THE on-LINER AUGUST 2001 EDITION|
HERE'S THE LATEST CHAPTER NEWS!
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
There are no names available at this time, but they are out
there. If you have joined the Chapter in the last six months
call Ray Robbins at 704-262-1834 and let him know who and where
The NC Board of Employee Assistance Professionals (NCBEAP)
met on August 14, 2001 in Graham, NC.
New License: Ray Robbins.
Renewals: Irene G. Carroll, Christine Jones, Karen
Molli, John Howard, Martha Ausman, Miriam Bundy, Dale Mundy,
Denise Kuppinger, Patrice Alexander, Robert Denig, Ronald Pelt,
Cathy Reinbold, Melissa Summer, Keith McDaniel, Melissa Holmes,
Susan Bratton, Terry Newsom, Lindy Langston, Joe Coulter, Dennis
Nance, John Burke, Mark Ferdinandsen, Janet Connelly, Sharon
Howard, Mary Ann Puckett and David Hamby.
Pending: 1 application.
Congratulations to those new and renewed licensees.
The next postmarked deadline for receiving applications is
September 30,2001. The next NCBEAP meeting will be on October
The presentation in Raleigh had good response. It is necessary
to continue the dialogue regarding this subject, so member attendance
and participation is necessary. The Task Force will continue
to collect facts and present them to the membership so a decision
can be made whether to pursue this effort or not. Questions,
suggestions and opinions are welcome.
WHERE ARE YOU NOW?
If you have moved, going to move, or even thinking about moving,
remember this: in order for you to continue to receive important
communications such as The Liner, it will be necessary to let
someone know you have moved or are about to move. JUST DO IT!
- Don't miss the December training entitled "A Body
To Die For" facilitated by Adrienne Ressler, CCSW, Director
of Professional Relations and Education at the Renfrew Center
of Florida. The training will focus on eating disorders and body-image
issues. It will be at the Holiday Inn (across from the University
Hilton) in Charlotte, NC on Friday, December 7, 2001.
Keep your eyes open for more information on this training opportunity.
- Blair & Burke will be conducting its 2nd Annual EAP Institute
from October 1 through October 5, 2001 in Dallas, Texas.
The Institute offers eleven comprehensive courses on various
aspects of EAP service delivery. For further information go to
their website at www.blairandburke.com
or contact John Burke at 910-328-0978.
Magellan,s Charlotte office has the following opportunity:
Therapist, full time, with excellent benefits, LCSW, PhD, MSN
(Psychiatric), LPC (with 300 hours), NC licensed, to provide
EAP and outpatient managed care services. Some evening hours
required. Three to five years clinical experience. Send resume
to Sharon McKnight, Clinical Manager, Magellan Behavioral
Health, 300 Billingsley Road, #109, Charlotte, NC 28210 or fax
NO MISTAKE HERE!
If you find a mistake (that is the fault of the editor) call
Ray Robbins at 704-262-1834. If he agrees the mistake is his
fault, the first caller will receive free registration to the
NEXT Chapter meeting-excluding the March Conference.
I'M SO LUCKY!
Congratulations to Kathy Melvin for winning registration to
four Chapter meetings for one year (excluding the March Conference)
and to Elizabeth Schenck for winning a free registration to the
I-EAPA conference in Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada for
those not proficient in geography). These prizes were awarded
during a drawing at the Raleigh meeting in August.
EAPA/NC BUSINESS MEETING
August 10, 2001 Raleigh, NC
President Cliff Morgan called the meeting to order. The minutes
of the May 17, 2001 Chapter Meeting were approved. The following
business was discussed:
- I. Presidents Report: Cliff Morgan
- A. The NC/EAPA Chapter Board members approved and adopted
a balanced budget for the upcoming year.
- B. LEAP Task Force - will again be presenting at the October
and December Chapter Meetings. The March Conference will be the
culmination of the presentations on the pro,s and con,s of seeking
a licensure in practice for NC/LEAP,s.
- C. Membership List - The membership list at International
EAPA is still not accurate. They are attempting to combine and
correct several different databases. Cliff urged all members
to check their information for accuracy and to notify Paula Edwards
or Melissa Summer if changes need to be made.
- D. International EAPA -
- The International EAPA conference will be in Vancouver, Canada.
International EAPA is asking for donations to support a silent
auction at the conference. All donated items should represent
a culturally significant aspect of the Chapter,s home state.
Cliff asked that anyone having suggestions regarding this to
- The 20001 election ballots for officers are in the mail.
Cliff urged all members to vote.
- The EAPA Directory will be mailed in September.
- State of the Workplace: International EAPA is mailing surveys
to 1,000 members this month. The results of the survey will be
presented at the 2001 International Conference.
- II. Treasurer,s Report: Martha Ausman, Treasurer, reported
- A. May Chapter Meeting in Wrightsville Beach had 30 attendees.
The income for the meeting was $635 and the expenses were $1,306.59
with a net loss of $651.59.
