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Upcoming Events

    • April 01, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, One Veterans Place, (Ellsworth Room) Silver Spring, MD 20910. Use 8528 Fenton Street for GPS purposes.
    Register

    DIY Tools: Get Some Hands On Experience

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    Agenda

    • 6:30 - 7:00:  Networking, Ask the Expert Table with Vernestine Laughinghouse, and Refreshments
    • 7:00 - 7:30:  General Chapter Business
    • 7:30 - 8:30:  DIY Tools: Get Some Hands On Experience
    • 8:30 - 9:00:  Networking and Door Prize

    Presentation Details

    Gina Schaefer

    Join us for a presentation with Gina Schaefer of Ace Hardware about tools to use for your DIY projects. Afterwards, take a look at and try some of your fellow-members' favorite tools.

    About Gina Schaefer

    Gina Schaefer is the Co-Founder and CEO of 11 Ace Hardware stores located in Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD, and Alexandria, VA. Gina is a passionate entrepreneur who grew her company from one to eleven stores in a twelve year period, and with her husband leads a multi-million dollar small business that employs 250 people.

    Not one to be stumped by convention, Gina challenges the male-dominated hardware industry to think well outside the box. Her motto - “born and original, don’t die a copy” is evident in her passion for urban markets, small business, and the ability for women to succeed in all aspects of the hardware industry.

    Gina has tirelessly focused on the “Return to Main Street” movement in her own city of Washington, DC to promote Shop Local campaigns and community revitalization projects in urban areas. This has resulted in partnering with many local entrepreneurs and creating a DC-based program to sell locally made goods from prime shelf space in her stores.

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    Inclement Weather Policy

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

    • April 23, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • See confirmation email after registering (members only).
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    Where: The Northern VA Book Club will meet at C. Lee Cawley's home in Arlington, Va.  The exact location and C. Lee's contact information will be relayed to members via email upon registration.

    Book to read: "Smarter Faster Better: The Transformative Power of Real Productivity by Charles Duhigg

    What to bring: This will be a Pot Luck Dinner. 

    To do: Register to attend and please email C. Lee 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 Arlington 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.

    • May 06, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Faith Lutheran Church, 3313 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, Virginia, 22201
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    Using Technology to Increase Productivity

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    Agenda

    • 6:30 - 7:00:  Networking, Ask the Expert Table with Maria White, and Refreshments
    • 7:00 - 7:30:  General Chapter Business
    • 7:30 - 8:30:  Using Technology to Increase Productivity
    • 8:30 - 9:00:  Networking and Door Prize
    Presentation Details

    Kim Oser

    International Productivity Speaker Kim Oser will talk to us about the technology tools we can use in order to increase our productivity.

    About Kim Oser, CPO®

    Kim Oser specializes in small business and residential organizing, and productivity. Her company, Need Another You, works with clients to be more organized and productive, saving them time and money. She has a passion for using technology to simplify processes and our lives.

    Kim founded Need Another You in 2004 and earned the Certified Professional Organizer® (CPO® ) designation in 2007. As a member of NAPO (National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals), Kim served on their Board of Directors from April 2015 - November 2018. Kim received the 2015 NAPO President's Award. She previously served on the NAPO Washington, DC Metro Chapter Board of Directors

    Kim is an author, an Evernote Certified Consultant and an accomplished international speaker on the topics of organizing, productivity, and using technology to achieve both. Her ideas have been published in the Washington Post, Washingtonian, Northern Virginia, and HGTV magazines, as well as other local and national publications. She has appeared on FOX5-DC and NBC4 Washington. 

    Kim strives to help others reduce stress by becoming more productive and profitable, freeing up time, money, and space for the people and things they love.

    Directions and Parking Instructions

    If navigating by GPS, use 19 N. Jackson St, Arlington VA 22201

    Parking Map

    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. 

    • May 16, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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    The Rt 66 Neighborhood Group meets at Ono Brewing, 4520 Daly Dr., Suite 102, Chantilly, VA 20151 from 7 PM to 9 PM. The coordinator is Karen Salinetti. Karen's contact information will be included at the bottom of the registration confirmation email.

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

    • May 21, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
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    What to read: “Decluttering at the Speed of Life” by Dana K. White

    Where: The Maryland Book Club will meet at Denise Sintetos's home in Potomac, MD. Location and Denise's contact information will be relayed to registered members via email.

    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 Arlington and the Maryland club meets at a home in Potomac.

    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.

    • May 22, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
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    Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group meets at Whole Foods, 2700 Wilson Blvd Arlington VA, upstairs, from 7 PM to 9 PM. The coordinator is Nicole Holtman. Nicole’s contact information will be included at the bottom of the registration confirmation email.

    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.

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

    • June 03, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, One Veterans Place, (Ellsworth Room) Silver Spring, MD 20910. Use 8528 Fenton Street for GPS purposes.
    Register

    Chapter Meeting

    June 3, 2019

    Re-familiarize yourself with our business partners! They will make short presentations as we move around the room in a "speed dating style". They may have just the solution you need. 


    Refreshments will be served.


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    • July 11, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Register

    The Rt 66 Neighborhood Group meets at Ono Brewing, 4520 Daly Dr., Suite 102, Chantilly, VA 20151 from 7 PM to 9 PM. The coordinator is Karen Salinetti. Karen's contact information will be included at the bottom of the registration confirmation email.

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

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.
  • 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

For the best directions, set your GPS to 19 North Jackson St., Arlington VA 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 Public Schools or Arlington County Public School 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  |  (240) 883-6434

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