July 19, 2011
Tidewater NPMA Chapter Meeting
Max and Erma’s Restaurant – Airport Hilton Hotel location, Norfolk, VA
a. Date: 19 July 2011
b. Time: 5:30PM
c. Place: Max and Erma’s Restaurant, Airport Hilton hotel
location, Norfolk, Virginia
d. Ten members attended. Following Officers were present.
i. Ron Lobo, President
ii. Marcel Canady, Vice President
iii. Clifford Morris, Treasurer
iv. Emmy Gamboa, Secretary
e. Guest Speaker: None
a. Chapter President, Ron Lobo, called the meeting to order at
5:40 p.m. First time attendee Brian ROBINSON, Bering Sea
Eccotech was welcomed.
b. The previous minutes were read and approved with no
c. The treasurer’s report was presented and approved with no
corrective action. Financial total as of July 05, 2011 is
$2,611.83. Chapter President presented a check to the
Treasurer in the amount of $366.60 originated from the
a. The last chapter minutes reported that the new Tidewater
Chapter shirts were distributed to all Chapter officers and
the cost of the shirts was originally paid by Maersk Line
Limited (MLL). Since that time, it was decided that it was
in the best interest of all if the Chapter paid for its own
shirts and thus Maersk was reimbursed for the shirts.
b. A Certified Property Professional Specialist (CPPS)
Certificate was presented by our Chapter President to one
of our Chapter members, Mr. Gilbert Glass of Raytheon.
c. A reminder of the submission of the NPMA awards. For
Outstanding Member, we can submit up to two nominees since
we are a medium sized chapter. Due to NPMA HQ by 15 June
2010. The due dates for the Chapter of the Year and Jack E
Griffiths Person of the Year awards have passed. The
Lifetime Achievement Award nominations are due to the
National Director NLT 1 June 2011. THE CHAPTER NOMINATED
MR. PAUL LEON.
d. Please ensure your email information is up to date. We are
experiencing a 10% rejection rate on our email
e. The NPMA April 2011 Updates as presented by our National
President, Carl Iannacone, can be accessed at
f. Deadline for foundation grant requests is May 25, 2011 for
those who plan or wish to attend the next NES Conference
but unable to due to funding shortfall.
g. News from the Headquarters:
Members are encouraged to provide Vendor Leads and/or
Sponsors for the 2011 NES.
The NPMA certification program is undergoing changes as
we move toward accreditation. You can keep track of who
is on the Certificate Governing Board (CGB) by visiting
the Certification tab of our WEB site.
2011 NPMA Event Planning Guide is very helpful for us to
plan chapter events. Think of an event that we could put
on to increase our Chapter awareness and participation.
The Delegates Notebook will be distributed soonest.
Regional meetings are held from 8 to 11 am and the
National is conducted from 1 to 5 pm. Both are held on
Sunday July 24, 2011.
The 2011 NPMA Educational Conference Series 2, Central,
Galveston, TX held on May 5 – 6, 2011 was well attended
and enjoyed by all.
Next is NPMA Educational Conference Series 3, Eastern,
Alexandria, VA, November 14-15, 2011. We should have a
healthy turn out for this conference.
h. Corner News from the Eastern Regional
Application for grants from NPMA foundation. Do it on
website. Applications must be received sixty days prior
to first day of event. Jim Carroll, Rich Wolfe or
Brandon Kriner can assist applicants.
NPMA 5K Fun Run/Walk. Will occur on 27 July during NES.
There will be a $20 registration fee and a cool shirt
will be provided. All proceeds will go to the NPMA
Notify Gloria.Samora@boeing.com if your chapter will be
sending a basket and what items are in the basket.
Deadline for notification is 15 July 2011. Our chapter
will be donating a basket to the foundation (Coordinated
as usual by our WEB Master Paul Leon) valued around
$250.00. COMPLETED BY PAUL LEON!
Please make sure your Chapter is represented at the ER
Board meeting and the National Board of Delegates meeting
at NES on July 24 at 8-11AM and 1-5PM respectively.
