RCI Chapter News – December 2018

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December 25, 2018

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Upcoming Chapter Events

Chicago Area Chapter to Hold Annual Meeting

By Chicago Area Chapter Treasurer Patrick Reicher

The Chicago Area Chapter of RCI, Inc. is hosting their Annual Meeting and Program on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at Hamburger University at McDonald’s Campus, 2715 Jorie Blvd., Oak Brook, IL 60523.


Time Event
7:00 – 8:00 AM Registration, Continental Breakfast, Tabletop Exhibits, and Networking
8:00 – 8:15 AM Welcome, Announcements, and Tabletop Exhibitor Introductions
8:15 – 9:45 AM Tech Session #1:  “Restoration of the World’s Largest Commercial Marble Clad Building – Detroit’s Fisher Building,” by Ziad Salameh, ZS LLC
9:45 – 10:00 AM Mid-morning Break and Tabletop Exhibits
10:00 – 11:30 AM Tech Session #2:  “Concrete Deck Moisture Issues: Causes and Preventative Measures,” by Joe Schwetz, Sika Sarnafil
11:30 – 11:45 AM CRCA Update and Trade Show, by Bill McHugh, CRCA
11:45 – 12:00 PM RCI Region III Update
12:00 – 1:00 PM Luncheon
1:00 – 2:30 PM Tech Session #3:  “Roofing and Exterior Wall Requirements of the International Building Code,” by Dwayne Sloan and Rich Walke, Underwriters Laboratories
2:30 – 2:45 PM Mid-afternoon Break and Tabletop Exhibits
2:45 – 4:15 PM Tech Session #4:  “Building Enclosure Trends and Outlook: To Infinity and Beyond!″ by Elise Love of WJE and Patrick Reicher of RRJ
4:15 – 4:30 PM Chapter Business
4:30 – 6:00 PM CAC-RCI Chapter Awards and Cocktail Reception Co-sponsored by Interstate Roof Systems Consultants, Inc.

Tabletop Exhibitors

Mid Atlantic Chapter Holds Elections, Announces Meeting of Members

By Mid Atlantic Chapter Secretary Julie McDonald

RCI Mid Atlantic is holding 2019 Board Elections in December. Chapter members received an email with voting instructions which included a Survey Monkey poll. Votes were to be submitted by December 21, 2018.

The slate is as follows:

Board of Directors:
Immediate Past President: Dan Mathews (no vote)
President: Mike Hebert (no vote)
Vice President: Matt Schofield (or write-in)
Treasurer: Ed Eckard (or write-in)
Secretary: Norm Crouse or Scott Harrison (or write-in)
Consultant Director: Rick Wagner (or write-in)
Industry Director: Rick Scruggs or Lisa Madden (or write-in)

Other board-appointed positions for 2019 are as follows:
Education Chair: John Karras (no vote)
Social Chair: John Ogaitis (no vote)

RCI Mid Atlantic will be holding its annual Meeting of the Members dinner in January in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia. The date and location are to be announced. Members will enjoy tasty food and networking with peers. Come catch up with old friends and learn about what is planned for 2019! Watch your email for information on this event.

For more information about this event and future events or other chapter information, visit the Mid Atlantic Chapter website, or contact Julie McDonald at secretary@rcimidatlantic.org, or Dan Mathews at president@rcimidatlantic.org.

Mid America Chapter Buries Hatchet

By Mid America Chapter Past President Andrea Goodhope
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Contest winner Drew Dimond of Terracon.

On November 15, 2018, the Mid America Chapter of RCI, Inc. had a lunch-and-learn event at Bury the Hatchet in Overland Park, KS. It was a blast! First, the chapter had a stimulating presentation on jobsite safety by Rob Morehead with 3-E Safety. After lunch, there were lessons on how to safely and accurately throw hatchets at a target! By the time the chapter members were done squaring off against each other, most of them had managed to get at least one bull’s eye. Congratulations to Drew Dimond of Terracon for winning the contest!

