President’s Report

Vivian Enriquez, CPD
President
June 2019

Thank you to all that attended the May 1, 2019 meeting and thanks to our guest speaker, Mr. Kelly Gilfoy, Marketing Director for Specification Sales, who gave a very informative and updated presentation on “California Energy Efficiency Standards for DHW System.  On behalf of the ASPE-LA Chapter Board, thanks to our guest speaker and all those that have attended.

For June 05, 2019 meeting, we will have no other than Mr. Doug Kirk who will be presenting on “UPC – Chapter 6 – Water Supply & Distribution – Water Sizing Changes from 1962 to 2018”. Mr. Kirk is the Technical Services Supervisor for IAPMO. Come one, come all and do not miss this very informative presentation.

As I have announced to the membership at the March meeting regarding members having an interest to run as chapter officers for 2019-2020 and since no one submitted, the current ASPE Los Angeles Chapter of Officers at the April board meeting all agreed to continue their term for the second year.  Therefore, the following current officer will be the board for the 2019-2020:

PRESIDENT Vivian Enriquez
VICE PRES- TECHNICAL Karl Caouette
VICE PRES- LEGISLATIVE Thura Zin
VICE PRES- MEMBERSHIP John Zagorski
TREASURER Harold “Hal” Alvord
CORRESPONDING SECRETARY William Siler
ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY Edgar Ochoa
BOARD OF GOVERNORS Thura Zin

 

Other appointed positions are as follows:

NEWSLETTER EDITOR Jeff Atlas
AYP LIAISON Jeremy Busch
CHAPTER AFFILIATE LIAISON Ira Schumer
CHAPTER WOA LIAISON Linda Deunay

The Annual Donald F. Dickerson ASPE Golf Tournament is now behind us and I can truly say that it is a very well-attended event.  We want to thank the Golf Tournament’s Committee and volunteers, headed by John Zagorski, and also all those that have sponsored the event,  all those that came to either play or just be present, thank you and a million thank you to all. For details see John’s report and phots included in the newsletter.

We also wanted to welcome the following new members of the Los Angeles Chapter.  Please extend your welcome and hello to all when you see them at the meeting.

  • Brandon Meneses
  • Hugo Abundis
  • Sabino Padilla

Adding this again for this month – Submit your suggested topics not only for the monthly technical meeting but also for the upcoming August 14, 2019ASPE LA & OC Product Show & Technical Seminar and we will find the appropriate speaker(s).  The technical sessions for the product show will at least be 2- to 3-, maybe 4-hour sessions.  Please submit soon so we can lock-in the speakers,  via email to either me – Vivian.enriquez@arup.com or Karl at karl.caouette@hendersonengineers.com.

Lastly,  please note that registration for the 2019 Technical Symposium is now open.  It will be held at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Hotel from October 2427, 2019.  Register now at aspe.org/2019tech.

Latest news from ASPE Pipeline, Vol. 12, No. 9, April 25, 2019:

ASPE seeks working group members to develop a new standard on hot water system temperature maintenance

Volunteers with a technical background in designing plumbing systems, specifically domestic water heating systems, are needed to participate on Working Group 15 to develop a new American National Standard on system design methods used to regulate the temperature of water exiting a fixture or appliance in domestic water distribution systems. Ideal candidates would be plumbing system designers/engineers, piping system experts, code authorities, and others knowledgeable in plumbing system design techniques. The deadline to apply is May 10, 2019. Interested individuals are encouraged to fill out the application here: aspe.org/content/aspe-standards-committee-application

Beware of 2019 ASPE Tech Symposium hotel scams

It has been brought to our attention that some members and exhibitors have been targeted by third-party companies attempting to solicit reservations at unauthorized hotels. They create websites and make phone calls and email solicitations using web domain names and email addresses that look similar to the official versions for the event, offering special discounted hotel rooms that do not exist with the goal of obtaining your credit card information.

ASPE is the official housing provider for the 2019 Tech Symposium and has worked with the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Hotel to establish a room block for Symposium attendees and exhibitors. The only way you can obtain the special rate is through the 2019 Tech Symposium website: aspe.org/2019Tech.

Improper solicitation of hotel reservations from any company or housing provider other than ASPE is not approved. In the event you are contacted, please proceed with caution and report any unauthorized solicitation to ASPE.