President’s Report

Thura Zin, CPD, GPD
February 2018


Our 2018 year opening meeting was great!. We had 53 in attendance. The topic was tremendous! I like to thank our January Speaker, Mr. Scott Steindler, Regional Manager of Watts Water Technologies. His presentation was very useful to our design engineers.

Just a reminder that this year our BOD elections will be held during the April meeting. If you are interested in running for a position, please let me or Cory know. The three-main positions, President, VP Technical & Treasurer, require past BOD experience.

Don’t forgot, we have the ASPE LA & OC combined 2018 Donald F Dickerson ASPE Golf Tournament on Friday, May 11, 2018. The tournament will be at Brookside Golf & Country Club in Pasadena. The same place as last year. We are taking both fields. As I mentioned in our January meeting, the flyers are out in two versions. One for OC, and one for LA.

The ASPE 2018 Convention and Expo will be held on September 28, 2018 through October 3, 2018 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Here is the link for Convention Web Site;

I want to thank our LA Chapter WOA chair, Ms. Linda Deunay, for the successful WOA Blanket Drive which donated to the LA Mission for homeless. Ladies from our chapter, WOA does not automatically enroll you. Please contact Linda at You may also contact Stacey Kidd at or contact us.

A new CPD exam will be held on April 5 and 6. Registration is now open. If you need help, there is a class in OC chapter before every monthly meeting. Registration will close March 22, 2018.

We do not have not enough mentors for the ASPE mentoring Program. If you are interested in being a mentor, please let us know.

I like to share with all LA members that our chapter reached 212 members! Thanks to our VP membership John Zagorski. Contact John for new membership benefits. How you can get a free dinner! Starting in January, we increased meeting fee for non-member to $50. See Hal when you arrive at the meeting.

I like to thank all of you, who keep our chapter running by coming to our meetings every month. Some of you are regular monthly attendees but may not be able to join as a member. I’d like to request that all nonmembers join and support our chapter.

If you have an idea for a group activity to bring our ASPE families together, please let me, or any Board member know.