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Northwoods chapter of International Association of Administrative Professionals to hold inaugural meeting Dec. 10 at Nicolet College


Nov. 26, 2013
All Northwoods professionals working in an office setting are invited to become charter members in the newly formed Northwoods chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP).

The organization’s inaugural meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, in the Northwoods Center on the Nicolet Campus.

To date, 16 individuals are on the list to become charter members at the Northwoods chapter installation.

administrative assistant“Membership is open to anyone working in this field and we always welcome new members,” said Jolene Johnson Van den Elzen, Nicolet College Business Technology instructor. “Joining a professional organization like this is a great way for individuals to network with each other and also take part in professional development events,” 

Typical job titles members may have include administrative assistant, executive assistant, secretary, receptionist, administrative professional, office manager, and related positions.

Anyone interested in joining the chapter can contact Helen Fries, Nicolet Administrative Professional/Office Technology instructor, at or at (715) 365-4650.

A steering committee consisting of Helen Fries, Judy Heikkinen, Jolene Johnson Van den Elzen, and Roxanne Klinger and mentor Ann Dahlke from the Wausau chapter were instrumental in forming the Northwoods chapter and getting it chartered by the International Association of Administrative Professionals.

Pat Falkenhagen, chair of the IAAP Wisconsin Division Membership and New Chapter Builder Committee, will be on hand at the inaugural meeting to install the new chapter officers.

The Northwoods Chapter will serve administrative professionals in Oneida, Vilas, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln and Vilas Counties, and surrounding areas.

Future meetings will take place the last Wednesday of each month on the Nicolet Campus, beginning Jan. 29, 2014.

Membership offers administrative office professionals affordable ways to expand and boost their careers with professional education, certification, development resources, publications, websites, and networking opportunities.

For more than 60 years, IAAP has provided up-to-date research on office trends, cutting-edge publications, outstanding seminars and conferences, and top-notch resources to help administrative professionals enhance their skills and become more effective contributors to their employers.