Lend A Helping Hand

Lend A Helping Hand

Community Volunteer Event at MedShare

 When:  Saturday, May 10, 2014     Time:  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 Contact:  Annette Francis - afrancis@wbinteriorsinc.com

MedShare Information: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqSTHRTKzC8


60th GA Division IAAP Annual Mtg.

Click the link below for information:
60th Georgia Division IAAP Annual Meeting Link

               Questions - Contact
                  Registration Chair,  Denise Koehn, CAP-OM 
                             Georgia Division IAAP 
                               678-352-7225 or 770-733-0429         



EFAM 2014

                                                           Click logo for more information

2015 Southern Caribbean Cruise



GROUP # 5574096


(click on the “events tab” for cruise port schedule) 

Half Deposit of cabin due: April 1, 2014

Final Payment due: December 1, 2014


It’s not too late to book your cabin.

. This is an EXCELLENT cruise for the price and ports!


Agent Contact: Connie

Email: sales@totaltravelevents.com



Chapter Fundraisers - OPEN TO EVERYONE !


Chapter Board Meeting
Tuesday, May 6, @ 6 pm, Merial


Chapter Business Meeting

Tuesday, May 20, @ 6 pm
Hilton Atlanta Northeast,
5993 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Norcross, GA 30092


From: Govenor Nathan Deal

                              (click document to view)

Member Spotlight - Annette Francis

Annette Francis joined the Gwinnett Chapter in June 2013.  She now serves as Chairperson for Community Service events.  Annette was born in Jamaica, West Indies and graduated from AIU in 2010.  She works at WB Interiors as an Administrative Assistant since 2012.  Annette is married and has 3 lovely daughters.


Annette believes that since joining the Gwinnett Chapter and attending monthly meetings, her confidence in her work has grown. She recently attended the IAAP TEC 14 Conference which is another benefit of being an IAAP member as IAAP offers opportunities to learn new technology and meet other administrative professionals from around the country.


IAAP Websites

IAAP HQ Website

GA Division Website

Quotes from the Professionals


Inspirational quote by unknown source on blue grunge...

“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” — Helen Keller

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”  — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” — Oprah Winfrey

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” — Walt Disney 

Birthdays & IAAP Anniversaries



Jan Nabors


Annette Francis


Nancy Denney



Pamela Cummings


(1 yr)

Judi McFeeters


(2 yrs)

Tina Behel


(10 yrs)

Kay Rogers


(17 yrs)

2014 MOTY - Judy Mosteller

Judy, Then and Now

Growing up in rural South Alabama and Georgia and being the oldest of five children was not easy.  My father worked as a laborer on many different farms and my mother worked in a sewing factory.  Neither made very much money so we were very poor.  I can remember days when all we had to eat was biscuits and gravy (that is why I don’t like gravy now).  

I started school (1st grade) in 1959 in rural South Georgia just outside of Donalsonville, at a little place called FDR.  Before I graduated from high school in 1971 we had moved so many times it was hard to keep count and I changed schools eight times. 

School was easy and I loved to go until other students started laughing at my siblings and me because we had to wear second-hand clothes and eat free lunches.  I became very self-conscious and developed an inferiority complex.  It was especially hard my junior and senior years.  Classmates said I would never amount to anything.  Well, I am here to tell you different. 

During my high school years I took all the science and math courses that I needed to get into nursing school, as that is what I thought I wanted to do.  I did not take any of the business courses, except typing, because I did not plan to be any man’s secretary.  Needless to say I never attended nursing school or college for that matter.   

Life’s circumstances have a funny way of turning things around.  After two children, several different jobs, and unemployment, I entered a vocational program offered by the State of Alabama and emerged with new skills and a new me (I no longer feel inferior to anyone).  After graduation from the program in July 1979 I was offered a position with the Houston County Board of Education in Dothan, Alabama as the Superintendent’s Secretary.  I was there for 18 ½ years and worked with five different Superintendent’s (all males). 
Another one of life’s circumstances moved me to Atlanta in 1997.  I took a position with a company downtown, but was not happy with the environment, and after three years started a new job search.  God had a plan for me and things began to fall into place.  I saw an advertisement in the AJC for an Administrative Assistant at Mercer University and said to myself, “I can do that.”  In April I will begin my 14th year in the position of Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Georgia Baptist College of Nursing at Mercer University.  

I learned about IAAP about three years ago, joined as a member-at-large, and attended the fall conference in San Diego, CA.   After some research and studying, and with the encouragement of my dean, I decided to take the certification exam.  I knew that it would not mean a promotion or an increase in pay; I just needed to prove to myself that I could do it.  In November 2012 I sat for the CAP exam and passed.  Subsequently I joined the Gwinnett Chapter of IAAP and found a wonderful group of people who are willing to share their time, experience, and lives with others.  I recommend this organization to anyone who works in any administrative position.  There are many different networking and educational opportunities and, yes, social time. 




From Our President

  • Janet Nabors

    New Beginnings

    Gwinnett/Lawrenceville, GA

    January 2014 Dear Gwinnett Chapter Members and fellow IAAP friends: Each new year brings with it a chance for a fresh start as we return to the routine of work and the daily activities of our lives after the holidays. I always look forward to these new beginnings. There is hope in knowing we can always start with fresh determination to meet the goals we've set. Vice President - Julie Stevens, CAP-OM, and I attended the Mid-Year Leadership Forum at the Georgia Power offices in Athens yesterday. This is an annual meeting for current President's and President Elects / Vice Presidents of each chapter to gather and prepare for the second half of the current IAAP year and to look ahead and plan for those taking the reigns in July 2014. Kudos to our Georgia Division Officers for a fun and productive day! The fun stuff: a White Elephant gift exchange, Magic Math demonstration and a delicious brunch and Table Talk team-building exercise. After a review of tasks, meetings and deadlines for the remainder of our IAAP year, we listened as a representative from each chapter was able to share successes and challenges of their chapter to date. It gives you such a feeling of pride in our organization to hear the wonderful accomplishments of each chapter, how they are helping make a difference in their communities, and the things they struggle with and what they are doing to move forward. I hope as you look ahead and plan for 2104, that you will include Gwinnett Chapter IAAP in your plans. Please mark your calendars for the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Join us at the Atlanta Hilton NE, Peachtree Corners, to share a meal, ideas, insights and take advantage of the educational opportunities provided each month. Happy New Year, Ja

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