Chapter News – November 2017

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November 22, 2017

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Time to Elect RCI Affiliated Chapter Leaders

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 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

The Great Lakes Chapter’s technical session was well attended.
By Great Lakes Chapter Industry Director Sue Baumberger
Mike Petrie of FM Global

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
Don McCoy of Oakland Metals

The chapter’s annual banquet and membership meeting will be held Friday, December 8, at the Polish American Cultural Center in Troy, MI.

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

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.

Mid America Chapter Represents RCI at MRCA Event

By Mid America Chapter President Andrea Goodhope

Members of the Mid America Chapter of RCI, Inc. recently attended the Midwest Roofing Contractor’s Association (MRCA) Annual Conference and Expo.

RCI Mid America Chapter Vice President Ken Hunt, Chapter President Andrea Goodhope, and member Danny Bryson attended the MRCA Reception at the Marriott – St. Louis Grand on October 17, 2017.
RCI Mid America Chapter member Danny Bryson, 2017 James Q. McCawley Award Winner John Daly, and Chapter Vice President Ken Hunt join forces in pledging $1,000 to the MRCA Foundation at the live auction in St. Louis.

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
Mid Atlantic Chapter October educational seminar

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).

For more information about this event and future events or other chapter information, visit the Mid Atlantic Chapter website at or contact Chapter Secretary Matt Schofield at, or Chapter President Steven Bohlen at

Mid-South Chapter Announces December Meeting

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

See the flyer for additional information: Mid-South_Meeting_Announcement_12.08.17

Winter 2017-2018 Calendar

2627 North Texas Chapter Lunch and Learn2829 Exterior Walls in Delta Fredericton, NB30 Metro NY Chapter Holiday Event
1 New England Chapter RRC Review & Update | Georgia Chapter Meeting2
345 Exterior Concrete Wall Systems -
San Francisco
6 Exterior Concrete Wall Systems -
San Francisco
| December Meeting - Denver | Delaware Valley Chapter Holiday Party
7 Ontario Chapter Christmas Lunch | Stucco & Exterior Finish - San Francisco | Annual Meeting and Holiday Party - So Cal Chapter | Florida Chapter Educational Session8 Stucco & Exterior Finish - San Francisco | Great Lakes Chapter Annual Meeting and Holiday Banquet | Mid-South Chapter Meeting9
101112 Roof Technology & Science I - Orlando13 RTS I - Orlando14 Roof Technology & Science II -
15 RTS II - Orlando16
1718 Building Envelope Quality Assurance - New Orleans | North Texas Chapter Holiday Lunch19 Rooftop Quality Assurance - New Orleans20212223
7891011 Hawaii Winter Workshop - So Cal Chapter12 Hawaii Winter Workshop - So Cal Chapter13
14151617 Annual Meeting - Chicago Area Chapter1819 Annual General Meeting - Western Canada Chapter20
21222324252627 RCI Iowa Chapter/IRCA Joint Winter Meeting
28293031 Ontario Chapter General Meeting and Curling Event

Check the source! Find chapter news on RCI Affiliated Chapter websites.

Chapter leaders can download resources, including the Chapter Awards Program Application, from the Member Resources page of RCI’s website. Contact your region director or Catherine Moon, director of region and chapter relations, with any chapter-related questions.

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