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Hazardous Waste Topics Featured at Asheville, February 24 – 27th, 2008. 

The 8th Annual Conference of The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance (TPSA), Asheville, North Carolina, February 24- 27th 2008 ( features a host of topics of interest to community household hazardous waste (HHW) program managers, state disposal program policy makers, and hazardous waste contractors.  

Monday and Tuesday hazardous waste track sessions include “More Bang for the Buck: Getting More out of Disposal Program Dollars,” “Managing Hazardous Wastes Smarter: Using all Tools at Your Disposal,” and “What’s in that Container.”   These sessions intend to bring attendees current on the latest techniques for improving the management and efficiency of disposal programs while giving significant opportunity for open interaction with colleagues.  Specific topics include adding services to increase support, improving program marketing, saving dollars through better proposals, using the Universal Hazardous Waste Rule, and on-site chemical identification protocols.  

A special feature of the conference is a half-day, DOT hazardous waste training workshop entitled “Beyond DOT: Hazardous Waste Shipment in a Multi-Stream World.”  Speakers include a transportation specialist from Clean Harbors Environmental Services, a federal DOT hazardous waste representative, and a State of North Carolina highway transportation specialist.   This session intends to bring attendees current on rules, regulations, and scenarios involved with transporting regulated and non-regulated, mixed materials across state and county lines.    The DOT workshop is being offered on Wednesday, February 27th as a stand-alone event.

A wide variety of other stewardship topics are on the program for Asheville.  They include pesticide labeling need strategies, case studies in successful ag plastic recycling, progress in pesticide container recycling, international stewardship case studies, strategies to improve spray drift management, and e-labeling and environmental stewardship.

Both one-day and full-conference registration is available for the 2008 TPSA conference.  Complete registration and lodging information can be found at   The conference is being held at the Renaissance Marriott and reduced lodging rates are available through January 23, 2008.  An optional Sunday tour of the historic Biltmore Estate is available along with some “North Carolina Pig Pick’n” on Tuesday evening, February 26th.  .     

Please consider joining your friends and colleagues from around nation and world at this great educational and networking event.  If you have something to share do so by submitting an abstract for a presentation or poster.  

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18 Railroad Ave

Andover, MA  01810

Contact: Kathleen Scribner

Ph: 978.623.3344

Fx: 978.475.6675




Recruitment Services: Interim and permanent placement for full range of home health management staff, clinical manager to CEO.  Options for tem-to-perm hire.


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Sponsors and advertisers are a very important element to SHRMA. Revenue from advertising helps our organization develop and present meaningful programs, create opportunities for continuing education and strong peer interaction, to establish scholarships to encourage higher learning and to enhance our overall contribution to all human resources professions.


Thank you for supporting SHRMA!


Please feel free to contact us about any of the opportunties below. Please contact or for more information.



This is our most popular sponsorship opportunity.  This is your chance to sponsor one of our monthly Chapter meetings.  This includes--

  • Your company is the exclusive sponsor for the meeting you select.
  • You can set up a table near the registration area for your brochures, displays, etc.
  • You will be allowed a short 5 - minute presentation to our membership just prior to the main monthly speaker.
  • Your name and contact information included on our Chapter's e-Newsletter.
  • Breakfast for you and one (1) colleague.
  • (If you wish) you may bring a raffle item (restaurant gift card, etc.) for a prize drawing.  We will collect business cards from our members for the drawing and then present them to you at the end of the meeting for your protential follow-up.
  • Cost of this program is just $650.00. (And they fillup quickly, so act now!)


We publish a monthly e-newsletter to over 400 of our members and friends of the Chapter.

  • Perfect to help your organization build "name recognition" among the HR community
  • Great for announcements, new product introductions, invitations to seminars, etc.
  • Your ad can be in full color at no extra charge.
  • Rates                       One Month       Three Months         Six Months
    Quarter Page Ad      $150.00               $375.00                  $625.00
    Half Page Ad           $250.00               $600.00                  $1100.00
    Full Page Ad           $400.00               $900.00                  $1500.00


 Your company's banner ad on our Chapter website is a great way to maintain top-level market awareness with our targeted audience of local HR professionals.

  • Your logo (with a link to your website) will go on our Home Page.
  • Cost--$600.00 for 90 days.   $1000.00 for a full six months.

Special Events:  Look for special advertising opportunities through out the year such as the On The Cutting Edge Seminar.


Please feel free to contact us about any of the opportunities above!



