The Bridge - November 2011 - (Page 10)

CHANGE FOR THE GOOD! By Suzanne Lawyer Just when you think you have everything figured out, change lands in your lap. Change – it’s a good thing, right? It will be for the Golden Gate Chapter beginning January 1, 2012. We have a couple of changes coming up we think you are going to like. GOLD NUGGET PROGRAM Our magnificent Membership Committee, Pam Delnevo and Amie Morelli, has developed a point system whereby members earn Gold Nuggets (don’t you love it?) for their contributions to and participation in our events, programs and services. You can earn Gold Nuggets for attending educational sessions, social events and CCW. Do you have an article you would like to contribute to The Bridge? Earn gold nuggets. Refer a new member or Business Partner and earn gold nuggets. We have over twenty ways to earn gold nuggets. And as your pouch fills with gold nuggets, you will have a chance to win gift cards at our quarterly events, and even a scholarship to the annual conference at the Holiday Lunch in 2012! Catch the article written by Pam and Amie in this issue, which spells out the details of the program. FREE SECTION MEETINGS Another change for 2012 is that the Golden Gate Chapter will be offering educational sessions at no charge to our members. That’s right, no charge! As a member, you can attend any Finance, Human Resources, Leadership and Management, and Operations and Technology meeting at no charge. What’s the catch?  You must register for the event at least 24-hours in advance so the host can plan for venue and meals appropriately.  No-shows are a no-no! Please cancel within 24-hours of the event.  If you attend a meeting without registering, a $15 registration fee will apply.  Non-member registration fees will remain unchanged at $20. AND, IN APRIL. . . We have some exciting changes planned for the new Board year. Stay tuned - that news will be outlined in a future issue of The Bridge. The Golden Gate Chapter is delighted and proud to offer these value-added benefits for our members, and we do hope you will take advantage of our new Gold Nugget Program and attend our free educational sessions! 10 Golden Gate Chapter November 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Bridge - November 2011

The Bridge - November 2011
President’s Message
Five Common Management Mistakes
The Value of ALA Partnership
Business Partner Appreciation Reception
New Law Requires Employers to Continue Health Benefits
Change for the Good
Gold Nugget Program
Community Challenge Events
Leadership Profile: Betty Smith
Annual Conference Announcements
Hot Topics From the List Serve
Salary & Benefit Survey Order Form
Member Anniversaries
2011—2012 Business Partners
Job Bank
Golden Gate Chapter Leadership
November 2011 Calendar

The Bridge - November 2011