[Sqg-program] Fw: [FLHHW] FW: Chapter Scholarship Available for 2015 NAHMMA National Conference in Austin, TX / Join a Chapter Committee!!

Perrigan, Glen Glen.Perrigan at dep.state.fl.us
Thu Aug 13 09:39:41 EDT 2015

From: Stermer, Andrea <StermerA at hillsboroughcounty.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2015 8:52 AM

This email contains information on a scholarship as well as information on our Chapter Committees for your consideration to join (Committee descriptions at bottom of email)—we need you!

The Florida Chapter is seeking scholarship recipients to attend the NAHMMA National Conference September 14-17th in Austin, Texas.

You can expect fun and informative tours, panel discussions with industry experts, and unique training opportunities that only NAHMMA and the Lone Star Chapter can provide! This four-day conference will provide a local forum for individuals including: waste facility managers, recycling firms, related industry representatives, and governmental entities at every level, to facilitate peer-group interaction and exchange of ideas and information relating to hazardous materials management. The schedule includes the annual HHW Olympics, extended trainings from expert presenters, guided tours of local collection, recycling, and management facilities, and two days of breakout sessions discussing subjects such as: outreach and community engagement, product stewardship, HHW facilities, pharmaceuticals, and zero waste.  More information on the conference including registration and schedule can be found here:  <http://www.nahmma.org/events/event_details.asp?id=423411&group=> http://www.nahmma.org/events/event_details.asp?id=622199

If you would like to attend the conference, but are unable to find the financial resources to do so, you may apply for a scholarship of up to $500 to attend.  You must be a NAHMMA member in good standing in order to be eligible for any scholarship assistance.  To apply for a conference scholarship, respond to Rita Perini by email at rita.perini at brevardcounty.us<mailto:rita.perini at brevardcounty.us> no later than August 14th with the following information:

  1.  Your name and the organization you represent.
  2.  Amount of assistance requested.  This can include conference registration, air travel, and hotel.  You can request assistance with one or all of these items, but please be conservative.  Our funds are limited and we want to help as many members as possible.
  3.  How long have you been a member of NAHMMA?
  4.  Have you received scholarship assistance from NAHMMA in the past?  When?
  5.  Why do you need financial assistance to attend this conference?
  6.  Have you attended any past national NAHMMA conferences?
  7.  Have you attended the annual NAHMMA Florida Chapter workshops?
  8.  How have you supported national NAHMMA or the Florida Chapter in the past?
  9.  How would you benefit from attending the national NAHMMA conference?
  10. How could your attendance at the conference, as a representative of the NAHMMA Florida Chapter benefit our state chapter or national NAHMMA?
  11. Would you be willing to assist the chapter in our 2016 Planning Committee or another committee (see committee descriptions below)?
  12. Any other information that you think would help the Chapter Board to determine your scholarship eligibility.

The Chapter Board will consider all submissions and will make a decision on scholarship distribution by August 19, 2015.

The Chapter also needs new people with fresh ideas in our committees.  Please consider assisting our chapter in one of the following committees:

Catherine Eichner, Planning Committee Chair - ceichner at co.pinellas.fl.us<mailto:ceichner at co.pinellas.fl.us> or (727) 464-7518

The Planning Committee is responsible for the overall coordination of the workshop, specifically tying together the work of the other committees, the host county and the external vendors.  The committee is comprised of the chairs of the Training Committee, Communications Committee, Awards Committee, Sponsorship Committee, the Executive Board members, and representatives from the host county, representatives from FDEP and other volunteers.  In addition, the Committee sets the workshop dates, the location, coordinates the keynote speakers and registrant packages, coordinates the tours and transportation, as well as develops the agenda and registrant materials.  Ensuring all communications are sent out timely, workshop announcements, calls for speakers, calls for moderators, reminders, etc., is another responsibility of this Committee.

Catherine Eichner, Training Committee Chair - ceichner at co.pinellas.fl.us<mailto:ceichner at co.pinellas.fl.us> or (727) 464-7518

The Training Committee is responsible for developing the sessions and training content for the annual workshop.  Committee members share their ideas for appropriate topics, contact potential speakers and update the workshop agenda.  The committee typically meets on a monthly basis, or more frequently as the workshop gets closer.

Richard Lobinske, Membership Committee Chair – LobinskeR at leoncountyfl.gov<mailto:LobinskeR at leoncountyfl.gov> or (850) 606-1816

NAHMMA is a membership-based organization; therefore, maintaining healthy membership levels is an important role to the Florida Chapter.  The membership committee works together to track current members’ contact information and skills database, ensure members are aware of membership expiration and renewal dates, share information about the free monthly webinar series, and solicit the “Member Get a Member” annual contest.

Building membership is also a vital role for this committee.  Participating in the National NAHMMA Membership committee meetings provides networking opportunities for outreach to potential new members and the ability to take action with members on a national level.

Gerry Javier, Awards Committee Chair – Javier at epchc.org<mailto:Javier at epchc.org> or (813) 627-2600 ext. 1306

The Awards Committee is responsible for opening the nomination period and accepting nominations for awards that are presented at the annual Chapter workshops.  Award categories include programs related to HHW and SQG programs, Pollution Prevention, Community Service and Long Standing Program Excellence.   Nominations are also sought out for awards recognizing individual members for their contributions to the Florida Chapter.  The committee reviews and presents the nominations to the Executive Committee who in turn vote on each of the award categories.   The committee is also responsible for ordering the awards, notifying the winners of the awards prior to the workshop and officially announcing the award recipients in a presentation that takes place at the annual workshop. In addition, the committee oversees the voting of the Best Exhibitor Display during the workshop.

Nicole Easter, Sponsorship Committee Chair, Nicole.Easter at usecology.com<mailto:Nicole.Easter at usecology.com>

The Sponsorship Committee is responsible for securing sponsors for an upcoming workshop.  Potential sponsors are from the private and non-private sectors.  The committee maintains a list of previous and potential sponsors with company names, contact information.  The list is updated throughout the year to ensure that names and contact information are kept up to date.  The bulk of this committee’s work is done months ahead of a workshop.  Responsibilities include developing a sponsorship packet detailing the different levels of sponsorships and what each level secures for the sponsor.  This may include, but is not limited to, placement of the company’s booth in the exhibitor display at a workshop, displaying of the company’s name and logo on the program and on the NAHMMA Florida Chapter website.  The committee works closely with the Planning Committee to develop a list of a la carte menu of sponsorship opportunities that companies can host such as lunches, dinners, and various social events.  The committee is also utilized to request members to keep in mind door prizes for the workshops.

Christopher Gilbert, Communications Committee Chair, Cgilbert at alachuacounty.us<mailto:Cgilbert at alachuacounty.us>

The Communications Committee is responsible for the Florida Chapter webpage, Facebook page, newsletter, conference agenda and all communications including emails to the chapter membership. The committee works with all other Chapter committees, executive and Chapter President to ensure current and relevant information is available and outreached to our membership. Responsibilities include communications with all required committee members, resourcing and obtaining all required documentation, photos, logos, agendas, articles, etc. for the various media which will be posted to chapter membership. Reviewing and verifying workshop presentations for workshop, to ensure proper compatibility and operation during presentation. Develop and display sponsorship thank you for workshop and web. Communications also sits on National Communications committee for coordination of information to National as well as staying up to date with National, regarding information to Chapter.

Andrea L. Stermer

President, NAHMMA Florida Chapter

Solid Waste Management Division

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