Message from the President


Are You Going to Show Up?


I joined the Carolinas Chapter ASID when I was a sophomore at Winthrop in the fall of 1980, and it has been one of the best investments in myself and my profession----in addition to college and work experience. I made every effort to attend as many of the Charlotte events as possible, and would also rally friends in our Student Chapter to attend chapter meetings in interesting places across the two states. We would car-pool, and share hotel rooms to make it affordable---whenever we could work it in with our school obligations---and in the process met some of the wonderful interior designers within our chapter, made many friends, and learned a lot.


Since then, I’ve served in several roles with our chapter. Each role has given me a greater understanding and appreciation for what it takes to keep our chapter strong and thriving. It truly takes all of us, doing what we can do, big or small. Here are a few suggestions:


* Fill out our chapter survey when emailed

* Attend Design Community Events

* Volunteer to assist in your Design Community

* Be a Design Community Leader

* Volunteer as an Awards Chair

* Volunteer as the Foundation Chair

* Volunteer as the High Point liaison

* Serve on the Nominating Committee

* Serve on the Board

* Assist our Communications Director

* Attend Chapter-Wide Events


If any of these positions or ideas appeal to you, please contact me or our chapter office. We’ll put you in touch with the best person to answer any questions, and get you involved.


Our committee is currently wrapping up details for our fall conference, which will be September 14th & 15th, in Historic Downtown Sumter, SC, and it’s shaping up to be a great one! This is only the second time in our chapter’s history that a conference has been held in Sumter----and I still get positive comments about the first one. Sumter has grown a lot since then, and a lot of revitalization has taken place downtown, so please plan to come learn, grow, and be inspired!


Rebecca B. Compton, ASID, CKD NCIDQ Certificate # 9127

(803) 774-0406 ASID Carolinas Chapter President, 2017-2018


Meet your Board of Directors

President-Elect: Shane Jones, Allied ASID | Past President: Jennifer Mendelsohn, ASID

Financial Director: Dee Dee Bonds, Allied ASID | Director at Large: Margaret Donaldson, ASID

Membership Director: Nicole Norris, ASID | Communications Director: Dallas Till, Allied ASID

Professional Development Director: Nicole Maltarp, Allied ASID | Student Rep to the Board: Emily Conn

Emerging Professional Director: Jackie Hammond, Allied ASID

Design Communities Director: Olivia Leyland, Allied ASID

Student Affairs Director: Nicole Long, Allied ASID