Thura Zin
V.P. Technical
May 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our monthly in person meeting was canceled. However, we had our first web based online presentation on April 1, 2020. On behalf of the ASPE-LA Board of Directors, we would like to thank Mr. Christopher Schmidt, Mid-West Regional Sales Manager, Oasis International and organizer our VP Membership John Zagorski. The topic was “Issues Plaguing Today’s Water System”. The presentation is ASPE Society CEU qualified. In his presentation, he covered pathogen reduction control. If you have additional questions or need information on this presentation, you can reach him at: cschmidt@oasiscoolers.com.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, we are not able to meet in person. The chapter board has decided to postpone our meetings until the Los Angeles County ‘safer at home’ order is lifted. We’ll update all information thru our ASPE- Los Angeles Chapter web site, Facebook and email to our members and meeting attendees. We hope all of our members and families will stay safe and healthy.

On May 6, 2020, we will have an online presentation “Corrosive Waste Drainage Systems with Plenum Considerations” presented by Ms. Averie Palovcak, Market and Applications Engineering Manager, Technical Polymers, Arkema Inc. Meeting check-in will start at 5:30pm and presentation will begin at 6:00 pm.

This month is our chapter elections. The society will send out online zoom chapter election info. Our current President, Vivian Enriquez, will coordinate with the society.

ASPE is accepting applications for the Board of Directors. If you are interested, please submit your application to ASPE Nomination Committee. The Board consists of 12 elected positions and is comprised of five Region Directors, one Treasurer, five Vice Presidents, and the President. Region Directors are responsible for overseeing the activities of the Chapters within their Region. Candidates for this position shall be Full Members in good standing of a Chapter within the Region they want to represent, and they shall have held a position(s) as a Chapter Officer for not less than four years.

Society announces that if you looking for ways to earn CEUs, learn new skills while working from home, you will be able to access all of our on-demand webinars as well as our popular read, learn, earn program, all of which offer continuing education units after successful completion of the accompanying quiz. You can take part in any of our offerings 24/7 from your home office, kitchen, patio, garage, bathroom… pretty much anywhere you have an Internet connection.

Due to the rapidly changing situation surrounding the COVID-19 virus, ASPE’s Credentialing Committee has decided to postpone this year’s scheduled CPD Exam. With many cities and states issuing school and business closures, it is in our best interest to postpone the examination until later this year. The revised dates are June 15 – 21, 2020. There will be no CPD Examination delivery during the original exam testing window. If you need more information, please visit ASPE Society web site. New Registration closing date is June 4, 2020.

The 2020 ASPE Convention & Expo, will be held September 11 – 16 in New Orleans. Be prepared to join us there.

As usual, do not hesitate to e-mail any board member for any topics that you may want to see in any of our technical programs. Watch your email for the next meeting date and see you all at next meeting. I want to wish you, your loved ones and fellow colleagues safe passage through this difficult period. Stay Safe.