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Upcoming Chapter Events

    • January 18, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual Zoom Meeting
    • 9
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    This meeting will be a virtual Zoom meeting. You MUST register to receive the login info.

    The Silver Spring Neighborhood Group (SSNG) is for NAPO-WDC Chapter members who live in Maryland or the District of Columbia.

    The coordinator is Silvia Balderas. Silvia's contact information will be included at the bottom of the registration confirmation email. 

    Please note that there will be a maximum of 15 attendees to keep the forum intimate as neighborhood groups are intended.



    • January 21, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual
    • 13
    Register

    This meeting will be a virtual Zoom meeting. You MUST register to receive the login info.


    Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group meets via ZOOM currently.  If in person we meet at Whole Foods, 2700 Wilson Blvd Arlington VA, upstairs, from 7 PM to 9 PM.

    The coordinator is Amy Dobson. Amy’s contact information will be included at the bottom of the registration confirmation email.

    Feel free to purchase food from the hot or cold bars, or you may bring your own food. Wine, beer, and coffee are also available for purchase.

    The Neighborhood Groups are a “chapter members-only” benefit, so we ask that you not bring guests who are not members of our chapter until they join.

    • January 24, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)

    This meeting has been moved to virtual. To obtain the Zoom login information, RSVP to Lauri Mennel.

    The Golden Circle Potluck is an event for all NAPO Golden Circle members, including those who are not members of the NAPO-WDC chapter.
    Please bring a dish to share. If you are a Golden Circle member and would like to attend, please RSVP to Lauri Mennel (lauri@bluebonnetpo.com). She will provide the address. 

    Registration via the website is not available.


    • January 27, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    Register

    The Podcast Club is just like a book club, but you will listen to a podcast or series and meet virtually. The coordinator for the Podcast Club is Nicole Holtman.

    The podcast for this month is:

     The Minimalists Podcast Episode #251 "Stuffocated"


    https://www.theminimalists.com/podcast/

    Nicole will contact registrants with information about how to join the virtual meeting. Her contact information will be included at the bottom of the registration confirmation email, if you have any questions.

    The Podcast Club is a “chapter members-only” benefit, so we ask that you not bring guests who are not members of our chapter until they join.

    • February 01, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual Zoom Meeting
    • 59
    Register

    This is a virtual meeting. You MUST be registered to receive Zoom meeting participation instructions. 

    Working with Severe Clutter


    Virtual Meeting Info

    Zoom will allow participants to interact with each other via audio and video on their computer, tablet, or smartphone app in a real virtual meeting (optional alternative audio available by telephone) where we will be able to see and listen to each other in real dialog.

      Agenda

      • 6:30 - 7:00:  Break out rooms: General Networking, Ask the Expert and Maria Spetalnik
      • 7:00 - 7:05: Zoom tutorial
      • 7:05 - 7:30:  General Chapter Business
      • 7:30 - 8:30:  Working with Severe Clutter
      • 8:30 - 9:00:  Break out rooms: General Networking and Maria Spetalnik

      Speaker

      Maria Spetalnik is a Certified Professional Organizer and, after 30 years of helping people with the "stuff" in their lives, she has seen just about everything there is to see.  She works with a wide spectrum of clients with all levels of clutter, but has a soft spot for those with extreme clutter issues.

      Maria and her teams use a holistic approach with clients, their families, other professionals and the public. They start with the belief that clients have the ability to recover and that their hoarding is only one aspect of them. In other words, it does not define them.

      Maria teaches about Hoarding Disorders nationally, including most recently at the conferences for the International Crisis Intervention Team and the National Adult Protective Services Association. Both were well received even though they had to be done virtually. She has recorded several teleclasses for ICD and recently added a class to NAPO University: OD2-231 Beyond Awareness: Understanding Complex Conditions in Your Clients. In the past, she has trained various mental health associations, the police and other first responders, the FBI and the public on how to work with those who are extremely cluttered to get the best results.

      Maria's book, Hoarding for Law Enforcement and Other Public Officials, will be added to the ICD's author's list in January 2021. She is working on her next book, which addresses hoarding for family and friends.  There will be a supplement for therapists and professional organizers.

