ASSE Illinois chapter

President's Message
November 2017


Hello Friends,

Another successful product show is in the books! If you didn’t make it out this year, you really missed out. The vendors that participate year after year keep raising the bar with the great raffle prizes they supply. I would have to guess at least 50 prizes were raffled off, from tool packages, all the way to big screen TVs! A big thank you goes out to Jim Majerowicz and Brian Mazzocchi for organizing this awesome night, and to James Coyne for coordinating it with the annual turkey raffle. Milwaukee Tool is really breaking into the plumbing industry with their state of the art drain cleaning equipment. If you have not seen their latest products, you really have to check them out. Their new midsize power rod is a self contained unit, that looks like a suitcase. Besides all the great products, prizes, food and drinks, it’s quite the social event with over 500 attendees shuffling through the door.

The ASSE International Annual Meeting was hosted in Texas this year and Joseph Sowa attended as an Illinois Chapter delegate. He reported back to me that many quarter century membership awards were handed out to several Illinois Chapter members and that Larry Coleman was awarded the fellowship award. Congratulations Larry and thanks for all you do for the organization! Joe also reported that all attendees ate and drank well and that a good time was had by all.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!

Sincerely,
Randy Olson
President, ASSE Illinois Chapter




NEWSLETTERS










president

Randy Olson



1st Vice President

Cristina Barillas



2nd Vice President

Joe Sowa


treasurer

Michael D. Scherer


Secretary

Kevin Phipps



Recording Secretary

Denis Riordan



Sargeant at Arms

John Khym




board of directors

1 Years 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years 5 Years
Ciro Gaimari John Flader Ray Ehrlich Jim Coyne Robert Farrell
Brian Mazzochio Kevin Sherlock Jones Richmond Griff Gehrke Mike Ponx
    Don Yurkovich Ron Hackiewicz Pat Flader
        Gary Howard
        Vince England

Ex-Officio
Michael McGaughan




Committees

Committee Members
Annual Installation Dinner Dance Vince England (Chair)
Bob Farrell
Cristina Barillas
Spring Dance Pat Flader (Chair)
John Flader
Picnic Griff Gehrke (Chair)
Randy Olson
John Khym
Ray Ehrlich
Mike McGaughan
Membership Randy Olson (Chair)
Kevin Sherlock
Cristina Barillas
Publicity Cristina Barillas (Chair)
Mike McGaughan
Mike Ponx
Product Show Brian Mazzocchi (Chair)
James Majerowicz
Mike McGaughan
Randy Olson
Finance & Budget John Flader (Chair)
Mike Scherer
Joe Sowa
Bob Farrell
Awards & Nominating
Kevin Sherlock (Chair)
Cy Gaimari
Dick Morin
By-Laws Dick Morin (Chair)
Joe Sowa
Ray Ehrlich
Standards James Majerowicz (Chair)
Griff Gehrke
John Khym
Denis Riordan
John Watson
Code & Research John Khym (Chair)
Mike McGaughan
Cy Gaimari
Griff Gehrke
Denis Riordan
Gary Howard
Sick & Vigil Robert Farrell, Chairman
Newsletter Cristina Barillas (Chair)
Mike McGaughan
Cy Gaimari
Gary Howard
Denis Riordan
Newsletter Ads Ray Ehrlich (Chair)
Vince England
Joe Sowa
Education & Speaker Vince England (Chair)
Public Relations Cy Gaimari
Kevin Sherlock
Jim Coyne
Hospitality Mike McGaughan (Chair)
Ron Hackiewicz
Mike Ponx
Cristina Barillas

*** President of the chapter is a member of all committees