This year, IFMA San Diego held its annual Holiday Event at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in the late afternoon and was well attended by 115 members who decided to brave the elements and join us.  We presented San Diego Youth Services (SDYS) with a check for $1,750 from donations earned at the Holiday Event.  SDYS is a non-profit charitable organization that since founded, has stabilized the lives of over 500,000 homeless, runaway, abused and at risk youth in the San Diego area since 1970.

Congratulations to Members of the Year 2014!
Professional Member
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Michael Acosta, Facility Manager at Quintiles, Chapter Secretary and Membership Committee member:  Michael has been an active member of the Membership committee for over three years.  He brings his talents to promoting the committee events and Facility Manager Roundtables by developing postcard promotional pieces and more.  On a monthly basis, Michael successfully contacts and encourages our members to stay active in programs and activities and assists members with their membership renewal process answering questions and sending them reminders of their upcoming renewal.  Michael also serves as the Chapter secretary, providing minutes and other support to the Executive Committee and the Chapter Board of Directors.
 
Associate Member
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Ben Friesen, President GC Thomas, Inc., Chair of Membership Committee:  Ben has been a member of IFMA since February 2012 and immediately joined the membership committee and began assisting with the Facility Manager Roundtables.  He became chair of the Membership committee this year and continues to help organize quarterly Roundtables.  Ben also assists with registration, handing out name badges at monthly luncheons.
Volunteer Member
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Renee Buccelletti, Vice President Sales & Marketing, LaBahn’s Landscaping, Co-Chair of Special Events Committee:  Throughout the past year, Renee has served on several of the committees including Membership, Communications, Events oversight and the newly formed Special Events Committee.  She has facilitated and assisted during many events including New Member Breakfast meetings, March Madness, Leverage Your Beverage and other social events.  Renee has made many close friendships in IFMA and strives to work with all the members to make our chapter among the best organizations in San Diego.

Some other notable mentions that took place during the event was the recognition of our Annual Sponsors – Click here for to see a list.