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  Information Processing Management Associates December 1994  

IPMA Board of Directors

December Luncheon Speaker
Chris Larkin

The Hanford I-way Project!

  • How and when will the Information Super Highway come to Washington State? What will it do?
  • How is the Department of Information Services involved in the Hanford clean-up?
  • Now that the WIN kiosk project is off to a successful start, what will DIS’ next new venture be?
  • What will be the role of the private sector in all this?

Chris Larkin, Strategic Initiatives Manager at DIS, will answer these questions, as well as provide information on how you and your agency or company might participate, when ‘he introduces the Hanford I-way Project.

Join us for lunch at the Tyee in the Coho Annex. With all the hype about the Information Super Highway, it will be very interesting to find out what is actually being planned in Washington. You can’t afford to miss this program. Electronic information dissemination to the general public is definitely in our future to a much greater extent than it has been in the past.

P.S. Don’t forget to call in your reservations to the IPMA voice messaging service at 786- 1079.

IPMA members in good standing and in attendance at the luncheon will have an opportunity to win a $50 gift certificate.

--Phil Coates

Remember To Vote!

If you have not mailed or faxed your completed ballot to the IPMA Elections Committee yet, please do so today.

For your vote to count your ballot must be received by the Elections Committee no later than 11-28-94.

The six candidates receiving the most votes will begin their two-year term of office 1-1-95.

Join Us For Lunch

The December IPMA Luncheon will be:

Date: December 1, 1994
Time: 12:00 Noon
Location: Tyee Hotel , Coho Annex
Speaker: Chris Larkin, DIS
Topic: Hanford I-way Project

Welcome New Members

The IPMA membership continues to grow. Please join the IPMA Board of Directors in welcoming our newest members:

Ted Nelson, Lizz Drummond, Roland Tollefson, Steven Hellyer, Tom Parma, Bob Walk, Jeffrey Holm, Bob Darling, Mike Curtright, Bonnie Beatty, Laura Wandel, Mary Swarthout, Denise Prowse, Ron Carignan, Valerie Williams, James Nelson, Ken Raupp, Cheryl Chorba, Jackie Oien, Betty Boushey, Nona Shelly, Fran Muskopf, Thelma Smith, Alvin Bloomberg, Tri Vo, Bob Marlatt, and James Martinez.

—Joe Coogan

November Board Meeting

Chairman Phil Grigg called the meeting’ to order at 7:40 am. Board members present were: Phil Grigg, Don Dahl, George Lindamood, Phil Coates, Joe Coogan and Kathy Marston.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved. Phil distributed the Treasurer’s re- port in Jim’s absence. It was approved.

Phil distributed the FORUM financial report. The budget versus actual was on target.

Committee Reports

Budget & Finance—No report.

Monthly Programs—Phil Coates reported that the December program will be about the Information Super Highway: The January luncheon will feature a presentation by L&I staff. Phil reported the November luncheon was poorly attended. There was speculation as to the reason. There was discussion but no conclusions. George asked if the Board should consider some interaction with the legislature. It was agreed that, at a minimum, legislative technology support people should be encouraged to attend IPMA luncheons and, perhaps, asked to speak.

Human Resources—No report.

Professional Development—Kathy reported having contacted John Foulkes about a session in early 1995.

Spring Conference—Don said that he would do some preliminary work and report in December as he will not be on the Board in 1995. Phil said that a number of people were interested in an "optional" out-of-town format.

FORUM--Consensus was that it was well attended and there were positive reports. George suggested that next time-more professional audio-video equipment be rented. Don suggested that now that the Westwater has an elevator, it might be considered for next time.

Strategic Relationships—George reported that he is talking to Microsoft about a January training session that would include other vendors. Don asked about the Government Technology Group and Phil said that he and Jim had been working with them.

Newsletter—Phil asked the Board if vendor ads should be limited to business cards. It was agreed that the limitation was not hard and fast, but a matter of convenience.

Membership—Joe said that FORUM netted seven new members. He said he wants to find. out the reasons people join and make sure they are encouraged to attend the luncheons.

Elections Committee—Phil reported that the list of candidates include: Shelagh Taylor, L&I; Mary Ellen Bradley, Wildlife; Alvin Blomberg, DNR; Craig Wilson, WSP; Dennis Lane, ESD; Darrel Riffe, Revenue; Jim Andersen, OEM; Greg Squires, DORS; and Bob Marlett, DOL. Ballots will be mailed this week and the winners announced at the December luncheon.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:40 a.m. Respectfully submitted, Kathy Marston filling in for Dale Putnam.

FORUM ‘94: A Success Story

FORUM ‘94 is but a memory now, but- how sweet that memory is.

Jim Andersen, FORUM ‘94 Committee Chairman, predicted a record turnout. He was right! More than 1,200 people attended the two-day event to listen to guest speakers and visit the 4C vendor booths.

"The turnout was better than expected" according to Andersen. "The interest shown in this event was gratifying and makes all the work our committee put into the event worthwhile,’ he added.

"Overall, it was the most successful FO1~UM we have ever had," according to Andersen. "The FORUM ‘94 Committee members deserve a real pat on the back for all their hard: work." -

FORUM ‘94 Committee members were: Jim Albert, OEM;- Tanya Biehler, DSHS; Jenny Bouvier, DOT; Linda Bremer, DOP; Steve Chiechi, DIS; Jim Culp, DIS; Bob Elias, DIS; Caroline Geddes, DOC; and Dennis Jones. DIS. A special thanks to all of you for the outstanding job you did.

Work is already beginning on FORUM ‘95. II you would like to be involved in this exciting event, contact Jim Andersen at 7534573.

Memorable Quote

"If employees know what their company stands for, if they know what standards they are to uphold, then they are much more likely to make decisions that will support those standards."

--T. Deal & A. Kennedy

Friendly Merchants

The merchants listed below have indicated they will give IPMA members an additional discount just for showing your IPMA membership card when making a purchase.

Kelly Armstrong
AMOS Computers
2735 Harrison Avenue NW
Olympia, WA 98502
Tel: 786-5112

Hal Cook
Automated Office Systems
3959 Martin Way East
Olympia, WA 98506
Tel: 456-3800

Bruce Beecher
Capital Business Machines
3660 Pacific Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Tel: 491-6000

Fred Thompson
Cellular One
1001 Cooper Point Road SW
Olympia, WA 98502
Tel: 786-1069

Bob Turner
Edge Systems, Inc.
715 78th Avenue SW
Tumwater, WA 98501
Tel: 943-3343

Martin Hart
U.S. Micro Sales
3825 Martin Way East
Olympia, WA 98506
Tel: 456-2545

This is just one more reason to be an IPMA member. Check out the deals they have for you.

--Joe Coogan  

IPMA News Editor

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