Past Events


GO Month 2020

January 9th and 17th, 2020

The Chapter had two wonderful GO Month events - the Miami Humane Society and the Faulk Center for Counseling. Thanks to all the members that participated. Our efforts were greatly appreciated by both organizations!



NAPO 2019 Conference

April 4-7, 2019 Ft. Worth, TX

Thirteen South Florida Chapter members attended the 2019 NAPO National conference in Fort Worth, Texas.  There were great educational sessions and Fort Worth had so many fun and interesting things to see and do - including the rodeo!  The President's party with its western theme was fantastic.  Attendees had a chance to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones from all over the country and the world.  Chapter members who were unable to attend conference the recordings are available on NAPO Point.

GO Month 2019

January 16, 2019

On Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 members from the South Florida chapter of NAPO (the National Association of Productivity & Professional Organizers) participated in their 10th annual GO (Get Organized) Month at JAFCO (the Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options) Children’s Ability Center.  JAFCO’s mission is to care for abused and neglected children and those with developmental disabilities in the Jewish community while working in partnership with families in the entire community. JAFCO provides a full continuum of high quality services including foster care, adoption, family preservation, mentoring, independent living and developmental disability programs.  The best part of the day was when our contact, Linda Sachs, LCSW, came to inspect our progress. Linda is the Community Outreach Coordinator and Parent Support Specialist, who values a neat and organized facility.  Linda couldn’t stop raving about our accomplishments. She was so impressed and so grateful for NAPO-SF’s contributions that she shared her joy with all her colleagues.  Receiving such positive feedback is just the reward our members needed to make donating our time and talents the GO event the highlight of the year.


Bed Bath & Beyond Meeting

September 12, 2018

Cathy Santana, Business Development Manager of Bed Bath & Beyond, presented the new BB&B To The Trade program to our chapter members at the Aventura store.  All NAPO members can sign up for the program via email to: [email protected] Simply scan your NAPO membership card and complete the short application.  Once approved, dowload the BB&B app to your phone.  The program not only provides a 20% discount - with no coupons - it has numerous other benefits.  Members learned about the new services while enjoying coffe, tea and cookies.

The Aventura store showcases the new "world market" feel that will be rolling out to other select stores in South Florida.  They have really expanded their online offerings as well.  Thanks to Cathy and the BB&B staff for a great meeting!

August Chapter Meeting

August 15, 2018

Chapter member Kendra Fletcher did a wonderful presentation of her life organization product,  My Life Packet.  She provided the attendees with a checklist of all the possible documents and information needed by family members, caregivers or designated others to manage our homes, businesses and online environments in case of emergency or death.

This informative topic is one each of us can use ourselves or assist our clients with.  It is an additonal income generator and great value-add to the services we offer our clients.


Jenny Herrero, Christina Morris and Milli Parra Castro



Chapter Meeting at NOVA

September 20, 2017

Our meeting on Photo Organizing was a huge hit!  Presenters Christina Morris, Milli Parra Castro and JennyHerrero provided invaluable information about photos - gathering, sorting and storing - for us and our clients.  They explained how photos are not just recording specific moments in time but ow they provide our family history and stories.  

We had a wonderful turnout and want to thank Christina, Milli and Jenny for doing a fantasticl job!  In case you missed the meeting, here are the handouts they provided to the attendees.

Handout 1   Handout 2   Handout 3


Chapter Meeting at The Container Store in Miami

September 19, 2016

It was great turnout for the September Chapter meeting at The Container Store at Dadeland, Miami.  TCS unveiled their new custom closet line and our members shared many of their favorite TCS products.  

Grand Opening of The Container Store in West Palm Beach

August 25, 2016

The Container Store grand opening party was a blast!  It was a combination of a great environment, great music and great food.  The new store is beautiful and will be a great resource for our Chapter members up north.