      NOTE from Maria on the course for NAPO-DC: "This will not be your basis 'What is Hoarding' class.  We will delve into the nitty gritty on what it's like to work with severe clutter.  Topics to be discussed include:

      1) What companies, tools and techniques should be in your toolbox

      2) The differences between a Hoarding Task Force and a Crisis Intervention Team and how to work with them

      3) How and why to read a hoard

      4) How to identify and apply levers to move the client to make better decisions

      5) Case studies of how Maria's teams have dealt with particular situations

      Inclement Weather Policy

      In the event of bad weather, we will only cancel if power is out for necessary managers, in which case, meeting registrants will be emailed.

      • February 10, 2021
      • 6:30 PM (EST)
      • See confirmation email after registering (members only).
      • 13
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      This meeting will be a virtual Zoom meeting. You MUST register to receive the login info.

      Book:  The E-Myth Revisited  by Micheal Gerber


      Where: Virtual

      To do: Register to attend to receive the meeting information.

      When: We meet at 6:30 PM for conversation and begin discussion of the book at 7:00 PM. 

      Books Selected for upcoming NoVA Book Club: 

      For new members: Welcome to NAPO-WDC!  We have two book clubs, one in Maryland and one in Virginia. They alternate months and read different books.  You are welcome to attend both or whichever one is more convenient for you.  The Virginia club meets at a home in Arlington and the Maryland club meets at a home in Bethesda.

      The Book Clubs are a “chapter members-only” benefit, so we ask that you not bring guests who are not members of our chapter until they join.

      • February 18, 2021
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
      • Virtual Meeting
      • 15
      Register

      This meeting will be a virtual Zoom meeting. You MUST register to receive the login info.

      Thcoordinator is Diane Greenhalgh. Diane's contact information will be included at the bottom of the registration confirmation email.

      Agenda

      • Informal Networking
      • Introductions
      • Books/Podcasts/Podcasts/Services/Apps
      • Successes
      • Challenges
      • Schedule next meeting

      The Neighborhood Groups are a “chapter members-only” benefit, so we ask that you not bring guests who are not members of our chapter until they join.

      • Limited to 15 people to keep it intimate so register soon
      • If you can’t attend be sure to cancel your registration so someone else can attend
      • March 01, 2021
      • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
      • TBD
      • 88
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      Fundamental Business Basics


      Inclement Weather Policy

      In the event that bad weather is predicted on the day of a chapter meeting, NAPO-WDC will not cancel the meeting, but will instead switch to a virtual meeting. A virtual meeting conversion will be determined by the cancellation protocols for that meeting's location set by the county public school. If a switch takes place, meeting registrants will receive login instructions for the virtual meeting.


      More information to come on this event!

      • March 19, 2021
      • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
      • See confirmation email after registering (members only).
      • 14
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      This meeting will be a virtual Zoom meeting. You MUST register to receive the login info.

      Join Janet Schiesl and your NAPO-WDC colleagues for a quarterly business planning meeting. Everyone works independently and then gathers for intermittent discussions to share ideas and offer support and suggestions. In the past, members have worked on marketing plans, social media, and new business model creation. 

      Where: Virtual (via Zoom)

      When: We meet from 8 am to 12 pm. You can come and go as you please during this time.

      Format: Each person has the opportunity to state their goals at the beginning of the morning, then we turn off microphones and get to work. At 45 after each hour, you turn your microphone on if you want to participate in a 15 minute discussion amongst the group. You will also have the ability to meet with others in a breakout room to work together if you’d like.

      To do: Register to attend to receive the meeting information (limited to 15 participants).

      The meeting is a “chapter members-only” benefit, so we ask that you not bring guests who are not members of our chapter until they join.


      • April 05, 2021
      • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
      • TBD
      • 91
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      Green Recycling & Up-cycling Resources


      Inclement Weather Policy

      In the event that bad weather is predicted on the day of a chapter meeting, NAPO-WDC will not cancel the meeting, but will instead switch to a virtual meeting. A virtual meeting conversion will be determined by the cancellation protocols for that meeting's location set by the county public school. If a switch takes place, meeting registrants will receive login instructions for the virtual meeting.


      More information to come on this event!

      • May 03, 2021
      • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
      • TBD
      • 91
      Register

      Digital File Management


      Inclement Weather Policy

      In the event that bad weather is predicted on the day of a chapter meeting, NAPO-WDC will not cancel the meeting, but will instead switch to a virtual meeting. A virtual meeting conversion will be determined by the cancellation protocols for that meeting's location set by the county public school. If a switch takes place, meeting registrants will receive login instructions for the virtual meeting.


      More information to come on this event!