 Opportunities for Women Owned Businesses

Affiliate Sponsorship of Leading Women is open to any woman-owned business. Your Affiliate Spnonsorship will pay for itself many times over as you benefit from:

~ A 12-month listing of your business on Leading Women Affiliate Sponsor page.

~ Double exposure through a 12-month listing on Advertising Supporter page.

~ Being featured at least once in the Leading Women News newsletter.

~ Discounts on Leading Women leadership mastery programs.

~ Discounts on Leading Women affiliate-based events.

~ Discounts on other Leading Women services.

We reserve the right to screen companies for ownership criteria and appropriateness for our site. To become an Affiliate Sponsor, email us. INSERZT email

Dr. Madalyn Ward, Immediate Past President of the AHVMA 2004-5

Graduated TAMU (Texas A & M University) 1980 

Owner - Bear Creek Veterinary Clinic est. 1985 in Austin, TX.

Certified in Veterinary Homeopathy

President of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association 2003/2004


Lectures sponsored by organizations

1992 - Homeopathic Medicine in Acute Veterinary Management - Herndon, VA

1994 - The Homeopathic Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania Annual Meeting -Orlando, FL

1995 - British Columbia Horse Council - Van Couver, BC Canada

            American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association - Snowmass, CO

1996 - Complementary Therapies for the Horse - Equine Research Center, Guelph, ON Canada

1997 - Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy Case Conference - San Antonio, TX

1999 - American Holistic Veterinary Medical Asssociation - Kuai, Hawaii

2001 - The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy - Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada


Lectures sponsored by individuals

1996 - Introduction to Veterinary Homeopathy - Austin, TX

1997 - Natural Veterinary Equine Care - Stillwater, MN

2001 - Horse Gathering - Estes Park, CO


Memberships - American Veterinary Medical Association

            American Association of Equine Practitioners

            American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association

            Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy

            Texas Veterinary Medical Association


Co-Author - Holistic Treatment of Chronic Lamintis

            The Journal of Hoof Care and Lameness

            The Role of Nutritional Therapy in the Treatment of Equine Cushing’s Syndrome and Laminitis

            Alternative Medical review


Consulted for articles in - Dressage Today

            Chronicle of the Horse

            The Horse

            The Whole Horse Jourmal


Publishes monthly newsletter Holistic Horsekeeping

Gideon Putnam ORRA

On Wednesday, October 5th, more than 17,000 restaurants, their owners and
operators, employees and guests raised millions of dollars for Dine for
America. This was the industry's largest fundraising effort in history; we
more than doubled the number of participating restaurants that joined
together in 2001 and we had outstanding media coverage nationwide.
We couldn't have done it without you! This truly was a grassroots effort. 
The American Red Cross has asked that all restaurant contributions be sent
to them by December 1, 2005. At which point, they will tally up all the
donations and should be able to tell us the total amount raised by the end
of the year. They have also assured us that they will be able to give us
breakdowns by state for you to use for your own purposes as well. The Dine
for America web site has all the information for where to send contributions
and once they are sent in, Red Cross will send receipts to your restaurants.
Thank you again for your support and dedication to this program. Know that
your efforts and hard work will make a meaningful difference in the lives of
so many and you can be proud to work in an industry so committed and
dedicated to serving and helping others.

Wendy Bigony

Audrey Jean’s Custom Cakes & Catering

706 S. Goliad


             Roger and Wendy Bigony are the owners and operators of Audrey Jean’s Custom Cakes and Catering which they opened in February of 2005 at the Shops of Goliad.  They custom tailor their catering menus for each client, as well as design specialty cakes, chocolates and desserts for their customer’s unique style.  Audrey Jean’s caters anything from a wedding to a sit-down dinner to a birthday party.  Wendy says, “We’re large enough to serve you and small enough to know you.”

   Wendy and Roger have been in the industry 25 years.  Roger is a chef and “master” cake decorator, which he has received numerous awards.  Wendy bakes and decorates while being the “face” of Audrey Jean’s.  Wendy is a Chamber Ambassador and Vice President of the Goliad Merchants Association.  She is also a member of Wedding Entrepreneurs of Distinction, Association of Wedding Professionals, and International Cake Exploration Society.  When Roger and Wendy aren’t working they enjoy spending time with their two sons, Seth and Jordan, and their twin granddaughters, Taylor and Hailee. 