NAPO 2016 Conference

May 18-21, 2016

This year's conference in Atlanta, GA was fabulous!  Fourteen of our Chapter members attended so it was even more exciting!  There were numerous changes to the conference format that made it more fun, had numerous dining options and provided more networking opportunities.  As always, the educational sessions were terrific and our own Diane Hatcher did a wonderful job as a presenter on the Golden Circle veterans panel.  Can't wait until next year - Pittsburgh, PA for 2017!

2016 GO Month at Sheridan House

January 28, 2016

January is Get Organized (GO) Month at the National Association of Professional Organizers, an initiative aimed at raising awareness of the benefits of good organization.  Each year NAPO South Florida chooses a special non-profit association where members can come together to complete a volunteer organizing project. The 2016 beneficiary was Sheridan House Family Ministries, a nonprofit organization that provides shelter and spiritual and educational guidance to teens ages 12 to 15, as well as food, household goods, financial assistance, seminars and counseling to families in need. On January 28th, the NAPO South Fl organizers spent their time in Davie working in two large storage closets that house all of the ministry’s items for events and fundraisers. In just one day the spaces went from jumbled and chaotic to sorted, labeled, and orderly. Both of the newly organized rooms will assist the staff at Sheridan House to easily store and retrieve the supplies needed to continue the admirable and inspiring work that they do for the Broward County community.  The chapter would like to thank all of the volunteer organizers and the event co-coordinators, Christina Morris and Tatiana Knight.


September 18, 2015

NAPO South Florida members gathered at Rocco’s Tacos in Boca Raton to bid farewell to our esteemed friend and colleague, Ximena Lopez.  Ximena has served as NAPO SF’s Membership Director for three years and did an outstanding job.  She is now relocating to Texas to start a new chapter in her life and we wish her the best! 


September Chapter Meeting at NSU

September 16, 2015

The chapter welcomed Tara Richter, Owner and President of Richter Publishing LLC.  Tara gave a very informative presentation titled ‘How to Write a Book in 4 Weeks & Become a Best Seller!’  She specializes in helping business owners write their non-fiction story in 4 weeks & publish a book in order to become an expert in their industry. Visit Tara's website at

Installation of 2015-2016 Board of Directors

May 15, 2015

The newly elected board of directors was installed at the May general meeting.  Congratulations and thank you for your service!  

  • President:  Michelle Worthington
  • Vice President:  Laura Johnston
  • Secretary:  Kathleen Dunn
  • Treasurer:  Lynn Hughes
  • Director of Membership:  Ximena Lopez
  • Director of Communications & Technology:  Barbara Powell
  • Director at Large:  Gail Biers

January Chapter Meeting at NSU

January 21, 2015

The chapter welcomed Linda Donegan, the developer of Family DocuMap (, a unique organizing system for personal and financial files.  Linda gave an interesting and informative presentation on the latest requirements in document storage.

2015 GO Month at JAFCO

January 16, 2015

January is Get Organized (GO) Month and NAPO South Florida celebrated by hosting a pro bono organizing event to help the Jewish Adoption and Family Care Options (JAFCO) community start the New Year off right by getting organized. “Reaching out to the community is a gift we look forward to giving every year.” stated Kelly Barber, President of NAPO-South Florida.  JAFCO is a non-profit organization established to care for abused and neglected children and those with developmental disabilities in the Jewish community, while working in partnership with families in the entire community. JAFCO provides a full continuum of high quality programs including foster care, adoption, family preservation, mentoring and independent living.  At the January 16 GO Month event, professional organizers from all over South Florida worked together to organize JAFCO's donation warehouse, executive offices, as well as the individual storage areas in six group homes that are located on the property grounds.  “It would be impossible for us to keep our donations and offices organized without the continued assistance of NAPO South Florida's members.” stated Shelli Gold, Associate Director of Development for JAFCO.  

