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February 4-7, 2019 36 Hours Course and February 7, 2019 9 Hours Refresher Class Offered.  See Flyers attached.
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Upcoming Classes and Meetings / Upcoming Backflow Classes in Reedley
« Last post by Mike McKeever on September 09, 2018, 09:46:21 PM »
Please see attached flyers for upcoming Backflow tester/Refresher course in October in Reedley
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Evenings Backflow training course in Fresno in October-November 2018. See flyer attached for details. Refresher course also offered.
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Backflow Training course June 18-21, 2018 and Refresher course offered June 21, 2018.  See attached flyers for details
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Glad to see you where able to get it posted. the more you use the forum, the easier it will be.
I'm changing you permission to full admin, so you can send "News Letters" from the Admin Tabs. Let me know if you need any guidance.
You got my number.

 ;)
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For information contact The Water Connection Inc Mike McKeever 559-479-0502 or go to website: yourwaterconnection.com    email: h2ocnxn@gmail.com

Click on the "Paper Clip" tabs below to download and print Class Fliers
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Please join us Monday November 8th in Selma. 8)

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CENTRAL VALLEY CHAPTER-ABPA
MEETING

MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2017

CATTLEMEN’S RESTAURANT
1880 Art Gonzales Pkwy, Selma, CA 93662

We have a meeting room reserved
    6: 00 pm  SHARP!
   
WE WILL BE DISCUSSING THE FUTURE OF THIS CHAPTER INCLUDING SHUTTING IT DOWN DUE TO LACK OF INTEREST
     
Please bring your ideas on how this chapter is  to progress.


CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE- WWW.CVC-ABPA.ORG

See You There !!!!
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CENTRAL VALLEY CHAPTER-ABPA

MEETING - WEDNESDAY, JULY 12th, 2017

                DENNY’S RESTAURANT
1110 E. SHAW AVE., FRESNO
N.SIDE OF SHAW, EAST OF FIRST ST.
Same Location as May Meeting

WE WILL MEET IN THE BACK PORTION OF THE RESTAURANT – Walk straight through from Cashier Station.
   
   6: 30 pm  SHARP!

EVERYONE IS ENCOURAGED TO BRING A GUEST. HAVE SOME PIE AND COFFEE IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO EAT

WE WILL HAVE OUR USUAL INFORMATIVE AND INFORMAL DISCUSSIONS, AND CONDUCT CHAPTER BUSINESS.

THIS FUNCTION WILL BE A “DUTCH TREAT” DINNER MEETING. YOU NEED TO BE HERE. SOME VERY IMPORTANT TOPICS WILL BE DISCUSSED. WE NEED       EVERYONES INPUT AND COMMENTS!

CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE- WWW.CVC-ABPA.ORG

See You There !!!!




PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES

CENTRAL VALLEY CHAPTER-ABPA BOARD MEETING MINUTES, MAY, 10, 2017
DENNY’S RESTAURANT, 1110 E. SHAW AVE., FRESNO, CA.

Board meeting called to order at 6:41 p.m. by President Mike McKeever.

Present
Officers-                   Mike McKeever, Danny Martin, Drek Beardsley, Terry Schneider
           Directors-                 Michael Govero Cox, Joel Fedor

           Absent
           Directors-                 Tom Ayers, Michael Guy 

           Guests-                    Amanda Kaprelian, Doran Clark, Keith Strong, Peter Portnoff

   President McKeever welcomed everyone and requested all present to introduce themselves.

Minutes- By Terry Schneider
The minutes from the March 8, 2017 Board meeting were distributed. A motion was made by Danny Martin to approve the March 8, 2017 Board meeting minutes. It was seconded by Michael Cox and the motion was approved by the Board.

Treasurer’s Report- By Drek Beardsley
The Treasurer’s Report of May 10, 2017 was distributed. A motion was made by Joel Fedor to approve the May 10, 2017 financial report. It was seconded by Peter Portnoff and the motion was approved by the Board.

Old Business
Backflow Seminar- A two day seminar on Friday, June 2nd and Saturday June 3rd was set up at the Madera Fairgrounds by Mike McKeever. The Board had discussed having a one day exhibition vs. a two day event at the March 8th meeting. It was approved at that meeting to go with a two day show. A flyer was prepared and printed and was to be distributed to local plumbers, water purveyors and our members. Some of those flyers were handed out to those present to distribute. Terry will send to Chapter Members. Mike has contacted some vendors and manufacturers to show their wares. There were some heated exchanges between several members and the President related to forming a committee, timing of the event, help from members and approval of the Board on several seminar related issues. At this point, Vice President Danny Martin resigned his position and left the meeting. Terry will set up our Chapter booth and man it on Friday. He will have cutaway and clear assemblies, ABPA brochures for certification and our Chapter Banner displayed.

