IEHA Hawaii Chapter - Membership

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If you would like more information on joining IEHA, visit the main IEHA site at Also, you are welcome to learn more about our chapter by attending our next meeting.

The Benefits of Membership

As with any professional organization, numerous benefits come with membership. Education, networking and fellowship are the primary benefits, along with additional advantages, which include receipt of Executive Housekeeping Today magazine, attending the annual convention, partnership with the, and access to the technical questions hotline, resource library, exclusive publications and member discounts.

What does an IEHA membership do for you?

IEHA offers great member discounts on resource books and videos through our online store, our highly-acclaimed Self-Study Program, Hertz car rental, LifeLock - the leading provider of identity theft protection, and Green Seal's GS-42 - a standard for cleaning services that utilizes sustainable products, practices, and equipment.

Educational Conference & Convention
IEHA holds an international convention in conjunction with ISSA/INTERCLEAN America annually. By attending our convention you will have the chance to see the newest innovations within the cleaning industry, attend insightful seminars, and network with thousands in the cleaning industry.

Resources Galore!
With hundreds of books, videos, and consultants at your fingertips, IEHA is the single source for all you could ever want to know about managing and cleaning in any facility type.

Career Opportunities
Members are eligible to receive a confidential newsletter weekly that contains job openings submitted to IEHA by companies both domestic and foreign, as well as peruse job listings online.

Professional Development
IEHA offers opportunities to assume leadership roles at the chapter and association levels.

With over 75 chapters internationally, you have the opportunity to meet with other members in your area and network with others within the cleaning industry around the globe. Our main site makes it easy to network with your peers through IEHA Unify, a social networking tool, focused on individuals involved in facility management, that allows you to post a profile about yourself, discover persons who share your challenges, communicate with other members, exchange tips and useful info, and much more.

Education is the top priority at IEHA.

  • IEHA's Professional Education Credentialing Programs - to gain certification or continue your education. The two special credentials offered, R.E.H. (Registered Executive Housekeeper) and C.E.H. (Certified Executive Housekeeper), are a prerequisite for many industry positions.
  • IEHA's Frontline Program - to help managers train their staff
  • Certified and Registered Executive Housekeeper designations
  • IEHA's sponsored seminars and workshops
  • Continuing education articles, videos and on-line training
  • Scholarships - available on an annual basis

IEHA Hawaii Chapter members renewed their certification on Jan. 26, 2011. Participants included: (seated, from left) Flora Bumanglag, Emelia Layugan, Esther Tabion, Melendrina Manuel; (standing, from left) Rizalina Ancheta, Anita Vergara, Glorita Soriano, Pauline Galera, Karina Villarroel, Juana Barit and Leonida Lumantas.

Outrigger housekeepers pose with former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann. From left: Jo-Ann Yonamine, Cindy Castillo, Susie Coloma, Barbara Lam, Mufi Hannemann, Ivy Kwok, Gloria Daoang and Myra Kuboyama.

Aloha and mahalo to John Yamamoto, chapter president (2009-2011), for his dedication and leadership. John has been a member since 2003 and is the executive housekeeper of the Park Shore Waikiki Hotel, an Aqua Hotels & Resorts property.

Executive Housekeeping Today
IEHA's monthly publication is one of the most comprehensive housekeeping journals in the world - it contains regulatory updates and informative articles to keep you up-to-date on industry hot topics and developments, and is included with your membership. In addition to receiving a print version of the magazine as a member of IEHA, you will also receive a virtual version of the magazine sent straight to your e-mail.

Technical Question Hotline
Have a question about a particular product or issue you're experiencing at your facility? Then call (800) 200-6342! While some technical questions have too many variables for us to answer explicitly, we can provide you with numerous resources for you to make your own determination.