Clear Your Clutter Event

October 18, 2014

NAPO South Florida partnered with IKEA to host a “Clear Your Clutter” event at IKEA’s Sunrise location. Hundreds enjoyed the expertise of over 20 NAPO SF professional organizers who shared tips, ideas and suggestions.  Three free workshops were offered:  “Be a Goal Setter and a Goal Getter” with Angela Fredrich;  “How to Declutter Your Home in Two Weekends” with Laura Johnston; and “Organized Apps: Technology in Your Busy Life” with Bonnie Edson.  The Salvation Army and Feeding South Florida were on-site to accept donations of gently-used items and canned/dry goods, and Iron Mountain collected boxes of paper for shredding.  Almost 400 entries were submitted for a free garage and office makeover courtesy of the NAPO South Florida team.  


July Chapter Meeting at Nova Southeastern University

July 16, 2014

Gail Biers was honored with a Certificate of Appreciation and engraved Tiffany pen for her many years of service to NAPO South Florida.  Gail has served as the Chapter’s Founding Vice President, President, and Director of Communications & Technology.  Congratulations and thank you, Gail!


Installation of 2014-2015 Board of Directors

May 12, 2014

The incumbent 2013-2014 NAPO South Florida directors and the newly elected 2014-2015 directors gathered at IKEA in Sunrise for a strategic planning session.  In addition to facilitating a smooth transition to the new board of directors, the meeting focused on the Chapter’s goals, membership meetings and events for the upcoming year.  The productive day concluded with the installation of new board members and their reading of the NAPO South Florida Chapter Board Oath.  Don't miss the photo gallery at left for pictures from the meeting and installation!

2014 GO Month at JAFCO

January 27, 2014

In celebration of GO Month, NAPO South Florida continued our tradition of giving back to the community by volunteering at JAFCO, a non-profit organization that provides programs and services to abused, neglected, homeless and special needs children and their families.  Sarah Franco, Executive Director, Kate McNeeley, Facility Manager, and the entire JAFCO staff were very happy and appreciative of the excellent organizing services provided by the NAPO South Florida Chapter members.  Areas of the JAFCO facility that were de-cluttered and organized were the large donation room, reception desk storage area, main kitchen and pantry, staff kitchen, safe area in the shelter and group home #1 and #2 storage closets.  It was a fun event and everyone enjoyed working together on such a worthwhile project.  A huge thank you to Gayle Jacobs, GO Month Coordinator, and participants Elisabeth Abbazia, Jennifer Alman, Linda Andrews, Karen Auclair, Donna Auston, Ilene Becker, Gail Biers, Diane Hatcher, Tatiana Knight, Ximena Lopez, Christina Morris, Barbara Powell, Julianne Stamatyades, Lauriann Stepp and Michelle Worthington. 

Small Business Expo with Iron Mountain

January 16, 2014

The NAPO South Florida Chapter partnered with Iron Mountain at the Small Business Expo held at the Miami Beach Convention Center.  The event brought together small businesses, entrepreneurs and vendors for networking and showcasing their businesses.  Iron Mountain executives Rene Grajales, Vice President, Small/Medium Business Solutions and Peter Lorenco, Sr. Manager, Small/Medium Business Demand Generation, invited chapter members to join their booth to talk to attendees about organizing their media and spaces, and how Iron Mountain could help facilitate their goals.  See member Michelle Katzman's interview here.

Iron Mountain is a storage and information management company, assisting more than 156,000 organizations in 36 countries on five continents with storing, protecting and managing their information. Organizations in every major industry and of all sizes—including more than 94% of the Fortune 1000—rely on Iron Mountain to store and manage their information. See more at:

January Chapter Meeting at Nova Southeastern University

January 15, 2014

The chapter welcomed Alice Price, CPO-CD®, COC®, Professional Organizer and Coach, who presented an overview of Denslow Brown's Coach Approach for Organizers™ program.  In addition to being designed specifically for professional organizers, Alice explained that this program is geared toward training coaches to help clients who are challenged by ADD and other brain-based conditions.  Marissa Morrow of Morrow Professional Organizing did a great job as January’s Member Spotlight speaker.  Everyone enjoyed her story of how she became a professional organizer after 35 years as a corporate sales executive.  Greg Czymbor of Beauty Butler, a NAPO SF associate member, generously gave all members in attendance one of their fabulous makeup organizers!


