CSI EBO Presidents Message June 2017
This post written by CSI East Bay-Oakland Chapter President Dan Galvez.
June Meeting -Recap:
At our meeting on June 20th, we welcomed several past chapter presidents to help celebrate our 50th anniversary. We had a fun time catching up with friends and telling stories of past chapter events. We were reminded of all the hard work contributed over the years in order to provide CSI members with the education, networking and professional development opportunities. We will continue our celebrations through the remainder of the year and at our Holiday party in December.
CSI East Bay-Oakland celebrating our 50th anniversary tonight! pic.twitter.com/vGsnvKWDQV
— CSI East Bay-Oakland (@CSIEastBay) June 21, 2017
We toured the shop of Chris French Metal. Chris French and his team have collaborated on many interesting and artistic projects with architects and contractors in the Bay Area. Chris’s presentation demonstrated the attention to design, detailing and planning for the fine metalwork they produce. We walked through the shop and became familiar with the tools and processes used and reviewed works in progress.
CSI East Bay -Oakland Chapter on our tour of Chris French Metal, Inc. in Oakland. #Metal #Fabrication #Design pic.twitter.com/nr8t0bKY06
— CSI East Bay-Oakland (@CSIEastBay) May 17, 2017
May Northwest-West Region Conference – Seattle
Several EBO board members attended the conference in Seattle, the latest in a series of annual events with the CSI Northwest Region. Seattle is a fine city, we were fortunate to experience their first spell of clear weather, a heat wave, with temperatures in the low 80’s. There were great education programs, plenty of opportunities for networking, a trade-show, CSI leadership training.
To see a recap of the conference, click here.
Beautiful day in Seattle #CSIWNW pic.twitter.com/HbOPeq5yQd
— CSI East Bay-Oakland (@CSIEastBay) May 20, 2017
Your new board members will take over in July. We are proud to have the following board members who will help the chapter continue to provide you the best service:
President- Joel Agnello – Richard Avelar Associates
President-Elect- Mike Hilliard – Hilliard Architects
Secretary – Vonnie Bower – FMG Architects
Treasurer – Jerry Veiluva – Hayashida Architects
Vice President – Bob Hemphill, Division 7 Waterproofing
Vice President – Brenda Hunsinger, Peninsula Building Materials
Vice President – Mary Nowee, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
Director – Virginia Fereday, Malarkey Roofing
Director – Jose Mendoza Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute
Director – Christine Diosdado, Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger
If you are interested in helping with chapter committees, please let me know.
Membership: Our membership is down slightly this month, as several members have not renewed. We have contacted all of them and some have said they were not aware their membership was lapsing and they would renew. If you receive a notice from CSI, please respond right away, so it is one less thing you have to remember to do. Thanks to all for renewing your membership with us. Our newest members are:
Danielle Campbell – Wiss, Janney, Elstner
Mike Krug – Soprema
T.Taiger Murphy – International Masonry Institute
Brian Neumann – Neumann Sloat Arnold, Architects
Leslie Scheppelmann – Wiss, Janney, Elstner
Certification: The spring Certification exam period ended this month. Our chapter helped several people study for their Construction Document Technologist exam this year, congratulations to the following new CDT certified CSI members;
Jon Fisher– Topflight Specs
Jeff Clukey – Lawrence Livermore National Lab
Rich Galliani – Tile & Stone Council of Northern California
Carol Shearer – Lawrence Livermore National Lab
The chapter will be setting up CDT and CCS study groups this summer for the Fall exam period. Contact me if you are interested in joining us.
Our new chapter website is on-line, check it out at https://staging3.csieastbay.org/. We are also managing to keep our social media sites active, take a few minutes to see some of the latest posts, just click on the Twitter, Facebook and Instagram buttons on the website.
Thanks for your support of the East Bay Oakland Chapter, hope to see you soon.