Recap of Meeting of May 20, 2008

May 21, 2008

In the absence of President Mike Shaw, Vice President Allan Lloyd called the meeting to order for the twenty six members attending. After the usual round of self introductions, Treasurer Stella McIntosh presented a financial report. Stella also informed us that long time member and industry figure Jack Parker had recently suffered a stroke. Presently, Jack is doing well. Long term prognosis is not known at this time. All present expressed their wish for a good outcome.

Chairman Scott Dutton gave us a quick review of the status of next month’s golf tournament. Things are proceeding well. While numerous sponsorships have been taken, many more remain. Anyone interested was encouraged to call Scott. Contact information is available on our web site, as is a form that can be used to finalize a sponsorship, submit your foursome(s), etc. Please give Scott a break and don’t wait until the last second to submit your information

Dave Turner presented a report on the convention of the National Association of Vertical Transportation Professionals (NAVTP) held recently in San Francisco. Dave outlined the topics presented, such as the status of the ThyssenKrupp ISIS, hall call allocation control systems and others and gave us a brief review of each. Very informative — thanks, Dave!

This month’s program was provided by Patricia Howard and Jonathan Latham of Janus Elevator Products, with particular emphasis on the requirements of the 2004 version of ASME A17.1 (commonly called the National Elevator Code). Many provisions of that code were recently adopted by the state of California as covered in detail at last months meeting.

Patricia explained the requirements for consolidation of the on car items related to “Fire Service” into a single compartment. In addition to a detailed slide presentation, an actual sample was on hand for viewing.

Jonathan concentrated on the required two way communication system requirements and also amplified his slide presentation with actual samples.

Great job, Patty and Jonathan! Thanks so much for your efforts.

The meeting concluded with our regular raffle. Prizes were provided by: John and Doris Brannon, Patricia Howard and Jonathan Latham of JANUS ELEVATOR, Stan Schultz, Jack Lawson, Allan Lloyd of DRAKA, Gerald McKinnon, Mark Keelan of SCHUNK Graphite, Mary Thomsic of ALPS Wire Rope, Stella McIntosh, Greg Moore of WEST COST, Marilyn Look of LOOK Stairchairs and Scott Dutton of CED.

Winners included: Peter Callas, Tim Hawkins, Dave Turner, Greg Moore, Bernie Tillipman, Mary Thomsic, Nick Escamailla, Jack Lawson, Marilyn Look, Stella McIntosh, Sharon McKellips, Andy Duzich and Sam Farooqi.

This month’s Grand prize, a portable grill, went to Jack Lawson.