By Catherine Moon, RCI Director of Region & Chapter Relations
It’s time to elect 2018 RCI chapter leaders! By late fall, qualified candidate nominees should be selected by the chapter’s nominating committee so election materials can be distributed to chapter members. The election should be held no later than the month of December.
As stated in the RCI Chapter Bylaws, boards must consist of a majority of Consultant members. Please contact me by phone at 1-800-828-1902 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to verify the required membership make-up of your slate of officers, and to obtain ballot and candidate profile samples that may be used as templates for your election materials.
By December 31, the chapter secretary must notify the Region Director (your ex officio chapter board member) and RCI headquarters (Catherine Moon) of the chapter election results and submit a complete listing of the new chapter officers for the coming year, including the chapter’s contact address and phone number.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me or your Region Director with any questions you may have. Good luck to everyone in the polls!
Great Lakes Chapter Holds Technical Program, Announces Winter Event
By Great Lakes Chapter Industry Director Sue Baumberger
On October 20, 2017, the Great Lakes Chapter held its last technical session for 2017 in the VisTaTech Center at Schoolcraft College. The presentations were as follows:
“Roofing Failures – Various Case Studies” by Mike Petrie, FM Global
“Warranties – What They Cover, What They Don’t for Low-Sloped Commercial/Industrial” by Sue Baumberger, Johns Manville
“Warranties – What They Cover, What They Don’t for Steep-Sloped Metal Buildings” by Don McCoy, Oakland Metals
“Safety on the Roof – Selection, Specs and Compliance” by Zack Davis, CRS
“Drones – How They Can Be Used in Roofing” by Todd Hillhouse, UAS Thermals
Volunteers are important to any organization. If you would like to help, please call or email chapter President Ron Kinne at 734-591-4444 or email@example.com.
Louisiana Branch Offers Classes
By Louisiana Branch Liaison Neal Johnson
The Louisiana Branch of the Northern Gulf Coast Chapter of RCI will host two RCI classes in January. On January 18, 2018, Building Envelope Quality Assurance will be offered at the Holiday Inn-Downtown Superdome, 330 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, LA. Registration will begin at 7:30 AM, and the class will run from 8 AM to 5 PM. The program will cost $275 for RCI members and $375 for nonmembers. Participants will be eligible for eight CEHs/LUs.
The learning will continue on January 19 with a Rooftop Quality Assurance class, also from 8 AM to 5 PM, and also $275 for members and $375 for nonmembers. This class will be worth eight CEHs/LUs, for a total of 16 possible CEHs/LUs over the two days. The cost for each class includes a continental breakfast, assorted beverages, and a course textbook.
To receive the special room rate at the Holiday Inn, reserve before January 4, 2018. Click the links below to download PDFs of course registrations forms. On Thursday, January 18, 2018, there will be a Louisiana Branch meeting at 6 PM at the same hotel property.
The event offered the Mid America chapter members a chance to network with other industry members near their geographical location.
Mid Atlantic Chapter Holds Educational Seminar
By Mid Atlantic Chapter Secretary Matt Schofield
The Mid Atlantic Chapter held its final educational seminar of 2017 on October 27 at the Holiday Inn Columbia East in Jessup, MD. A total of four presentations were given worth a total of six RCI Continuing Education Hours (CEHs).
The Mid-South Chapter of RCI, Inc. will hold an end-of-year meeting on December 8, 2017, from 11AM to 1PM at the SSR Office in Nashville, TN to plan for the upcoming year. The chapter’s stated goal is to become a stronger, more active chapter that meets the needs of RCI members within their geographic area and serves their local communities. There is no cost to attend the meeting, and lunch will be provided. In addition to a discussion about chapter business, there will be a guest speaker. The meeting will also be available to attend via conference call for those who are unable to be there in person. For more information or to register, contact Michael Spach at firstname.lastname@example.org.