ILLINOIS CHAPTER

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
April 2021

PREPAREDNESS: SPRING TIME CAN BRING SEVERE WEATHER

It is never too early to teach your children or grandchildren in the preparation for a disaster. It is essential to involve them it the program of your family communication plan. Whatever your plan is practice with your younger ones to assure them they are prepared for what to do during a fire, flood, severe storm, lighting strike, tornados, etc. Provide the children with a mobile phone as a kid’s safety device with an emergency app. You can upload their device with contacts in the case of an emergency while they are in school or you are at work, include emergency personnel, family, friends and neighbors.

This way all your child needs to do is press the button on the device. This can send an alert to the entire contact list, through a text, phone call, and/or email messages. With the device having (GPS) Global Positing System technology, first responders will be able to locate your child quickly and easily. This saves precious minutes – when every second count.

Depending upon where you live, these disasters like fire, flood, severe storm, lighting strike, tornados, etc., could be a very real concern for you. Even if you’re not located in a zone that typically sees these extreme events, no one is immune. Climate Change is causing the whole world to change their thinking. While preparing you Plan don’t forget to review and update your insurance policy for explosions from lighting strikes, hail damage, flood, have your agent explain what is and is not covered.

If your family disaster plan involves picking up additional coverage that your current plan does not offer, create a system to save and cover this added expense.

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is urging residents to take time to test their home for radon. Radon-related health risks are preventable with a simple home detection test. With more people staying home, working and learning remotely, this peace of mind is priceless. A simple home test is an inexpensive and easy way to know if you and your family is at risk of exposure.


ASSE Illinois Chapter President, ,
Gary W. Howard


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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)
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 (Chair)
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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