ILLINOIS CHAPTER

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
July 2021

ASSE Illinois Chapter held its first General Membership Meeting since the Pandemic began on June 21, 2021. This meeting proved to be a very productive meeting not only because we were finally meeting face to face with friends and colleagues, but ASSE Illinois Chapter was able to provide 2 hours of continuing education for Licensed Plumbers, Certified Plumbing Inspectors, Contractors, Engineers, Architects, and Distributors of Plumbing Products. This class was put together for all concerned to have a better understanding of why the plumbing programs are always trying to move toward improvement to help with “Prevention Rather Than Cure” and Protecting the Health and Safety of the Public. ASSE Illinois Chapter was successful in delivering the message of understanding and following the Code as it is written. The Illinois Department of Public Health was notified of the class beforehand which is required in Illinois. Our past President Denis Riordan is our sponsor at the Illinois Chapter for CEU’s, under his sponsorship President Gary W. Howard presented a two-hour class on Highlights from the Code and What is the Minimum.

At the meeting, we had the following attendees, President of Mid- Continent Sales and ASSE Board Member Vince England provided his Supply house conference room for the class. Mid-Continent Sales specializes in plumbing, heating, fire protection, irrigation, and waterworks. Mid-Continent Sales V.P. / Sales Manager Josh Goeden, Mid-Continent Sales V.P. Jason Romano, Mid-Continent Sales, Inside sale Rep. Lou Ann Weiss, Mid-Continent Sales, Inside Sales Rep. Amanda Airheart, Mid-Continent Sales Chairman Emeritus Dave Wolniak, Engineer Joe Ficek of Grumman/Butkus Associates, Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute Regional Director Jack Wintrow, Cook County Certified Plumbing Inspector Michael McGaughan, Recording Secretary of Illinois Plumbing Inspectors Association, Past President of Illinois Plumbing Inspectors Association George Swietczak, Chicago Inspectors Joe Sowa and Denis Riordan, members of the plumbing industry, and Board Members of ASSE Illinois Chapter.

We had a great class and some good debates and questions on the specific language of parts of the Illinois Plumbing Code. No mask was required for this meeting.


ASSE Illinois Chapter President, ,
Gary W. Howard


Newsletters

July 2021 Issue of IL Chapter ASSE News
June 2021 Issue of IL Chapter ASSE News
May 2021 Issue of IL Chapter ASSE News
April 2021 Issue of IL Chapter ASSE News
March 2021 Issue of IL Chapter ASSE News
February 2021 Issue of IL Chapter ASSE News
January 2021 Issue of IL Chapter ASSE News
December 2020 Issue of IL Chapter ASSE News
November 2020 SPECIAL EDITION of IL Chapter ASSE News
November 2020 Issue of IL Chapter ASSE News
October 2020 Issue of IL Chapter ASSE News
September 2020 Issue of IL Chapter ASSE News
August 2020 Issue of IL Chapter ASSE News
July 2020 Issue of IL Chapter ASSE News


President

Gary W. Howard

1st Vice President

Patrick Flader

2nd Vice President

Joe Sowa

Treasurer

Michael D. Scherer

Secretary

Cristina Barillas

Recording Secretary

Kevin Phipps

Sargeant at Arms

Randy Olson

Ex-Officio

Denis Riordan

Board of Directors

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

Committee Members

* Chapter president is a member of all committees

Annual Installation Dinner Dance Vince England (Chair)
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
Awards & Nominating Kevin Sherlock (Chair)
Cy Gaimari
By-Laws Joe Sowa
Ray Ehrlich
Standards James Majerowicz (Chair)
Griff Gehrke
John Khym
Denis Riordan
John Watson
Code & Research Mike McGaughan
Cy Gaimari
Griff Gehrke
Denis Riordan
Gary Howard
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

 

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