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
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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.
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
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
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
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.
Vicki Harrington, LEAP
NC/EAPA Chapter Secretary
For information about the AUGUST
CONFERENCE visit the Conferences
& Events page.