      • June 07, 2021
      • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
      • TBD
      • 92
      Register

      Business Partner Showcase


      Inclement Weather Policy

      In the event that bad weather is predicted on the day of a chapter meeting, NAPO-WDC will not cancel the meeting, but will instead switch to a virtual meeting. A virtual meeting conversion will be determined by the cancellation protocols for that meeting's location set by the county public school. If a switch takes place, meeting registrants will receive login instructions for the virtual meeting.


      More information to come on this event!

    Past Chapter Events

    January 13, 2021 Maryland Book Club (Potomac)
    January 04, 2021 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: GO Month
    December 17, 2020 Virtual: Chapter Holiday Social
    December 14, 2020 Silver Spring Neighborhood Group
    December 14, 2020 Northern VA Book Club (Arlington)
    December 07, 2020 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Your Unique Selling Proposition
    November 19, 2020 Podcast Club
    November 18, 2020 Maryland Book Club (Potomac)
    November 16, 2020 Silver Spring Neighborhood Group
    November 10, 2020 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
    November 02, 2020 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Cyber & Digital Security
    October 27, 2020 Silver Spring Neighborhood Group
    October 20, 2020 Northern VA Book Club (Arlington)
    October 18, 2020 Golden Circle (virtual) Potluck
    October 15, 2020 Rte 66 Neighborhood Group (Chantilly)
    October 05, 2020 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Instagram Like A Boss!
    October 01, 2020 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
    September 28, 2020 Silver Spring Neighborhood Group
    September 23, 2020 Podcast Club
    September 15, 2020 Maryland Book Club (Potomac)
    September 08, 2020 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Diversity & Inclusion
    August 25, 2020 Northern VA Book Club (Arlington)
    August 20, 2020 CANCELLED - Rte 66 Neighborhood Group (Chantilly)
    July 29, 2020 Podcast Club
    July 27, 2020 Silver Spring Neighborhood Group
    July 21, 2020 Maryland Book Club (Potomac)
    June 29, 2020 Silver Spring Neighborhood Group
    June 25, 2020 Northern VA Book Club (Arlington)
    June 18, 2020 CANCELLED - Rte 66 Neighborhood Group (Chantilly)
    June 01, 2020 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Business Partners to the Rescue!
    May 28, 2020 Antiques and Collectibles 101 Workshop
    May 26, 2020 Podcast Club
    May 21, 2020 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
    May 19, 2020 Maryland Book Club (Potomac)
    May 17, 2020 Golden Circle Potluck
    May 14, 2020 Small Business Assistance and COVID-19
    May 13, 2020 Virtual Organizing: Sharing Lessons from Behind the Screen
    May 11, 2020 Silver Spring Neighborhood Group
    May 04, 2020 Updated: NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Productivity Consulting
    April 23, 2020 CANCELLED: Fairfax Recycling and Disposal Center Tour
    April 21, 2020 Updated: Northern VA Book Club (Arlington)
    April 20, 2020 CANCELLED Montgomery Recycling and Disposal Center Tour
    April 16, 2020 Updated: Rte 66 Neighborhood Group (Chantilly)
    April 06, 2020 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Marketing Your Business
    March 31, 2020 Updated: Maryland Book Club (Potomac)
    March 24, 2020 Podcast Club
    March 12, 2020 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
    March 02, 2020 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Gain and Retain Clients
    February 21, 2020 Business Development Day with Cena Block
    February 20, 2020 Rte 66 Neighborhood Group (Chantilly)
    February 18, 2020 Northern VA Book Club (Arlington)
    February 09, 2020 Golden Circle Potluck
    February 03, 2020 NAPO-WDC Virtual Chapter Meeting: Business Automation
    January 28, 2020 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
    January 22, 2020 Podcast Club
    January 21, 2020 Maryland Book Club (Potomac)
    January 15, 2020 Insurance Part 2: Health Insurance & Employee Benefits for Organizing & Productivity Professionals
    January 06, 2020 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Working with Seniors
    December 12, 2019 Rte 66 Neighborhood Group (Chantilly)
    December 02, 2019 NAPO-WDC Virtual Chapter Meeting: Helping Your Clients Go Paperless
    November 19, 2019 Maryland Book Club (Potomac)
    November 18, 2019 Podcast Club
    November 12, 2019 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
    November 04, 2019 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Insurance for Your Business
    October 21, 2019 Northern VA Book Club (Arlington)
    October 20, 2019 Golden Circle Potluck
    October 17, 2019 Rte 66 Neighborhood Group (Chantilly)
    October 07, 2019 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Empathy in Client Communications
    September 25, 2019 Podcast Club
    September 17, 2019 Maryland Book Club (Potomac)
    September 17, 2019 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
