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EMS 2015 schedule
new chapter announcements
new homework solutions payroll guide
The Domestic Estate Management Association welcomes you to the sixth edition of the DEMA Chronicle of 2014. As 2014 continues, we are excited to bring you more educational information and tools to help advance the Private Service Community.
The 2014 DEMA Convention Master of Ceremonies
Director & Lead Instructor
Peak Technical Institute
The Master of Ceremonies will be the one and only, Fitzgerald Heslop! Mr. Heslop is Director of Professional Household Management Program & Social Decorum Academy at Peak Technical Institute, LLC, and Lead Instructor for Front Range Training & Consulting, LLC (FRTC). Heslop is a seasoned service professional who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to bear. He has worked as the Personal Assistant to several CEO’s and Vice Presidents of major US Companies and most notably as the Head Concierge at a noted Luxury Hotel in Connecticut.
2014 DEMA Convention Recap
This year’s convention was exciting, fun and educational!
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Communication was a big topic at the convention this year as it always will be at every event that DEMA hosts. The idea of estate newsletters came up in a discussion with Toni Chayeb, our Miami Chapter Programs Chair. Toni is an Estate Manager in the area with many years of experience and shared a unique way she communicates with her family. Here are some examples below and a small write-up on the concept.
Ok here you go….
Once upon a time there lived a girl in a small of Miami…. Oh wait wrong story….LOL
I gather the question will be: Toni how did you get started with this???
Well, that’s a good question. When I first started working with my Principal I was told that he was rarely available to question. This worried me since I had always had open communication with my Principals. I was told by the office to pick a place around the house, kitchen, study to leave him little notes. So, I started leaving little notes in the kitchen for items that I needed responses to. I rarely got the responses. As the months progressed, I just didn’t feel like I was letting my Principal know what really went on during the week while he was away working.
One day I decided and thought… rather than just giving my principal bullet points and answers to what he had asked me for… why not make a news letter with the family name on it and in a fun way apprise him of what’s going on and getting done.
At first I was a little skeptical and nervous… I thought “what if he doesn’t like my idea?”. As the weeks rolled by I noticed that he stacked each and every News letter that I was making for him. He would then make it a point of giving me a comment on an item that was i.e. finally fixed or pending. I picked funny pictures and filled in the blanks. It became fun for me too and happy that it was received with open arms.
Just for everyone’s FYI – this is something that takes time to set up. Once it’s set up though, filling in the blanks are easy. You can do it once a week or twice a week, it all depends. I manage and run 8 households for my principal, so there is always something to say.
Never be afraid of a vivid imagination…
New Chapter Update! The 2013 DEMA Convention yielded many requests from attendees for new local Chapters. We are proud to announce first target meeting date for a new chapter:
Seattle – July 31st, 2014
We still have eager DEMA members that are laying the groundwork for new groups in Montana and Hawaii.
If you would like to play a part in starting a Chapter in one of these areas, contact DEMA National Programs Director, Kelly Larson at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have an idea of starting a chapter in your area submit your request at email@example.com.
Convention Recipe from The Chocolate Genius
48 ounces heavy cream
16 ounces chopped fine dark chocolate 60-70%
1/4 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
8 ounces vodka
4 ounces creme de cocao
Place the chopped dark chocolate in a medium to large bowl and set aside. Heat the heavy cream over medium heat until it starts to simmer rapidly. Be careful it doesn’t get too hot and boil over! (it’s easy to do) Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and let it sit for a minute or two to soften the chocolate. Then stir with a wooden spoon or silicon spatula until the ganache is very smooth and completely incorporated.
|Upcoming Cities||Housekeeping 101||Essentials Class|
| New York
||August 16th & 17th – Register||TBD|
|Fort Lauderdale||October – TBD|| October – TBD
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