Welcome fellow RIM Gurus to a new Puget Sound Chapter year. I am looking forward to an exciting RIMtastic program year!
Our first chapter meeting will kick off with the topic of being connected and broadening our networking with fellow chapter members. Networking and having personal contacts with others in our industry is an invaluable benefit to our members. Making connections with fellow members helps us to know who to call when facing challenging situations concerning RIM topics.
I recall not too long ago, my supervisor left my section for another position. The records section was placed in a different group and my new supervisor said to me, “I don’t really know what you do.” Or how about when new employees are brought to your section and all the seasoned employee can say is, “…and this is the records section… yep… the records section. They do records.”
Ouch! Are you ready for your 1-3-minute elevator speech to explain what you do and your importance at your agency? Join us on September 12 to share your best ‘elevator speech’ or develop your own ‘elevator speech’ about what you do and how important you are to the agency. Even if you have one, you are sure to improve it at this fun and interactive workshop!
Thank you to all who participated in our interest survey, it provides valuable feedback to the board and helps us with planning decisions. If you didn’t take the survey yet, please do!
We are going to try a few different approaches to our programming topics; I am looking forward to seeing everyone at our monthly meetings.
In case you missed our last meeting, the new 2018-2019 board is:
Giselle Kamieniecki, President
Karen Hague, Vice President
Catherine Wilson, Chairman of the Board
Sadie Schaneman, Treasurer
Carissa Bourdon, Program Director
Gayle Waxon, Secretary
Missy Norton, Director
Joey Grant, Director
Eileen Harke, Director
Susan Haigh, Director
We are looking forward to meeting everyone and sharing our experiences with you. We would love for you to share your ideas for chapter meetings and your experiences tackling special RIM projects because we learn the best from experience and sharing those experiences with others.
President, ARMA Puget Sound Chapter
Summer is winding down… are you thinking about ‘back to school’?
If you’re interested in expanding your knowledge, boosting your resume, or just get back into the classroom, take a look at some degree programs, certifications, and educational resources below. (I’m sure there’s more out there… feel free to add more in the comments!)
A heads up Puget Sound Chapter members: It is very important to check your ARMA.org online profile to make sure everything is up to date! Please take a few minutes this week to create an account at arma.org (if you don’t already have one) and view/update your profile.
Visit ‘Soundings’ or view the sidebar at right for recent posts, updates, and past newsletters.
The Puget Sound Chapter of ARMA International was chartered in 1976. Our members hail from around the entire Puget Sound area and represent public and private sector records management professionals, vendors, and others interested in the field.
The ARMA Puget Sound Chapter is part of the Great Northwest Region of ARMA Chapters. Check out their resource, the ARMA Jobs Northwest website, for recent job opportunities in the records and information management and information governance fields: http://armajobsnw.blogspot.com/
The final program of the 2017-2018 ARMA Puget Sound Chapter year is coming upon June 13! We hope many of our members and other records management professionals in the area can join us to celebrate, connect, and learn together. Register online today.
Along with an educational program, we’ll recognize chapter members with awards and tenure certificates, and take time for dinner and networking, too.
Ever feel like going postal due to volumes of email and not being able to find what you need? Presenting a case study moving from Exchange Outlook to Office 365 and capitalizing on the new features available to better manage email. This case study will address the problem of too much email and ineffectively addressing retention. You will learn how we managed this project and changed our culture to get user buy-in and implemented an effective Email management strategy. From file plan creation to pilot, you’ll learn how to create a roadmap for the project, create retention policy and develop training and communication for users.
Speaker Bio: Catherine Wilson has been an Information Governance and RIM professional for over 20 years. Currently she is the Corporate Records Manager for Mutual of Enumclaw Insurance Company and developed the RIM program in its entirety. Previously, Catherine was the Global Records Manager for Hewlett-Packard Company.
Catherine has been an ARMA member since 1998 and served on the Board of Greater Sacramento Capitol ARMA Chapter as Program Director, Secretary and Membership Committee Chair. She is now an active member of the Puget Sound Chapter and served as President, Vice President and Program Director. Catherine is a Certified Records Manager (CRM) is ECMP certified and working towards her IGP.