    September 09, 2019 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Welcome Meeting & Time Management
    August 05, 2019 Northern VA Book Club (Arlington)
    July 28, 2019 Golden Circle Summer Soiree
    July 23, 2019 Maryland Book Club (Potomac)
    July 16, 2019 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
    July 11, 2019 Rte 66 Neighborhood Group (Chantilly)
    June 20, 2019 Northern VA Book Club (Arlington)
    June 03, 2019 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Meet Our Business Partners
    May 22, 2019 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
    May 21, 2019 Maryland Book Club (Potomac)
    May 19, 2019 Golden Circle Potluck
    May 16, 2019 Rte 66 Neighborhood Group (Chantilly)
    May 06, 2019 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Using Technology to Increase Productivity
    April 23, 2019 Northern VA Book Club (Arlington)
    April 01, 2019 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: DIY Tools: Get Some Hands On Experience
    March 19, 2019 Maryland Book Club (Potomac)
    March 19, 2019 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
    March 14, 2019 Rte 66 Neighborhood Group (Chantilly)
    March 04, 2019 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Move Management
    February 19, 2019 Northern VA Book Club (Arlington)
    February 10, 2019 Golden Circle Potluck
    February 04, 2019 NAPO-WDC Meeting (Members Only) Winter Social
    January 22, 2019 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
    January 16, 2019 Rt 66 Neighborhood Group (Chantilly)
    January 15, 2019 Maryland Book Club (Potomac)
    January 07, 2019 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Reaching New Clients with Virtual Organizing
    December 03, 2018 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Common Legal Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
    November 27, 2018 Maryland Book Club (Potomac)
    November 05, 2018 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Personal Safety-Protecting Yourself on the Job
    October 20, 2018 Julie Morgenstern's Time to Parent Washington DC Book Launch
    October 20, 2018 Successful Productivity Professionals
    October 09, 2018 Northern VA Book Club (Arlington)
    October 01, 2018 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: 2018 Tax Changes and How They Will Affect Your Business
    September 20, 2018 Rt 66 Neighborhood Group (Chantilly)
    September 18, 2018 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
    September 06, 2018 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Strategies for working with your ADHD Clients
    August 15, 2018 NAPO-WDC Pool Party
    July 18, 2018 Rt 66 Neighborhood Group (Chantilly)
    July 17, 2018 Maryland Book Club (Bethesda)
    June 12, 2018 Northern VA Book Club (McLean)
    June 10, 2018 Golden Circle Potluck
    June 04, 2018 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Business Partner Roundtable Discussion
    May 17, 2018 Maryland Book Club (Bethesda)
    May 15, 2018 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
    May 07, 2018 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Working with Hoarders
    April 22, 2018 Golden Circle Potluck
    April 02, 2018 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Managing your Business: The Secret To Getting More Projects And More Clients
    March 27, 2018 RESCHEDULED: Maryland Book Club (Bethesda)
    March 15, 2018 Rt 66 Neighborhood Group (Vienna)
    March 13, 2018 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
    March 05, 2018 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: 10 Ways to Leverage Your NAPO Membership
    February 15, 2018 Northern VA Book Club (McLean)
    February 05, 2018 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting (Members Only): Winter Social
    January 21, 2018 Golden Circle Potluck
    January 18, 2018 Rt 66 Neighborhood Group (Vienna)
    January 16, 2018 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
    January 16, 2018 Maryland Book Club (Bethesda)
    January 08, 2018 CANCELLED: NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting
    December 13, 2017 Northern VA Book Club (McLean)
    December 04, 2017 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Using Strength Strategies with Organizing Clients
    November 28, 2017 Maryland Book Club (Bethesda)
    November 16, 2017 CANCELED: Rt 66 Neighborhood Group (Vienna)
    November 14, 2017 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
    November 06, 2017 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting - An Evening with Nicole Anzia of Neatnik.org
    October 22, 2017 Golden Circle Potluck
    October 19, 2017 Rte 66 Neighborhood Group (Vienna)
    October 11, 2017 Northern VA Book Club (McLean)
    October 02, 2017 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting - Organizing for the Clothing Lifestyle
    September 26, 2017 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
    September 25, 2017 Maryland Book Club (Bethesda)
    September 21, 2017 Rte 66 Neighborhood Group
    September 11, 2017 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: The Joy of Organizing

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