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Upcoming Events

    • November 28, 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    Register

    Maryland Book Club

    Where: The Maryland Book Club will meet at Denise Sintetos’ home in Bethesda, MD. Location and Denise’s contact information will be relayed to members via email upon registration.

    Book to read: "You Are A Badass:  How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life" by Jen Sincero

    What to bring: (optional) a small dish to share

    To do: Register to attend

    For new members: Welcome to NAPO-WDC!  We have two book clubs, one in Maryland and one in Virginia. They alternate months and read different books.  You are welcome to attend both or whichever one is more convenient for you.  The Virginia club meets at a home in McLean and the Maryland club meets at a home in Bethesda.

    The Book Clubs are a “chapter members-only” benefit, so we ask that you not bring guests who are not members of our chapter until they join.


    • December 04, 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Faith Lutheran Church, 3313 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, Virginia, 22201
    Register

    Chapter Meeting

    December 4, 2017

    Using Strength Strategies
    with Organizing Clients


    Lisa Chapman Gregory is an amazing teacher and listener.  She has been trained as a Strengths Strategies coach - and will help us identify the strengths of our clients - and using them, lead them to stronger organization. Strengths Strategies is a unique system that allows individuals to get clarity about their strengths and understand what drives their personal success.


    Refreshments will be served.


    Inclement Weather Policy

    In the event that bad weather is predicted on the day of a chapter meeting, NAPO-WDC will follow cancellation protocols according to that meeting's location set by Montgomery County Public Schools or Arlington County Public Schools.

    • December 13, 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • See confirmation email after registering (members only).
    Register

    With 168 hours in a week, please set aside 2 of them and join us for the next Northern Virginia NAPO Book Club.

    Where: The Northern VA Book Club will meet at Amy Mykityshyn’s home in McLean, Va. Location and Amy’s contact information will be relayed to members via email upon registration.

    Book to read: “168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think” by Laura Vanderkam

    What to bring: We ask attendees to bring an appetizer or dessert to share. Amy will make a soup or stew. 

    To do: Register to attend and please email Amy (anewspaceorganizing@gmail.com) to let her know what you will be bringing.

    When: We meet at 6:30 PM for shared food and conversation and begin discussion of the book at 7:00 PM. 

    For new members: Welcome to NAPO-WDC!  We have two book clubs, one in Maryland and one in Virginia. They alternate months and read different books.  You are welcome to attend both or whichever one is more convenient for you.  The Virginia club meets at a home in McLean and the Maryland club meets at a home in Bethesda.

    The Book Clubs are a “chapter members-only” benefit, so we ask that you not bring guests who are not members of our chapter until they join.

    • January 08, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910
    Register

    Chapter Meeting

    January 8, 2018

    Managing your Business:
    Process and Follow Up


    Managing a business is an important part of being a Professional Organizer.  There are processes to follow, clients to follow up with, network meetings to make, and projects to secure.  We will learn how to do process and follow up in the most efficient way.

    Refreshments will be served.


    Inclement Weather Policy

    In the event that bad weather is predicted on the day of a chapter meeting, NAPO-WDC will follow cancellation protocols according to that meeting's location set by Montgomery County Public Schools or Arlington County Public Schools.

     

    • January 16, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    Register
    Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group meets at Whole Foods, 2700 Wilson Blvd Arlington VA, upstairs, from 7 PM to 9 PM. The coordinator is Nicole Athas.

    Feel free to purchase food from the hot or cold bars, or you may bring your own food. Wine, beer, and coffee are also available for purchase.

    Nicole’s contact information will be relayed to members via email upon registration.


    • January 18, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Register

    The Rt 66 Neighborhood Group meets at a local Panera from 7 PM to 9 PM. The coordinator is Terri Fischer.

    Location and Terri’s contact information will be relayed to members via email upon registration.


    • January 21, 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    The Golden Circle Potluck is an event for all NAPO Golden Circle members, including those who are not members of the NAPO-WDC chapter.

    Please bring a dish to share. If you are a Golden Circle member and would like to attend, please RSVP to Lauri Mennel (lauri@bluebonnetpo.com) for the address. 

    Registration via the website is not available.
    • February 05, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Faith Lutheran Church, 3313 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, Virginia, 22201
    Register

    Chapter Meeting

    February 5, 2018

    Winter Social

    My Favorite Things, White Elephant, 
    Food & Networking

    This event is for NAPO-WDC Members only.

    This evening is an opportunity for members to network with each other, share experiences, and talk organizing in a relaxed atmosphere. Organizers will have an opportunity to share their "Favorite (Organizing) Things" with the group: organizing tools that have worked with clients on a consistent basis. Refreshments will be served.


    Inclement Weather Policy

    In the event that bad weather is predicted on the day of a chapter meeting, NAPO-WDC will follow cancellation protocols according to that meeting's location set by Montgomery County Public Schools or Arlington County Public Schools.

     

    • March 05, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Faith Lutheran Church, 3313 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, Virginia, 22201
    Register

    Chapter Meeting

    March 5, 2018

    An Evening with

    NAPO National President Ellen Delap


    Ellen Delap, the current NAPO National President, will spend an evening with our chapter.  She will discuss the current state of NAPO, the name change, and the future of Professional Organizing. Bring all your NAPO National questions to meeting and Ellen will address them.  Ellen, herself, is an organizer and her company is "Professional-Organizer".  She works one on one with clients to streamline time, space, and priorities.

    Refreshments will be served.


    Inclement Weather Policy

    In the event that bad weather is predicted on the day of a chapter meeting, NAPO-WDC will follow cancellation protocols according to that meeting's location set by Montgomery County Public Schools or Arlington County Public Schools.

