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Thursday, January 5, 2012
RFMA 2012 Update
iPad Winner for Member-Get-A-Member Campaign
Director-at-Large Board Representatives!
RFMA Gives Needs YOU
Your New Year's Resolution: CRFP
RFMA-U Upcoming Webinar
RFMA Success Stories
RFMA Annual Conference
InSite - RFMA's Online Community
RFMA welcomes these new members who joined in the month of December:
Restaurant MembersAbubakar Abu
Applebee's Services Inc.
Catalina Restaurant Group
Taco Bell/Border Foods
Real Mex Restaurants
Catalina Restaurant Group
Starbucks Coffee Company
Springwise Facility Management, Inc.
National Resource Management, Inc.
Broadway National Sign & Lighting
Sepco Air Inc.
First Service Maintenance Group, Inc.
Keystone Facilities Maintenance Group, Inc.
Keystone Facilities Maintenance
T&S Brass and Bronze Works, Inc.
Consolidated Fire Protection
Consolidated Fire Protection
A-OK Security & Maintenance, Inc.
National Waste Association
National Waste Associates
Angela Hughes formerly with Pizza Hut is now with DARDEN.
Tony Manganello formerly with KAI-Total Pavement Management is now with Starbucks.
Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday and are refreshed, renewed and ready to start the year off with a bang. We are now just 8 weeks away from the RFMA 2012 Annual Conference and we are busily preparing for your arrival in Las Vegas. We will be sharing important information with you over the coming weeks to insure that you are prepared as well. I encourage you to take the time to read the information that we send out so there are no unwanted surprises. Past attendees will be able to reconnect with fellow members and we are all looking forward to meeting the hundreds of new restaurateurs and exhibitors who will be joining us this year.
Thanks to those who participated and voted in our Board elections to fill our four new Director-at-Large positions for 2012. We are very excited about the new additions to our Board of Directors. You will find their names announced in the newsletter below. I hope you will take a moment to congratulate each of them.
Thanks as always for letting RFMA serve you.
Restaurant Facility Management Association
RFMA 2012 Conference Update
If you have not registered yet for RFMA 2012 in Las Vegas there is still time!
Click here to visit our conference website and register TODAY!
Booth spaces are sold out, but Sponsorships are still available! Please contact Kim Sackett at Ksackett@strategicconventions.com for more information.
See you in Las Vegas!
Winner Selected in the 4th Quarter iPad Drawing
Congratulations to Jack McNertney from DARDEN, who won an iPad in the quarterly drawing for recruiting Jamie Butler from OSI Restaurant Partners in RFMA Member-Get-A-Member campaign!
Thank you for everyone who participated in the Member-Get-A-Member campaign this past year. We are excited to announce that we are continuing the quarterly drawing for 2012! The next drawing will be March 1, 2012.
Director-at-Large Board Representatives Election
Congratulations to our newly elected Director-at-Large Board Representatives and Alternates!
AlternatesAlex Kanapilly, VP of Design & FacilitiesRed Robin Gourmet BurgersRichard Ross, Facility CoachTaco Bell
Roger Goldstein, CRFP, Facilities Director
Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.
Carolyn Roberts, Director of FacilitiesChipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.
Russell Subjinske, CRFP, Sr. Director Facility/Contract Services & Energy
Wendy's Quality Supply Chain Co-Op, Inc.
RFMA Gives Needs YOU#
We are very excited that RFMA Gives 2012 is almost here! We hope to begin work and installation in mid-February, but before then, we still have some needs to complete the project for the SAME Cafe.
We are asking all RFMA members to look at the list below to see if you or your company would be willing to provide any of these products or donate funds for the remaining supplies to be purchased. Restaurant members please consider donating any equipment from restaurants under renovation or closing or donating personally your skills to help provide labor needed for the project.Vendor members please consider donating your services, skills, and supplies as well to RFMA Gives 2012.
