PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
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ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES, NATIONAL; CHAPTER 560, SPARTANBURG, SC
Clarence M. Rollins
361 Milhaven Drive
Spartanburg, SC 29301
(864)576-0467
EMAIL: cmreer@hotmail.com
INTERNET: www.560.scnarfe.org  | www.narfe.org
Meets 2nd Tuesday, 11:30 am at Ryan's Family Steakhouse, Dorman Center, (Westside) Spartanburg (except June, July, and August)
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Retired or Current (CFE) Federal employees and/or spouses
DUES/FEES: Vary
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Contact Membership Chair William Keepers, (864)576-0467.
The objects of this Chapter shall be to facilitate the objectives of the Articles of Incorporation of NARFE as set forth herewith: (a) To sponsor and support legislation, rules and regulations beneficial to annuitants and potential annuitants of the civilian public service; (b) to oppose legislation, rules and regulations inimical to the interests of annuitants and potential annuitants; (c) to promote the general welfare of annuitants and potential annuitants of the civilian service; (d) to serve and advise retired officers and employees with respect to their rights under civil retirement law; (e) to cooperate with other organizations and associations in furtherance of the general objectives of this corporation.
FUNDING: Non-profit
PARENT AGENCY: NARFE (national headquarters-606 North Washington Street., Alexandria, VA 22314)
OFFICERS: Visit website for current slate of officers
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg and Union Counties
Date of Last Update: 20100927

ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS, INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF; SPARTANBURG CHAPTER (IAAP)
Marie D. Clevenger, CAP, President
Spartanburg Regional
101 East Wood Street
Spartanburg, SC 29303
(864)560-6636 (Office) ; (864)590-3875 (Cell)
EMAIL: mdclevenger@srhs.com or mclucky5@aol.com
Meets 2nd Thursday of the month, 6 pm at Spartanburg Community College, Commissioner's Dining Room.
DUES/FEES: $123 annual dues + one-time $15 new member fee. $11 per month for meals.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Contact Christine S. Owens, Membership Chair, Frank Blakely Company, PO Box 2568, Spartanburg, SC 29304 at (864)583-7215 or chriso@jfblakely.com.
Founded in 1948, 38 members. Organized to promote professionalism and networking among administrative professionals and office support staff. The IAAP organization offers Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) or Certified Administrative Professional - Office Management (CAP-OM) certification ratings. Professional and/or personal development programs offered at monthly chapter meetings as well as 4 mini-seminars throughout the year. Annual scholarship awarded to an aspiring student at Spartanburg Community College.
Date of Last Update: 20110614

BAR ASSOCIATION, SPARTANBURG COUNTY
Danny R. Smith, Esq.
PO Box 3547
Spartanburg, SC 29304
(864) 585-5100
FAX: (864) 542-2994
EMAIL: dsmith@spartanlaw.com
Meets as needed throughout the year
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Must be a South Carolina licensed practicing attorney.
Attorneys in good standing. Seeks to improve the administration of civil and criminal justice, and the availability of legal services to the public.
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20110504

ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS, SPARTANBURG
PO Box 5414
Spartanburg, SC  29304
STREET ADDRESS: 225 North Pine Street, Spartanburg, S. C. 29302
(864)583-3679
EMAIL: info@spartanburgrealtors.com
INTERNET: www.spartanburgmls.com or www.spartanburgrealtors.com
Our purpose is to provide quality programs, products and services to our membership,
so as to promote a beneficial and ethical influence on the real estate profession and related interests.

Date of Last Update: 20111228

BOILING SPRINGS BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
Eric Hayler, President
PO Box 160217
Boiling Springs, SC  29316
(864)578-9366 or (864)809-8420
EMAIL: ehayler@charter.net
Meets 2nd Thursday, 6 pm at the Boiling Springs Media Resource Center
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Any individual or business interested in the Boiling Springs Community and surrounding area
DUES/FEES: $50.00/year
The mission of the BSBA is to be the leader in advancing the quality of life issues in our community and to ensure that existing and new businesses and their customers choose to occupy, shop, and frequent the Boiling Spring area.
OFFICERS: Secretary-David Stevens; Treasurer-Beverly Thorne
AREA SERVED: Boiling Springs
Date of Last Update: 20110505

