Chapter Meetings and Contacts

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CHICAGO-GREAT LAKES CHAPTER

Contact: Jim Fuhr at chicagogreatlakes@asindexing.org

URL: http://www.chicagogreatlakesindexers.org

Core Region: Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin

***THIS NOTICE IS FOR A RECENT PAST EVENT***

Chicago-Great Lakes Chapter

Winter 2019 Workshop
Friday, February 22 and Saturday, February 23, 2019
Downtown Chicago

Friday 2/22/19

  • Genealogy Research: Background, Research Materials, and How It Relates to Indexing Projects (this is follow-up from the Fall 2018 Workshop).
  • A complete tour of the Newberry Library's research facility, and time between presentations to wander the library and its current exhibits.*
  • Resources for untapped markets in genealogy indexing will be discussed at an open table session.

Saturday 2/23/19

  • Building, Marketing & Maintaining Your Business
  • Art Indexing, plus Editing and Proofreading
  • Digital Indexing (follow-up from the Fall 2018 Workshop)

Meeting Location:
Newberry Library* - 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago IL 60610
(easily accessible by public transportation; parking is also available)

Hotel:
Conrad Hotel Chicago - 101 E. Erie Street (Erie and Michigan Avenue)
We have secured an exceptional nightly rate of $135 single OR double occupancy at this four-star property. Attendees staying at the hotel will have transportation to the meeting location (under 1 mile).

Registration Deadline is February 4th, but space is limited so please submit your registration soon.

ASI Members
EARLY BIRD – by January 31st
One Day – Friday only $55
One Day – Saturday only $55
Two Days -Friday and Saturday $95

After January 31st
One Day – Friday only $70
One Day – Saturday only $70
Two Days - Friday and Saturday $125

ASI Non-Members
EARLY BIRD – by January 31st
One Day – Friday only $65
One Day – Saturday only $65
Two Days - Friday and Saturday $105

After January 31st
One Day – Friday only $80
One Day – Saturday only $80
Two Days - Friday and Saturday $130

Please visit our web page for more details and registration information. As always, let us know if there is anything we may do to be of assistance. www.chicagogreatlakesindexers.org

*Free and open to the public since 1887, the Newberry Library is an independent research library whose world-famous collection is available to scholars, genealogists, and lifelong learners alike. These unique primary sources are part of a vast collection of more than 1.6 million books, 5 million manuscript pages, and 600,000 maps that the Newberry continually preserves, augments, and makes accessible in a variety of ways. Beyond our reading rooms, the Newberry provides learning opportunities for the intellectually curious through free exhibitions and public programs that include lectures, panel discussions, and theatrical and dance performances. www.newberry.org

 

GOLDEN GATE CHAPTER
Contact: Theresa Duran at goldengate.asi@gmail.com
URL:
Core Region: Northern California, Nevada

***THIS NOTICE IS FOR A RECENT PAST EVENT***

Golden Gate Chapter
Indexers' Lunch
Saturday, March 21, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
1600 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA

 

Please join us for an informal gathering of indexers on March 21 in a private meeting room near downtown Berkeley. We'll have lunch from a local pizzeria and chat for a few hours. Whether you're new to the field or a veteran, an ASI member or not, this is your chance to socialize with your peers, pose questions to experienced indexers, and share what you've been working on lately. We'll also discuss the chapter's plan to do public public outreach at the upcoming Bay Area Book Festival (May 2-3, Berkeley) and California's new gig worker law, AB5.

COST & REGISTRATION
$5.00 for ASI members, $10 for nonmembers. Fee includes lunch (pizza, side dishes, beverages, and dessert). Checks (payable to American Society for Indexing) or cash can be paid at the door, but you must pre-register by contacting Theresa Duran at goldengate.asi@gmail.com by 5:00 p.m. on March 19, 2020.

LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS
1600 Addison Street, in the commons room of the University Terrace condo complex (courtesy of Susan Storch).

The entrance to the complex is on the east side of California Street between Addison and Allston. The pillars to either side of the entrance say "St. Joseph's Academy." Across from the green, or common grassy area, is a large building that used to be a Catholic school. The commons room is in the basement of that building. Park on the street wherever you can. PLEASE NOTE: The parking area on Jefferson between Addison and Allston is off-limits to nonresidents.

 

HEARTLAND CHAPTER
Contact: Meridith Murray at mlmindexing@gmail.com
URL: http://www.heartlandindexers.org/
Core Region: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee

***THIS NOTICE IS FOR A RECENT PAST EVENT***

Heartland Chapter
Spring 2019 Meeting
with Indexer and Author Larry Sweazy
May 18, 2019
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Old Richmond Inn
138 S. 5th Street
Richmond, IN
(www.oldrichmondinn.com)

Many of us know Larry Sweazy already. If you don’t, check out his website! (www.larrydsweazy.com)

Larry will be sharing his thoughts and experiences based on his years of experience as an indexer and author, with a particular focus on time management. Larry was one of the original Heartlanders! There will be time to catch up with old friends and meet new ones. We will also take advantage of this opportunity to brainstorm about future Heartland collaborations.

