July 2017 Chapter Meeting Event

  • 2017-07-24
  • 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Olympic Collection, 11301 Olympic Blvd, LA 90064

July Chapter Meeting

Monday, July 24, 2017

6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Retrieve, Repurpose, Recycle

Ways to educate your clients to retrieve, repurpose, and recycle in 2017 (It includes helping our local community.)

Panel Speakers:

Lori Yalem, Homeboy Recycling

Holly Martin, Holly Help

Sara Getzkin, Hands On Organizing Services

Learn additional ways to help your clients go Green while helping them let go. Join us on July 24, as  Lori Yalem, of Homeboy Recycling,  Holly Martin, of Holly Helps, and Sara Getzkin, of Hands On Organizing Services discuss socially responsible electronic recycling, what to recycle where, and ways our clients can repurpose and reuse.

Lori Yalem, Major Accounts Representative, is one of Homeboy's business development representatives. Lori began working in the commercial recycling industry in 1990. Her experience includes paper recycling, document destruction & electronics recycling for businesses & government entities. Homeboy Electronics Recycling (formerly Isidore Electronics Recycling) is a certified, social purpose corporation providing full service electronics recycling. In February, they merged with the renowned Homeboy Industries, LA's preeminent gang rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world. Homeboy is offering responsible e-waste recycling, secure data destruction, IT asset management, repair/reuse/vintage prop rental services. They have recycled over 2.3 million pounds of electronics for individuals, government entities and commercial businesses.

Holly Martin, owner of Holly Help, is a YouTube Video blogger & Salvage Artist.  Holly is a NAPO Golden Circle member, as well as the Eco & Move management SIGs. She encourages her clients to not only let go with clarity, but to do so in a way that's respectful to our planet. Her company niche is quickly becoming move management, which gives her the opportunity to share tons of packing materials that would have otherwise been thrown away. Her Holly Help You-tube channel focuses on Eco friendly organizing practices and shines a spotlight on members in the community making a difference for Mother Earth. Each video blog blends a love of the environment with her fun sense of humor leaving audiences feeling good & inspired to take a few steps to repurpose & recycle.

Sara Getzkin owns Hands On Organizing Services. Her business focus is primarily residential organizing with an emphasis on senior citizens, estate planning, financial organizing, and the organization of small, home-based businesses. Sara is a NAPO Golden Circle member. She serves as the NAPO-LA photographer. Sara received NAPO-LA’s 2010 GREEN AWARD for the most Eco-friendly organizing service. She is currently a co-chair of NAPO National’s ECO-SIG (Environmentally Conscious Organizers Special Interest Group). Sara has filmed several episodes of TLC’s Hoarding: Buried Alive. Her organizing tips have been featured in The Daily News, Senior Planet, and USA Today Weekend among others.


The Opportunity Drawing continues at the July NAPO-LA chapter meeting! For every $5 donation to the chapter, you will be entered to win an hour with Nancy McFarland of SoCal Photo Solutions! 

Nancy is a certified Personal Photo Organizer through APPO- the Association of Personal Photo Organizers; Home Movie certified through Pro 8 Millimeter and is a NAPO Golden Circle member. 

She began her photo preservation business in 1995 before the explosion of digital photography. She helped hundreds of clients preserve their printed photo collections with workshops on photo preservation, photo organizing, recording family history and custom album making. 

By 2005 thanks to the popularity of digital cameras, the computer became the virtual shoebox for most of her clients’ pictures. As their digital photos multiplied, so did their frustration and confusion on how best to enjoy and share their photos. 

The need for organizing and educating led to the formation of the Association of Personal Photo Organizers (APPO) in 2010 with Nancy as a founding member. In 2012 she became the west coast marketing manager and training specialist for APPO, helping to grow this emerging profession.  

In 2014 Nancy launched her photo organizing business, SoCal Photo Solutions. In addition to printed and digital photo organizing, her services include custom book design, and scanning of printed photos, photo albums, slides and heritage negatives.

With her niche of photo organizing, Nancy teams up on larger projects with professional organizers, senior move managers, family historians, and estate and divorce lawyers.

Olympic Collection

11301 Olympic Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA  90064

At the corner Olympic &

Sawtelle Blvds, Los Angeles

(Century Ballroom, 2nd floor)

Registration: 6 pm; meeting 6:15–8:30 pm  
Guests/Visitors, $15 • Parking available under building, $7

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