In our organization there are many functions going on behind the scenes that are accomplished by our volunteers. We are seeking additional volunteers to assist with these functions. Here is a short list of some of these tasks, this type of activity does not involve a lot of time but us very valuable to the events team.
- Assist at sign-in table at luncheons
- Slide advancer for presenter, if needed
- Collect business cards for drawing
- Program surveys + compile survey results
- Summary of program ( Here is what you missed this month ) + link to FB photos
- Buddies for visitors/new members
- Photographer (other than JR Howard)
Contact Melody Williamson firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on volunteer opportunities
Subject: Flush Valve Recall
Submitted by Amy Ables, Austin Association of Facility and Maintenance Engineers
Shown in the photos below, are pictures of a Sloan power-flush valve tank that can explode.
There is a recall on some of these units and you should contact your plumbing contractor/supplier to determine if your unit is one of the types under recall.
For tanks that are already leaking, they send a new tank. For tanks that are not leaking but on the recall list, they are sending straps and a pressure release.
All this can be retro fitted on the tanks. The parts install usually can be done by a qualified plumber in about 15 minutes. Allow 45 minutes if they have to switch out the tank.
Click on this link to a website for instruction on how you can identify serial numbers affected by this recall: http://flushmate.com/recall/
Thanks to Bill Berry of HPI for bringing this to our attention to share with other members.
1. Only you can prevent socks with sandals.
2. Your ASAP is not another person's ASAP.
3. 100% of people who use statistics in casual conversations are annoying.
4. NEVER SHAKE AN INTERN.
5. Stop telling people how busy you are and get to work.
6. Just say no to meetings on Monday morning.
7. Schedule your HRA for BEFORE your 3:00 cookie. (Health Risk Assessment)
8. Cell phone ringtones can damage careers.
9. Leaving the office for lunch is the new vacation day.
10. Afternoon naps increase stock price.
Cold Call with Don Alexander of BungoBox
Name: Don Alexander
Name of your Employer: BungoBox
Describe your company s core competency:
BungoBox was launched from a very simple concept. We rent reusable plastic bins as an alternative to the traditional disposable cardboard box and packing tape. Basically, we are rethinking the way Americans move.
BungoBoxes stack up just like giant lego pieces. You can stack up to four at a time on a dolly and easily wheel them around. And they are so durable that they help protect your belongings. The best part is, you don t need any packing tape. The boxes actually snap together.
Describe your primary job functions
Starting any business from the ground floor requires a lot of attention in many different areas; I feel as though I am finally to the point that I can focus on introducing our product to residential and commercial clients on the move in and around Austin.
Describe an average day
I usually try and get to the office around 8 am. I will catch up on any emails first thing in the morning and then take care of any deliveries before noon. The afternoons are usually spent calling on potential customers and spreading the word about BungoBox.
What type of clients do you work with
We work with residential and commercial clients directly but also with anyone who assists people during a transitional period. We hope to provide Facilities Managers, Commercial Movers, Real Estate Agents, Property Managers, etc. with a product to help make the stressful time of moving easier.
Percentage of your work and clients that are local/regional/national
We are local to Austin and will service the Austin Metro Area and its surrounding locations.
How long have you been in this field
Not long! I have only been in this field for about 3 months.
Tell us about an interesting situation you ve encountered related to your current work. End result?
The BungoBox name is unique to say the least. Where the name came from and what it means is usually the first thing asked even before any interest in the product has been shown.
What s the best lesson you ve learned from a client?
I ve been reminded to enjoy the startup process of the business and to continually put one foot in front of the other and not get ahead of yourself.
How s business right now?
Business has steadily been heading in the right direction. We have a long way to go but the feedback we have received so far has been great and we are excited about our future in Austin.
Identify some challenges to your industry.
People are working harder than ever in their respected fields and time is extremely valuable. Obtaining a small piece of that time to introduce a new product offers its challenges.
Tell us about your personal life, family, hobbies and interests outside work.
I have been married for three years to my wife, Lauren. I like to spend my free time outside, usually working in the yard or playing golf. I m a big NFL fan and my Sunday afternoons this time of year are spent pondering over my fantasy football team.
Can we quote you on that?