Mailing Labels

NJSNA makes available our membership list on a ONE-TIME ONLY BASIS for continuing education purposes.  Lables MAY NOT be re-used, disclosed, transfered, copied, reproduced, stored or retained by any manner or means nor shall they be made available to a third party.  A sample of the continuing education brochure MUST be attached.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Debra Harwell, Associate Director at Ext. 19

CONTACT Tyea Santiago FOR A RENTAL AGREEMENT AT 609-883-5335 X.12


The New York State Middle School Association and The Corning Museum of Glass are proud to host our fourth annual NYSMSA/CMoG Middle-Level Institute in Corning, New York.  The Institute will be held at The Corning Museum of Glass’ ultra-modern facility.  In addition to receiving ten hours of intensive hands-on middle-level instruction, participants will be able to spend considerable time perusing the glass exhibits that extend back to antiquity.  Participants will exercise their own creativity with a hands-on glass project.

Participants will select and participate in one of six instructional strands being offered by practitioner experts.  Each session will provide participants with the tools needed to apply what is taught in practical ways.  Instruction will include hands-on components with twenty-five or fewer individuals in each session.

Registrations will be accepted on a “first come first served” basis in order to prevent over-subscription to individual sessions.

Special activities have also been scheduled to encourage socialization and networking.  We are hopeful that in addition to gaining cutting-edge middle-level education skills and learning of current research in the field, both instructors and presenters will form lasting collegial networks that will support new and creative middle-level instructional endeavors long into the future.

Click here for complete brochure and registration materials.

Choose ONE of these workshops for 10 hours of practical training:

Middle-Level Leadership That Works
Presenter:  Jeff Craig

Commissioner’s Regulations and the Three-Model Middle-Level Strategy
Presenter:  Dr. David Payton  

Developing a Community of Learners: Using research-based strategies to increase students’ skills and knowledge, while improving state assessment scores Presenters:  Dr. Paul Vermette & Cindy Kline

Connecting the State Assessments to the Middle-Level Student: Tackling the Elephant through Data Analysis
Presenter:   Jennifer Borgioli  

Making Writing Manageable for Middle-Level Students
Presenter: Karen Adams  

CIA: Operation Mathematics (Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment)
Presenter:  Lisa Sanders

2007 FPA DFW Board of Directors Announced

The slate of candidates proposed to serve as the officers and directors of the Financial Planning Association of Dallas/Fort Worth for 2007 was elected as submitted by the returned ballots from the chapter members.

The members of the Board of Directors for 2007 are:

Chairman - Trudy Turner, CFP®, CPA

President - Kevin Grant, CFP®, CLU, ChFC 

President Elect - Mario Yngerto, CFP®, ChFC

Secretary/Allied Professionals - Mark Connell, CFP®, CSA 

CEO/Treasurer - Chanc Woods, CFP®

Membership Director - Larry Burgess, CFP®, CLU, ChFC

Career Development - Ryan Huey, CFP®

Education Director (Dallas) - Greg Gardner, CFP®

Education Director (Tarrant Co.) - John Loyd, CFP®

Public Relations Director - Martin Mesecke, CFP®

Pro Bono Director - Angela Harper, CFP®

Corporate Partnership Director - Vacant
Please email if you are interested in this position

Government Relations - Eric Sawyer, CFP®

Technology Director - Jimmy Perryman, CFP®

Special Events / Symposium - Kym McDaniel, CFP®, CSA 

We thank them for their willingness to serve our organization and wish them well as they assume these roles.

If you are interested in serving on a FPA DFW Committee during 2007, please contact  Additionally, you may contact a board member directly regarding serving on their committee  - click here to view their contact information

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Local Public Health Agencies

Emergency Planning has become increasingly important in the United States due to changing and often unpredictable weather patterns, new disease threats, and the rise of global terrorism.

Local Public Health Agencies lead public health planning efforts.  Public Health Emergency planning requires collaboration with other first responders, health care providers, municipal agencies, businesses, schools,and city leaders. 

Your Local Public Health Agency can assist with locating training, emergency preparedness planning, and education. Local Public Health Agencies have developed an "All Hazards" plan, as well as working on planning for mass dispensing and pandemic influenza. 

Contact your Local Public Health Agency to become involved with emergency planning in your community.

For a directory of Local Public Health Agencies, go to

Tim Joannides

National Hearing Conservation Association
12011 Tejon Street, Suite 700
Westminster, CO 80234
Phone: 303-224-9022
Fax: 303-458-0002