Recap of Meeting of November 13th, 2007

November 13, 2007

President Mike Shaw opened the meeting with the traditional round of self introductions by the thirty one in attendance We were most pleased to have Doug Witham of GAL and Teresa Shirley of NAEC with us. Also, we had several long time members and supporters from out of the immediate area, including Dick Vinciquerra of AFD Industries accompanied by his lovely wife, Carol, Andrew Ryan of Innovation Industries, and Steve Rosnack of Canton Elevator.

Marilyn Look was accompanied by her husband, Launis. They have just established Look and Company, LLC, a new firm specializing in Stair Chair Sales and Rentals.

Industry veteran Mike Barnum, now operating Southcoast Elevator and Kevin Heling, President and General Manager of Brugg Wire Rope were also in attendance.

The present slate of officers was re-elected for another term by unanimous vote of the members attending.


Back Row – l to r: John Brannon (Secretary and Web Master), Allan Lloyd (Vice President and Program Chairman), Mike Shaw (President)

Front Row – l to r: Estella McIntosh (Treasurer), Doris Brannon (Sergeant at Arms), Stan Schultz (Membership Chairman and Editor of THE SHAFT)

Mike Shaw presented the commemorative edition custom made putter from our June Golf tournament awarded to a sponsor chosen by lot, to Doug Witham of GAL.

Mike Shaw (l) and Doug Witham


Teresa Shirley issued a personal invitation to the Industry Reception for the jointly sponsored seminar at Crowne Plaza, LAX on November 14, at 4:30 PM to all present.

Teresa Shirley issues invitation  – Mike Shaw stands by

The Groups check for $3000 as our donation to the Elevator and Escalator Safety Foundation (EESF) from our June Golf Tournament was accepted on the Foundation’s behalf by two of the directors, Dick Vinciquerra and Doug Witham.

Allan Lloyd gave us recap about how the EESF program works to educate grade school children and just how effective this program has been and how those who’d like to participate can do so.

Allan Lloyd presents, Mike Shaw looks on


Next, we had a presentation by Barry Bouyer of MORETON BAY SYSTEMS, a provider of self contained  video surveillance systems. For elevator applications, the unit can be mounted in a corner of the cab or on the back wall. It is motion activated and records images to an “SD” memory card within the unit. Each (2 GB) card will hold about 65,000 images, equivalent to about ten days in usual elevator applications. The card can then be replaced with an alternate one and the images transferred from the card to a PC for viewing and/or storage. The accompanying software enables rapid search by date/time to locate any desired specific images. The images can also be viewed at selected speeds ranging from very fast to frame by frame. The unit can be powered by battery or from an AC source. It can operate in temperatures from -20 to 50 degrees Celsius ( -4 to 122 degrees F)

Unlike closed circuit TV systems, no shielded wires to the in car unit are required. There is no need to have an exterior monitor nor anyone viewing it, nor of course, any wiring thereto. The cost of the units is about $1000 each. An infrared version for low light conditions is available. Looks like one of those would have been handy for the picture below (flash failure — sorry ’bout that!).

Barry Bouyer

Looks like a great idea. Many thanks for a good presentation, Barry!

The proceedings concluded with our regular raffle for some great prizes provided by John and Doris Brannon, Stan Schultz, Teresa Shirley of NAEC, Steve Grainer of MITSUBISHI, Andrew Ryan of INNOVATION, Allan Lloyd of DRAKA Leslie Malloy of WESTCOAST Pads,  Alex Cargill, Marilyn and Lauris Look of LOOK & CO., Kevin Heling of BRUGG WIRE ROPE, Mike Shaw of LERCH BASTES, Patti Crocker of CROCKER’s INC., Mary Thomsic of ALPS WIRE ROPE and Mike Barnum of SOUTHCOAST ELEVATOR.

The winners included — Steve Rosnack, Mary Thomsic, Allan Lloyd, Mike Barnum, Kevin Heling, Andy Duzich, Teresa Shirley, Doug Witham, Steve Grainer, Lupe Castrejon, Patti Crocker, Alex Cargill and Carol Vinciquerra.

This months attendance prize, provided by the Group, went to Bernie Tillpman.