NAPO South Florida Chapter 2013 Holiday Party

December 18, 2013 

Chapter members gathered at the festively decorated Atlantis Country Club to celebrate the holiday season.  The party was kicked off with a round of fun, laughter-inducing games.  Later, members enjoyed time to network and visit over a delicious sit-down luncheon.    

Installation of 2013-2014 Board of Directors

May 15, 2013

The new NAPO South Florida Chapter Board of Directors was installed at the May general meeting.  See the photo gallery at left for pictures from the meeting and installation.

Professional Organizing 101 Workshop

May 15, 2013

A workshop was conducted for members and those thinking of becoming Professional Organizers at Nova Southeastern University.  Panelists Kelly Barber, Gail Biers, Marcie Katz and Patty Ribera answered questions and provided tips on becoming a successful Professional Organizer.  Michelle Katzman was the program moderator.  A workshop binder with tips sheets, forms and other valuable information was provided to all attendees.

2013 NAPO National Conference in New Orleans

April 17 - 20, 2013

This year's fabulous NAPO conference was held in New Orleans.  Click here for a video of conference highlights, South Florida Chapter members and friends!

GO Month at IKEA

January 16, 2013

The NAPO South Florida Chapter partnered with the IKEA store in Sunrise, Florida.  Randy Groffman, Programming Director, worked with store Manager Charles Wing to set up stations throughout the store where chapter members could interact with customers to answer organizing questions and suggest products to improve organization in their spaces.  Participating members were Elisabeth Abbazia, Lori Abou, Jen Alman, Kelly Barber, Gail Biers, Randy Groffman, Diane Hatcher, Laura Johnston, Michelle Katzman, Ana Larson, Ximena Lopez, Marissa Morrow, Barbara Powell, Patty Ribera, Suzy Wilkoff and Michelle Worthington.  (See photo gallery at left.)

GO Month at Starlight Children's Foundation

January 25, 2013

What a great start for us this year on Jan. 25, 2013 NAPO South Florida’s professional organizer members met at the Starlight Children’s Foundation (SCF).  SCF is a global children’s charity that improves the life and health of seriously ill children and their families. Through a continuum of support beginning with the moment of diagnosis and throughout the course of treatment, SCF offers educational programs that help families understand medical procedures, manage their illnesses and develop coping strategies. Their focus is on brightening the lives of hospitalized children.

A team of 9 professional organizers volunteered, applying expert knowledge to transform the offices and the storage units of the SCF into more efficient, organized, and productive spaces, and maximizing use of the storage capacity.

The volunteer teams split up, Gail Biers, Patty Ribera, Joan Wolfe, and Michelle Worthington spent the day with staff organizing their office spaces; while Elisabeth Abbazia, Kelly Barber, Gayle Jacobs, Ximena Lopez, and Barbara Powell spent the day organizing the storage unit.

The results were incredible and the Southeast Regional Director, Robert Peters, and staff member, Jennifer Wescott were amazed when they viewed the end result. In addition to improving the accessibility of the space, the biggest plus was creating an efficient space in which volunteers can more readily retrieve needed items.

The event also served as a ‘team building experience’ benefiting the NAPO South Florida volunteers who worked together as a highly productive, efficient team. As professional organizers they were able to give back to the community, offering skills to help SCF improve their productivity in outreach to the children and families they serve.

GO Month 2013 Starlight


New Organizer Workshop

December 12, 2012

Our Professional Organizing 101 Workshop - Secrets of Successful Professional Organizers was a huge success!  The wokshop was moderated by Michelle Katzman and panel members Jeremie Barber, Kelly Barber, Gail Biers, Diane Hatcher, Randy Groffman, Ximena Lopez, Patty Ribera and Suzy Wilkoff provided suggestions and ideas as well as answered questions for attendees.


