E-Newsletter: May/June 2019

President’s Message

Aloha, Members:

ASID Hawaii is once again hosting Design Impacts Lives, a fundraising and awareness event on September 7. The purpose of the event is threefold:

  • Educate the public on interior design today.
  • Community service event to raise funds for our chapter to fund educational events and CEUs.
  • Raise funds for Habitat for Humanity.

This free event will be open to the public and heavily promoted on TV, radio, print and social media in a big way. This event brings huge benefits to interior designers, so don't miss out on the opportunity to  showcase your work and to meet potential clients. And...drum roll please... it's free to attend and participate!
But in order to reap the benefits, you need to participate. 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.  Meet a Designer and the Panel discussions give you direct interaction with the public goers who are seeking design assistance.

Here are the ways in which you can participate:

  • Purchase a sponsorship (includes a booth or table and speaking opportunity).
  • Donate items to our sample sale. 
  • Sign up as a panel speaker.
  • Participate in Meet a Designer. Specialties: Kitchen/Bath, Residential, Commercial, Hospitality.
  • Submit project photos for our slideshow (focus is on projects that can positively impact our work space, home life and emotional well-being).
  • Volunteer your time.

Thank you very much for your support!

To Participate (Sponsor, Meet a Designer, Projects Exhibit, Panel Discussion, Volunteer), Click Here

To Donate to the Sample Sale, Click Here

With gratitude and aloha,

Tiare Noelani Pinto, Allied ASID, CKD

Local Events (Click on event title for more details.)

May 16
Ferguson Showcase and CEU

National Events

May 19-22
Design Impacts Lives – NY

June 10
ASID at NeoCon

June 25
Design Impacts Lives GlobalShop at Retail X – Chicago

July 18
The Leadership Experience – Atlanta

For a full list of upcoming national events, visit www.asid.org/events.

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Each day interior designers use their voices and visions to reshape spaces--and therefore the lives of those occupying them--for the better. With those same voices working in unison, they have the power to design a better future for themselves and the entire profession. That is why ASID began One Voice; to empower interior designers to get involved and advocate for or against the public policy that will ultimately influence their careers and lives. For more info:


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Become a Chapter Sponsor

ASID Hawaii Chapter strives to work in support of our local interior designers by providing opportunities for continuing education, advocacy for the profession, social events and recognition of Design Excellence through our annual awards gala. While a small portion of our annual membership fees provides seed money for these activities, it is through annual sponsorships from our collaborative team of design firms and industry partners that the financial and personalized support is found to realize the programs and functions the membership expects.

As a sponsor of ASID Hawaii, your company can engage with members, participate in events, host meetings, and sponsor activities. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to increase visibility through additional marketing, branding, special access, and deeper engagement with ASID members. Sponsorship is an excellent opportunity for your business to gain exposure and showcase your products and services to our local interior design community.

For a sponsorship package please send an email reqest to: administrator@hi.asid.org.

Advertise with Us

There are several ways you can advertise with our chapter including email blasts, newsletter ads and website ads. Click here to learn more about advertising options.

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Trade Pricing and Discounts

ASID membership has its benefits—including exclusive discounts on products and services from national sponsors and industry partners.Make sure your to-the-trade offers or discounts are featured and email industrypartners@asid.org with your company logo, description of your trade service, and a link to register.

Membership FAQs

Find answers to frequenty asked membership questions including member qualifications, payments and dues, membership cards, updating your profile, CEUs,and password retrieval.


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Learn at ASID

ASID supports the professional development of the Society’s members and the profession with continuing education programs and events that allow participants to advance in their careers and build their skill sets. ASID, our Chapters, and Industry Partners offer a variety of continuing education opportunities in-person and online.

  • ASID Academy: ASID assembled this catalog of online design courses, papers, and videos to bring the best continuing education offerings to ASID members and other designers in an easily-accessible, online-anytime, curated collection. Earn IDCEC and AIA-approved and accredited CEUs in a variety of topic areas including health and wellness, biophilia, HSW, and much more. ASID bylaws and policies require all practitioner members (Professional, Allied, and Associate members) to meet the Society’s continuing education requirement.
  • IDCEC Event Calendar
  • Check out the new IDCEC Website Guide!


ASID members must earn a minimum of 1.0 unit (10 hours) of approved continuing education (CEU) every two years. We’ve updated the instructions for CEU reporting that align with IDCEC’s new website to help you navigate the process.

ASID members are to utilize the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) registry to warehouse CEUs. Every ASID member has a unique IDCEC number to login into the website (your IDCEC number is different than your ASID number). The IDCEC user registry allows you to upload and track your continuing education activity as well as store a record under your account. Check your IDCEC account regularly to ensure your records are up to date.

Awards & Competition

Each year, ASID recognizes the exemplary achievements and outstanding service demonstrated by highly engaged members, chapters, student chapters, and industry partners through our awards and honors programs.

Website Log-in Help

The default login info is first name.lastname.member ID, and then the password is just your member ID.  If you’ve forgotten your password, click Log In and then click Forgot Password.

About ASID

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.