The On-Liner


Congratulations & Welcome new members!

Janet Barefoot with Lenoir Memorial Hospital, Kinston
Kathleen Van Dyke with MBC/Magellan Behavioral Health, Charlotte.
Kathleen is a transfer from another EAPA chapter, but is not new to

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 such as:

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 of leaders.

If you missed the meeting you missed some great training, fellowship,
and of course, beautiful weather and the beach! Hope to see you there
next year. Maybe we can have John come to another meeting to share more
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 Carolina

...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 for proof!

Congratulations Renewing Members!

Thomas Brett
Beth Holcomb
Melissa Holmes
Laura Texier
Joyce Vail
John Worm

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 2000.

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 Depression

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:

Qualified candidates:

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 or administration.

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

August 3, 1999 . Raleigh, NC

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, motels, etc.
- 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 Development)
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Shifting from EA to OK (cont,d.)

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!

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.

Elaine Jenkins
Duke Energy EAP
PO Box 1244-EA01A
Charlotte, NC 28201-1244
(704) 875-5502
Cliff Morgan
Vice President/Education & Training/
Scholarship Committee

EAP Partnerships
848 Country Club Square
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
(252) 937-5477
Martha Ausman
Corporate Health International
4400 Park Road, #330
Charlotte, NC 28209
(704) 529-1428
Vicki Harrington
NC Dept. of HR
404 St. Andrews Drive
Greenville, NC 27834
(252) 355-9035
Lindy Langston
Research & Information Committee
Duke Energy EAP
PO Box 1244-EA01A
Charlotte, NC 28201-1244
(803) 831-3218
Karen Molli
Ethnic and Cultural Concerns Cmt./Awards Committee
NC Dept. of HR
WRO, Bldg. No. 17
Black Mountain, NC 28711
(828) 747-7926
Ray Robbins
Outreach Cmt./ Newsletter Editor
172 VFW Road
Morganton, NC 28655
(828) 433-8887
John Howard
Standards & Ethics/ Awards Committee
Employee Assistance Network

Medical Center Bldg. B
86 Victoria Road
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 252-5725
Melissa Summer
Membership Committee
Cleveland County EAP
PO Box 699
Shelby, NC 28159
(704) 481-1337
Miriam Patton Bundy
Bylaws Committee
Presbyterian Hospital EAP
225 Hawthorne Lane, Ste. 404
Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 384-7475
Patrice Alexander
Legislative & Public Policy Committee
Champion International
PO Box 580
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
(252) 533-6256
Chuck Taylor
New Technology Committee
Dependent Care Connections
121 N. Wake Street
Hillsborough, NC 27278
(919) 644-0515
Joan Radford
Certification Committee
Division of MH/DD/SAS
2009 West Wilson St.
Tarboro, NC 27886
(252) 823-5166

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