June 2020 Newsletter Print

President's Report

Thank you to everyone that attended our second virtual meeting and a special thank you to Carol Ann Hartnagle and Andrew Ysasi for their presentations. We used Zoom again and things went rather well.

Our June meeting will be on Teams, and free! Michael Elkins will be our main presenter and will discuss ways to deal with the pandemic. We will also have a workshop from ECS Imaging. Unfortunately, our Spring Seminar is now postponed until next year.

This is a great time to volunteer to serve on the board. We are in need of your expertise and most importantly time. Please let me know if you'd like to volunteer.

Finally, please help us raise some funds for our chapter charity, The Metro Denver Homeless Initiative. You should be able to donate when registering for a meeting or on the chapter charity page. Also, you can send a check to our mailing address.

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Spring Seminar Cancellation

Hello to All Members of the Mile-High Denver Chapter of ARMA:

COVID-19 has left Colorado with an overwhelming volume of event cancellations, and unfortunately, our Chapter’s event is no exception.  Due to the continuing impact of COVID-19 and restrictions on large gatherings in enclosed public venues, we are formally announcing the cancellation of our much-anticipated event for this year.

When we originally postponed the event to June, we were optimistic we would be able to proceed.  As it stands now, we have been forced to cancel our plans with the intent to “reschedule” the “same thing/same time” next year.  We truly hope you are willing and able to participate in the planned Spring Seminar in April 2021.  As a not-for-profit organization, these challenges have a tremendous and lasting impact on our organization, but we know we are all working together to positively move forward.

Thank you so much for your understanding.  We wish you and your loved ones a safe and healthy summer!


Guy Mason, CRM

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Board Positions

It is that time of year where we, your Board of Directors, begin to look around the virtual room for volunteers to fill positions that will soon be vacated.

We are looking for many awesome individuals to step up and help make this coming year the best yet! The following positions will be open for the 2020-2021 chapter year:

President Elect


Education Director

Membership Director

Web Director


Serving on the board can help with your personal leadership development and networking. It can also help increase your confidence and improve your communication skills.

The experience you will gain from serving as a volunteer on Mile-High Denver Chapter of ARMA and related committees can help advance your career. Working as part of a team to achieve positive outcomes and motivating others to achieve their full potential are invaluable leadership traits that is highly sought after in today’s workplace.  

If you have never served or it has been awhile, and you would like to serve again please let us know!

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Please Submit Your Nomination for Chapter Member of the Year

Chapter Member of the Year nominations are due TODAY June 1st!

This award is given to the outstanding Mile High Chapter member (excluding Board members) for the current chapter year as nominated by Mile High Chapter members in good standing.  Emphasis is placed on the member's support, participation, and contribution to the success of the chapter, region, and ARMA International activities. 

The winner of this award receives a plaque/award from the chapter and reimbursement cost* for one of the following activities:   

  • ARMA International Live registration fee for next upcoming conference; 
  • ARMA International and Chapter membership dues plus registration fees for upcoming chapter year monthly educational sessions; half day workshops and the Spring Seminar; 
  • CRM testing fees (one sitting for each part of the CRM exam); or
  • IGP testing fee (one time reimbursement).  


Please note that request for reimbursement must be submitted prior to June 30 of the incoming chapter year.  Documentation (dated receipts) must be provided to receive reimbursement.  *Reimbursement cost not to exceed incoming Chapter year amount posted for the one activity reimbursement selected by winner.   

The following criteria are considered in making the selection. This is not intended to be all-inclusive, and other factors may be considered such as an individual’s undertaking a special project on his or her own initiative or at the Chapter’s request. 

  • Attendance at chapter meetings
  • Participation in committee work
  • Implementation of a new idea or program to improve the chapter
  • Sponsorship of new members
  • Bringing guests to chapter meetings
  • Participation in ARMA International activities (Board of Directors, task force/committee work, annual conference)
  • Participation in outside activities that in some way assist the chapter or advance the records and information management profession (e.g., teaching a course, attending or speaking at seminars or workshops that relate directly or indirectly to records and information management)
  • Contributions to publications or published articles that pertain to the chapter specifically or to the records and information management profession


Please submit your nominations for 2019-2020 Chapter Member of the Year by emailing the Chairman at [email protected] by June 1st, 2020. All nominations must include the name of the member you are nominating; reasons for their nomination, including details of specific criteria (above) met by the individual; personal comments on why you believe the individual should be nominated.

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Calendar of Events

Business Partner Educational Workshop

Come early for a Business Partner Educational Workshop presented by ECS Imaging Inc. The BP workshop begins at 1130a.m. sharp!

June Educational Meeting

This month we will hold the virtual meeting on Microsoft Teams from noon to 1 p.m. Our speaker, Michael Elkins, will discuss Covid-19 Pandemic and how it has had a tremendous impact on the way we work. As states and local governments have implemented stay-at-home orders, for most people, the office is but a memory. Rather than looking for meeting rooms where we would gather to collaborate, we are now forced to find new ways to accomplish that collaboration. Where once we called up the helpdesk, we are now forced to find new ways to get our questions answers as those resources are consumed with other urgent demands. How we work has changed. Will it return to what was? Likely not.  As users and companies have shifted to supporting a remote workforce, new solutions and best-practices have been created. This presentation will review how that impacts us, and how we adjust.

Stick around after the Educational Meeting for the Annual Business Meeting (June 16th, 2020)

We will be holding our annual business meeting at the end of the June 16th, 2020 Educational Meeting.  During the annual business meeting we will be electing, presenting and swearing in the 2020 – 2021 Officers and Directors of the Mile High Denver Chapter of ARMA.  If you are interested in joining the Board please send an email to [email protected] or contact any existing Board Member with your interest. 


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Business Partner Sponsor

The Mile-High Denver Chapter of ARMA appreciates the support of all our business sponsors! Their pledges and support help provide our chapter with outstanding educational programs, strengthen existing relationships, and produce a first-rate annual spring seminar.

This month’s shout-out goes to Total Document Solutions, Inc. as they are a Silver Level Business Partner! Thanks, TDS, for all your support!

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Chapter Charity

Please also help us raise some funds for our 2019-2020 chapter charity, the Metro Denver Homeless Initiative (MDHI). We'll continue collecting for our charity through online donations. 

Login as a member first and then click on the link below.

Continue to this catalog   and follow the instructions. 

MDHI is leading and advancing collaboration to end homelessness in our region. They are dedicated to everyone in the metro region having a safe, stable place to call home. For more information on MDHI please go to: https://www.mdhi.org/mission

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