Your year as president is just around the corner. A little planning now will help you avoid May madness.

The President and President-elect Toolkit is an essential component of seamless planning. And make sure you check the Calendar section of your 2013–14 Chapter Planning Calendar and Resource Guide for “The First 90 Days” an overview of the reporting requirements that occur in the first quarter.

Order President Plaques/Pins

Start your new year right—not empty handed. Make sure you order your president’s plaque to present to your outgoing president. The order form for chapter president's plaques and pins is available on the Policies and Forms page under Forms, Awards. Mail your completed order form to the address listed at the bottom of the form.

Queue Up Your Speeches

Check out the Sample Speeches page on the President and President-elect Toolkit to find:

Invite an HFMA Officer or Regional Executive Officiate

Make arrangements early. Download and complete the HFMA Officer request form and email it to Julie Caturano, Assistant to President. If you have any questions, please contact Julie at (800) 252-4362, ext. 304.

Regional Executives and/or Regional Executives-Elect can also officiate at officer installations and can provide national HFMA updates. You can invite them by contacting them directly. Rosters of current Regional Executives or Regional Executives-elect are available online (lists will be updated at the start of the 2013–14 leadership and fiscal year, June 1, 2013).

Order Logo Wear or Chapter Awards for Your Chapter

It all starts with a logo. You can find your chapter’s logo on the Logos & Branding Guidelines page under More  Resources. Here you’ll find chapter and regional logos as well as the current Chair’s theme and logo. This page will be updated with the 2013-14 Chair’s logo and theme at the conclusion of LTC.

If your chapter has a relationship with a vendor it has worked with successfully in the past, by all means continue your relationship. HFMA neither requires nor encourages chapters to use a particular vendor; however, chapters often ask us for referrals. HFMA uses the following vendors who we have found to be generally reliable:

Apparel and Promotional Products

Marco Promotional Products
Jamie Weikert, Account Executive
2640 Commerce Drive
Harrisburg, PA  17110
Phone: (888) 472-9800 x 1223
Fax: (866) 545-5672

Lands’ End Business Outfitters

Chapter Awards

Honorcraft Incorporated
Sharon Rabesa
292 Page Street
Stoughton, MA 02072
Phone: (781) 341-0410
Fax: (781) 341-8460

Publication Date: Friday, March 29, 2013