July Chapter Meeting At Nova Southeastern University

July 18, 2012

Thanks to Marcie Katz for her wonderful presentation at our July Chapter meeting!  Her informative talk on the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) Introduction to Hoarding - it's causes, organizational techniques and strategies,  Along with Marcie, our member panel, Jen Alman, Kelly Barber and Laura Johnston fielded questions and provided great tips.    Some resources from Marcie are:

Institute for Challenging Disorganization

Anxiety Disorders Center/Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:  Compulsive Hoarding

Children of Hoarders

International OCD Foundation

Also, at the meeting Ximena Lopez was awarded a Chapter Service Recognition Award for her outstanding efforts in her position as Membership Director.


JAFCO Folow-Up

July, 2012 

A huge thank you to the organizing team of Michelle Katzman, Michelle Worthington, Joan Wolfe, Elisabeth Abbazia’ and Diane Hatcher for the excellent and appreciated volunteer work accomplished at JAFCO on July 11. It was a much needed follow up to the GO MONTH work our chapter accomplished in January.       


The Container Store

May, 2012

The annual event was held at The Container Store at Gulfstream Shoppes in Aventure.  The new Work Smart office solutions were demonstrated and the Board members for 2012-2013 were sworn in.  See photo gallery at left.

NAPO Conference

March, 2012

The 2012 NAPO Conference held in Baltimore Maryland was a fabulous!  All those attending said it was one of the best ever.  See photos at left of South Florida Chapter members, keynote speaker Bill Rancic and fellow Florida NAPO members.


JANUARY 18, 2012

Members presented their favorite products at our annual IKEA event:

Ximena Lopez: IKEA Storage Boxes (Motorp)
Michelle Katzman: IKEA Stall Shoe Cabinet and Rust-o-leum Universal Advance Formula All Surface Paint
Catherine Gallagher: IKEA EXPEDIT system

Elisabeth Abbazia: IKEA labels for bins/baskets/magazine files (ROJA)
Suzy Wilkoff: Pendaflex filing (#52891)
Randy Groffman: IKEA Oblong Glass candle container
Junktique: Services offered

Get Organized Month

January 13, 2012

On Friday, January 13, 2012, nineteen Professional Organizers and guests from NAPO South Florida (National Association of Professional Organizer’s South Florida Chapter) performed their organizing magic for the staff at JAFCO (Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options) as part of the eight annual NAPO Get Organized (GO) month.  The national GO Month campaign raises awareness about the benefits of getting organized with NAPO members volunteering their time and expertise to teach and/or provide hands-on organizing for local nonprofit organizations.

The organizing challenge was to set up a system that could be maintained and followed by the many volunteers who come to the facility to sort and organize donations. When the day was finished, everything was labeled, grouped, and containerized to a level of organization that suited JAFCO.  Areas of focus included:  receiving storage area, shelter room, outdoor shed,  playground and the 1,200 square foot warehouse where families and children can literally shop for the essentials they need – clothing, shoes, toys, travel bags to hold their belongings, and items to set up their households.

The participating volunteers included: Lori Abou, Ilene Becker, Gail Biers, Cantillon Eilers, Vicki and Michael Grusby, Diane Hatcher, Bonnie Hersh, Gayle Jacobs,  Michelle Katzman, Ana Larson,  Ximena Lopez, Marrissa Morrow, Nora Puteman, Patty Ribera, Erin Ruppert,  Cat Wagman, Joan Wolfe, and  Adriana Zighelboim.  Several Professional Organizers will continue to volunteer their time to keep JAFCO organized.  Click on the photo gallery at the left to see photos of the event.


NAPO South Florida Chapter 2011 Holiday Party and Organizing Excellence Awards

The National Association of Professional Organizers South Florida Chapter presented their annual Organizing Excellence Awards on December 14, 2011 at Atlantis Country Club in Atlantis, Florida.

The awards recognize Industry (NAPO) Members, Associate Members and a local Community Business who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to promote the Chapter, the professional organizing industry and/or the principles of organization/productivity.

Recipients were:  Willie Arnold, President of Arnold-Hanafin (Business Category); Nissim Menasof, owner of The Closet Center (Associate Member Category) and Patty Ribera, CPO©, owner of A Positive Move (Industry Member Category).  (See photo gallery at left.)