Goals- President Mckeever stated we need to put ourselves out there for the public to see and for us to educate them. Need to have more ways to educate about backflow problems and issues. Keith Strong stated that our Chapter has been lax in providing this service. Everyone agreed with those statements, except that the Board and members should have a say in how those goals are achieved.         

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Old Business Continued
Test Sites- Mike McKeever has had a new test site in Kingsburg approved by the AWWA Certification Administrator. He would like to have more, like Turlock, Hanford and maybe Tulare.

Chapter Trailer Repair- Mike asked if the trailer wiring had been repaired. Joel Fedor said that it appeared that the wiring problem had been corrected. No problem hooking up and towing

IRS Debaucle- Mike talked to National President, Tim Brown at the National Conference in San Antonio regarding our problem with IRS recognition. National has made policy changes that will probably not help us in our on-going effort to get the IRS to recognize us as a viable National Chapter. Mike stated he would talk to an attorney to see how to proceed.

National Conference in San Antonio, Texas- Both Terry Schneider and President McKeever attended. Mike stated that the presentations were very good. Terry coordinated the Silent Auction which raised more than $3,500.00 for the Education Committee. There appeared to be a good turnout of attendee’s.


New Business
Classes- Mike has arranged to have a 5 day Tester short course at the Kingsburg site on May 22 to the 25th. Only AWWA certification will be available. ABPA would not approve based on the short notice.

Contact Hour Certificates- Joel Fedor has agreed to take over the preparation of course contact hour certificates. David Weisser has been providing that service for years and time constraints at work has limited his availability to help with this. Michael Govero Cox offered to send Joel a template for preparation of certificates that he could use.
   
                     Two Day Seminar-Proceeding with the two day Backflow Seminar and Exhibition in Madera.

   New Members-In the future we need to touch bases with previous members who no longer are Chapter Members. Terry has several lists of previous members that he could send a recruitment letter to.

   Next Meeting- July 12, 2017 at Denny’s Restaurant, 1110 E. Shaw Ave., Fresno. 6:30 p.m.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p.m.



Respectfully submitted,


                Terry Schneider, Chapter Secretary                 
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A 36 HOUR- 4 DAY BACKFLOW TESTER COURSE
                           SPONSORED BY CENTRAL VALLEY CHAPTER ABPA
                                                A 501 C93) –Non-Profit Educational Association
SUBJECT:  A COURSE RELATED TO THEORY, APPLICABLE LAWS, RULES, ASSEMBLY DESIGN, TESTING/ MAINTENANCE AND THE “NEED TO KNOW” CRITERIA TO QUALIFY THE APPLICANT TO PROCEED TO THE REQUIRED CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION.
WHERE:  CITY OF Fresno, 1910 E. University Ave., Fresno, CA.
WHEN:  July 31, 2017 through August 3, 2017 (Monday through Thursday) CLASS IS 7: AM- 4:30 PM
FEES:  COURSE FEE IS $ 995.00. TOTAL FEE IS DUE BY JULY 24th.  CHECKS FOR COURSE PAYABLE TO:  CENTRAL VALLEY CHAPTER
CLASS LIMIT:  THIS COURSE WILL BE LIMITED TO THE FIRST 20 STUDENTS TO SEND IN CLASS FEE.
INSTRUCTORS:  MIKE McKEEVER  (559) 479-0502 and  JOEL FEDOR  (559) 804-1178
 TESTER CERTIFICATION TEST APPLICATION TO BE FILLED OUT AND MAILED TO APPROPRIATE CERTIFYING AGENCY MUST BE DONE BY STUDENTS.
TEST DATES: Friday August 4th for ABPA and Saturday August 5th for AWWA.  TESTS BEGIN AT 8:00 am.  THE APPLICATION/REQUIRED FEE MUST BE COMPLETED AND MAILED TO THE APPROPRIATE AGENCY A MINIMUM OF 45 DAYS PRIOR TO THIS CLASS.
DO NOT MAIL APPLICATION OR CERTIFICATION FEES TO THE CENTRAL VALLEY CHAPTER.
AWWA CERTIFICATION FEE IS $ 180.00 FOR MEMBERS/$ 200.00 FOR NON-MEMBERS.  CONTACT AWWA OFFICE AT (909) 291-2100.  THE FEE AND APPLICATION MUST BE MAILED TO AWWA IN ORDER TO HAVE A TEST AVAILABLE TO TAKE THE REQUIRED WRITTEN/PERFORMANCE EXAMINATION ON SATURDAY AUGUST 5TH AT 8:00 AM
ABPA CERTIFICATION FEE IS $ 95.00 AND APPLICATIONS CAN BE DOWNLOADED AT: CVC-ABPA.ORG. CONTACT ABPA OFFICE AT (979) 846-7606.  THE FEE AND APPLICATION MUST BE MAILED TO ABPA IN ORDER TO HAVE A TEST AVAILABLE TO TAKE THE REQUIRED WRITTEN/PERFORMANCE EXAMINATION ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 4TH AT 8:00 AM.


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