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


Northern Michigan Chapter Closes it's Doors on April 30, 2015


Northern Michigan Chapter of IAAP will end after 17 years of being a chapter on April 30, 2015 and will not be hosting its annual Administrative Professional Day Luncheon this year.  We thank everyone who has participated in our annual and monthly events and wish you all a successful Administrative Professional Career!


Events - April 2015


RSVP (email:  northmichiaap@gmail.com) for Tuesday,
April 7th @ 5:30 p.m.
Dr. Carrie Mayes will present Ergonomics in
our work space and life!
Location:  MCHC - Community Health Room G
(Please use the East Entrance)


Please Join Us for our very last get-together!


Chapter Members & Friends!

Saturday, April 18
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Painting with a Twist Traverse City, MI
1545 S. Division, Ste 120
Traverse City, MI 49684

Please visit the event page for studio directions, contact information, and more! Use password JOYCE to RSVP online.

Gerbera Daisies

We will be painting
Gerbera Daisies

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, friends of Northern Michigan Chapter of IAAP are invited. $35 each person. Come and join the fun! Need your RSVP - register via: http://www.paintingwithatwist.com/events/viewEvent.aspx?ecentID=38140 - Registration Password is: JOYCE
Bring your own beverage (if bringing alcohol: bring beer or wine only) Snacks will be provided by the chapter.


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. Ergonomics with Carrie Mayes

    Apr 7, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (ET)
    United States
  2. Last Hurrah of NM Chapter!!

    Apr 18, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (ET)
    Traverse City
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Welcome to the Northern Michigan IAAP Chapter! This is our chapter's website on the IAAP Web Community. If you are already an IAAP member, feel free to get started by building your profile in the "Network" tab above. If you are new to the IAAP or would like more information about this chapter and the organization as a whole, please check out the "About Us" tab above.

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IAAP | The Organization

  • Provide professional development and education to gain the skills our members need to succeed
  • Lead our members to connect with peers
  • Share insights and best practices our members utilize to lead and teach their colleagues
  • Educate our members to distinguish themselves within their companies and the industry
  • Urge our members to become certified as experts in the administrative profession

IAAP | The Members

  • Connect with our peers
  • Are equipped with the right skills
  • Lead and teach our colleagues
  • Are distinguished within our company and the industry
  • Serve as certified experts in the administrative profession

Join Us!
If you are new to IAAP, you can join online

Your total cost will be $ 168

International Dues - $138

First Time Processing Fee - $15

MI Division Dues - $15 (ID # 104001)

Getting Started
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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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