CREDIT PROFESSIONALS INTERNATIONAL OF SPARTANBURG
INTERNET: www.creditprofessionals.org
Meets 3rd Wednesday, 1 pm at the Piedmont Club
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Work in a credit-related field
DUES/FEES: $312.00/year (includes international, district and local dues and 12 meals)
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Attend one meeting as a guest; complete application and pay dues.
Prevent Credit Abuse -- Promote Credit Education.  This organization has approximately 10 members. It is a nonprofit, educational association that will present seminars on credit education for schools and other consumers.
FUNDING: Non-profit organization
PARENT AGENCY: Credit Professionals International
OFFICERS: Bessie Ray, Secretary; Christine Horton, Treasurer; The Honorable Sharon West, Spartanburg County Auditor, Vice President
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20110815

DENTAL SOCIETY, SPARTANBURG COUNTY
Dr. Bryan Satterfield, President
125 Powell Mill Road
Spartanburg, SC 29301
(864)574-0394
EMAIL: bhsatter@yahoo.com
Meets 1st Monday of the month from September-May, 6 pm at City Range
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg, Union, and Cherokee Counties
Date of Last Update: 20110601

FEDERATION OF PRESS WOMEN, NATIONAL NFPW
Media Women of South Carolina
Meg Hunt
105 Bellview Drive
Taylors, SC  29687
(864)292-5497
EMAIL: mhunt21@msn.com
INTERNET: www.nfpw.org and http://scmediawomen.org/
MEETING TIMES: Second Wednesday of each month
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: NFPW accepts professional communicators (men and women) who are employed in all areas of the field of communications, at all levels of responsibility.
DUES/FEES: $74.00/national plus $20.00/state dues
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call for application or visit www.nfpw.org.
Media Women of South Carolina is an affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women.  NFPW is an organization committed to professional excellence and the promotion of the highest ethical standards in communications fields, to equal opportunity in those fields and to the rights and responsibilities of the First Amendment. Supports youth activities and education. Holds the only nationwide high school writing contest.
OFFICERS: Kim Atchley, kim@kimatchley.com; Katie Freseman, katie@spartanburghumane.org; Karen Rhodes, krhodes@sherman.edu
AREA SERVED: South Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20110517

HEALTHCARE MANAGERS ASSOCIATION, SOUTH CAROLINA; SPARTANBURG CHAPTER
Gail Sexton
PO Box 8719
Spartanburg, SC  29305
(864)560-6562
EMAIL: gsexton@srhs.com
Meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at North Grove Medical Complex Conference Room on the main floor. (On Highway 9 at Business I-85) Networking is 11:30-12 noon. Business meeting is 12-1 pm.
DUES/FEES: $125/year
Open to all medical management.  Monthly luncheon meetings with informative speaker usually concerning healthcare, personal development or other related topics.
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20100303

HUMAN RESOURCE ASSOCIATION, SPARTANBURG
Wade Ballard
Ford & Harrison Law Firm
100 Dunbar Street, Suite 300
Spartanburg, SC  29306
(864)542-8612
EMAIL: spartanburghra@yahoo.com
INTERNET: http://spartanburghra.shrm.org
Meets 1st Thursday of each month at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center (Gibbs Cancer Center).  Social hour begins at 5 pm; program at 5:45 pm; adjourn by 7 pm.
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: One of the following: Employed in HR field or business directly related to HR; SHRM membership; HRCI certification; attorney specializing in employment law
DUES/FEES: $125/year for SHRM members; $140.00/year for non-SRHM members
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Contact Wade Ballard. Visit website for membership information.
Founded in 1946, the Spartanburg Human Resource Association (SHRA) is a non-profit organization composed of a group of professional individuals dedicated to the upgrading and enhancement of the human resources profession. The organization currently has over 150 members representing companies in the upstate area. SHRA is an Affiliate of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), the worlds largest professional association devoted to human resource management. SHRM represents more than 250,000 individual members in over 140 countries and has a network of more than 575 affiliated chapters in the United States, as well as offices in China and Japan. Locally, SHRA offers excellent opportunities to network among human resources and business professionals.
FUNDING: Non-Profit
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg
Date of Last Update: 20100204

