THE on-LINER NOVEMBER 2000 EDITION|
HERE'S THE LATEST CHAPTER NEWS!
Welcome New Members
If you have joined our chapter since the March Conference
let Ray Robbins know so he can announce your presence. You can
reach Ray at 704-262-1834 (new number since Nov. 1).
New Chapter Officers and Committee
Please note on the Committees page
that we have, or course, new Chapter officers and committee chairs.
Contact the chair of the committee(s) you would like to join
and get involved.
Where Are You Now?
During a recent Board meeting the subject of the Chapter mailing
list was discussed. The results including affirming the reality
that it is each member's responsibility to let the Chapter know
of any changes in address, phone number, or employer. Failure
to do so will result in undelivered communications and benefits.
If you have or are about to have a change in any personal information
contact Paula Edwards, Chapter Secretary, at (828) 757-5727.
Chapter Peer Referral Program
Remember that the Chapter has made available assistance for
Chapter members with personal challenges. Consult your Chapter
Operations Manual for more information. If you need a manual
call Membership Chair Melissa Summer at: (704) 481-1337
This Is Your Chance!
What would you like to see in The Liner either occasionally
or on a regular basis? What do you have to send in for publication?
If you have job announcements around the time The Liner is distributed
or any other appropriate information call Ray Robbins at (704)
NC Leap Board News
According to Board policy, upon the direction of the Attorney
General's Office, the names of all persons whose licenses have
been allowed to lapse or have been returned
by the licensee are to be published in The Liner. As of October
10, 2000 Dwight Mays is no longer licensed as an Employee Assistance
Professional by the North Carolina Board of Employee Assistance
Professionals. The next meeting of the Board is January 24, 2001.
All applications for licensure, or information that has been
requested by the Board regarding CEAP update, should be postmarked
by December 31, 2000. Questions should be directed to Patrice
Patrice Alexander, Ph.D., LEAP
The awards committee is happy to announce the winner of the
"Official Box of Generosity" giveaway. Jay Hale, of
NovantHealth in Winston Salem won a free Chapter membership renewal.
You, too, can be a winner. For each Chapter meeting you attend
your name is added to the box. So join us in December and see
if you will be the winner of a free registration to the NC EAPA
Awards Committee Chair
l-r: Vicki Harrington and Elaine Jenkins were recognized for
their service as Chapter Secretary and President respectively.
Is This Perfect
If you find a mistake in this edition of The Liner, be the
first to call Ray Robbins at (704) 262-1834 and you will receive
a free registration to the December Chapter meeting.
The History Channel!
As Historian of EAPA-North Carolina Chapter I have been able
to participate in the process to make the role more productive.
A new committee has been formed to look at assembling elements
related to Chapter history. The committee includes: Midgie Brawley
(Chair), John Burke, Melissa Holmes, Chuck Taylor and Ray Robbins.
Currently, we have ten years of documented history. This information
along with some other items will begin our search. The committee
is asking members who have any items, pictures, artifacts, memorabilia,
Chapter facts, or anything about the Chapter that would serve
as a keepsake be given to any committee member by December 1,
These items will be reviewed and a selection of items will
be chosen and assembled in a professional way to preserve them.
Members and other interested persons will be shown the completed
The committee has members, but no name. So, the membership
s being asked to "Name the Committee." Please submit
your ideas to Midgie Brawley, Chair, 8910 N. Pine Hill Lane,
Charlotte, NC 28215 OR email at email@example.com. The winner
of the contest will receive one free registration to a Chapter
meeting in 2001, excluding the March Conference. All entries
must be received by December 31, 2000.
Our Chapter's history is important and should be preserved.
It is a way to introduce new members, to tell other chapters
what we are about, and to preserve our existence.
Thank you for your support and interest in this project. The
committee hopes its efforts will strengthen your pride in your
Chapter and the roots from which it has evolved.
NC/EAPA Business Meeting
October 19, 2000 · Boone, NC
A. The meeting was called to order by President Elaine Jenkins
at 12:55 p.m.
B. EAP News: Elaine Jenkins welcomed the "first-time"
attendees to the workshop and also new EAPA Chapter members.
The August Business Minutes were approved as written and placed
in The Liner.
C. Board Meeting Update
1. International EAPA Updates - Elaine stated that the dates
for International EAPAs Conference are November 18 - 21, 2000
and is being held in New York City. Anna Lane was awarded a free
registration. Elaine gave the results of EAPAs elections. The
results are: President Elect is Don Jorgenson; Vice President
is Dotty Blum; and Secretary is Tom Cole. Barbara Murdock will
continue to represent NC/ EAPA on the International EAPA Board.
