The September NAPO-WDC chapter meeting was held on Monday, September 10, 2012, in Bethesda, MD. There were 41 members and 9 guests in attendance.
The meeting started with active networking as members got reacquainted after a summer off.
Janet Schiesl welcomed everyone.
Our 2012-13 Community Partner, Building Better Futures (BBF), was introduced. Krishna Leyva spoke about the program. Our first activity with BBF is to collect school supplies at MARCPO.
Kimberly Gleason introduced our 9 guests.
Terri Fischer announced our three Corporate Partner guests: Shelly Able from Nova Gold, Sharon Bliss from Book Bliss On-line, Daniel Sanders from Four Sales.
She then introduced Corporate Partners in attendance: Ron Goodes from Resale Solutions, Helen Long from Partners Estate Sales, Joe Johnson from Shelf Genie, Jeff Cohn from Address Our Mess.
Pierrette Ashcroft introduced the educational program: Be Prepared: Streamlining Personal Records by Kay Bransford, founder of MemoryBanc.
Kay Bransford discussed the various types of information that is helpful to have and know the location of in case you or a loved one becomes ill. Putting information such as birth certificates, account numbers, on-line passwords, medical documents, wills, and auto titles in a central location before they are needed can reduce frustration and make a tough time easier. It is also important to communicate the location to trusted family members or friends.
Chapter Business Meeting
Membership renewal drive goes through September 30th – renew now! New members should wait to join until October 1st.
There’s a CPO study group forming. Contact Katie Mazzocco if interested.
Our door prize winner was Melanie Patt-Corner. Shelf Genie also gave away several tickets to the Capital Home Show on September 21-23, 2012.
The next meeting will be October 1, 2012, in Fairfax, VA.