Here our some donations we still need to complete RFMA Gives 2012:
-Make up air unit
-Serving Counter top
-14 lineal feet of 8' high stainless wall flashing
-Sheet metal company to weld the ex. duct work and install the MUA duct work
-Installation and Construction labor
If you can not provide materials or labor for our project, monetary donations are always welcome. 100% of the funds will go directly to fulfill the needs of our project. Please make your checks payable to Adera Foundation and in the memo section please write: RFMA Gives 2012. Please send your donations to:
3017 Waits Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76109
Thank you to all of our members who have already donated their time, talents and resources to RFMA Gives 2012. If you are interested in participating, please contact Heather Webb at email@example.com.
Need a New Year's Resolution?
Make attaining your CRFP a New Year's goal for 2012! If you would like a CRFP study guide to learn what areas of expertise you need to possess and source publications that will help you prepare for the exam Click Here
or log onto the RFMA website to purchase your guide today. All new CRFPs will be presented during the general session at the RFMA 2012 Annual Conference. Sign up for your study guide and CRFP exam today!
If you have any questions regarding the CRFP designation, contact Debi Kensell at firstname.lastname@example.org or (972)805-0905.
The Ins and Outs of InSite: FORUMS
Last month The Dish debuted The Ins and Outs of InSite. We would like to ring in 2012 with some more InSite tips to help you navigate and utilize InSite! This month we would like to spotlight forums and discuss what they are and how they can help you.
What is a forum?
-A forum is a place where discussion and dialogue can occur between members. Some forums are public forums which any member can post on and some forums are private which can only be accessed in certain groups. If you post a comment on a forum it allows members to respond and comment back to your post. Starting posting today!
Where can I find forums on InSite?
-After you have logged into the RFMA website using your login information you can start accessing forums. Click here to go directly to the forum page or from our website go to the InSite tab and click forums in the drop down menu.
-Some groups, such as Females in Facilities, also have a forum. This forum can be accessed on the Females in Facilities group page on InSite.
What forums can I comment on or post a new topic on?
-If you are a Restaurant member you will be able to comment or post on both the Industry Exchange Forum, as well as, the Facility Manager Forum.
-If you are a Vendor member you will be able to comment or post on the Industry Exchange Forum.
How do I know if someone commented on my post?
- You can check back on the forum for a comment or to see what other forum activity has happened or you can subscribe to instant forum updates. To subscribe to these email updates you simply just go to the forums main page and at the top of the page click on "subscribe to instant updates." You can easily turn this update on and off whenever you would like the feature.
Check out these forums and start posting your comments TODAY!
If you have questions about InSite, please email email@example.com
RFMA-U to Present Our Next Webinar on January 20th
"Developing a Competent and Complete Scope of Work"
Date: Friday, January 20, 2012 10AM CENTRAL (11:00 ET / 8:00 PT / 9:00 MT)
Duration: 90 minutes
Cost: $25 for Members $75 for Non-members
Summary:Presenter: Timothy R. Murphy, P.E.
There are many theories as to why an asphalt parking lot fails however once it fails what is the correct fix? In this session we will review failure mechanisms that are typical from across the nation and present techniques to diagnose and properly address (scope a project) the failures. An introduction to crack sealing, pavement patching, seal coating, and asphalt overlays will be part of this webinar as we build to the RFMA convention. Questions with pavement failure photographs are encouraged to be sent along ahead of time to ensure we openly discuss your findings and solutions with the entire group.
After graduating from the Illinois Institute of Technology in December 1984 and acquiring his professional engineering license in Illinois in 1990, Timothy Murphy began to quickly move up the ranks of the Illinois Department of Transportation. After leaving IDOT in 1994 he joined the Asphalt Institute, which is a non-profit organization that promotes the proper use of asphalt mostly throughout the U.S., however there were occasions to assist engineers with asphalt worldwide. This business plan has been continued with his work as president for Chicago Testing Laboratory and, currently, Murphy Pavement Technology.
How to Attend: Join the live program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer for the web portion and telephone for the audio portion. You may ask questions, participate in surveys, and post comments from your computer during the program. You may also invite colleagues to watch the program from a shared computer or projection screen and speakerphone. Please note that credit (if available) is only provided to registered attendees participating at their own computer and phone. Simple instructions with a link to the program will be sent when you register.
Have a successful RFMA story?
Check out Happily RFMA after...
Check out Bob's successful connection story today!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you or your company have had a success story about connecting with other RFMA members. We would like to compile these RFMA stories and feature them on a blog on InSite, our online community.
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