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ASSE Northern Ohio chapter

Welcome to the Northern Ohio Chapter of ASSE International webpage!

On this site you will find the history of the Chapter, Officers List, and names of Directors.

We also publish associate organization's Newsletter links, copies of presentations from some of our joint training sessions, along with latest Happenings at the Chapter for that month, a complete schedule of upcoming meetings and events, and Links to our advertisers, sponsors, affiliated or interesting organizations.

For your convenience, we also archive the last twelve months Newsletters, the "Connex-It," for easy reference. All "Connex-It" Newsletter are in PDF format and can be downloaded for use.

Please take the time to peruse this Website and contact us if you have any questions. If you wish to join our organization, click here to become a member. Our motto is "Prevention Rather than Cure."

Welcome again, and good reading!

May 2016

Hello All,

As spring has come to Northeast Ohio and the Northern Ohio Chapter is finishing up its chapter meetings next week on May 26th, I would like to say that this first year of chapter meetings standing alone has gone well. When the Board first decided to go the route of hosting its own meetings, the main objective was to gather all people and organizations involved in the plumbing industry in one place to discuss and educated each other on what is facing the industry today.

That objective has been met to a certain degree this year. Where I feel we are lacking is reaching some of the non-traditional plumbing industry that may need it the most. It is my opinion is it’s not through a lack of effort on the chapter’s part to reach these people, but because they don’t realize how important there job is in protecting the health of the nation. For too long the plumbing industry has been beat down as being too regulated and that you don’t need to know anything to be in plumbing, and we have allowed this to happen. So I for one will be focusing in on this as we move forward to next year’s meetings and events in the hope that the plumbing industry will once again be recognized for its contributions to our great society.

I would like to hear your thoughts and opinions on this subject. Please email at jshank@plumbers55.com.

Best Regards,

Jason Shank,
President of the NOH Chapter of ASSE

  • May 2016 "Connex-It"

  • 2016 Schedule of Events

    Event Date Location
    2016 ASSE International Annual Meeting Nov. 8-11, 2016 Bally's Las Vegas Hotel and Casino

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    Jason Shank

    Vice President

    Dan Sugrue

    secretary / Treasurer

    Terrill L. Tahsler

    board of directors

    Kenneth J. Kerr, IPP/FASSE

    Kerr Marketing Agency

    Edward Lyczko, IPP/FASSE

    Retired - Cleveland Clinic Foundation

    Richard J. Prospal, IPP/FASSE

    Prospal Consulting Services, Inc.

    Patrick Sugrue, IPP/FASSE

    Retired - EPS Supply

    Thomas Wanner

    Cleveland Plumbing Industry Fund

    Advertisers and Sponsors:

    All-City Backflow
    Cleveland Plumbing Industry (C.P.I.)
    Kerr Marketing Agency, Inc.
    Lakeside Supply Company

    Other Links of Interest:

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    Listen to Rich Prospal speak about ASSE and World Plumbing Day on WERE 1490am’s “America’s Work Force”
    Cleveland ASPE

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    Active: $100
    New Member: $50
    Government (Proof of Employment Required): $60
    Retired: $35
    Student: $25
    Sustaining (Organization/Corporate): $300

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    ASSE Mission Statement

    1. Developing and maintaining consensus product performance and professional qualifications standards whose sole purpose is to protect the health of the public.

    2. Developing and maintaining active product seal control and professional qualifications credentialing programs.

    3. Providing interactive platforms on the local, state, national, and international levels to receive, understand, solve, and provide guidance regarding legislative, engineering, installation, workmanship, and manufacturing challenges as they are related to enhancing the health and safety aspects of plumbing.

    4. Promoting public awareness about the importance of safe and correct plumbing installations.

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