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Established in 1980November 1999

In this issue:
[Next Meeting] | [President's Message] | [National News] | [California Update] | [CIHC Report] |

1999 Board

President: Bill Collier, CIH
Past Pres: Audrey Eng
Pres. Elect: Ed Klinenberg, CIH, PhD
Secretary: Amalia Neidhardt, MPH. IHIT
Treasurer: Mark Cameron, CIH
Directors: Rick Beall, CIH
and
Larry Bellani, CIH
CIHC Representative: Ed Klinenberg
ASSE LIAISON: Carol Barake, CIH

Join us....

ASSE HOLIDAY PARTY
@ THE SUDWICK BREWERY
1375 EXPOSITION BLVD.
(ACROSS FROM CA--EXPO)

NOVEMBER 12, 1999
5:30 PM
Contact: Carol Barake for more information

(916) 989-5150


and the


AIHA CHRISTMAS PARTY

Andiamo's in Sacramento on Folsom Blvd.
11:30 Am to 1:30 PM
Friday, Dec. 3, 1999
Cost $10.00 for members

See the attached sign up sheet:

Next Newsletter Deadline:
January 3, 2000



PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Please attend to the Holiday Party on December 3, 1999. It will be a great lunch and a good time to catch up on all the news with other members of your profession.

The dues will be $25.00 next year to cover the increased dues from the CIHC.

The September Symposium was a success. Our local section made approximately $835.00.

Our current bank account has $5170.00. However, we will have to pay the CIHC $1400.00 for our $70 paying members

Bill Collier


National News

The Year 2000 AIHCE will be in Orlando, Florida, May 19 - 26. You will be able to earn up to 6.5 CM points.

Check out their web page at: http://www.aiha.org/conf.html


CALIFORNIA UPDATE

New Website:

The Sacramento Valley Section is online. Visit us at our new location: 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 rockyone@pacbell.net

CIHC

Visit their web site at: http://www.sacadvocacy.com/cihc/cihc.html with the user name: cihc passcode: ***** [see your last printed newsletter for the passcode or contact (if you are a member) ebartosh@bartosh.com]

Your local CIHC representatives are Ed Klinenberg or Steve Smith and you can call them if you need more information about CIHC.

Alternate CIHC Representative

We are seeking a volunteer to be an alternate CIHC representative. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to make a difference in our state legislation or someone who just wants to see how our dues are spent.

CIHC Update

Submitted by: Bill Collier, your Alternate CIHC representative:

I attended the last CIHC meeting in San Francisco on November 8, 1999. The CIHC is currently in contract negotiations with Sacramento Advocacy. Things seem to be going well. The November conference appears to be a success and profitable enough that it will put the CIHC on track for another year.

However, due to increases in administrative expenses, anticipated increase in cost from Sacramento Advocacy and the cost of legislative services, the CIHC will increase its dues/member to $25.00 for 2000.


ARTICLES FROM OUR MEMBERS

Articles submitted for this column are not edited by the Board. They are the personal opinions of the author.

You may submit an article or advertisement to Audrey Eng, editor, at Audrey_Eng@dot.ca.gov or fax (916) 653-5165.


Next Newsletter

Deadline for article submission for our Next Newsletter: January 3, 2000


Other information

Intensive Short Courses:
Hearing Protection Devices and Hearing Conservation Programs

January 13, 2000
San Ramon Marriott
San Ramon CA

This seminar will review issues crucial to the administration of a comprehensive and effective hearing conservation program, including noise surveys, audiometry, education, and motivation.

The program, taught by two highly regarded hearing conservationists, Elliott Berger and Don Gasaway, is designed for industrial, government and military personnel who are involved in or responsible for hearing conservation and the dispensing of hearing protection devices. This FREE seminar includes complimentary beverages and luncheon. For a brochure and registration form contact Cyd Kladden at EAR (phone 317-692-3066 or fax 317-692-3116 or cyd_kladden@aearo.com e-mail). Seating is limited so don't delay. Continuing education credits available.


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