E-Newsletter: April/May 2018
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Aloha Members and Friends,
I must begin my April message with another apology, this time to Pacific Source Maui, Gina Dunker and all the Maui designers who welcomed me to the Design Professionals Forecast event. I love enthusiasm over there! The Oahu event was so fresh in my mind that I neglected to acknowledge everyone and thank you all again for inviting me.
Now, as promised, I have details on our Design Impacts Lives event and how you can participate and benefit from this event. It will be held at Na Lama Kukui on June 9 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. We have the following activities arranged:
- Meet a designer
- Sample sale / online auction
- Panel discussions
- Food trucks
- Interactive universal design booth
Throughout the day there will be booths and table tops by sponsor companies, all focused on presenting materials that can impact our work space, home life and emotional well-being. We will have an ASID booth that will have a continuous loop of member projects, including last year’s award winners and information on the value of working with a designer. Since the sample sale is work intensive to set up, maintain sales and deal with left-overs, it was presented to me that many nonprofits do online sales in conjunction with events such as this. By hosting on line, we can sell larger items without transportation issues and it offers a way for Maui and the Big Island and Kauai members to donate items to the cause. Did I mention that after expenses the proceeds from the sample sale with all go to Habitat For Humanity? Who else impacts the lives of those around us more than this organization. I think it’s a great compliment to the work we do.
I’m sure by now you are asking yourselves, “Wow! How can I help Nancy?” There are several ways you can help, and several ways you can benefit.
- Donate items to the sample sale / online auction
- Be a panelist
- Participate in meet a designer and leave with a new client or two
- Sign up to help at the event and learn something new and relevant
- Create a brochure on working with a designer in your specialty to promote your business
The biggest benefit we will all receive from this event is public awareness and education on the value we as professionals bring to the job. And the first step is advanced publicity. To ensure we do this right we have hired Pang Communications. They plan to have us on TV, radio, print and social media in a big way. And that brings me to another benefit. WE NEED PHOTOS. We want to use member photos, preferably before/after of your work. We are especially interested in showing work that has impact beyond looking great. We want offices that improved work productivity, healthcare facilities that improved the emotional as well as physical well-being of individuals and of course we want home designs. All photos will have your company name embedded in them, so rest assured you will get credit.
I will be calling you, and as the saying goes, “I ain’t to proud to beg.” I might even resort to bribery, if it comes to that, for everyone’s help and support. Aside from everything list above, this event promises to bring in the funds we need to do more for our members in the form of local events and mainland conferences than dues alone can provide. Please help.
Nancy Schnur, ASID CAPS
Hawaii Chapter President
Welcome New Members
Ginger Lunt Piper, ASID – Tantalus Studio, Honolulu
Ariana Chung, Student ASID – Chaminade
Local Events (Click on event title for more details.)
May 11 (Please note these are new dates and times.)
The WELL Building Standard – Honolulu
Save the Date: Design Impacts Lives
National Events (Click on event title for more details.)
Apr 14 – 18
High Point Market, Spring
Jul 19 – 21
The Leadership Experience
For a full list of upcoming events, visit www.asid.org/events.
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ASID members must earn a minimum of 1.0 unit (10 hours) of approved continuing education (CEU) every two years. The current reporting period is from January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2018. We’ve updated the instructions for CEU reporting that align with IDCEC’s new website to help you navigate the process.
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The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) believes that design transforms lives. ASID serves the full range of the interior design profession and practice through the Society’s programs, networks, and advocacy. We thrive on the strength of cross-functional and interdisciplinary relationships among designers of all specialties, including workplace, healthcare, retail and hospitality, education, institutional, and residential. We lead interior designers in shared conversations around topics that matter: from evidence-based and human-centric design to social responsibility, well-being, and sustainability. We showcase the impact of design on the human experience and the value interior designers provide.