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Happy April fellow Secretariat Members!

Do you have colleagues who are eligible to become members, but haven’t signed up yet? Share this newsletter with them so that they can get a taste of everything that we do. And, point out that membership dues are ½ off - only $7.50. The membership will be valid until June 30. Additional details can be found below under Membership & Mentoring.

If you weren’t able to make it to the March Career Connections event, but have interest in the Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies program at EIU, visit our website to watch Dr. Johnson’s presentation, download her PowerPoint presentation, or find a link to EIU’s graduate programs. There were many in attendance that have either graduated from the program (and received promotions as a result of earning their degree) or who are currently enrolled. I’m sure they would be willing to share their stories with you. Feel free to contact me, and I will put you in touch with them.

The April Career Connections program will be a fun one. I hope you can join us as we celebrate the Office Professional of the Year nominees and award winner. The Nominations/Elections Committee will also present the current slate of candidates to serve as officers next year. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor, with voting taking place at the Annual Meeting in May.

I look forward to seeing you at Career Connections!

Angie Wisehart



Monthly Secretariat Meeting

Doors open at 11:45 a.m., Program runs 12:10-12:50 p.m.

 Wednesday, April 18th    

Illini Union Room 314A

1402 W. Green St., Urbana


Dr. Kim Graber, Director, Campus Honors Program

Professor and Associate Head, Kinesiology and Community Health


Celebrating the Office Professional of the Year


This month’s lunch option:

Qdoba Mexican Grill Buffet

 Cost is $12.00

 Mark your calendar

 Annual Business Meeting with Election of Officers


RESERVATION Deadline: 5 p.m., Friday, April 13, 2018 Reservations will NOT be accepted past the deadline date!

 RSVP for you and your guest by clicking the following link:

Please note:  Be sure to finish the registration form completely, this assures your lunch is ordered correctly. Remember cancellations must be received 48 hours before the deadline date or payment will still be required.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Andréa Fain, Leta Summers, or Jennifer Sans



The Nominations and Elections Committee will be accepting nominations from the floor during the April 18 General Meeting.  Voting for new officers will take place in the May meeting. Thank you to all nominees and nominators!

Respectfully submitted,

Lezli Cline, Co-Chair
Stacy Duzinski, Co-Chair
Crystal Hahnstadt, member 



THANK YOU to everyone that contributed to the Sock and Sanitizer drive. Items will be dropped off at the Phoenix Daytime Center next week. YOU help make a difference in our community!

April showers bring May flowers….watch for upcoming news on our annual Spring Flower Sale.



We want to keep you connected!

Have you or a colleague gotten a promotion or moved to a new office? Are you continuing your education here on campus, EIU, Parkland or elsewhere? Are you graduating, having a baby or getting married?

Please let us know and we’ll share that information in our next newsletter! Our goal is to make as many connections as possible to ensure you are successful!

Are you looking for a more personal mentoring experience? Complete the Mentoring Request Form to be matched with a mentor!


For just $7.50, you can join or renew your membership through the end of the fiscal year. We offer so many great opportunities to improve your leadership skills, advance your career, and connect with other office professionals across campus. Remind your friends and colleagues to join and please invite any NEW STAFF in your office to be a guest at an upcoming luncheon so they can see for themselves what we have to offer.

Please remember to let us know if you are planning to retire soon so that you can be a Secretariat retiree member! We will miss you very much, but we hope that you’ll come back for a visit! Check out the membership page of our website for more information on joining!

Thank you to all Secretariat members who have renewed their memberships.


Happy April Birthday! 
Regina Cook-3rd, Elizabeth Cromwell-8th, Becky Burklund-19th

Happy April Anniversary!
Cathy Keltz-5 years, Aleta Lynch-12 years, Jane Baumgartner-20 years, Frances Miller-23 years

Welcome New Members!
Lori Bender-Office Support Specialist, College of Media
Gary Brennan-Bus. Admin. Associate, Beckman Institute
Candy Deaville-Office Support Specialist, Constructions Project
Amanda Foley-Office Manager, Computer Science
Janey Knight-Library Specialist, University Library
Katie McKinney-Office Support Specialist, Business Graduate Programs

The Membership and Mentoring Committee
Jill Ouellette, or 333-6104
Penny Nigh, or 265-0451
Marie Buckhanon, 265-5452


ON MARCH 21, 2018



We have recorded this meeting if you missed it.  Go to The Secretariat webpage for links to the video and powerpoint presentation.


Remember to share your thoughts, images, and events via The Secretariat social media channels. 



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Thank you for sharing photos and comments about your activities for the group to enjoy - keep 'em coming!

Lezli Cline, Chair

Twitter: @SecretariatUIUC

Facebook: TheSecretariatAtIllinois

LinkedIn: The Secretariat - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Pinterest: We have 2 boards so far, Secretariat Photos and Images, and The Secretariat 

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