PAUL LEON AND SUSAN AVERY ARE ATTENDING THESE
i. Introduction of Guest Speaker, Jim Dieter. Jim delivered
exciting news about the coming ISO Standard for Asset
Management. Jim told us of the building energy surrounding
this effort and how the NPMA would play a leading part as
America’s representative for this effort. If anyone knows
how to manage assets just ask your Professional Property
person and they’ll show you how to do it.
a. Congratulations to our new CPPS chapter members: Wendy
Watson, John Legate, Glenda Wallace, Rebecca Barefoot,
Pamela Chambers, Michael Conwell, Edward Davidson, Russell
Ellison, Jay Foster, David Green, Denise Harper, Gabriele
Hartman, Britani Martinez, Sharon Mitchell, Kevin Pigram,
Rex Sigo, Douglas Thomas, Isaac Washington and Patrick
Raggiani. These new CPPS members comprise a total of 21%
of our entire chapter membership. Good job!!
b. Mr. Paul Leon, our Chapter National Delegate, was informed
of the acceptance of his nomination for “Outstanding
Chapter Member” of the year.
c. Foundation gift basket for next NES was for $150 plus
freight and shipping charges. Amount changed to $250 as
per March 2011 minutes and was recorded at the 19 July 2011
d. Paul Leon has purchased the Foundation gift basket and
mailed to NES 15 July 2011.
e. At the September Chapter meeting, we need to appoint the
Chapter’s Nominating Committee members and designate a
chairperson. Voting for Chapter Delegates will occur during
our November meeting.
f. Property Challenge soliciting volunteers. (TIM GILLIAM
g. Issues/Concerns for NES 2011:
One National Chapter By-Law change.
Conference Series and Change Recommendations.
NPMA Enhanced Membership Option (Jan 2012)
Delegates Handbook discussion
Number of Tidewater Chapter attendees and planned social
events? The Tidewater Chapter will have its NES Social at
the NES on Tuesday the 26th of July 2011. Go to our
chapter WEB page for specific details.
h. News from the Headquarters:
Hot topics and good discussions going on in the SIGs.
Various NPMA upcoming Educational Offerings are being
presented and some will be held in our local area. They
are: “Understanding Unique Identification (UID) – The
Clauses and Reporting Requirements for GFP”, “Developing
Property Management Procedures”, “Export Control Issues
for the Property Manager”, “Managing Risks in a Property
Management World”. All will be held at Info Tech, 100
Constitution Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia, starting on
Monday, 12 Sep 2011 to 16 Sep 2011.
Conference Series 3, Eastern, Alexandria, Virginia, held
on 14-15 Nov 2011. We should have a healthy turn out for
i. Corner News from the Eastern Regional
Summer is here, and the NES is almost upon us! One of
the first activities of the NES will be our Eastern
Region Board meeting, followed by the National Board of
Delegates meeting. Both will take place on Sunday, 24
July 2011. Paul Leon and Susan Avery from our Chapter
will attend the meetings.
One of the main issues for discussion at these meetings
will be the proposed restructuring of our Conference
Series events. The NPMA Conference and Seminar Planning
Committee (CSPC), chaired by Wayne Norman and Steve
Holland, have developed a new model for these events that
will be up for a vote at the Regional and National
meetings. This new structure is designed to maximize the
attendance, financial success and educational impact of
our signature events.
NPMA 5K Fun Run/Walk will take place on 27 July during
NES. The time is at 6AM. There will be a $20
registration fee, and everyone gets a cool shirt.
Proceeds will go to the NPMA foundation.
j. No other issues were discussed. Meeting was adjourned at
approximately 700PM. Our next meeting is scheduled to take
place on Saturday, 10 September 2011 (1:00PM), at the
Rockefeller’s Restaurant inside the Marriott City Center
Hotel in Newport News, Virginia.
Emmy Gamboa, CPPM
Tidewater NPMA Chapter Secretary