Vivian Enriquez, CPD
President
May 2020

In the current situation that we are all in brought about by COVID-19 pandemic, I hope and pray for all of your safety and that everyone is well and staying safe. Please do not forget to take the appropriate measures to work efficiently, to meet the needs of your family and others, like observing the “social distancing” and the use of “masks” when you are out of your homes. We will all go through this and let us all work together to protect each other’s health, welfare and safety!!

Thank you to all that attended the in-person on March 04, 2020 meeting and wanted to thank our guest speaker, Dr. Saum Nour, as Guest Speaker. His presentation covered the “Highlights of Important Code Changes of California Plumbing Code 2020”. My apologies that we have to cancel the April 1, 2020 in-person meeting, but would like to thank our VP Membership, John Zagorski, for offering a speaker that is willing to the do the first Virtual Technical Presentation on April 1, 2020. Along with John, I also wanted to thank Thura Zin, our VP Membership and Jeff Atlas, for jumping on this immediately and blasting the announcement. Lastly, I wanted to thank our guest speaker for the First Virtual Meeting, Christopher Schimdt, for his presentation on “Issues Plaguing Today’s Water System – Pathogen Reduction Control”. Watch out for the announcement on the next Virtual Meeting on the ASPELA Website.

On a good note, I want to gladly announce that we have found the location for our permanent meeting location. Our new meeting location will be at the Courtyard by Marriot Burbank and is located at 2100 W. Empire Avenue, Burbank, CA 91504. The Banquet Manager have worked with us so as to maintain the cost of dinner we are currently charging the same.

We also wanted to welcome the following new members of the Los Angeles Chapter. I am adding their email addresses, so please reach out to these new members, introduce yourself and welcome them.

• Joseph Camacho – josephmcamacho@gmail.com
• Sarkis Kevork – skevork@portla.org
• Kevin Medina – kevmedina@yahoo.com
• Gregory Nanadjanians – gn59@hotmail.com
• Lizeth Vazquez – lvazquez@portla.org

I also wanted to announce that we will still have our election in May, I will confirm what will be the exact date in May, it might not happen during the May Virtual Meeting, as I have to get a complete lineup of people that will be running for office. We will be performing a “virtual election” and if you are interested to run for office, please contact me at Vivian.enriquez@arup.com.

Lastly, stay safe everyone and be well!!