Also, if you have not done so yet, READ Larry’s “See Also….” Indexer mysteries! (See the latest Key Words for my review of the last two.) Read his other stuff too. It’s good.

Registration:
The Heartland Chapter meeting is open to all ASI members and non-members who are interested in indexing. Registration is $20 for members or $25 for non-members (does not include cost of lunch).

Please also RSVP ASAP by e-mail to Meridith Murray at mlmindexing@gmail.com so that we can prepare materials for you.

FAQs and Contact Us:
If you have any questions, you may contact Meridith Murray, ASI Heartland Chapter Co-president.
mlmindexing@gmail.com
812-701-6320 (cell phone/text)
We hope you will join us for this timely and informative program!
Safe travels, and happy indexing.

 

MID- AND SOUTH-ATLANTIC CHAPTER
Contact: Connie Binder at connie@conniebinder.com
URL: http://www.msasindexing.org/
Core Region: District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania

***THIS NOTICE IS FOR A RECENT PAST EVENT***

MSA Chapter Full-Day Workshop on Indexing Names
January 19, 2019

Hilton Garden Inn
1620 Prince Street, Old Town
Alexandria, VA

Enid L. Zafran, one of our long-time members and a well-known indexer, will give a full-day workshop on the topic of Indexing Names.  No matter what field of indexing you specialize in, no matter how long you have been an indexer, names always present a challenge.

Enid will consider names indexing from three aspects:

  • the strategies to make them into index entries,
  • determining when a name is “indexable,”
  • the correct formatting and sorting of names of various types.

There will be hands-on exercises during the day (no laptop or software required).

There will be a short business meeting for the chapter.

This workshop was given for the first time in Chicago in October 2018, and participants commented:  “Enid covered so many different naming principles that challenged us and illuminated our knowledge. Everyone who attended was enthralled with the presentation from this veteran indexer.”

Registration is open until 1/11/19.

In order to be assured of a spot at this meeting, timely registration is needed. You will receive confirmation of your registration.

Fees: ASI members: $89.00; non-ASI members: $120.00
(includes light breakfast, lunch, and afternoon break)

Please make checks payable to ASI and mail along with the completed registration form found below to:

Connie Binder, 332 Compton Ave., Laurel, MD  20707-4345

Questions? Contact Enid Zafran, enid@indexingpartners.com


Name:_________________________________________________
ASI or other indexing society member 2017? Please check one: _____ Yes _____ No
Address: ______________________________________________________
Email: __________________________________________
Cell Phone: _______________________
Will attend dinner: Yes ____ No _____

 

NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER

Contact: Michelle Guiliano at michelle@linebylineindexing.com
URL: http://www.newenglandindexers.org
Core Region: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

New England Chapter (NEASI) Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting

Saturday, October 3, 2020
1:00pm–3:00pm Eastern Daylight Time

Via Zoom: Link will be sent to registrants a day before the meeting.

Cost:
Free for New England chapter members
$5 for ASI members
$10 for non-ASI members

Check and online payment info will be on the NEASI website

Inside The Accidental Indexer

Nan Badgett, author of The Accidental Indexer, will discuss themes from her book including
marketing, deadline management, and work-life balance. Nan will provide tips and strategies
based on material from the book, other outside sources, and anecdotes from her own
experience. The presentation includes a few exercises to help move your indexing business
forward. A copy of Nan's book will be offered to one random registrant during the meeting.

Bio

Nan Badgett, dba Wordability, has been providing freelance indexing services to publishers,
authors, and corporate clients since 1992. Her work is focused on trade books and textbooks in
a wide range of subjects. She is a past ASI board member (2018-2020) and chaired the 2014
ASI Excellence in Indexing Award.

 

NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER
Contact: ASI office

 

PACIFIC NORTHWEST CHAPTER
Contact: Judy Staigmiller at judy@inorderindexing.com
URL: http://www.pnwasi.org/
Core Region: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington

***THIS NOTICE IS FOR A RECENT PAST EVENT***

 

PNW Chapter On-line Meeting
 Saturday, September 26, 2020

10:00-11:30 am

The PNW Chapter has postponed our usual in-person meeting until 2021 and will instead be holding a Zoom meeting on September 26.

The main topic, from 10:00-11:00, is Workplace Locations and Ergonomics. We’ll do a virtual “tour” of a number of our workplaces as we share ideas for comfortable and convenient work environments and for good ergonomic practices. From 11:10-11:30, we’ll have a business meeting and time for volunteer recognition.

Priority registration for PNW members and residents is August 16 – September 16. Registration will open to all up to a maximum of 22 attendees from September 17 – September 25.

More information and registration details are available on the PNW website.

 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHAPTER
Contact: Barbara Niederhoff at bniederhoff@gmail.com
URL: http://asirm.org
Core Region: Colorado, Wyoming, Utah

SOUTHEAST CHAPTER
Contact: Diana Witt at diana.witt@comcast.net or Sandi Schroeder at sanindex@schroederindexing.com
Core Region: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

 

UPPER MIDWEST CHAPTER (formerly TWIN CITIES CHAPTER)
Contact: Jen Weers at jenweers@gmail.com or Jan Wann at jlwann@hotmail.com
Core Region: Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa