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The board is excited to announce an upcoming opportunity for us to give back and say thank you!  We have reserved tickets for an upcoming Normal CornBelters baseball game on Saturday, June 6th.  Tickets are open to immediate family of chapter members and are free of charge.  We have also secured a food voucher good for a free hotdog, bag of chips and drink with each ticket requested.

Please respond back to me (president@cicifma.com) with requests by May 15th so we can offer final numbers to the stadium.  Again, this is open to immediate family of chapter members and there is no charge.  We do have a limited number of tickets, but if demand is high we can request more.   

Date: Saturday June 6th

Gates Open: 5:35pm

Game Time: 6:35pm

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Regional Green Building Case Study

The Children's Discovery Museum (pictured below) was evaluated in a 2009 Regional Green Building Case Study. The Project Supporter was the Grand Victoria Foundation and Project Partners were the U.S. Green Building Council-Chicago Chapter, the U.S. EPA, Region 5, the City of Chicago Department of Environment and Department of Zoning Land Use Planning, the Center for Neighborhood Technology and the Delta Institute. You can read the findings on page 40 of the document, which can be found here. (You will need Adobe Reader to view this paper.)

The photo below is courtesy of Tretter Glenn Home Match Team.

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"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
 - Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) - Contributed by: Jack Moody

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photo of pat bandekoOn behalf of the Central Illinois Chapter of IFMA’s Board, I sincerely hope are all well in our transition to the warmer months ahead. With these months approaching I am sure everyone is gearing up for the challenges ahead of us.  As past-presidents have also offered, we strive to instill an educational drive in all we do with IFMA. If you are not familiar with IFMA’s national site, I have tried to capture some highlights that I have routinely used in my roles as an FM.

IFMA’s Knowledge Base Tab incorporates several avenues for self-driven learning and research. Please follow this link, to find research, glossaries and webinars pertinent to our roles in FM.

IFMA’s Publication Tab incorporates several online and interactive features. Please follow this link, to find several great online tools to advance our profession. To highlight one in particular, I have found the ‘Blog FMJ’ publication to be a great resource for the quick read that can connect us to other FM users in the comments feature.

I would also strongly encourage all to check out the Community Tab as well. The communities offered by IFMA range in background but offer a specialized community that are experts in their respective areas of FM. Please follow this link, (go to ‘find a group’ and select the ‘By Industry/Topic’ tab), to explore areas of expertise that can be joined outside of the local and national levels.

APRIL BENEFIT OF THE MONTH

This month's benefit is a white paper titled: The Value of Onsite Food Service. Brought to you by IFMA's Food Service & Restaurant Council and in cooperation with the Society for Food Service Management (SFM). The white paper is designed for every member to use in a variety of ways with an increased focus on health and wellness.

Download the White Paper

See more at: http://www.ifma.org/myifma/member

MARCH BENEFIT OF THE MONTH

Last month's benefit, Risk Reduction Synergistic Strategies, was presented by IFMA's community of practice, Workplace Evolutionaries (WE).  We presented the thought-provoking one-hour webinar that gave insight into how to become more comfortable with technology and strategies that can be leveraged to reducing risk to their people and property in the face of an emergency.

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Patrick Bandeko, CFM
Central Illinois Chapter President

PS Please read the announcement below regarding the CornBelters Baseball Game.

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New board of directors for the Central Illinois Chapter has been seated.

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Scholarship Winner

The winner of the 2014 CIC-IFMA Scholarship is:
Grant Ley
(Hint: Just click on his name to view his photo and bio.)

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Northern Illinois University Facility Management Courses

CIC-IFMA is interested in promoting continuing education among its members.

For more information regarding classes offered at NIU, please visit our Professional Education page, or you can click on the image, to your left, to go to the NIU Continuing Professional Education page.

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Are you currently a student or do you know a student in the field of design, engineering, architecture, project management or another area of concentration that would be applicable to facility management? If the answer is yes, then please don't miss an opportunity to apply for the Central Illinois Chapter of IFMA student membership scholarship and the tuition assistance scholarship.  Lean more….

Student Scholarship Program

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