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Upcoming Events

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

    November 5, 2018

    Personal Safety: Protecting yourself on the Job

    Presented by Troy Page

    Have you sometimes felt ill at ease in a client's home but weren't quite sure why? Things to consider before entering a client's homeand some personal safety moves - just in case you need them.

    Troy Paige is a veteran of the Air Force where he spent 4 years in the USAF Honor Guard in Washington, DC and 2 years as a Security Police Specialist in Cheyenne, WY.  He has over 25 years of experience as a Security Officer, Loss Prevention Coordinator, Private Security Officer and Security Manager.  Mr. Paige is currently on his 2nd Top Secret Security Clearance.

    Troy is the owner of Practical SDA, which conducts Self-Defense Awareness Workshops designed to help increase the awareness of women whether they are at home, work or out for a evening. He settled on the name Practical for his business because it means “what is likely to succeed and reasonable to do or use.”

    Practical SDA believes that everyone should have some kind of self-defense awareness training especially in today’s environment where personal safety should never be taken for granted.

    • Do you have safety concerns about living alone
    • Are you a realtor that on occasion has to show a home alone?
    • Do you worry about how you would handle a violent encounter?

    Anyone at anytime can find themselves confronted with an act of violence. Most people may never become a victim of a violent crime, however all anyone has to do is to watch the evening news to know that violent crime does happen and can happen in the best of places.

    The Self Defense Awareness Workshops are designed to address a person’s personal self-defense plan based on their individual lifestyle, current level of awareness and physical abilities. We cover areas of personal safety while at work, in public and at home.

    Refreshments will be served.


    Directions and Parking Instructions

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


    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.

     

    • November 12, 2018
    • 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.

    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.


    • November 14, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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    The Rt 66 Neighborhood Group meets at Ono Brewing in Chantilly, VA 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.


    • November 27, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
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    Maryland Book Club

    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.

    Book to read: "Worry: Hope and Help for a Common Condition" by Ed Hallowell

    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.


    • December 03, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Faith Lutheran Church, 3313 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, Virginia, 22201
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    Chapter Meeting

    December 3, 2018

    Common Legal Mistakes and How to Avoid Them 

    Presenter: Nick Gehrig


    Learn about common legal mistakes organizers make and equip yourself with the knowledge to avoid them.


    Refreshments will be served.


    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.

     

    • December 11, 2018
    • 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: “Time to Parent” by Julie Morgenstern.

    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.

    • January 07, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Virtual Meeting
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    Chapter Meeting

    January 7, 2019

    Reaching New Clients with Virtual Organizing

    Presenter: TBD


    Organizing via FaceTime or Skype?  It's possible!  Learn how to use virtual organizing to reach clients who are located too far away, or have basic organizing skills and just need some guidance.




    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.

     

    • February 04, 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.
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    Chapter Meeting

    February 4, 2019

    The Ins and Outs of Working with Subcontractors

    Presenter: TBD

    Whether you are contemplating working with subcontractors, or you've been using them for a while, learn how to make it work best for all involved.

    Refreshments will be served.


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    • March 04, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Faith Lutheran Church, 3313 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, Virginia, 22201
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    Chapter Meeting

    March 4, 2019

    Move Management


    There is a lot to keep track of and coordinate for big moves and small. Our pro will break it down for you. 


    Refreshments will be served.


    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.

     

    • 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.
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    Chapter Meeting

    April 1, 2019

    DIY Tools: Gets Some Hands On Experience

    Are there DIY tools you are intimidated to use?  Come get comfortable with some hands on practice!


    Refreshments will be served.


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    • May 06, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Faith Lutheran Church, 3313 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, Virginia, 22201
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    Chapter Meeting

    May 6, 2019

    Using Technology to Increase Productivity

    Presented by Kim Oser


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


    Refreshments will be served.


    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.

     

    • 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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Past Events

October 21, 2018 Golden Circle Potluck
October 20, 2018 Julie Morgenstern's Time to Parent Washington DC Book Launch
October 20, 2018 Successful Productivity Professionals
October 09, 2018 Northern VA Book Club (Arlington)
October 01, 2018 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: 2018 Tax Changes and How They Will Affect Your Business
September 20, 2018 Rt 66 Neighborhood Group (Chantilly)
September 18, 2018 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
September 06, 2018 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Strategies for working with your ADHD Clients
August 15, 2018 NAPO-WDC Pool Party
July 18, 2018 Rt 66 Neighborhood Group (Chantilly)
July 17, 2018 Maryland Book Club (Bethesda)
June 12, 2018 Northern VA Book Club (McLean)
June 10, 2018 Golden Circle Potluck
June 04, 2018 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Business Partner Roundtable Discussion
May 17, 2018 Maryland Book Club (Bethesda)
May 15, 2018 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
May 07, 2018 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Working with Hoarders
April 22, 2018 Golden Circle Potluck
April 02, 2018 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Managing your Business: The Secret To Getting More Projects And More Clients
March 27, 2018 RESCHEDULED: Maryland Book Club (Bethesda)
March 15, 2018 Rt 66 Neighborhood Group (Vienna)
March 13, 2018 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
March 05, 2018 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: 10 Ways to Leverage Your NAPO Membership
February 15, 2018 Northern VA Book Club (McLean)
February 05, 2018 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting (Members Only): Winter Social
January 21, 2018 Golden Circle Potluck
January 18, 2018 Rt 66 Neighborhood Group (Vienna)
January 16, 2018 Maryland Book Club (Bethesda)
January 16, 2018 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
January 08, 2018 CANCELLED: NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting
December 13, 2017 Northern VA Book Club (McLean)
December 04, 2017 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: Using Strength Strategies with Organizing Clients
November 28, 2017 Maryland Book Club (Bethesda)
November 16, 2017 CANCELED: Rt 66 Neighborhood Group (Vienna)
November 14, 2017 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
November 06, 2017 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting - An Evening with Nicole Anzia of Neatnik.org
October 22, 2017 Golden Circle Potluck
October 19, 2017 Rte 66 Neighborhood Group (Vienna)
October 11, 2017 Northern VA Book Club (McLean)
October 02, 2017 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting - Organizing for the Clothing Lifestyle
September 26, 2017 Arlington/Alexandria Neighborhood Group
September 25, 2017 Maryland Book Club (Bethesda)
September 21, 2017 Rte 66 Neighborhood Group
September 11, 2017 NAPO-WDC Chapter Meeting: The Joy of Organizing

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

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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