THE on-LINER FEBRUARY 2000 EDITION|
HERE'S THE LATEST CHAPTER NEWS!
Congratulations and Thanks Bill Crawford!
As of February 1, 2000, Bill Crawford is officially retired
from Duke Power! Bill is going to enjoy his well earned retirement
with his lovely bride Kay. They plan to live in Charlotte until
their new home is ready in Greensboro, Bill,s hometown. Bill,s
immediate goals are to win the mixed doubles at Wimbledon and
the PGA Senior Open in the same year! Thanks again for your
many years of service, not only to the EA community, but to the
recovering thousands you have touched at one time or another.
If you ask Bill what he is most proud of, I'm sure he will say
it was his two years as NC-EAPA President!
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
Douglas Elgin of Collinsville, VA
John Norris of Concord, NC
Ronda Outlaw of Greensboro, NC
Mary Lisa Pories High Point, NC
Kim Shault of Durham, NC
Steven Sweeney of Lancaster, SC
CONGRATULATIONS RENEWING MEMBERS!
Janet Barefoot, Jane Schultz, Diane
Daubler, Jill Shipman, Frances Ditto, Fred Underwood, Sharon
There are now at least 110 Licensed Employee Assistance Professionals
(LEAPs) in North Carolina. As of January 1, 2000 a master's degree
along with CEAP certification will be required for licensure.
The Board was unable to meet in January due to inclement weather.
The next Board meeting will be in April. The application deadline
is March 30, 2000. Requests for licensure applications or inquiries
regarding the status of your application should be directed to
Jo Yarbrough at the Substance Abuse Section (919) 733-4670. Questions
regarding the licensure process or requirements should be directed
to Patrice Alexander, Board Chair (252) 533-6256. Remember, all
applications must be complete to be considered.
Chapter Member Directory
The Chapter Membership Directory will be updated and available
to all Chapter members at the March Conference. If your address,
place of employment, or phone number have changed, call Ray Robbins
at (828) 433-8887. Members unable to attend the March Conference
can receive their copies by calling Melissa Summer at (704) 481-1337.
The Chapter Membership Directory can be purchased by nonmembers
by calling Vicki Harrington at (252) 355-9035.
One of the highlights of the March Conference is the presentation
of the Outstanding Member/Professional of the Year and the President's
Achievement Awards. Some have asked who the past recipients have
been, so here they are...
Outstanding Members of the Year:
John Burke, Ray Robbins, Midgie Brawley, Guy Ross, Chuck Taylor,
John Howard, Melissa Summer, Karen Molli
President's Achievement Award:
Don Phillips, Jody Kellerman, Brenda Blair, Joe Coulter, John
Burke, Roy Sonovick, Bill Cook, Patrice Alexander, Al Greene
Operations Manual Update
Another reason to attend the March Conference Chapter Operations
Manuals will be updated and ready for all Chapter members. The
Manual is updated every two years and distributed to members.
If you are a Chapter member and do not plan to attend the March
Conference, but would like a manual, call Bylaws Committee Chair
Miriam Bundy at (704) 384-7475 or Melissa Summer at (704) 481-1337.
JOBS... JOBS... JOBS...
If you have job openings or any other information to share
with EA professionals, call Ray Robbins at (828) 433-8887. Newsletters
come out in February, April, July, September and November of
each year approximately one month before regular Chapter
meetings. Any announcements would need to be received no later
than 2 weeks prior to the month The Liner is mailed.
May Chapter Meeting
The Chapter meeting for May will be held on the 18th and 19th
at Wrightsville Beach. Mark your calendars now!
It's a mistake!
If you find an error in this newletter, call Ray Robbins.
If you are the first to do so, you could receive a free registration
to the next Chapter meeting (excluding the March Conference).
By Joan C. Radford, Certification Chair
About twice a year, I begin to hear from people who never
before have called me and they are usually in a crisis! It is
time for them to renew as a Certified Employee Assistance Professional
and they cannot find their PDH training forms. Most of the people
request that I send them copies of PDH Training Attendance Record
forms and usually they needed them yesterday.
Our Board has discussed how to respond to these requests and
has established the following protocol:
a. Finance Chair will provide a participant list to the Certification
Chair after each conference.
b. Certification Chair will file the list(s) and refer to
the list(s) for verification of attendance whenever someone calls
requesting a copy of a specific PDH Training Attendance Record.
