ASSE Illinois chapter

President's Message
June 2018


Happy Summer!,

This is my first newsletter as your new ASSE President, it is only through the board’s confidence that I am here. I would like to thank Randy Olson, for his past and future help and support! My goal as president is to increase our membership numbers, I know I can use some help and guidance with this effort.

To that end, I recently filed a freedom of request for information with the city of Chicago (as an individual) for the list of the names (and emails) of plumbers licensed with the City of Chicago. This list contains over 3,000 plumbers living in and around the Chicagoland area. I needed to file the request as an individual because if I filed as a member (or officer) of ASSE, I would need the ASSE National Board’s vote of approval. I have not had a reply from my initial request but I plan to continue to follow up.

In the coming weeks, I hope to meet with both Mr. Coyne and Mr. Majerowicz to discuss introducing the ASSE to Local 130’s apprentice classes. I would like to let these new plumbers know what we do as an organization and how we can help provide them with additional education and networking opportunities. I think they would be interested in learning how the ASSE is integral in the foundations of many National Plumbing Standards found in the code books these apprentices will be using the rest of their plumbing careers. An early introduction to ASSE may encourage them to join as members. If you have any other ideas or suggestions on how we can increase our membership, please let a board member or myself know of your idea.

I will be reaching out to our partners to determine the feasibility of them hosting an ASSE general membership meeting in which we can incorporate continuing education hours for plumbing licenses. My goal is to have 2 hours for each class/meeting at a supply house with a manufacturer sales representative to provide the material that can count as continuing education hours. I hope that in hosting meetings at different locations we can give more people in the area an opportunity to learn more about our ASSE Illinois chapter. Don’t forget to tell all your coworkers about our Annual ASSE Picnic on Saturday, August 25th starting at 11:00am at Teason`s Woods. (southeast corner of 104th Ave. and Rt. 83 in Palos Hills). It would be great if you could post the flyer in your office!

I thank you again. I hope you all had a safe and healthy 4th of July and enjoy the rest of your summer!

Randy Olson
President, ASSE Illinois Chapter





NEWSLETTERS










president

Denis Riordan


Vice President

Ciro Gaimari


2nd Vice President

Joe Sowa


treasurer

Michael D. Scherer


Secretary

Cristina Barillas


Recording Secretary

Kevin Phipps


Sargeant at Arms

Randy Olson


Ex-Officio

Randy Olson



board of directors

Michael McGaughan
Brian Mazzocchi
Kevin Sherlock
John Flader
Jones Richmond
Don Yurkovich
Ray Ehrlich
Ron Hackiewicz
Jim Coyne
Griff Gherke
Robert Farrell
Mike Ponx
Pat Flader
Gary Howard
Vince England
John Khym





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