11-13th at Embassy Suites and Conference Center, in Concord NC.
Have You Registered for the Conference Yet and Seen the Program? Wow! Just go to the Conferences and Trainings page of the NC EAPA website at www.eapa.com. There you will find the full program schedule, topics, and bios on all the excellent presenters. You can register via mail, or online via Pay Pal through the chapter website. Do not delay, early registration discounts end February 27th.
Changes? No change in the registration fee for members! The single biggest change from the past few years is that there will be an Awards Banquet luncheon to kick off the conference on the opening day, Wednesday March 11. New IAEAPE President, Dave Worster, will be our lunch keynote speaker, and we will end the luncheon in a celebratory fashion by announcing the chapter's award winners.
Need Hotel Room? The Embassy Suites has a block of rooms available at a special NC EAPA rate of $119/single, and $129/double per night, but you need to reserve a room by 5 pm February 10th to secure that rate. For reservations, call 704-455-8200 or visit the Embassy Suites online at www.embassysuitesconcord.com. If you register online the group/convention code is EAP.
Exhibitors: We recognize that the current economy may make it more difficult this year for some to attend, and are extremely pleased that many have committed to attend. Hats off to Margaret Larrea and David Hamby who are coordinating the exhibitors this year. There is still some exhibitor space available. If you know of potential exhibitors or sponsors, please contact Margaret at , or David at
Questions? Contact Andy Silberman, Chair of the 2009 March Conference at: , or at (919) 416-1727.
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Welcome to the 2nd edition of this new On-Liner feature. It is a chance for everyone to get to know another NC EAPA member a little better. Every edition will spotlight a different NC EAPA member who will answer various questions. I have chosen Eileen Hodiak, our OUTSTANDING Outreach Chair for this edition:
1. How long have you been involved with NC EAPA?
2. What is your current position?
3. Who is in your immediate family (optional)?
4. What are your hobbies/interests?
5. What is your favorite spectator sport?
6. What is your favorite movie(s)?
7. Who is your favorite actor(s)?
8. What is your favorite place to vacation?
1. ER or Grey's Anatomy?
2. Duke or North Carolina?
3. LOST or The Bachelor?
4. Coffee or Tea?
5. Football or Basketball?
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Just a friendly reminder that anyone can submit updates, articles, book reviews, pictures, etc. for the On-Liner. You can send information anytime and I'll make sure that it gets in the next edition!!
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