- B. Board adopted a balanced budget of $52,125.00 for the
new fiscal year.
- C. Budget for fiscal year 2000 - 2001 was balanced and completed.
Two transfers were made from our money market to the checking
account to cover incurred expenses during the year. The profit
margin for the March Conference declined this year. This conference
is where our Chapter makes a profit for operating expenses. This
year we had fewer attendees, fewer sponsors but more vendors.
- D. The Chapter remains in good financial standing.
- III. Standing Committees:
- A. Legislative and Public Policy: Patrice Alexander (No report)
- B. Membership: Melissa Summer
- The latest membership list from International EAPA shows
that we have 137 members. We are aware that this list is not
completely accurate and are continuing to update and correct
the list as we receive information from our members.
- Dues not received by International on the renewal date are
resulting in that member being dropped from the membership list.
This is a change in that members were given a "grace period
before being deleted from the list.
- It is important to include Chapter member dues with International
dues when renewing or joining EAPA. International EAPA receives
the Chapter member dues and returns the money to our Chapter.
- All members are urged everyone to keep his or her address
and information up to date. Members can notify Paula Edwards
or Melissa Summer of changes.
- C. Education and Training: Joan Radford
- The Chapter Meeting on October 18th and 19th will be held
in Boone at the Quality Inn. The rooms are $85 plus tax per night.
The topics will be:
- 1. Managing High Risk Situations presented by Dawn Klug.
- 2. Treatment of Opiod Addiction in Rural Virginia by Life
Center of Galax. The December Chapter meeting will be in Charlotte
on December 7, 2001.
- D. Outreach: Miriam Bundy
- NC EAPA has a booth at the SHRM conference on September 12,
13 and 14, 2001. The purpose is to network and strengthen our
ties with Human Resource persons. We hope to better represent
the value of EAP to business and industry. Internal EAP representatives
will staff the booth. The Marketing Director for International
EAPA will be present also. Stress balls and back issues of the
Exchange will be available to participants at the conference.
Participants will be directed to our website for additional information
- NC EAPA members now have the opportunity to list their name
and business information, as an EA provider, on our website.
The fee for the listing is $50 per year.
- E. By Laws: (No report)
- F. New Technology: Andy Silberman
- 108 persons are now on our list-serve.
- 73 members have signed up to receive the Liner via the website.
- There is an average of 166 hits per day on the website.
- Six (6) Chapter members have signed up to be listed as EA
providers on our website. Only Chapter members are eligible for
- By laws and LEAP information is also accessible on the website.
- G. Cultural Diversity: Shannon South
- The December 7th Chapter meeting in Charlotte will be on
a "Body to Die For presented by the Renfro Center.
- Additional committee members are need for Cultural Diversity.
If you are interested in becoming active in our Chapter, this
is an excellent opportunity to become involved. Please contact
Shannon at 1-800-252-5725.
- H. Certification: Jim Cooper
- Discussion was held regarding the Verification of Attendance
forms. Slight revisions will be made on the CEU forms to be
more inclusive of other disciplines in addition to Social Work,
i.e. Nursing. Only one attendance form will now be used for
PDH,s for quarterly meetings for paper and copy reduction.
- I. By Laws: Paul Morehouse (No report)
- J. Standards and Ethics: Elaine Jenkins (No report)
- K. Special Committee: Joan Radford
- There were no requests for a scholarship at this Chapter
meeting. Our Chapter provides one scholarship for each Chapter
meeting and three (3) for the March Conference. The March Conference
scholarships are available for two (2) members and one (1) student.
If someone wants to apply for a scholarship, the form is in
the Operations Manual and should be sent to Joan.
- L. March Conference: Karen Mollie
- Cliff reports for Karen that plans for the March conference
- IV. Other Business
- A. Southern Regional Representative: Barbara Murdock
- B. Official Box of Generosity: Elaine Jenkins
- Every Chapter meeting a name is drawn to receive a free registration
for a Chapter meeting. Every member has their name in the box
one time. Each time a member attends a Chapter meeting, their
name is placed in the box again. Only current members are eligible
to receive the registration.
- 2001 - 02 Chapter Meeting winner:
- 1. Kathy Melvin won the drawing for a free registration to
the all four Chapter meetings beginning October 2001 (this does
not include the March Conference).
- 2. Charles Odell won second place for the registration in
the event that Kathy Melvin is unable to attend or is ineligible.
- International EAPA Conference 2001 Winner:
- 1. Liz Schenk won the drawing for a free registration to
the International EAPA 2001 conference in Vancouver.
- 2. Names were drawn in the event that the winner is unable
to attend. These names are:
- a. Joyce Vail
- b. John Norris
- c. Paul Morehouse
- C. Job Announcements
- Karen Untz, Raleigh EAP, reports that she has a half-time
- Cliff Morgan, EAP Partnerships, reports that he has a half-time
With no further business, Cliff Morgan adjourned the meeting.
Paula A. Edwards, M.S., CEAP, NC/LEAP
Secretary, NC/EAPA Chapter
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