LEGAL STAFF PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION, SPARTANBURG COUNTY
Sarah L. Wallace
(864)316-1439
EMAIL: nyc046323@aol.com
INTERNET: www.lspsc.org
Meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at 1 pm, The Marriott, North Church Street, Spartanburg
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Anyone working in a law office, trust department of banks, or within the Court system.
DUES/FEES: $145.00 dues for continuing membership in national, state and local associations; new members-$160/1st year
Professional Association committed to the delivery of quality legal services through continuing legal education.
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20100525

NINETY-NINES, INC; BLUE RIDGE CHAPTER
Lori Irvin-Connorton
128 Vista Drive
Moore, SC 29369
(864)205-8030
EMAIL: lconnorton@hotmail.com
INTERNET: www.99sblueridgechapter.vpweb.com
Call for meeting times
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Private pilot license or student certificate
DUES/FEES: $65.00/year
7000 members. Women pilots organized to promote women in aviation. International organization dealing with Federal Aviation Regulations and FAA Flight Safety. Affiliated with Ninety Nines, International Association of Women Pilots. Scholarships are awarded to young women in the field of aviation (they do not necessarily have to be associated with, or a member of,  the Ninety-Nines, Inc.) Scholarships are also awarded to school girls interested in in Space Camp.
PARENT AGENCY: Ninety-Nines, Inc. An International Organization of Women Pilots
AREA SERVED: North and South Carolina and Tennessee
Date of Last Update: 20111107

NURSES ASSOCIATION, PIEDMONT DISTRICT CHAPTER OF THE SC; PDNA
Melissa Black, PhDc, MSN, RN, FNP, Chair
734 Dutchman Court
Greer, SC 29651
(864)420-0053
EMAIL: mblackfnp@aol.com
MEETING TIMES: March, May, October, December, 5-6 pm; Meeting places: call chair for info
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Must be a Registered Nurse and a member of American Nurses Association and SC Nurses Association.
DUES/FEES: $268/year, includes ANA, SCNA and Chapter membership
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Applications may be obtained from the Chair; online application athttp://www.scnurses.org and http://www.nursingworld.orgimemapp/;   an application may also be found in The South Carolina Nurse that is sent to all registered nurses in SC.
The Piedmont District Chapter of the SC Nurses Association is an organization for professional registered nurses who promote advancement in education through continuing education for all healthcare nurses and awarding of a yearly scholarship to a nursing student at USC Upstate.
FUNDING: Membership dues from American Nurses Association and revenue from continuing workshops presented during the year.
PARENT AGENCY: American Nurses Association
OFFICERS: Norma Gaffney, Vice Chair; Robin McAbee, Secretary/Treasurer; Ava Pridemore and Sue Mobley, Members at Large
AREA SERVED: Cherokee, Union, Spartanburg, and York Counties, however, any ANA/SCNA member anywhere in the state may join chapter by notifying SCNA.
Date of Last Update: 20111025

PAWS 4 SERENITY
Julie Bentley
515 Deerwood Drive
Pacolet, SC 29372
(864)915-8601
EMAIL: serenitybmds@bellsouth.net
Call to schedule an appointment.
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: People over 16 years old. All breeds of dogs who must pass temperament testing.
DUES: $20.00 yearly team fee.
Pet facilitated therapy. Visit nursing facilities, hospitals, women and children homes, shut-ins, schools.
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20100913

PHARMACY ASSOCIATION, SOUTH CAROLINA; SCPhA
1350 Browning Road
Columbia, SC  29210-6903
STREET ADDRESS: 1350 Browning Road
(803)354-9977 or 1-800-532-4033; (FAX)354-9207
EMAIL: jsimmons@scrx.org
INTERNET: www.scrx.org
In cooperation with the Department of Health and Human Services, SCPhA sponsors and promotes safe medication usage.  The campaign is called A.S.K. Your Pharmacists...for Answers
AREA SERVED: South Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20111228

PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION, AMERICAN, SOUTH CAROLINA CHAPTER, UPSTATE DISTRICT
Lucinda Sutton
3581 Centre Circle, Suite104
Fort Mill, SC 29715
(803)802-5450
EMAIL: office@scapta.org
INTERNET: www.scapta.org
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Physical Therapists and Assistants licensed in SC.  Non-member PTs and PT assistants are welcome to attend.
DUES/FEES: Request schedule of fees at 1-800-999-2782
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call 1-800-999-2782 for application.
Education, professional advancement, volunteer opportunities, legislative advocacy.
PARENT AGENCY: South Carolina Physical Therapy Association (SCAPTA)
AREA SERVED: Upstate South Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20100915

SOCIETY FOR QUALITY, AMERICAN; PALMETTO SECTION (ASQ)
David King
11 Vale Street
Spartanburg, SC  29301
(864)357-6371
EMAIL: davidsking@att.net
INTERNET: www.palmettoasq.org
2nd Tuesday (except July/Aug) at 6 pm at the Holiday Inn, Augusta Road, Greenville
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: None, most members work in a Quality-related field
DUES/FEES: For members, $23.00/month for dinner meeting w/reservations and $25.00/month for dinner meeting for non-members and those without reservations.
ASQ's mission is to establish and maintain a globally recognized and respected reputation as the definitive authority in the advancement and promotion of Quality concepts, principles and technology. The society is presently composed of 140,000 individual members in the US, Canada and 63 other nations. The local section has approximately 400 members.
PARENT AGENCY: ASQ
OFFICERS: Donna King, (864)357-6372
AREA SERVED: Greenville, Spartanburg, and Anderson
Date of Last Update: 20110525

TOASTMASTERS CLUB, SPARTANBURG #1453
Joe Fowler
103 Phillips Court
Spartanburg, SC 29316
EMAIL: jdf103@charter.net
INTERNET: www.toastmasters-d58.org
Meets 2nd and 4th Monday, 7-9 pm at The Community Room at Westgate Mall. (Enter through hallway located near the Belk's end)
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Desire to improve communication skills
DUES/FEES: $100+ annually.
This is a community club open to all interested. The mission of a Toastmasters Club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every Member has the opportunity to develop listening, communication, and leadership skills, which in turn fosters self-confidence and personal growth.
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20100701

TOASTMASTERS CLUB, SPEAKING OUT #48
Larry R. Thornton
168 Gate Road
Inman, SC 29349
(864)414-9032
EMAIL: lthornton@unitedforestinc.com
INTERNET: www.toastmasters-d58.org
Meets weekly on Thursdays, 7:45-8:45 am, Pine Street YMCA; Chapel room
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Desire to improve communication skills
DUES/FEES: $72.00+ annually
This is a community club open to all interested. The mission of a Toastmasters Club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop listening, communication, and leadership skills, which in turn fosters self-confidence and personal growth.
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20110727

TOASTMASTERS CLUB, STORYTELLING #2497
Charlie Crescenzi
301 Heathwood Drive
Spartanburg, SC 29307
(864)529-0925
EMAIL: charliecrez@yahoo.com
INTERNET: www.toastmasters-d58.org
Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 7-8 pm at the Pine Street YMCA in Spartanburg
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Desire to improve presentation skills
DUES/FEES: $54+ annually
The purpose of the Storytelling Toastmasters Club is to provide an opportunity for members to learn how to: recognize good stories, create/make up good stories, practice telling stories, build a collection of good stories, select an appropriate story, use stories to make a better speech, and select and tell "stand alone" stories.
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20110725

TRANSLATORS AND INTERPRETERS, PALMETTO ASSOCIATION OF (PATI)
Monique Glass, Coordinator
215 Old Town Way
Simpsonville, SC  29618-5827
(864)288-9040 (Phone and Fax)
EMAIL: megbglass@juno.com
INTERNET: www.catiweb.org
Meets socially 3 times a year, 7 pm. Call for dates and locations.
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: None
DUES/FEES: $50/year for CATI-Carolinas Association of Translators and Interpreters
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Visit the website, www.catiweb.org
Professional association of translators and interpreters.
PARENT AGENCY: CATI-Carolinas Association of Translators and ATA (American Translators Association)
OFFICERS: Irene Selent
AREA SERVED: Upstate South Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20100302
 

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