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November 2018 Newsletter Issue
Message from the President
Michael Foellmer

Hello everyone! I hope you are enjoying the crisp fall weather and the beautiful leaves scattered across the quad. This is one of my favorite times of the year (the extra hour of sleep this Sunday will be particularly enjoyed after a hectic first half of the fall semester) with plenty of snacks and candy to munch on as the days grow short. Speaking of food, I hope you’ll find some time to join us during the Career Connections luncheon next month where we will have Clair Bryan and Beth Hoag speaking on leadership development. This will be a great time to hear from the experts and get some tips about mentoring other folks in your office or around campus. I’m very excited for this opportunity and hope you are too!

We’re also making great headway for our Philanthropy Committee and raising funds for our group’s general fund. A few of us worked at the concert last weekend and raised money to support our holiday giving and community efforts. If you would be interested in joining us at a future fundraiser, please email me, at or anyone on the Philanthropy Committee and we can get you more information. In addition, we will be donating items for “Thanksgiving Baskets” so please don’t forget to bring donations to the next meeting (details below).

See you on November 14 at SDRP!



Career Connections Calendar
Kristi Webster and David Perryn, Co-Chairs
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Topic:                  Mentoring/Leadership Development             

Guest Speaker:    Clair Bryan, Assistant Director and Beth Hoag, Associate Director,  Illinois Leadership Center

Location:              Student Dining and Residential Programs Building, 2009 Hopkins
                             Seminar Room--301 E. Gregory Drive

Time:                    Doors open at 11:45 am. 
                             Program will begin around 12:10 pm with every attempt made to end by 12:55 pm

Lunch Option:      University Catering

Roast Beef Sandwich with White Cheddar, Lettuce, Tomato on a Wheat Roll, served with Potato Chips, a Brownie and a Bottle of Water

Smoked Turkey Sandwich with Cheddar, Lettuce, Tomato on a Wheat Roll, served with Potato Chips, a Brownie and a Bottle of Water

Vegan Wrap with Potato Chips and a Bottle of Water

Entrée Chicken Caesar Salad with Potato Chips, a Brownie and a Bottle of Water

Cost is $12.00

RSVP is required

RESERVATIONS (Deadline: 12 Noon, Thursday, November 8).

Reservations will NOT be accepted past the deadline date. Cancellations must be received 48 hours before the deadline date or payment will still be required.

RSVP for you & 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 Kristi Webster or David Perryn

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Topic:                     70th Anniversary Celebration

Guest Speaker:       Dr. Lynn Hassan Jones, wife of Chancellor Robert Jones

Location:                Illini Union

Time:                      Doors open at 11:45 am
                               Program will begin around 12:10 pm with every attempt
                               made to end by 12:55 pm

Lunch Option:        TBA, Cost is $12.00

70th Anniversary Celebration Planning Committee
Debbie McCall & Leta Summers, Co-Chairs

The 70th Anniversary Celebration will take place on Wednesday, December 12 in the Illini Union. This will be a special event to celebrate the organization’s 70 years of bringing members in similar working classifications together for networking, learning from one another and helping each other advance in their careers.

We are excited to announce the event will include a keynote speaker. Dr. Lynn Hassan Jones, wife of Chancellor Robert Jones who has recently completed a remarkable career as a diagnostic radiologist physician will join us for this special occasion.

The committee continues to seek donations for the silent auction/raffle that will be held during the luncheon. Do you or your office have an item to donate? Contact a member of the committee at your earliest convenience so it can be added to the list.

The silent auction for the items collected will be conducted as a raffle. Numbered tickets will be available to purchase as you arrive at the luncheon. Purchase your tickets and then put as many as you wish in the buckets representing the items available. At the end of the program, we will pull the raffle tickets from the buckets and announce the winner for each item.

Items (click to see) already in Silent Auction:

  • Merino wool hand woven scarf
  • Silpada jewelry: bracelets, earrings, and necklaces
  • Ivy & Fig handbag
  • Wooden Block I coaster sets

To support this special event, we are selling lunch coolers and clear bags, which meet the required specifications for UI sporting events.  Photos of these items are included hereOrder forms may be forwarded to Andrea Fain, Deb McCall or Leta Summers.

Membership:Information, Connections and Celebrations
Jill Ouellette & Angie Wisehart, Co-Chairs

DON'T FORGET TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP DUES! If you are a current member please remember to renew your membership. Dues were to be paid no later than August 1st. New members may join the organization by paying their dues at the same link, so please forward this newsletter to your colleagues to share all of the exciting things that we are doing and encourage them to sign up today!

WE WANT TO KEEP YOU CONNECTED! Have you or a colleague received a promotion or moved to a new office? Are you continuing your education here on campus, EIU, Parkland or elsewhere? Are you serving on any campuswide committees? Please let Jill Ouellette know and she will share that information in the next newsletter. Our goal is to make as many connections as possible to ensure you are successful in whatever it is that you are doing!

Please remember to let us know if you are planning to retire soon so that you can be an honorary IAP retiree member! We will miss you very much, but we hope that you’ll come back for a visit!

For general inquiries email:

The Membership and Mentoring Committee
Jill Ouellette, Co-Chair or 333-6104
Angie Wisehart, Co-Chair or 264-4677
Jill Odom, or 333-1560

November Birthdays

3-Angie Wisehart, 9-Beth Leamon, 13-Donna Miller, 17- Tina Harms, 17-Cathy Keltz, 26-Amy Cain, 28-Katrina Kotowski

November Anniversaries

Dana Garrard-1 year, Penny Ames- 12 years, Barb Flessner-15 years, Barb Haegele-32 years

Philanthropy: Making a difference in our community
Jane Baumgartner, Jill Odom, Jen Sans

Thank you on the behalf of the Philanthropy committee to those who donated to the Oral Hygiene campaign we did for October.  We received 100 toothbrushes and over 200 tubes of toothpaste that we donated to C-U@Home. We also receive junior size toothbrushes which we were able to give to the entire Kindergarten class at Bottenfield Elementary for the same campaign.

Get Your Holiday Season Started With The Joy Of Giving And Help Make Someone's Thanksgiving Brighter!

The Philanthropy Committee would like to join efforts with the Illini Union, Office of Volunteer Programs, in their Thanksgiving Care Basket Drive for local families in need.

This drive is in partnership with Stone Creek Church and Meijer.  (Any items purchased at Meijer will then have a percentage of the price given back to Stone Creek as a donation to help families.  As you check out at Meijer, just mention that the food being purchased is for the “Thanksgiving Basket Drive sponsored by Stone Creek Church.)

Below is a list of items needed.  Please bring anything you would like to donate to the November 14 luncheon or any time before the luncheon to Jen Sans- 206 Engineering Hall or Jane Baumgartner – 317 Swanlund.  We will be delivering the items on Thursday November 15.

Thank you!

The Philanthropy Committee,

Jane, Jen and Jill

Item List: 
□ Large Can of Green Beans 
□ Can of Corn or Greens 
□ Can of Cranberries
□ Large Can of Yams 
□ Box of Stuffing 
□ Box of Mashed Potatoes
□ Bag of Marshmallows 
□ Bag of Brown Sugar 
□ Large Can/Box of Gravy 
□ $25 gift card for turkey, rolls, and pie! 

Photos Taken From Last Month's Meeting
Selena Douglass

The link to the rest of the pictures in Flickr is