NAPO South Florida Chapter Organizes Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches

June, 2011

West Palm Beach, Florida, May 11, 2011 – On Wednesday, June 15th, a group of professional organizers representing the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) South Florida Chapter donated their services to Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches, Inc. at its headquarters in West Palm Beach.

The team of organizers assisted Junior Achievement with a variety of organizing projects.  Staff will benefit from the organizing process and were provided with tips to maintain their improved work environments.


NAPO South Florida Professional Organizers Volunteer their Services to the Pantry of Broward

Go Month January 2011

Fort Lauderdale, Florida – A team of professional organizers representing the South Florida Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) donated their services to The Pantry of Broward.

“If it’s January, it’s time to get organized.” says NAPO, who celebrates their nationwide “Get Organized Month (GO Month)” every January to promote the benefits of organization through community service and education. Each year during GO Month, the NAPO South Florida Chapter of dedicated organizers donates its time to help a deserving nonprofit agency. We are proud to announce that NAPO South Florida’s finest professional organizers chose The Pantry of Broward as our 2011 GO Month project recipient.


NSGCD Conference

SEPTEMBER 23-25, 2010

National Study Group On Chronic Disorganization -  NSGCD conference is being held in Austin Texas on September 23-25, 2010. For more information go to:
Conference Session Details:



Wednesday, September 23, 2010

Suzy Wilkoff, Susanne Phelps, Jen Alman, Gayle Jacobs and our newest member, Randy Groffman organized the offices of this wonderful community organization that helps children and adults with mental and physical challenges experience sailing and other water activities.

The staff was thrilled. “Thank you so much for your time and talents in making such improvements in our 2nd floor office as our reorganization unfolds,” said Shake-A-Leg’s Colleen Reed. All of the offices benefited from the organizing process and individuals were provided with tips to maintain their new and improved work environments. Kudos to all the members that participated and thanks for representing NAPO-South Florida in this event! 


Speaker Kim Marchille Romaner Uses Napo SF Tips in Her Blog

September 2010

Amp Up Your Business! Recent guest speaker Kim Marcille Romaner's Amp It Up business maximization blog uses tips from NAPO South Florida Chapter members. Find the link to the article on the left column under September 2010. 

Phote below:  Lunch with Kim and chapter members  

Meeting with Kim Romaner


Grand Opening at the Container Store

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Container Store held a private event for the members of the NAPO-South Florida Chapter at their newest store at The Village of Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach. We had a great turnout of both active and corporate associate members. Audrey Robertson, PR Director, provided interesting background on The Container Store as well as a guided tour of their newest location. Goody bags for all and prize drawings highlighted the morning.

A number of the members returned that evening for the Grand Opening Private Party attended by hundreds of guests. Great food and music insured a wonderful time for everyone. Several members were photographed during the festivities for The Container Store's newsletter.



Shake a leg

January, 2010

Location: 2620 S. Bayshore Drive Coconut Grove, FL 33133

Friday, January 22, 2010 was the day for positive change and the staff at Shake A Leg was ready and awaiting the arrival of ten Professional Organizers and volunteers. After discussing their particular needs and problem areas with the staff, we settled on organizing two classrooms and the storage area in the warehouse. The goal - to create more efficient space with easy access to stored materials, organize all areas to make optimal use of existing space and reconfigure the warehouse area to enable easier retrieval of all activity items.

The team worked from 10 am to 4 pm and addressed all the priorities of the academy staff. They were delighted with the results.

"Now, thanks to the organizers from NAPO-South Florida, any one of our staff who has access to the storage area will be able to find those things they need and be able to put them back where they belong. We couldn't be happier; they did a fabulous job!" said Colleen Reed, member of the staff at Shake A Leg.

"This group did a fantastic job organizing our 2nd and 3rd floor classrooms as well as all our extra classroom supplies and outdoor supplies in the hangar. They even went above and beyond by getting Home Depot to donate clear plastic containers to use in the project. Their tireless efforts will make it much easier for our staff and students to access their activity supplies and have a neater and more efficient work/play space. SALM Academy greatly appreciates the generous donation of their time," said Maria Gan, Academy Director, Shake-A-Leg Miami.

