The On-Liner

THE on-LINER JULY 2000 EDITION
HERE'S THE LATEST CHAPTER NEWS!




Congratulations new members!

Anna Lane, Warsaw, NC
Rudy McMillon, Fayetteville, NC

LEAP Board News

The Board will be meeting on June 29 in Raleigh. They hope to be able to issue licenses to those candidates whose certification information had been delayed due to personnel changes at the EACC. If anyone needs to send information to the Board prior to the June 29th meeting, they are urged to fax it directly to Patrice Alexander, Board Chair, at (252) 533-6401.

At the August EAPA meeting in Raleigh, Randolph Cloud, legislative lobbyist, will discuss the pros and cons of expanding the current licensure law to include the practice of EAP. receive the liner by email

Receive the Liner by Email

There has been discussion about possibly making The Liner available individually by email, replacing the paper edition. If you would be interested in receiving The Liner by email instead of by regular mail, let Andy Silberman know by emailing him at: andrew.silberman@duke.edu.

Congratulations Randy!

Randy Mullins was the first to call stating he saw a mistake in the last Liner. If you see a mistake in The Liner, be the first to call Ray Robbins at (828) 433-8887 and you will receive a free registration to the NEXT Chapter meeting, excluding the March Conference.

Wrightsville Beach Update:

If you didn't attend the May meeting in Wrightsville Beach, you not only missed great weather but also missed out on some very useful information provided by John Howard, Lee Mount and Linda Connor. John challenged us once again regarding ethical dilemmas in our profession. It's amazing how every situation has multiple ways of approaching a solution. If only our clients would realize that. Lee Mount presented an interesting look at a high volume food processing plant and the varied issues that face Human Resource professionals and EAPs. Linda Connor did a great job opening the door to the myriad of services that need to be called upon for the HIV positive client. All-in-all, everyone had a good time.

Award winner

Congratulations to Karen Untz! She is the winner of our drawing at the business meeting in Wrightsville. Karen will be able to attend the next 4 quarterly chapter meetings for free! If you would like to be a winner our "Official Box of Generosity" will provide someone with a free registration to the International conference. You do not have to be present to win but, if you attend, your name will be added in an additional time. So up the odds and join us in Raleigh in August.
-Elaine Jenkins, Awards Committee Chair

New EAP business!

Miriam Patton Bundy, LEAP, LPC, former Director of Presbyterian EAP, and Denise "Dennie" Kuppinger, LEAP, LPC, former clinical Director of Corporate Health International, have partnered to form EAP of the Carolinas, Inc. They are located at 5200 Park Road, Suite 119, Charlotte, NC 28209, Phone: (704) 527-5300.

Here's my new address!

If you have moved or are planning to move, the Chapter and EAPA need to know your new address and phone number. You can call EAPA at (703) 522-6272.

You can call Melissa Summer for Chapter changes at (704) 481-1337.

NC/EAPA Business Meeting
May 18, 2000 · Wrightsville Beach, NC

The meeting was called to order by President Elaine Jenkins at 1:00 P.M. The minutes of the March meeting were approved as printed in The Liner. Elaine introduced Rudy McMillion, Cumberland Area Program EAP, and Anna Lane, Duplin-Sampson Area Program EAP. Both are new members and were attending their first NC/EAPA Chapter workshop.

International EAPA Conference - Elaine Jenkins reported that International EAPA Conference will be held in New York City on November 18, 2000 through November 21, 2000. Elaine also stated that if attending, make plans to room with another professional.

NC/EAPA Chapter Elections - Elaine Jenkins stated that officers are up for election and if interested in running for an office, contact Miriam Bundy. The slate of officers will be announced during the business meeting in August. Ballots will be mailed to Chapter members at the end of August. Elaine also reported that elections for International EAPA are scheduled. Barbara Murdock, Southern Regional Representative will be running again. Midgie Brawley will serve on the search committee to find a replacement for Sylvia Straub. Midgie also reported that the position will be titled as "CEO", not as "COO". Midgie also stated that the International EAPA Board will make the final decision.

International EAPA Strategic Plans - Elaine Jenkins stated that the plans are on EAPA's web page. If someone has an issue or a question contact Barbara Murdock.

NC/EAPA Chapter Strategic Planning Meeting - Elaine Jenkins reported that the board had met and discussed issues for the chapter. Elaine stated that one issue is marketing. This will be a part of the Outreach Committee. If interested in serving on any committee contact Elaine. Most of the work done by committees is done over the phone.

Treasurer's Report - Martha Ausman reported that the Board approved the budget for FY 2000 - 2001. Martha also reported the March Conference was a success. There were 117 paid attendees, 3 scholarships were awarded, 13 speakers and twenty-three exhibitors were in attendance.

Officer's Retreat - Elaine Jenkins reported that NC/EAPA Chapter is considered very strong by other chapters. Elaine also reported that the Central Florida Chapter had requested, and was awarded, assistance with expenses for the retreat.

Legislative & Public Policy - Patrice Alexander reported that the LEAP Board is meeting in June to review LEAP applications. Patrice also reported that the board is considering going to the NC General Assembly and requesting expanding the LEAP bill to a title and practice bill. Patrice stated that the chapter would have to approve and support this attempt and workshops will be scheduled at the August meeting to further explain and discuss the issues.

Membership - Melissa summer reported 161 members. Education & Training - Cliff Morgan reported the dates for the following workshops. The dates are: August 11th, Raleigh, Four Points Sheraton; October 19th & 20th, Boone, Broyhill Inn; and December meeting will be held in Charlotte.

Research & Information - Dennie Kuppinger for Lindy Langston - no report

Outreach - Elaine Jenkins stated that The Liner could be emailed if people are interested. Elaine stated that a sign-up sheet is being passed around for attendees to include updated addresses and email addresses.

Bylaws - Miriam Bundy had no report

New Technologies - Andy Silberman reported that the web site has a new look and that many people are going to the site. Andy also stated that International EAPA's web page can be linked up via the Chapter's page. The Chapter's web page address is: www.eapa.com If anyone has information to be placed on the web page email Andy.

Diversity - Elaine Jenkins stated if anyone has topics and speakers for the December workshop to contact Karen Molli.
Certification - Elaine Jenkins stated that all certification forms are located on the registration table.
Standards & Ethics - John Howard reported that the ethics committee had been contacted regarding a possible violation.
The complaint had also been reported to the EACC and the LEAP Board. Patrice Alexander stated that she had contacted the NC Attorney General's Office due to the person being a LEAP.

Southern Regional Report - Elaine Jenkins stated that International EAPA's Strategic Plans are located on their web page.

Scholarships - Cliff Morgan reported that no scholarships had been requested. Cliff also stated that scholarships are available for all workshops and the application form is located in the manual.

March Conference - no report

Chapter Give Away - a drawing was held and Karen Untz will receive free registration to the workshops for one year.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:45 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Vicki Harrington, LEAP
NC/EAPA Chapter Secretary

 

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