President's Message

Have you heard?

  •         The NAPO2017 conference recordings are available now for VC members
  •         #SummerOfConnections, a special contest for VC members, begins Memorial Day


Mark your calendars for the summer solstice.  In the Northern Hemisphere, it will be at 11:24 pm CST on Tuesday, June 20 and then, magically, summer begins!  But before I get ahead of myself, here’s a look at some often-overlooked June events. 

June is:

  •         Adopt-A-Cat Month
  •         Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month
  •         Audio Book Appreciation Month
  •         Beautiful in Your Skin Month
  •         Children's Awareness Month
  •         Effective Communications Month
  •         Great Outdoors Month
  •         National Camping Month 
  •         National Candy Month
  •         National Fruit and Veggies Month
  •         National Pet Preparedness Month
  •         National Safety Month
  •         National Smile Month 
  •         Perennial Gardening Month
  •         Professional Wellness Month
  •         Rebuild Your Life Month
  •         Skyscraper Month


Special weeks include:

  •         Rosewell UFO Days: 1-4 
  •         International Clothesline Week: 3-10 
  •         Bed Bug Awareness Week: 4-10
  •         National Business Etiquette Week:  4-10
  •         Pet Appreciation Week: 4-10  
  •         International Listening Week: 7-10
  •         Duct Tape Days: 16-18


Noteworthy days:

  •         Heimlich Maneuver Day: 1
  •         Superman's Birthday: 1
  •         Leave the Office Early Day: 2
  •         Pencil Day: 3 
  •         Baby Boomers Recognition Day: 5
  •         Drive-in Movie Day: 6
  •         National Higher Education Day: 6
  •         YoYo Day (birthday of Donald Duncan): 6
  •         National Running Day: 7
  •         VCR Day: 7
  •         Ball Point Pen Day: 10
  •         National Peanut Butter Cookie Day: 12 
  •         Family History Day: 14
  •         Fudge Day: 16
  •         Eat Your Vegetables Day: 17 
  •         Worldwide Knit in Public Day: 17
  •         International Day of Yoga: 21
  •         National Selfie Day: 21
  •         World Music Day: 21
  •         Let It Go Day: 23
  •         Pink Flamingo Day: 23
  •         Take Your Dog to Work Day: 23
  •         Typing Day: 23
  •         Celebration of the Senses: 24
  •         Color TV Day: 25
  •         Social Media Day: 30


A special thank you to everyone who was able to attend this year’s VC Meet Up in Pittsburgh and to Alyssa Trosclair and the rest of the board for coordinating the event.  It was all about good food, great company and lots of laughs!    


Sallie Alefsen
President, NAPO Virtual Chapter



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Welcome New Members & More

 From your Membership Chair Person, Jane Cole CPO - Happy Home Organizing Solutions LLC

First of all, thank you to the Board for being so welcoming!  I look forward to serving as the 2017-2018 Membership Director for NAPOVC!

The NAPO Virtual Chapter has 183 members, up by 14 since our last count!  

Our meetup at conference was a great success.  Members pinned their location on a map and it was fun to see where everyone came from!  We also had two drawings for a free membership.  Our first winner for a free and new 2017 membership was April Knox (True Organizing.)  Our second winner, an existing member, won a free renewal membership for 2018 and that was Debbie Rosemont (Simply Placed.)

Please join us in welcoming our newest NAPOVC members for the month of May 2017:

Kelly Barber of Me In Order, Jupiter FL

Mary Pankiewicz CPO of Clutter-free & Organized, Whitesburg TN

Jenn Neuman of Neu Spaces By Jenn LLC,  St Johns FL

Alan Grossman of AG Organization Associates, Metuchen NJ

Lisa Zawrotny of Positively Productive Systems, Mahopac NY

Dana Freiburg of Organization Central, Union Beach NJ

Jordana Turcotte of Simply You, Ballston Lake NY

Darla Kay of Organized Concepts, Las Vegas NV

Amy Bowles of Been There Done That Organizing LLC, Tucson AZ

Susan Unger of ClutterSOS LLC, Ashburn VA

Donna Romita of DonRom Organizing Inc, Yonkers NY

Andree Petras of Tranquil Order, Indiana PA

All NAPO VC members new and current are invited to join the NAPOVC new member orientation.  This is an interactive conference call.  The next one is June 19th at 7:00 EST.  Log in at and click on "meetings" to register for any NAPOVC event.  

From your Membership Chair Person,
Jane Cole CPO, Happy Home Organizing Solutions LLC



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Information You’ll Want to Know

It’s the Summer of Connections

Are you traveling this summer, but still have business on your mind?

The NAPO Virtual Chapter is promoting connections and learning between members with a contest just for you.

As you plan your summer escape why not also plan to connect with a virtual chapter member in your vacation location? Here’s how it works.

  • After you plan your travels go to the Virtual Chapter website and find the member who lives in your destination location.


  • Contact your fellow chapter member and schedule a date to meet while you are in town.


  • Have coffee, lunch or something else and get to know each other.


  • Build a friendship and maybe…Win a prize!


The contest will run between Memorial Day and Labor Day (May 29th and September 4th, 2017) only for members of NAPO’s Virtual Chapter. To win you must snap a photo (or make a video) of your meeting and let us know what you learned from each other by posting your experience on the Virtual Chapter’s Facebook group, Facebook page or POINT community with the hashtag #SummerOfConnections . Here are some talking points we think everyone would like to hear.

  1.        How you started your organizing and productivity business.
  2.        What makes your business unique?
  3.        The business challenges in your location.
  4.        What your plan is for the future?

The couple who connects from the farthest away will win a 2018 Virtual ChapterMembership!

The contest ends at midnight on Labor Day (September 4th, 2017) and winners will be announced the next day. Distance traveled is determined with the address used for your NAPO account.

For questions about the contest, contact Janet Schiesl at

Here’s to a great summer of connections!


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Upcoming Meeting Information




June 12, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (Eastern)

Time Management/Personal Productivity


June 19, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Eastern)

NAPO New Member Orientation 6-19-17


June 28, 2017 from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM (Eastern)

Members & Guests welcome!

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