THE on-LINER NOVEMBER 1999 EDITION|
HERE'S THE LATEST CHAPTER NEWS!
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
Anna Lane Duplin-Sampson Area Program
CONGRATULATIONS RENEWING MEMBERS!
Jerry Bryson, Colleen Ghammashi, Elaine
Jenkins Roy Sonovick, Floyd Fanjoy Miriam Bundy, Dennis Nance
Some have asked where Mona Gibson is
and what she is doing. Well, Mona
is now with Stanly Memorial Hospital as Director of Behavioral
Health Development in Albemarle. She can be reached at (704)
Congratulations to Randy Mullins (Gastonia)
and Diane Daubler
(Charlotte) upon obtaining the CEAP credential.
MY APOLOGIES LEAPS
The last edition of The Liner contained
a list of LEAPs in North
Carolina. Left off of that list were: Gaither Terrell, Anthony
Howard, Mary Greene.
GET WELL MELISSA!
Equestrian Melissa Summer recently broke
her leg (in two places) while
riding her horse. You,ll have to get the rest of the story from
her. Get well Melissa!
By the time you receive this edition
of The Liner, Midgie Brawley will have received her Member Emeritus
from International EAPA. She is the first to receive the honor
from our chapter. I am sure there will be more to come sometime
in the future. Congratulations Midgie!
Keep in mind that according to the LEAP
legislation, anyone wanting to
obtain the LEAP in North Carolina after December 31, 1999 must
have a Masters degree. The next deadline for applying for the
LEAP is December 31, 1999.
The Board of Directors is conducting
a survey of the membership to determine what the Chapter may
be able to do to increase the participation at Chapter meetings
other than the March Conference. If you are a member, you should
be hearing from a Board member in the near future asking what
you think can be done to make Chapter meetings/training most
beneficial to attendees. Please give this some thought and be
ready when you are called to provide useful information.
If anything about your name, address,
phone number, or employer has changed and you haven,t notified
EAPA and the Chapter, please do so. A recent list from EAPA showed
incorrect phone numbers and addresses because some have not updated
the information. You can reach EAPA at (703) 522-6272. For Chapter
information, call Ray Robbins at (828) 433-8887. Also, those
to whom you owe money would appreciate knowing your current address!
OPERATIONS MANUAL UPDATE
The Board of Directors is currently
updating the Chapter Operations Manual. If you have any recommendations,
call Miriam Bundy at (704) 384-7475.
BOONE MEETING A SUCCESS
The Chapter hosted a very informative, diverse, and colorful
meeting in Boone at the Broyhill Inn on October 14-15. John Howard
shared important and vital information on preventing workplace
violence by relating some experiences of the Employee Assistance
Network (EAN) in Asheville. John also had some excellent handouts
covering key aspects of putting together a plan to address workplace
Dr. Donna Lisker from Duke University related information
on gender issues impacting the workplace. She stated in order
to assist female clients with workplace issues it is necessary
to understand societal issues concerning gender (as distinguished
from sex) and how they impact job satisfaction for women. Fifty-two
percent of the workforce in North Carolina is female. Employment
opportunities with the chance to advance and pay equity remain
workplace issues. Women struggle with work/family challenges
differently from men because they are usually given the responsibility
of the children, i.e. medical care, daycare, and transportation.
Some ways employers can help is by offering onsite daycare, telecommuting,
maternity leave, errand services, and any other benefits to help
address work/life problems.
Helen Poole, RN, from Raleigh presented on the aging population
and their impact on the workplace. At the writing of this edition,
there were no notes available. However, this issue remains one
of the foremost aspects of which we will want to avail ourselves.
As a population we are getting older. It is difficult to read
any current publication without somewhere noting information
concerning the aging population and observations/concerns our
society will need to address. Thanks to RiverBend Recovery Center
for providing the refreshments for our break.