On Tuesday, August 9th we hosted our August AFSA PNW Chapter Quarterly meeting. There were sprinkler heads being set off, history lessons being given, talk about apprenticeship, the next generation, and our future all washed down with some of the most scrumptious steak, salmon, burgers and pizza. There’s really something magical when the fire sprinkler industry gathers together. There are so many familiar faces and warm greetings, intelligent conversations as well as silly ones, it feels like being around family more then it feels like business.
Thank you everyone who came out to our Chapter Meeting this past Tuesday it wouldn’t of been the same without any one of you. Special thanks to Cary Webber with Reliable for his incredible Fire Sprinkler demonstration and generous sponsorship of our dinner, Jeff Livaudais for flying all the way up here from National to support our apprenticeship efforts, Mark Knurek with Lubrizol for his special pre-meeting session and the entire staff at the Flat Iron Grill for providing such incredible service.
We look forward to our future together!
To see even more photos of the event I created a shared google photo album,
find them here.
Location: Flat Iron Grill – theflatirongrill.com
Address: Gilman Village, 317 NW Gilman Blvd #28, Issaquah, WA 98027
Tuesday August 9th: Dinner starts at 6pm, Meeting is from 6:30pm – 9pm
We are excited to announce Cary Webber with Reliable Automatic Sprinkler, Co. will be bringing his demonstration trailer for our attendees and has generously offered to sponsor a portion of our dinner. We will also have unique opportunity of being joined by Jeff Livaudais, manager of Chapter Relations at AFSA National who will speak to us about what’s been happening at AFSA National. Click here to RSVP.
- NEW: Social Time & Dinner Order (due to the incredible response we have a larger group then expected and will not be able to do buffet style as previously stated. Instead there will be a limited menu to order from, there will be no change to meal cost)
- Welcome & Call to Order, Tracy Moore, Chairman
- Local Adoption Update: Mercer Island, Shoreline, Gig Harbor, Camas & Bothell, Tracy Moore, Chairman
- AFSA Next Gen Update: SkillsUSA National Leadership Conference, Tiffany Moore, Vice Chair
- AFSA National Update, Jeff Livaudais, AFSA National Chapter Relations
- NEW: WA State Update, Dan Johnson, WA State Fire Marshal’s Office
- Reliable Trailer Demonstration, Cary Webber, Reliable
- Open Discussion & Social Hour at the Black Duck (optional)
Cost: $12.50 per attendee
In an effort to keep meeting costs to a minimum, alcoholic beverages will not be included but will be available for individual purchase.
Space is limited, so please RSVP early! Click here
On Wednesday last week we had out special seminar event about the Fundamentals of Succession and Estate Planning for the Business Owner with Kris Gray and it turned out great! Kris was full of valuable information that could save any business owner both money and headaches. Flat Iron Grill & the Black Duck restaurants provided us with a smorgasbord of fine food from a selection of burgers, sandwiches, pizzas, and salads. Thank you everyone who came out and participated, we thoroughly enjoyed your company and your input really added value to the afternoon!
Come join us at our April Chapter meeting! If you would like to attend please RSVP with Ron Greenman (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will be holding elections at this meeting, currently the candidates are:
- Chairman: Tracy Moore
- Vice Chair: Tiffany Moore
- Secretary / Treasurer: Chris Russell
If you would like to be considered please contact Ron Greenman. For more information please read the following: Requisites for Leadership & Committee Positions
Claim Jumpers – Tukwila at 6:30pm
For those of you who are aware, I am now on the AFSA National Apprenticeship & Education Committee for 2016, as well as the Public Education & Awareness Committee. If your curious what our national committees accomplish, this article has some great insight into our A&E committee.
Minutes Fall 2016 – These are our meeting minutes courtesy of our executive director Ron Greenman. Also if you haven’t renewed your AFSA 2016 membership please get your forms over to Ron immediately. I’m excited about this year, don’t miss out!