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May 11th, 2016 Meeting Notice
« on: May 05, 2016, 12:11:25 PM »
MEETING NOTICE
WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016

AT YOSEMITE FALLS RESTAURANT
4278 WEST ASHLAN AVE.,  FRESNO, CA. 
ASHLAN AND FREEWAY 99

6: 30 pm  SHARP!

EVERYONE IS ENCOURAGED TO BRING A GUEST

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


THIS FUNCTION WILL BE A “ DUTCH TREAT” DINNER MEETING. IF YOU ARE NOT HUNGRY COME ANYWAY AND ENJOY THE GREAT PIES AND COFFEE.


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

See You There !!!!
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Minutes from May 11th, 2016 Meeting.


CENTRAL VALLEY CHAPTER-A B P A BOARD MEETING    MINUTES         
WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016
BROOKS RANCH RESTAURANT, 4131 S. CHESTNUT AVE.
FRESNO, CA.


Meeting called to order at 6:37 pm by President Danny Martin
Present
Officers-         Danny Martin, Drek Beardsley, Terry Schneider

Directors-         Joel Fedor, Bill Butler, Tom Ayers
Absent
Officers-         Mike McKeever

Directors-         Charlie Magana

Guests      David Weisser, Peter Portnoff, Michael Guy

President Danny Martin welcomed everyone.

Minutes by- Terry Schneider
The minutes from the March 9th, 2016 Board Meeting were distributed.
A motion was made by Drek Beardsley to approve the March Board meeting minutes. It was seconded by Tom Ayers and the motion was approved by the Board.

Treasurer’s Report by- Drek Beardsley
The May 11, 2016 Financial Statement was presented to the Board. A motion was made by David Weisser to approve the, May 11, 2016 financial statement. It was seconded by Bill Butler and the motion was approved by the Board.

OLD BUSINESS

Tester and Specialist Courses by- Danny Martin and Joel Fedor
There were 8 Tester and 4 Specialist students enrolled in the congruently running 5 day short courses held in Madera. There were no problems. Mike McKeever provided Tester instruction and Joel Fedor provided the Specialist course instruction. The exams were held on Friday afternoon.

Trailer by- David Weisser
It was suggested that we ask $1,000.00 for the purchase of our old trailer and to send out a notice to our members to give them first crack at it. If we receive more than one person interested in purchasing it, we will hold a drawing at the July Board Meeting. Terry will create a notice to be e-mailed and mailed to our members. David Weisser said he would take some pictures that could be attached and will send them to Terry.

OLD BUSINESS- Continued

National Conference by- Danny Martin
Danny Martin attended the National Conference in San Diego on March 15 and 16. He again presented our concerns to the National Board of Directors and requested answers to those concerns. This is an ongoing problem, probably no quick fix. Danny and Bill Wong of the Hawaii Chapter administered the Silent Auction in Terry Schneider’s absence. There were not many attendees, but about the three year average.

NEW BUSINESS
   
Future Classes by- Terry Schneider
Terry reiterated the approved test dates for 2016: Friday, April 8th-ABPA, Saturday April 9th-AWWA, Friday, August 5th-ABPA, Saturday, August 6th-AWWA, Friday, December 9th-ABPA, Saturday, December 10th-AWWA. All tests to be at the Fresno City Water Corporation Yard at 8:00 am on the dates shown. Terry will create a three evening Tester Refresher notice for a course on August 2, 3 and 4 that Dave can place on our web site page. Terry will also check with Ron Simons at the City of Fresno to reserve the class room and wet lab areas for the three nights.

New National Association Managing Company-by Danny Martin
An email received on May 9th informed us of the National Boards selection of a new Management Company for all business that ABPA conducts, including finances, certification, membership and other business operations. AMG has been providing this service for years and was considered as one of the viable companies under consideration. That company was administered by Roy and Shane Dillard. The new company is Association Resources based out of West Hartford, Connecticut. There will be a short transition period (about a month) between the two firms. We have a few disgruntled Chapter Members who want to disband as an ABPA Chapter and reinvent ourselves as some other entity ie; “Central Valley Backflow Education Association” or something similar. There was discussion among those in attendance regarding this subject. It was the general consensus that due to some discussions and recent statements by some key National Association people and our duty to provide instruction in the Central Valley, that we stay affiliated with ABPA. We need to give the new management company time to correct some deficiencies and get a handle on what this Association and the Chapter do. It was decided that we table our pursuit of this matter until January 2017. At our next Board Meeting we will discuss drafting an informative letter to the new management company related to our concerns and how they perceive reinstituting our IRS status.

New Association - Continued
It is the Boards desire to get this done ASAP and to spend as little as possible to get it done. Again, thinking that this was not our fault and National has a part in this. It was stated that anyone that is not happy with the decisions made at our Chapter meetings, always have the option of not being a member of the Chapter or ABPA. We recently heard that the newsletter and quarterly magazine will be discussed and reinstituted very soon. Those items are necessary as some incentive to get prospective persons to join ABPA and our Chapter.

July Meeting
The next Board Meeting will be on July 13th at Brooks Ranch Restaurant in Fresno (’99 and S. Chestnut Aves). President Martin will arrange the meeting date.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:46 pm.

Respectfully submitted

Terry Schneider, Secretary