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Upcoming Chapter Events

    • April 16, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Virtual Meeting
    • 9
    Register

    Due to concerns about COVID-19, this meeting has been moved to a virtual Zoom meeting. You MUST register to get the login info. 

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

    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

    • April 20, 2020
    • 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 16105 Frederick Rd., Derwood, MD 20855

    recycling bins

    Join us for a tour of the Recycling Center at Montgomery County’s Solid Waste Transfer Station. Afterwards, we can have lunch somewhere nearby.

    Details

    This is a chapter members-only event.

    Coordinator

    Silvia Balderas

    Transfer Station Tour

    Let’s plan on meeting at 10:45am at 16105 Frederick Rd., Derwood, MD 20855. The tour is from 11:00am until 12:00pm. The building will be at your right after you turn into the Transfer Station area. 

    We’ll learn how recyclables are sorted, prepared for recycling, as well as learn about what is not recyclable. While the rest of the transfer station is not open for tours, we can certainly ask about what is recyclable that can’t be put into our blue recycling bins.

    For example, did you know that some of those tech cords that are thrown away can be dropped off at the electronics recycling section of the Transfer Station? They can be stripped down for copper wiring which is recyclable.

    There is a 10-person minimum, so the more, the merrier! Also, if anyone knows of a place to eat nearby, please email Silvia.

    Lunch Nearby

    To be determined

    • April 21, 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • See confirmation email after registering (members only).
    • 5
    Register

    The Virginia Book club will be meeting virtually

    Book: "Downsizing the Family Home: What to Save, What to Let Go" By Marni Jameson

    Where: The Northern VA Book Club will meet at C. Lee Cawley's home in Arlington, Va.  The exact location and C. Lee's contact information will be relayed to members via email upon registration.

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

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

    • 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

    Books Selected for upcoming NoVA Book Club: 

    June

    "Project 333: The Minimalist Fashion Challenge That Proves Less Really is So Much More" by Courtney Carver

    August

    "The Home Edit: A Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals" by Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin

    October

    "Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale" By Adam Minter

    The book selection for October has a long wait at the Arlington and Fairfax County libraries. You may want to get on the list now!

    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.

    • April 23, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • I-66 Transfer Station 4618 West Ox Road, Fairfax, VA 22030
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    The I-66 Transfer Station has cancelled our tour due to the coronavirus. We hope to reschedule at a later date.

    recycling bins

    Join us for a tour of the Fairfax County Residents' Recycling and Disposal Center at the I-66 Transfer Station and learn how you can help your clients recycle to keep trash out of the landfill. Also, 123Junk will show us their donation pods located there. Afterwards, some of us will get together for lunch somewhere nearby.

    Registration Limited to First 20 People

    Details

    This is a chapter members-only event.

    Transfer Station Tour

    Take a tour of the I-66 Transfer Station, which includes trash, brush, grinding, hazardous waste collection and a recycling drop-off center. The tour will take about an hour.

    123Junk logo123Junk Donation Pods

    123Junk donation pods are located at the transfer station. They will show us how their donation process works and what kind of items they put in the pods. The tour will take about 15 minutes.

    Lunch Nearby

    To be determined

    Parking & Tour Start Location

    Parking is limited so it is recommended that participants carpool. GPS will not take you to the correct building. You’ll want to park in the lot on the map below by following the red line and go into the building circled in blue. Directly above is the Residents' Recycling and Disposal Center.

    transfer station map

    • May 04, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Zoom virtual meeting
    • 87
    Register

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


    Productivity Consulting


    Speaker:

    Heather Cocozza, PMP, CPO®

    Organizing & Productivity Consultant

    Cocozza Organizing + Design, LLC


    Agenda

    • 6:30 - 7:00:  Check-In, Networking, Ask the Expert Table withAndrea Hancock, and Refreshments
    • 7:00 - 7:30:  General Chapter Business
    • 7:30 - 8:30:  Productivity Consulting
    • 8:30 - 9:00:  Door Prize and Networking


    Presentation

    Heather Cocozza, PMP, CPO® will educate and inspire us on

    • What is productivity consulting from the home to corporations?
    • Learn the most common challenges in productivity. Why do people hire us?
    • How to best serve the productivity client. Perspective of best practices
    • NAPO’s resources for productivity consulting

    Heather Cocozza is an Organizing & Productivity Consultant, leader and key player in the productivity industry as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO). Recent media involves a podcast interview by Kiplinger and an interview by The Washington Post newspaper. Cocozza has also appeared on ABC Channel 7’s “Washington Business Report.”

    After working over a decade as a Project Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM, Cocozza launched her current women-owned small business, Cocozza Organizing + Design, LLC.  She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Professional Organizer® (CPO®). Cocozza educates and inspires clients to improve their personal productivity at work and at home. Her productivity clients include innovative entrepreneurs and renowned organizations such as the Smithsonian Institution. Cocozza is passionate about helping people increase the quality of their work and personal lives to achieve the results, goals and outcomes they desire.

    • May 17, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 15
    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.

    • May 19, 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • 15
    Register

    This event will be meeting In-Person. 

    What to read:  "Project 333: The Minimalist Fashion Challenge That Proves Less Really is So Much More" by Courtney Carver.

    Where: The Maryland Book Club will meet at Denise Sintetos's home in Potomac, MD. Location and Denise's contact information will be relayed to registered members via email.

    What to bring: (optional) a small dish to share

    To do: Register to attend

    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 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.

    • May 21, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 14
    Register

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


    Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group meets 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.

    • May 26, 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    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.

    NAPO Standout Podcast #48 “Learning How to Back Up Your Life"

    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.

    • June 01, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Virtual Zoom meeting
    • 93
    Register

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

    My Client Needs Help! Business Partners to the Rescue


    Panel: NAPO-WDC Business Partners

    Topic: Case studies from project beginning to end with how business partners can help & how to best network with business partners.

    More details to come...

    Agenda

    • 6:30 - 7:00:  Check-In, Networking, Ask the Expert Table with Vernestine Laughinghouse, and Refreshments
    • 7:00 - 7:30:  General Chapter Business
    • 7:30 - 8:30:  Business Partners to the Rescue
    • 8:30 - 9:00:  Door Prize and Networking
    • June 18, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Register

    The Rt 66 Neighborhood Group meets at Wegmans 14361 Newbrook Drive Chantilly, VA 20151 from 7 PM to 9 PM. 

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

    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.

Past Chapter Events

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 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
September 17, 2019 Maryland Book Club (Potomac)
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 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
March 19, 2019 Maryland Book Club (Potomac)
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 Maryland Book Club (Bethesda)
January 16, 2018 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
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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