"We were all so pleased with the outcome and the feedback from the staff. Our biggest pleasure is in knowing we made a difference in the working lives of this giving group of people" agreed all ten organizers; Lori Abu, Gail Biers, Lorette Hunter, Gayle Jacobs, Jane Kamau, Beth Levin, Cristina Maria Lloyd, Tonya Paulette, Pat Ribera and Stacey Rodriguez.  See the video here!



Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Location: Borders Bookstore
The Village Merrick Park
358 San Lorenzo Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Renowned Professional Organizer Judith Kolberg will be signing her book "Organize for Disaster: Prepare Your Family and Your Home for Any Natural Or Unnatural Disaster." For more information, please call 305-529-4567.


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Location: Daily Bread Food Bank

NAPO South Florida members donated their services once again to Daily Bread Food Bank Reclamation Center and to its headquarters in Miami.

"We donated our time to Daily Bread in January as a way to commemorate National Get Organized Month," said Tonya Paulette, event coordinator. "That event was such a success and so fulfilling that we decided to return."

The teams of organizers helped Daily Bread staff with a variety of organizing projects. Organizers Lori Abou, Kelly Barber, Tammy Gordon and Michelle Katzman tackled the Daily Bread reclamation center; while Gail Biers, Suzy Wilkoff and Susanne Phelps helped in the headquarters.

Both offices benefited from the organizing process and individuals were provided tips to maintain their new and improved work environments.


January 14, 2009

Location: Daily Bread Food Bank

NAPO South Florida members lent their expertise to help Daily Bread Food Bank organize its offices. It was a fun and productive day for everyone!




Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Location: Deerfield Chamber of Commerce
1601 E Hillsboro Boulevard
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

NAPO South Florida members came together to celebrate the holiday season with an End of Year brunch. It was a fabulous time of networking and building relationships. Gail Biers and Lori Abou did a fantastic job in helping to decorate the Deerfield Chamber of Commerce for the holidays.



Container Store Holiday Event

November 18, 2008

Location: The Container Store
7200 N. Kendall Drive
Miami, FL 33156

Get a store tour of The Container Store`s newest products and learn more about our partnership. We will also receive a private bow making seminar by one of The Container Store`s gift wrap stylists!



February 28-29, 2008

Location: Palm Beach County Convention Center

Approximately 2,000 manufacturers, specifiers of closet, garage and other home organization products, and leading industry suppliers, participated in the unique event organized and produced by CLOSETS magazine. More than 350 of the attendees took part in all or parts of the Closets Conference, co-sponsored by CLOSETS and the Association of Closet and Storage Professionals.

Several of our Chapter members volounteered their time to help run the NAPO National exhibit.

Suzy Wilkoff-Chapter President

Gail Biers-Chapter Vice President

Jennifer Alman-Chapter Treasurer
Pat Ribera- Chapter Secretary

Kelly McDannel-Communications Dir.
Suzy Wilkoff- Chapter President



January 28, 2008

Location: Deerfield Beach Historical Society

Members of NAPO-South Florida volunteered their time and expertise to organize the executive office of the Deerfield Beach Historical Society on Monday, January 28th. The office is located in the historic Butler House, built in 1923 by James and Alice Butler. It was designated a Florida State Historic Site in 1974 and with the help of community organizations, the Deerfield Beach Historical Society restored the house.

Participating members volunteering for the effort include Michelle Katzman, Suzy Wilkoff, Gail Biers, Jen Alman, Lori Abou, Kelly Barber, Kimberly Meredith, Tonya Paulette, Dale Manno, Jan Jones, Claudine Motto and Emily Vaughan. They assisted Carolyn Morris, Executive Director of the Society, with the organization of files, photographs, collectibles, and memorabilia, as well as provided guidance on the best us of the office space.

*Photos taken by Jennifer Alman