THE on-LINER JULY 1999 EDITION|
HERE'S THE LATEST CHAPTER NEWS!
Congratulations & Welcome new
Janet Barefoot with Lenoir Memorial
Kathleen Van Dyke with MBC/Magellan Behavioral Health, Charlotte.
Kathleen is a transfer from another EAPA chapter, but is not
May Meeting a Big Success!
Thirty-seven registered for the annual May meeting held the
20-21st in scenic Wrightsville Beach at the Blockade Runner.
The Education & Training Committee chaired by Cliff Morgan
arranged to have John Ford, owner of Leading Well in Charlotte,
present on "Promoting Leadership in the Workplace. John
shared his vast experience in consulting with management on leadership
issues. Thought provoking statements and questions were discussed
Victim thinking leads to revenge.
Good leaders are nonanxious and challenging.
What drives behavior: your rational or emotional being?
Is it possible to motivate the unmotivated?
The growth of consultants is directly related to the indecisiveness
If you missed the meeting you missed some great training,
and of course, beautiful weather and the beach! Hope to see you
next year. Maybe we can have John come to another meeting to
of his expertise in teaching leadership.
Congratulations Midgie Brawley
Chapter President Elaine Jenkins announced at the May meeting
that our own Midgie Brawley has been awarded Member Emeritus
by EAPA. She will formally receive the award at the International
Conference in Orlando October 21-24, 1999. Plan to attend to
share in Midgie,s recognition. Of course, this means no more
membership dues or registration to Chapter meetings. Even in
retirement we can,t keep her out of the newsletter!
LEAP Applications Due
The next deadline for LEAP applications is June 30, 1999.
Please keep in mind that any application received without ALL
appropriate information will be returned unprocessed, thus delaying
the awarding of a license. If you have any questions, call Roy
Sonovick at (919) 733-4555.
Congratulations New CEAPS
George Salley - now in Jacksonville, Florida
Steve Sammons - Corporate Health International, Charlotte, North
...So You Want A FREE Registration?
If you have an eye for detail, are literate, and an avid reader
of The Liner, you,ve got a chance. As you read The Liner and
come across a mistake, if you are the FIRST to call Ray Robbins
at (828) 433-8887 to report the mistake, you will receive a free
registration to the next Chapter meeting?excluding the March
Conference. However, Ray has the option to disagree and may ask
Congratulations Renewing Members!
Chapter Operations Manual Update/Revision
The Chapter Board of Directors has begun the process of updating/revising
the Chapter Operations Manual. Committee Chairs have been charged
to lead the effort to accomplish this. Even though you may not
be a committee chair or Board member you will want to review
your copy and make any suggestions to the appropriate committee
chair or any member of the Board of Directors. The goal is to
be able to distribute revised manuals to all members in early
March Conference Planning Committee
The March Conference Planning Committee chaired by Mary Bryan
Roberts and co-chaired by Chuck Taylor is already hard at work
planning the next conference after reviewing surveys and evaluations
from last year's conference.
Award Your Employer for Recognizing
NC EAPA AUGUST
Want a way to recognize a good consumer of EAP services???
Keep reading! International EAPA is a member of the National
Public Education Campaign on Clinical Depression, a group of
nonprofit organizations working with the National Mental Health
Association to help those who suffer from the effects of clinical
depression. In 1996, EAPA began presenting the National Public
Education Campaign on Clinical Depression Award to one employer
that has shown outstanding leadership in supporting employees
who may be suffering from depression. This award has been presented
during the President,s Banquet held during the EAPA Annual Conference.
This year, EAPA has decided to support individual chapters
in selecting an employer from their area to present a chapter-level
award. The winner of the chapter award will then go on to compete
for the award presented at the EAPA Annual Conference in Orlando.
Can you think of an employer in North Carolina who deserves to
be recognized for their efforts in assisting their employees
who may suffer from depression or the effects of living with
a family member suffering from depression? If so, we would encourage
you to nominate that employer. Here is some basic information
regarding the criteria for nomination:
1) Must be in the chapter,s geographic boundaries and
must provide EAP services to their employees.
2) Selection is based on being an employer that has shown
outstanding community leadership by providing support for employees
experiencing the effects of depression.
3) Support may be demonstrated in the form of policies,
benefits, leave-time periods, employee education, training, stipends,
company practices, or other innovations.
4) The employer should show leadership in at least one
of the following areas: accessibility, education benefits, integration
If you would like to nominate an outstanding employer please
contact Elaine Jenkins by July 12th. You will receive a packet
with the specific criteria for nomination. Chapter award winners
must be submitted to EAPA by August 15, 1999. Therefore your
letter of nomination must be received by July 30th. To request
your packet, call Elaine at (704) 382-7900 (leave a message with
your name and address) or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
August 3, 1999 . Raleigh, NC
DIRECTIONS TO FOUR POINTS HOTEL AT RALEIGH
From the North (I-95 or I-85)
- take 95 south to 85
- approximately 16 miles after crossing NC state line take US
#1 south to Raleigh
- once inside city limits you will pass auto dealerships, restaurants,
- after passing Wendy,s Restaurant on the right, get into the
right lane and bear right onto 440 West, US 1 South, Airport
(the "Outer Beltline)
- take exit 7B, Glenwood Avenue
- go down Glenwood Avenue; just past Crabtree Valley Mall on
the left, turn left onto Creedmoor Road; turn right at the first
stoplight into hotel,s side entrance
From the West (I-40 or I-85)
- take 40 east to 85 south to highway 70 east
- stay on Highway 70; once inside Raleigh city limits, Highway
70 is called Glenwood Avenue
- approximately 1-2 miles after passing heavy concentration of
restaurants, get in right turning lane (you will be approaching
a major intersection)
- turn right at light onto Highway 50/Creedmoor Road
- take right at first stoplight into hotel,s side entrance
8:00 am Registration
8:30 am -10:00 am Domestic Violence Comes to Work
10:00 am -10:15 am Break
10:15 am -11:45 am Domestic Violence (cont,d.)
11:45 am -12:45 am Lunch
12:45 am -1:15 pm Chapter Business Meeting
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm Corporate Mirror: Shifting from EA to OD (Organizational
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Shifting from EA to OK (cont,d.)
PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM!
Many at the March Conference really enjoyed "John Burke's
Ten Year EAP Forecast, Top Ten List" and have asked that it be
printed in The Liner here it is!
NC/EAPA OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE
10. The profession finally concedes to the fact that
EAP is a commodity when the top revenue producer for the year
2009 is "EAPs R, Us.
9. Ray Robbins, highly recognized national brief therapy
company named "Quick 10 faces title infringement charges
from a well known oil change company.
8. Elaine Jenkins completes an unprecedented sixth term
as the President of the North Carolina Chapter of EAPA.
7. EAP receives its greatest national exposure when Bill
Clinton makes public that his marriage to Monica Lewinsky was
saved through his use of the EAP as made available to retirees
of the White House.
6. John Howard completes the nonfiction work entitled
"Everything I Have Learned About Life, I Learned From EAP
at his mountain home in Utah.
5. Roy Sonovick is still not reading his e-mail.
4. UNC-CH posts three consecutive national basketball
championships under the leadership of Michael Jordan, who comes
out of retirement.
3. Chuck Taylor is grossing the highest revenue of any
virtual reality counseling service with his firm entitled "To
Be There or Not To Be There That is the Session.
2. Midgie Brawley returns to the EAP field as she learns
that there is no life after EAP.
1. I (John Burke) have been asked to return to the year
2009 Conference to explain how I could have been so far off with
my 1999 predictions.
Duke Energy EAP
PO Box 1244-EA01A
Charlotte, NC 28201-1244
848 Country Club Square
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Corporate Health International
4400 Park Road, #330
Charlotte, NC 28209
NC Dept. of HR
404 St. Andrews Drive
Greenville, NC 27834
Research & Information
Duke Energy EAP
PO Box 1244-EA01A
Charlotte, NC 28201-1244
Ethnic and Cultural Concerns
NC Dept. of HR
WRO, Bldg. No. 17
Black Mountain, NC 28711
Outreach Cmt./ Newsletter
172 VFW Road
Morganton, NC 28655
Standards & Ethics/ Awards
Employee Assistance Network
Medical Center Bldg. B
86 Victoria Road
Asheville, NC 28801
Cleveland County EAP
PO Box 699
Shelby, NC 28159
Presbyterian Hospital EAP
225 Hawthorne Lane, Ste. 404
Charlotte, NC 28204
Legislative & Public
PO Box 580
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
New Technology Committee
Dependent Care Connections
121 N. Wake Street
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Division of MH/DD/SAS
2009 West Wilson St.
Tarboro, NC 27886
For information about the AUGUST
CONFERENCE visit the Conferences
& Events page.