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|Established in 1980||March 2000|
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Message from the PresidentThe March Board meeting focused on a discussion of what professional development or training classes should be set for the next year. We believe that we will have some exciting, educational and innovative programs from you in 2000. Although all of the classes are in the process of development, this is what we have so far:
Special Note: If you are interested in being a board member or volunteer, we would like to hear from you. The new board members will take over in the month of June. This change was implemented due to a request from our parent association; to ensure that election cycles from of all local sections matched the national one. Many of the people who are currently on the board will not be able to continue. We have had a few volunteers. We need your help!!!!!!
|Our National Board Coordinator is Monty Herr. |
You can reach Monty at Lawrence Livermore Labs:
PO Box 808
Livermore, CA 94551
Visit our Website at: http://www.AIHA1.org/Sections/SVS/
Save a Tree. Get your newsletter off the web or by email. The board has recommended that newsletters be sent by electronic means when available. If you have a new email address please forward that information to Rocky Rockswold at firstname.lastname@example.org
One bill you maybe interested in is a safety engineer title protection bill (AB 2505) that appears to be patterned after a national ASSE model for title protection. There are over 30 other bills that we will also review in order to determine if CIHC needs to support, oppose, or watch this legislative session. If you are interested in seeing a copy of AB 2505 or any of the other bills we are reviewing, please visit the CIHC website at http://www.sacadvocacy.com/cihc/cihc.html.
Last fall, I updated you on an effort to get the state legislator that represents you to be aware of our profession and what concerns us. This Grassroots Legislative Outreach effort is still going on and I encourage you to get involved. To help educate our legislators, a PowerPoint presentation was developed entitled: What is an Industrial Hygienist? (Which you can also review on the CIHC website) If you have already met your legislator or would like to volunteer to attend such a meeting please contact our section's coordinator, Bill Collier at 707-446-4764 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
The 1999 legislative year produced a number of bills that could potentially impact our profession or relate to Industrial Hygiene. The CIHC website has a complete report on the final status of all the 1999 legislation that passed, including AB 1127 that reformed the Cal/OSHA program.
If you have any questions or need more detailed information on CIHC or the legislation being followed please contact your representatives: Steve Smith (274-5730) or Ed Klinenberg (643-0311).
Save a Tree. Get your newsletter off the web or by email or fax. The board has recommended that newsletters be sent by electronic means when available. If you have a new email address please forward that information to Rocky Rockswold. There are quite of number of members who have e-mail returned, please up date this. It saves us money, stamps and time and lots of time.
Special News - We have a local section member running for the Board of the National AIHA. See attached letter from Betty Taylor.
We Wish Betty Taylor lots of luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
To raise our dues, according to our bylaws, we have to vote. If over 50% of our members vote to increase the dues we will change our bylaws to indicate that our annual dues are now $25.
In truth the only reason we are raising our dues is that the CIHC has raise it dues/members to $25.00. We pass all of our dues on to CIHC. We have been able to consistently cover the cost of the SVS-AIHA out of the profits of our symposiums or lunch meetings and haven't needed to raise the dues. To my knowledge the dues have not been raised since 1980. See Article IX, Section 2.
If you are in favor of raising the dues to $25.00 check YES below. If not, check NO.
YES _________________ NO__________________ Name_____________________________________________ Address__________________________________________ _________________________________________________ Phone and e-mail_________________________________ FAX to: 707-447-6385The results will be listed in the next Newsletter.
(or you may use this web form to e-mail your ballot)