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President's Report

 Ovidiu Muresan

Dear Friends,

The May 26th, 2020 meeting will conclude our 2019-2020 year for the ASPE Atlanta Chapter. We will have an online technical and online elections in order to elect the new Board members. Starting July 2020 we will have a new Board in charge to carry us forward and deal with our new normal.

June 6th will be our Region 3 meeting and June 13th our Board Planning Meeting for 2020-2021. After these meetings I’ll report to you the new plans and conclusions in my June article. The June article will be my last one as the President of ASPE Atlanta Chapter which I served with honor for the last four years.

For our next planning meetings I’m sure one of the main topics will be how to move forward on this new reality. As we keep progressing and adapting with online meetings and webinars please send me any suggestions you have for the year 2020-2021 on how to maintain our chapter and our industry strong.

We noticed in the last months a drop in our membership mainly on the renewal path. We understand the scare of the unpredictable economic future that’s why the Society has a program to help during this time. If your membership is due for renewal please visit the ASPE’s website or contact our VP Membership to see how we can help you in maintaining your membership.

If any of you have anything to communicate to our community as an article or email message, please let me know and we will try to publish it in the next newsletter or send it as an email to the group.

Please continue to take care of yourself and your families. If your time allows, use the extra day off this coming Memorial Day weekend to remember those who died while serving in the military and also spend some extra time with your loved ones.

Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions at [email protected].

Thank you and God bless you all.

 

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Dinner Meeting Schedule

May 26 - Meeting will be online via Zoom. A meeting invite has been sent out with a link. In order to recieve CEUs, you must register and join the meeting via the ASPE Education website.

We will be taking a break over the summer. We will see you in September. Hopefully in person!

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VP Technical Report

 Dennis M Connelly

Greetings to ASPE members, friends and plumbing folk everywhere!

The year is moving along briskly, and May is finally here.  School is out and kids are happy; graduation ceremonies are happening “virtually” everywhere. The bummer here, though, is we are still only partly open.  I think we are all getting tired of the sheltering in place, but we still must be careful to not get together too soon. Our downtown office was closed with the Mayor’s SIP order, but they have opened this week with new social distancing rules, temperature checks and one-way corridors. I am still working from home, because I can and because I am in a hazard group for age and other health conditions.

Despite the limitations of travel and gathering, many continue to produce plumbing designs and installations. Most of us are fortunate that we can continue in our work, whether at the office or home. We hear the nightly news and see the monthly national reports of the thousands who have lost their jobs, insurance, entire business because of this virus. I know of several of our professional brothers who are also out due to this outbreak. I am asking that everyone keep their eyes and ears open for openings and share that information where you can help us all get back to work.

Our May meeting is coming soon, our last for the activity’s year. This will also be a virtual meeting, organized through ZOOM software and run through the Society office in Chicago. We are starting a bit later, 7:30 to allow us to hold our officer elections beforehand, also through a separate ZOOM meeting. Keep watch on your inbox for links to these important events.

This month our presentation will be provided by Mr. Richard Ashlock with Environmental and Medical Gas Services, Inc. Richard is a long-time member and supporter of ASPE; he is licensed through ASSE for medical gas piping installation, inspection, verification, and instruction. Richard works with hospitals, engineers, and contractors to assist with medical gas product and installation. His presentation will be “Changes to NFPA 99-2018 - Georgia's New Medical Gas Standard”. Those who work in medical design recognize that the code Georgia was using up until this year, was two code update cycles out from current. This program will help you see the many changes, including new materials and practices that will now be necessary.

That’s all for now. I hope everyone remains safe and healthy and can join us for our virtual meeting this month. Please be sure to check in on your peers around the industry and be sure to keep all of the pipe and wrench plumbers in your thoughts and prayers. We know that they are essential, now more than ever.

I look forward to seeing you again in a future date. Please stay in contact with us all, through the Atlanta Chapter website, Facebook, or individual emails. You can reach me at [email protected].

Please be safe; cover your cough or sneeze and wash your hands!

Best wishes to you all!

 

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VP Legislative Report

RUFUS KAY

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Affiliate Liaison's Report

rodger nodine

Hello Everyone,

Things are starting open back up across Georgia, but many people are still going to be working remotely for the foreseeable future. With the current social distancing guidelines, the board has decided to have another virtual meeting for the final meeting of this session. We are also planning on holding officer elections via Zoom a little later in the month. If you can’t make the technical session it is recommended you attend the elections so your voice can be heard.

As an affiliate myself I understand how less than ideal these circumstances have been. However, I am hoping that you will be willing to continue your support of the chapter and that next session we will be able to have meetings and other events in person.

Currently our schedule looks like the following:

May 26 - ATL ASPE Technical Session- Zoom Meeting

May 26 - ATL  Officer Elections- Zoom Meeting

Fall 2020 - ASPE Golf Outing

September 11-16 - ASPE Convention and National Product Show in New Orleans

 As always if I can be of any assistance let me know.

Thanks,

Rodger Nodine

Note: My contact info has changed E-Mail: [email protected]

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Affiliates' Corner

Have a new product you think the industry would love to hear about? How about an upcoming event and you want to reach more than just your normal associates? Do you see an industry trend you want to highlight or discuss? If so, look at renting this space. Shoot Rodger at [email protected] an email to get more details.

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VP Education Report

julie hadfield

We are having this month's meeting over Zoom through the same process as last month. We are starting at 7:30 to allow time for officer elections this month. If you are a member, please join the election zoom meeting beforehand to cast your vote. Both the link for the presentation meeting and the election meeting is in the invite emailed our earlier today.

We will be awarding at least one scholarship next year to a high school senior or college student. The applications will open up at the end of summer, so start thinking about any students you know.

As always, don't hesitate to reach out with any questions.

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