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


Our next chapter meeting is

Thursday, September 18 
NW Michigan Works! Agency
1209 S Garfield Avenue

Carol Ross from Manpower will speak to us about Human Resource issues in today's workplace
(1 re-certification point)

Click here for more information

Professional Development Seminar 2014

2014 Professional Development Seminar

October 17, 2014
8am - 4:30pm
Twin Lakes - Gilbert Lodge
6800 North Long Lake Road
Traverse City, MI

To register by mail, print form & complete and send your check to:
Northern Michigan Chapter IAAP
Attention: PDS Registration
PO Box 6963
Traverse City, MI 49696-6963

To register online, click here.

Bios for all of our speakers.

For our traveling friends, we have secured a discounted rate of $71.10 (before taxes) for Thursday, October 16th only at the: 

Baymont Inns & Suites

2326 N US Highway 31 S

Traverse City,  MI  49684



Rooms are filling up fast in Traverse City, so call as soon as possible and secure your room!  Mention you are with IAAP.

6.5 Recertification Points

  • Antoinette Smith

    September President's Message

    I hope all of you have recovered from EFAM, are back from summer vacations, at your desk and ready for work, and are settled in for the new IAAP year. Starting this year, we will be implementing some...

    3 people recommend this.

Upcoming Events

  1. Board & Chapter Meeting

    Sep 18, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (ET)
    Traverse City, MI, United States
  2. Canceled - Networking Dinner

    Sep 26, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (ET)
    United States
  3. Board Meeting

    Oct 14, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (ET)
    United States
  4. Professional Development Seminar (PDS)

    Oct 17, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (ET)
    Traverse City, MI, United States


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.

We have a Facebook page!  "LIKE" us here!

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.  Be sure to check that you will be joining at the Chapter level.

Your total cost will be $ 168

International Dues - $138

First Time Processing Fee - $15

MI Division Dues - $15 (ID # 104001)

Getting Started
New to the Web Community, click here to download a user guide!

Are you interested in transferring your membership from another Chapter to our Chapter or are you an At-Large member? Click here for the transfer form. 


Certification Information

Have you wondered if certification was for you?  Check out this Testimonial Book to hear what others have to say.  This book was created by Anne Lupkoski in her role as the 2012-13 Certification Chair of Central Canada Division.

CAP Study Group 

The Certified Professional Secretary (“CPS”) and Certified Administrative Profession (“CAP”) examinations are based on the premise that an administrative professional should have basic knowledge of office systems, technology, office administration and management, and know how to apply the principles of good human relations and communications.

Benefits of Certification:

1. Improve your professional qualifications

2. Increase your skills and knowledge

3. Earn a higher salary

4. Raise your professional self-esteem

5. Obtain college credit

Are you interested in this study group?  Is so, send an email to northmichiaap@gmail.com

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!

Save These Dates


Save these Dates!  

MDEW 2014

September 20, 2014
Comfort Inn, Chelsea, MI

Bosses Day

October 16, 2014

Professional Development Seminar
October 17, 2014




Up North Connection



Find out what's going on in our Chapter here!

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


Here is the latest edition of High Speed Connections which contains news from your Michigan Division Board!