If the caller is not listed on the participant list, the information
will not be provided. If the caller feels a mistake has been
made in the participant list, he/she will need to call the Finance
c. Certification Chair will log all calls including caller,s
name, date of call and information requested. We want to assist
whenever possible, but may not be able to meet all requests if
we are not given enough advance notice. If you have questions,
feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
me at (252) 823-5166, est. 218
DECEMBER CHAPTER MEETING
A GREAT SUCCESS!
NC/EAPA business meeting
December 3, 1999
A. The meeting was called to order by President Elaine Jenkins
B. EAP News: Elaine Jenkins welcomed the "first-time
attendees to the workshop. Elaine also gave an update on International
EAPA developing new categories for membership.
1. Marketing Committee: Elaine Jenkins reported on the plans
to develop new ways to market the Chapter. Elaine stated that
John Howard, Ray Robbins and Mary Bryan Roberts will be on the
2. Officers, Retreat: Elaine Jenkins reported the retreat will
be held in April 2000. Elaine stated that the retreat was open
to any member who may be interested in becoming an officer. Expenses
would be the responsibility of the individual.
3. Operations Manual Update: Elaine Jenkins stated that the manual
will be ready by the March Conference. Elaine also stated that
the manual will be updated every two years.
4. Treasurer's Report: Martha Ausman reported on the October
workshop. Workshop summary was: income, $456.87; Chapter expenses,
$939.23; losses, $482.36. Martha also reported that the Chapter's
assets, as of 12/2/99, are $79, 322.60.
5. Legislative & Public Policy: Elaine Jenkins stated that
she had received information from International EAPA regarding
Chapter Officers acquiring liability insurance. Elaine stated
that she will contact Patrice Alexander regarding insurance.
6. Membership: Elaine Jenkins reported the Chapter has 161 members.
7. Education & Training: Cliff Morgan stated that the May
workshop will be held at Wrightsville Beach and to contact him
8. Outreach: Elaine Jenkins stated that if anyone had information
to be placed in The Liner to contact her or Ray Robbins.
9. Bylaws: Miriam Bundy had no report.
10. Research and Information: no report.
11. Diversity: Karen Molli gave an update on the afternoon presenter.
12. Standards & Ethics: no report.
13. New Technologies: Elaine Jenkins reported that Andy Silberman
is the new Committee Chair. Elaine also stated that the web page
changes are almost complete.
14. Scholarships: Cliff Morgan reported that one scholarship
had been granted for this workshop.
15. Certification: Paul Morehouse reported that the Substance
Abuse Credit information will be printed in the next issue of
The Liner. Paul also stated that new booklets for CEAP information
will be mailed out in early January or February.
16. Southern Regional Representative Report: Elaine Jenkins reported
that Barbara Murdock is still representing the Chapter. Elaine
also stated that International EAPA and the EACC may be discontinuing
their association in the near future.
17. Awards: Karen Molli reported that the drawing for a free
registration to the March Conference will be held later and the
winner will be contacted. Karen also asked if any person had
nominations for Chapter Awards to contact her as soon as possible.
18. March Conference: Elaine Jenkins stated the March Conference
dates are the 15th, 16th and 17th. Elaine also stated that Greg
Delapp, International EAPA President, will be the guest speaker
at the awards banquet.
19. Jobs: Elaine Jenkins stated that Corporate Health International
is advertising for an EAP Director.
D. New Business: No new business.
E. Old Business: Elaine Jenkins recognized Midgie Brawley. Midgie
thanked the Chapter for its support over the years and also for
nominating her for Member Emeritus.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:25pm.
Vicki Harrington, LEAP
Secretary, Board of Directors
It is time again for our annual conference
in Charlotte, NC.
Please plan to join your fellow members at the 21st Annual
North Carolina EAPA Conference on March 15-17, 2000. Remember
to call the Hilton at University Place (704-547-7444) early for
reservations in order to receive the discounted room rate of
$96.00, single or double. John Howard will moderate this year,s
conference, "Marching into the Millennium: High Tech, Soft
Touch. It promises the same high training value (if you register
before March 3, it is just $175.00 for members and $210.00 for
non-members) as the twenty conferences that have preceded. Mary
Bryan Roberts and her conference committee have assembled a terrific
cast of presenters. The cast includes internationally recognized
EAP experts such as Greg Delapp, the President of International
EAPA, John Burke and Al Greene. Since technology is quickly influencing
our field, part of the conference is dedicated to the innovative
use of technology and the new clinical challenges that technology
presents. So, please join us to participate in this annual event
that always produces new ideas, information and friends as well
as the renewal of old acquaintances. We promise that you will
leave feeling energized about our ever changing field. See you
For more information visit the Conferences
& Events page.