     

    • April 02, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Faith Lutheran Church, 3313 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, Virginia, 22201
    Register

    Chapter Meeting

    April 2, 2018

    Corporate Associate Member 

    Roundtable Discussion


    CAMs have a partnership with organizers. This evening will allow organizers to get personal with the CAMs of Washington DC:  we will learn more specifically what each CAM does and learn how to partner in the most effective ways.

    Refreshments will be served.


    Inclement Weather Policy

    In the event that bad weather is predicted on the day of a chapter meeting, NAPO-WDC will follow cancellation protocols according to that meeting's location set by Montgomery County Public Schools or Arlington County Public Schools.

     

    • April 22, 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    The Golden Circle Potluck is an event for all NAPO Golden Circle members, including those who are not members of the NAPO-WDC chapter.

    Please bring a dish to share. If you are a Golden Circle member and would like to attend, please RSVP to Lauri Mennel (lauri@bluebonnetpo.com) for the address. 

    Registration via the website is not available.

    • May 07, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910
    Register

    Chapter Meeting

    May 7, 2018

    Working with Hoarders

    Presented by Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton


    Hoarding, the persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions, is a real struggle for many people.  In this session, NAPO organizers will learn more details about the mental difficulties that effect hoarders - and how to work effectively with people who are hoarders or have hoarding tendencies. 

    Refreshments will be served.


    Inclement Weather Policy

    In the event that bad weather is predicted on the day of a chapter meeting, NAPO-WDC will follow cancellation protocols according to that meeting's location set by Montgomery County Public Schools or Arlington County Public Schools.

     

    • June 04, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Faith Lutheran Church, 3313 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, Virginia, 22201
    Register

    Chapter Meeting

    June 4, 2018

    Managing and Organizing Space:
    Remodeling and New Ideas 


    How we understand space is crucial to the success of an organizer.  In this evening we will learn about the elements of a room, how it can be modified and changed to meet our clients needs.  


    Refreshments will be served.


    Inclement Weather Policy

    In the event that bad weather is predicted on the day of a chapter meeting, NAPO-WDC will follow cancellation protocols according to that meeting's location set by Montgomery County Public Schools or Arlington County Public Schools.

     

Chapter Meetings

Monthly meetings of the Washington, DC Metro Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers are designed to share organizing knowledge and resources among members, as well as offer an opportunity to network. Programs are varied to appeal to both seasoned and novice organizers.

Chapter meetings are usually held the first Monday night of the month, unless that date is a secular or religious holiday. The meetings may be rescheduled if national or local chapter events conflict with our regular schedule. In the event of inclement weather, we follow Montgomery or Arlington County snow policy, according to where the meeting is scheduled to be held.

Meetings begin at 6:30 pm with registration, networking and an “Ask the Expert” session. “Ask the Expert” is an informal gathering of new organizers who receive free advice on owning an organizing business from members of the Golden Circle, a prestigious designation within NAPO for experienced organizers. The formal portion of the evening begins with a chapter business meeting at 7:00 p.m. An educational program begins at 7:30 p.m. and focuses on organizing practices and/or business topics, and there is time for networking from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The NAPO-WDC Chapter does not meet in July or August.

Details

  • No fee for chapter members; $25 per meeting for non-members. NOTE: The September 11th, 2017 kick-off meeting is FREE for the general public!
  • Business attire is appreciated
  • Light refreshments will be served
  • Advance registration for chapter meetings is encouraged, but not required
  • Presentation topics are subject to change

Locations
Please click on each chapter meeting's event page for the correct location. NAPO-WDC meets in two venues:

One Veterans Place

Silver Spring, MD 20910


3313 Arlington Blvd.

Arlington, Virginia, 22201

Parking Map for Faith Lutheran



Meeting Format

6:30 - 7:00 -- Networking & Ask the Expert Table

7:00 - 7:30 -- General Chapter Business

7:30 - 8:30 -- Educational Program

8:30 - 9:00 -- Networking


If you would like to request a topic or presenter for a chapter meeting, please contact our Director of Professional Development and Programs at development@dcorganizers.org.


Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather, NAPO-WDC follows the Montgomery County or Arlington County snow policy, according to where the meeting is scheduled to be held.

“Estate Distribution – How to Partner, Prepare and Prep Yourself and Your Clients”

Join our Associate Member Lynn Magnusson of Magnusson Personal Property Consultants and Associate Member Director Carol Kaufman of CBData® for this informative chapter meeting where you will learn:

  • ·         How to partner with an appraiser/estate sales team
  • ·         How to make your job as a PO easier, faster and more profitable
  • ·         Eliminate the guess work relative to distribution
  • ·         Educate your client about their “stuff”
  • ·         Prep all papers relative to estate planning and settlement

This CEU worthy meeting will help you understand the role of the appraiser, sales team and legal aggregating process. 

“Estate Distribution – How to Partner, Prepare and Prep Yourself and Your Clients”

Join our Associate Member Lynn Magnusson of Magnusson Personal Property Consultants and Associate Member Director Carol Kaufman of CBData® for this informative chapter meeting where you will learn:

  • ·         How to partner with an appraiser/estate sales team
  • ·         How to make your job as a PO easier, faster and more profitable
  • ·         Eliminate the guess work relative to distribution
  • ·         Educate your client about their “stuff”
  • ·         Prep all papers relative to estate planning and settlement

This CEU worthy meeting will help you understand the role of the appraiser, sales team and legal aggregating process. 

NAPO - Washington DC Metro  Chapter |  PO Box 7301, Arlington, VA 22207  |  info@dcorganizers.org  |  (202) 596-2761

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