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President’s Message June 2017

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.


May Meeting-Recap:

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.


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.


Chapter Update:

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.

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