Roof Technology & Science Offered in February in Ontario

The Ontario Chapter of RCI, Inc. will host Roof Technology & Science I on February 7-8, 2019. Attendees can earn 16 CEHs. The cost for RCI members is $525 + HST, and for nonmembers it is $675 + HST. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on both days, and the program will run from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (also on both days).

The event will be held at the Toronto Construction Association, 70 Leek Cres., Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1H1. For more information, view the event listing on the RCI Ontario Chapter webpage, or contact Betty Quan at 416-499-4000 x4119, rci@rci-onchapterinc.ca

Portland Chapter Announces 2019 Board

By Portland Chapter Office Administrator Susie Sirovatka
portland board
From Left to Right: Vice President John Kouba (Malarkey Roofing Products), Consultant Director Brad Schmautz (J2 Building Consultants, Inc.), Secretary Dan Cornwell (Cornwell Consulting Group, LLC), President Faron Hall (Professional Roof Consultants, Inc.), Treasurer Derek Josephson (Professional Roof Consultants, Inc.), Immediate Past President Jennifer Link-Raschko (USG), and Industry Director Owen Elkins (Bain Associates, Inc.).

So Cal Chapter

By So Cal Chapter Treasurer Ivan Chak
group shot
Attendees had a buffet-style dinner with good company, festive decorations, and live mariachi music.

On a cool and rainy Wednesday evening, over 40 event attendees came out to the festively decorated Hacienda in Santa Ana, CA to attend the So Cal Chapter of RCI’s Annual Dinner and Holiday Party on December 5, 2018. The chapter received many generous contributions to their annual Toys for Tots donation drive – in total, they collected 20+ toys to give to the U.S. Marine Corps for distribution to less fortunate children in low-income families. Guests were greeted with champagne flutes and enjoyed passed appetizers, refreshments, a buffet dinner, and a taco bar in a cheery and warm atmosphere complete with live mariachi music.

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So Cal Chapter Vice President Kyle Razor (l) and So Cal Chapter President Danielle Ward (r) announced raffle prize winners.

Chapter President Danielle Ward and Vice President Kyle Eazor delivered updates on the So Cal Chapter of RCI, Inc., summarizing the year in review and looking ahead to 2019. Region V Director Szymon Zienkiewicz provided a comprehensive overview of RCI, Inc.’s current and upcoming events at the regional and national levels. Ward returned to the podium to present special awards to chapter officers and volunteers for their hard work throughout the year.

Region V Director Szymon Zienkiewicz discussed upcoming RCI events.

The evening festivities concluded with the chapter’s annual raffle ticket drawing, which included a prize of sponsorship of RCI, Inc. member dues for one year. The So Cal Chapter would like to extend a special mention to their generous sponsors, who helped to make the event a rousing success:

Event Sponsor: Union Roofing Contractors Association
Refreshment Sponsor: AQUAFIN Inc.
Tabletop Sponsors: EPRO Services, Inc., Axis Building Envelope Design

The chapter members hope you all have a safe and happy holiday season, and best wishes in the New Year. They look forward to seeing some of you in Honolulu at their upcoming 19th annual Hawaii Winter Workshop on January 14-15, 2019!

Upcoming Chapter Events

January 14-15, 2019: So Cal Chapter – Hawaii Winter Workshop
January 16, 2019: CAC-RCI – Annual Meeting and Program and Cocktail Reception
January 17, 2019: Portland Chapter – Lunch and Learn: “Roof Top Expansion Joints” – David Slough, EMSEAL
January 24, 2019: Mid-South Chapter – Chapter Meeting in Nashville | Mid Atlantic Chapter – Annual Dinner and Meeting
January 24-25, 2019: Ontario ChapterMasonry Wall Systems
January 25, 2019: Western Canada Chapter – RCIWCC 2019 Conference and AGM

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