Elaine also stated that Toni Samuel was hired as EAPAs CEO. Elaine
stated that Midgie Brawley had served on the seach committee
in finding candidates for the CEO position. Midgie stated that
she was very pleased with the process and feels that Toni will
do a fine job for EAPA.
2 LEAP Board Update - Midgie Brawley reported that the board
met on October 10th and no new LEAP applications had been received.
Midgie also reported that there was discussion about expanding
LEAP from a title bill to a practice bill. Midgie stated that
any decisions should come from the Chapter.
3. NC/EAPA History - Elaine stated that a new committee will
be formed to better record the Chapter's history. Midgie Brawley
will be the contact person for gathering information. The year
2002 will be NC/EAPAs 25th anniversary.
4. Chapter Election Results - Elaine reported the results
of elections. They are: Cliff Morgan, President; Joan Radford,
Vice President; Martha Ausman, Treasurer and Paula Edwards, Secretary.
These officers will serve a two-year term.
5. Treasurer's Report - Martha Ausman reported there were
36 attendees at the August meeting in Raleigh. Martha also stated
that the Chapter is in good financial standing.
D. Standing Committee Reports
1. Legislative & Public Policy - Elaine reported that
if any one is interested in representing the Chapter by serving
on Coalition 2001 and/or on the Substance Abuse Federation Board
contact Patrice Alexander for more information. Coalition 2001
meets in Raleigh on the second Monday and the Substance Abuse
Federation Board meets in Burlington on the second Wednesday.
2. Membership - Melissa Summer reported 159 active members.
3. Education & Training - Cliff Morgan reported the December
8th meeting is scheduled to be held at University Hilton in Charlotte.
4. Research & Information - Lindy Langston had no report.
5. Outreach - Ray Robbins stated that if members and non-members
are interested in being added to the mailing list for The Liner,
contact Paula Edwards.
6. Bylaws - Miriam Bundy had no report
7. New Technologies - Elaine Jenkins reported that the list
server for the Chapter is up and running after some problems
with the "reply" system was corrected. Elaine stated
that information needing to be communicated quickly to members
is the main focus for the list server. There are 111 members
on the server. The list server is for members only. If you are
contacted by someone who wants the list, have the person contact
8. Diversity - No report
9. Certification - Joan Radford reported all professional
hours and forms were available at the registration table.
10. Standards & Ethics - Elaine Jenkins reported that
no action had been taken on the ethical complaint.
D. Southern Regional Report - Elaine Jenkins stated that
Barbara Murdock will continue to represent NC/EAPA on the International
E. Special Committees
1. Scholarships - Cliff Morgan reported that no one had requested
2. Awards - A drawing was held for membership dues being
paid for one year.
3. March Conference - Joan Radford gave an update on the
conference. The committee is moving along and has almost all
the speakers in place. The theme will be Odyssey 2001. The dates
are March 14-16, 2001 and it will again be held at the University
Hilton in Charlotte.
4. Job Announcements - Cumberland County EAP has a vacancy
for EAP Director.
F. New Business: No new business.
G. Old Business: No old business.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:30 PM
Vicki Harrington, LEAP
Secretary, Board of Directors
NC EAPA and New Technology
As most of you know, NC EAPA's New Technology committee recently
developed a listserve, and by doing so, has created a mechanism
that can improve ease of communi-cation among the chapter membership.
The listserve now contains the e-mail addresses of about 125
The NC EAPA listserve provides chapter members with the opportunity
to e-mail all NC EAPA members with information, questions, and
urgent news. However, to prevent unnecessary "clutter"
in inboxes, we all need to be mindful that messages sent to the
listserve should be relevant to our EAP work or chapter information.
As we have learned the hard way, replies to a message should
be directed to the original sender of the message and only directed
to the entire listserve when appropriate.
The listserve not only provides the membership with an expedient
way to disseminate information to the membership, but can save
money on postage for items that would otherwise have to be mailed,
such as the LINER. To date, 42 members have indicated their preference
that the LINER be sent to them via e-mail, and this will likely
be in place by the next issue. If you have not already indicated
your interest in having the LINER e-mailed to you in the future,
and would like this method of delivery instead of through US
mail, please let me know at: firstname.lastname@example.org
for updated training on issues such as "Codependency"
For information about our CONFERENCES
available, visit the Conferences
& Events page.