Mission Statement
About Us
The Northern Michigan Chapter of IAAP meets on the third Thursday of the month between September and June.  Our meeting locations vary among work locations of several members.  Contact any of the officers listed in our "contact us" portion to find the meeting location.

To view our calendar, click here.

  Read about what's happening in our Chapter!
  Contributions to the newsletter should be sent to Debbie Poltorak at poltorakda@interlochen.org by the 25th of the month.

Chapter Board


News from HQ


New Information on Branches and LANs

The IAAP Revitalization is underway.  Please take a moment to read all about it by clicking here!

Events - March and April 2015


Event Dates to Save on Your Calendars

Click on Title for more information  March 19 2015 Flyer.docx 

 Thursday, March 19th  - 5:30p till 7:30p – Elizabeth Sonnabend, M.B.A., will be presenting Photo Editing Basics and Modern Technology and Business.  Learn basic features and reasons for using the photo editing software that is the most popular solution for designers.  Will also discuss some free alternatives to meet basic photo editing needs.  Elizabeth will also discuss how you can use web technology and apps for better communication and customer relations.  Find out the latest online marketing trends and what you need to do to keep your website up-to-date!  Snacks provided.  

1 Recert Point

Saturday, March 28th - 10a till 2p – Gini Courter, Triad Consulting, will present Microsoft’s collaboration products and Cloud Solutions.  Lunch will be provided!  Current Active Members are free and     non-members are asked to pay $15 at the door!!   Keep checking the website for more information!!   Recert points pending.

  • Saturday, April 18th  - 9a till 11a  - Last Hurrah as a Chapter!  Painting with a Twist!  No experience necessary!  All materials provided!  Current Members & Past Members invited.  $35 each to be paid at the door.  Come and join the fun!    Need RSVP by March 13th so we know how many to prepare for and what size room they will need for our group!!   Group gathering can decide to have lunch together afterward.


At this time a formal ceremonial meeting is not planned to close the chapter

at the end of April.


We ask attendees to donate (optional) items for our

Community Project:

Reining Liberty Ranch 


View our web site below, or theirs www.reininglibertyranch.org to view items they need

Upcoming Events

  1. Chapter Meeting

    Mar 19, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (ET)
    Traverse City
  2. Educational Session

    Mar 28, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (ET)
    Traverse City
  3. Last Hurrah of NM Chapter!!

    Apr 18, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (ET)
    Traverse City
  • Antoinette Smith

    February President's Message

    Even though we work in support professions, leadership is an important aspect of our careers and our daily jobs. We have to be skilled at thinking on our feet, decision-making, emotional intelligence,...


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News from The Foundation

Welcome to the 2013-2014 Foundation of IAAP year!

There will be more announcements coming, but just wanted to share the new layout of the Regions and who to contact in your area!  Check back on the web community for e-mail addresses. Please be patient  as the staff at HQ gets back up to speed and back in the office from an extremely productive, fun and energizing EFAM.

Chair - Kelly Reggio, CAP-OM
Vice Chair - Jean Bohinski, CAP-OM
Secretary - Kathy Hampton, CAP-OM
Treasurer - Lynda Boulay, CAP-OM
International Vice President - Wendy Melby, CAP-OM
Regional Regent #1 - Stacey Brewer, CAP-OM (Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming)
Regional Regent #2 - Karen Kohn, CAP-OM (Arizona, Arkansas, California, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas)
Regional Regent #3  -- Brenda Jindra - (Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee)
Regional Regent #4 - Lina Veglia - (Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia,  West Virginia)
Regional Regent #5 - Bianca Constance, CAP - (Canada, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachuetts, New England, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington DC)

We will be looking at a representative to the Bahamas, Virgin Islands and affiliates at our first meeting and we will keep you informed.

We will also post the teams and committees with the names of the volunteers as well in the near future.

We discussed at the post-EFAM Board of Trusteess meeting that we are planning on the Amazing Walk and the Silent Auction as our two major fundraisers for the coming year, with some of your suggested changes incorporated.  Your support of these events was overwhelming and something that all could participate in; watch for more details as we move along the year.  The new logo for the Foundation will also be shared soon once the Regents approve the design incorporating the new IAAP logo.

Again, I ask that you be patient with staff and the Regents as we all try to get back in the swing of things in our work and home life and incorporate the function of the Foundation into the mix!

Thank you for your continued support! It is an exciting time for IAAP and the Foundation!

Community Involvement


 Our 2014 / 2015 community service recipient is Reining Liberty Ranch

Supplies Needed
Art paper
Coloring books
Envelopes - legal size
File folders – letter size hanging
Hula Hoops (not the flimsy ones)
Markers – dry erase
Paper – copy, letter size
Paper Products – plates, cups, silverware (paper please for the plates and cups)
Paper Towels
Post It Notes
Racks for letter size file cabinet (to put hanging file folders on)
Seeds – vegetable, flowers
Water – gallon jugs


Canned – vegetables, fruit
Chocolate Bars
Graham Crackers
Rolls, frozen
Snacks – granola bars, oatmeal to go

 General Wish List

 Stable and Equine Wish List



Michigan Division News

High Speed Connections


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