Not only is the new year fast approaching… so is ARMA International’s new website!
During the first week of December, members will receive a personalized e-mail from ARMA containing your new unique username and password, which you will need to access the new ARMA.org website.
Scheduled to launch in mid-December, it promises a new look and feel that will bring easier navigation and access to the tools and resources that are so important to your career.
What you need to do now:
Complete any in-process online education
Because the transition will also include a new learning management system (LMS), all online courses or sessions you have begun but not completed MUST be finished by 11:59 p.m. (CST) on Friday, December 8. Don’t worry; all your completed online education and credits will transfer over to the new LMS. But, since your partially finished education will not transfer, you must act now to complete it.
Watch for your new member login
Once the new site is launched, you will no longer use your e-mail address as your user name for your MyARMA account. During the first week of December you will receive a personalized e-mail from ARMA containing your new unique username and password, which you will need to access the new website. After logging into the new site, you will be able to change your password. (Your current information will work up until the date of the launch.)
ARMA seems excited to be delivering soon the change they have talked about for quite some time. Current ARMA members will receive more info from ARMA International’s headquarters soon.
Not a member? Visit www.arma.org to learn more.
Whodunit? There are hundreds if not thousands of “dead” documents lurking in shared drives.
This session is about locating the dead bodies, calling in “the cleaner”, building your evidence, sending the bodies to the morgue and performing a final disposition … defensibly.
Join us in Tacoma on December 13, 2017 for this fun educational program, as well as our annual holiday auction, buffet, and a fun ‘murder mystery’ game!
Leslie Turner is a CRM and has other designations reflecting her decades of experience and expertise in managing records and information. Formerly the in-resident “records goddess” for the Washington State Archives with over 14 years of government records management and public disclosure experience, she is now the in-resident “records goddess” for FreeDoc, as their Public Records Administration Consultant.
5:00-5:45pm – Welcome, Dinner, Murder Mystery begins
5:45-6:30pm – Program: “Murder in the Shared Drive” – Leslie Turner, FreeDoc (Program Details)
6:30-8:00pm – Silent & Live Auction, Murder Mystery Conclusion, Awards
The Puget Sound Chapter of ARMA is pleased to welcome several new members to ARMA and our local chapter this fall. Please reach out and help them connect with chapter resources and their colleagues in RIM.
- Peter Frix, FreeDoc
- Carissa Bourdon, WA Department of Fish & Wildlife
- Missy Norton, CRM, WA Liquor & Cannabis Board
- Shawn Campbell, City of Auburn
Our big event on December 13th is shaping up to be a lot of fun! We will hold our annual auction with some amazing auction items, a fun ‘murder mystery’ themed activity, and an educational program on cleaning out those share drives from Leslie Turner (FreeDoc)!
Registration is now open – keep tuned for more details as we get closer to the event date!
We could use some help with bringing in local donations for our Annual Holiday Auction in December, which helps benefit our scholarship programs throughout the year for our chapter.
Please see the template letter below and feel free to download and send it out to at least 10 local area businesses.
Help spread the holiday cheer and make our Auction one of the best we’ve had! (To request the original Word template document, please contact the Puget Sound Chapter board and we will be happy to provide it.)
Several members of the Puget Sound ARMA are attending the annual ARMA International conference in Orlando this week. The theme of this year’s conference is “Agents of Change”.
Follow the chapter Facebook page for updates and tidbits during the conference.
Those of you who attended our September 2017 program learned how Pinterest can be an important tool for agencies and groups (like ARMA chapters) to connect with existing audience and reach out to new groups and potential members or customers.
ARMA Puget Sound Chapter Board members Karen Hague, Audrey Houston, and Susan Haigh just set up a Pinterest account for our own chapter, where we will post things like tools and tips, ARMA events, and ‘RIM-shots’ of humor, just for fun!
Check it out, share a pin or two, try out this newfangled (to most of us) tool, and help spread the word about ARMA and the Puget Sound Chapter!
** Please note the location for our October 11 meeting has been moved to downtown Tacoma**
Address and directions are available on the program details/registration page.
Compliance with the Public Records Act and managing the ever growing hoard of digital records can feel like a monumental task. However, it doesn’t have to be. To tackle it successfully you need to shift your entire organization’s thinking.
Join the Puget Sound Chapter of ARMA in Tacoma on October 11th, where Whitney Stevens will discuss current technology tools available to most agencies, the risks of ignoring the problem, and how you can provide a starting framework to build success in your team.
Our first edition of Soundings (our Chapter newsletter) for the 2017-2018 chapter year went out this past week. View an online version using the link below:
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