ASSE Illinois chapter

President's Message
December 2014


Dear Members,

First and foremost, I would like to thank Business Manager James Coyne, Local 130, and all the sponsors that were at the product show. We had over twenty sponsors, and all kinds of food and refreshments were served. Door prizes were donated by our sponsors. Another thank you goes to ASSE Executive Director Scott Hamilton and to his crew; Benjamin Ryan and Marianne Waickman. It was great to have you on board with us that night. The show was an educational experience and fun was had by all!

At a recent Plumbing Inspector’s meeting an inspector told me that another inspector told him an apprentice was asking where in the code book he could find what an appurtenance was. I knew in my head it was something in a plumbing system that didn’t make a demand on the water supply, or put a load on the drainage system. I looked in the code book under definitions for words that started with the letter “A” and had no luck. I knew it was in the code book because I read it in there before. I grabbed my Webster’s dictionary and success! It stated something that goes with another thing, or an accessory. The first chance I had, I started looking in the code-­‐book again for my word. It appeared in the definition for the word “safe pan”, and in the definition of a couple other words, but still didn’t spell out exactly what an appurtenance was. I found “plumbing appliance” and turned the page and found my word. It was plumbing appurtenance. This is what it states: An accessory or device used in a plumbing system which demands no additional water supply, nor adds any discharge load to a fixture or the drainage system. Plumbing appurtenances shall include instrument, gauges, relief valves limit switches, backflow assemblies, solenoids valves, and devices between solenoid valves. There you have it Mr. Apprentice and Mr. Plumbing Inspector; sometimes you have to dig down to the bottom of your bag of tricks to find what you’re looking for! Study your code book and you will be smart and then you will have the answer next time.

On behalf of our association I wish Gary Howard a happy retirement for many years of dedication to our trade. Furthermore I wish a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Happy Holidays to all.

Sincerely,
Michael McGaughan


December 2014 Issue of IL Chapter ASSE News



NEWSLETTERS










president

Michael McGaughan


1st Vice President

Gary Howard


2nd Vice President

Vince England


Secretary

Cristina Barillas



Recording Secretary

Randy Olson



treasurer

Michael D. Scherer


Sargeant at Arms

John Khym




board of directors

1 Years 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years 5 Years
Robert Farrell Joe Sowa Kevin Sherlock Jones Richmond Ron Hackiewicz
Mike Ponx Ciro Gaimari Denis Riordan Don Yurkovich Jim Coyne
  Brian Mazzochio John Flader Ray Ehrlich Griff Gehrke

Ex-Officio
Patrick Flader




Committees

Committee Members
Annual Installation Dinner Dance Vince England (Chair)
Tony Divito
Bob Farrell
Cristina Barillas
Spring Dance Pat Flader (Chair)
John Flader
Picnic Griff Gehrke (Chair)
Randy Olson
John Khym
Ray Ehrlich
Mike McGaughan
Membership Randy Olson (Chair)
Kevin Sherlock
James Majerowicz
Cristina Barillas
Publicity Cristina Barillas (Chair)
Mike McGaughan
Mike Ponx
Product Show Brian Mazzocchi (Chair)
James Majerowicz
Mike McGaughan
Randy Olson
Finance & Budget John Flader (Chair)
Mike Scherer
Joe Sowa
Bob Farrell
Awards & Nominating
Kevin Sherlock (Chair)
Cy Gaimari
Dick Morin
By-Laws Dick Morin (Chair)
Joe Sowa
Ray Ehrlich
Standards James Majerowicz (Chair)
Griff Gehrke
John Khym
Denis Riordan
John Watson
Code & Research John Khym (Chair)
Mike McGaughan
Cy Gaimari
James Majerowicz
Griff Gehrke
Denis Riordan
Gary Howard
Sick & Vigil Robert Farrell, Chairman
Newsletter Cristina Barillas (Chair)
Mike McGaughan
Cy Gaimari
Gary Howard
Denis Riordan
Newsletter Ads Ray Ehrlich (Chair)
Vince England
Joe Sowa
Education & Speaker James Majerowicz (Chair)
Vince England
Public Relations Cy Gaimari
Jim Sullivan
Kevin Sherlock
Jim Coyne
Hospitality Mike McGaughan (Chair)
Ron Hackiewicz
Mike Ponx
Cristina Barillas

*** President of the chapter is a member of all committees