Agenda for November 16th 2010 EIGSC Meeting

November 12, 2010

The final lunch before our December Christmas Party is coming up November 16th with a full plate of fun and business.

The usual start time of 11:30am with a meeting of friends and colleagues, at Taix’s French Restaurant, 1911 Sunset Boulevard, in Echo Park.

The meeting will be called to order at 12:00 Noon, introductions will be made, and we will get down to business.

We have held open the nominations for anyone that wants to make them, and will have any additional candidates put forth.

If there are not any Leslie Malloy has agreed to serve as the Vice President, Ray Miller Secretary, Andrew Ryan Treasurer, and my circumstances now allow me to serve as President, unless there are any nominations.

We will open the floor to any new business, and then have the lunches brought out, I hope to have a report on the meeting Debra Tudor, held on the 10th of November. If anyone from the group was able to attend could give us an update please let me know.

We are fortunate to have Doug Witham, and Frank Marchese, speaking this month on the subject of “What’s New at GAL and Hollister Whitney”. Thanks for coming guys, and Group especially contractors, let us all show our appreciation, and let Doug buy a round.

At or before 1:15pm we will start to wrap things up, with the raffle and door prizes, the BIG Door Prize from the Group will be $100 cash this month. Several, Industry famous GAL/H&W Gym bags will be part of the raffle as well.

So show up, participate, and support the Group!

Kind Regards

Allan Lloyd

President

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EIGSC – October 2010 Lunch Recap

November 4, 2010

THE SHAFT

 

                The EIGSC held their latest meeting on the 19th of October at the usual time and place. The rainy, dreary weather seemed to keep a lot of people away as attendance was only 24 people. One of our most faithful members Stan was out with the flu but is feeling better and will definitely be back in November just in time for elections. Speaking of, we are still open to receiving nominations for officers for 2011.

                After some mingling and catching up with old friends the meeting was called to order at 12:05pm. We started with introductions and moved right into the treasurer’s report. As of this last meeting we had $17,744 in the bank and are still financially sound. It was then mentioned that we have been donating to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (www.JDRF.org) for the past 6 years and a vote was taken to continue this. The vote passed with a clear majority and a check for $250 will be sent to this worthy charity. Also, Ray Miller (Ray.Miller@Draka.com) asked that anyone with any ideas or suggestions on how to better this monthly newsletter please bring them to his attention.

                The next item of business for October’s meeting was compiling the list of nominations for next month’s elections.  Our President Allan Lloyd is not positive he will be around this coming year to continue in his position and our Treasurer Leslie Malloy has reached her term limit. Current officers assured us that there is not an overwhelming amount of work or time commitments that come with the position so, once again, we ask you to please consider running for office if possible. So far our nominations are:

                President:  Open

                Vice President: Open

                Treasurer: Andrew Ryan

                Secretary: Ray Miller

 

                Several members have mentioned and most of us have noticed that participation in the EIGSC has been weak. We have talked about possibly getting a group of members together to brainstorm on ways that we could boost attendance and reinvigorate the group. We mentioned the possibility of only meeting once a quarter which no one seemed to want but something needs to be done. Please be thinking of ways we could enhance our group and keep it going for another 63 years.We will discuss these ideas at future lunches.

 

                Special thanks to everyone who brought a gift for our raffle: Doris Brannon (Cash gift), Ed Park (liquor), B. Tillipman (liquor), Mary Thomsic (liquor), Leslie Malloy (candy), Ray Miller (wine), Mark Keelan (liquor), Carolyn Chavez (wine) and Marilyn Look (golf gloves)

 

                Our guest speaker this month was Jim Collett, a long time elevator mechanic who just wrote a book about his time in the field. This book, titled Elevator Man Stories:40 Years of Funny, Colorful and Serious Stories While Working in the Trade!is a collection of entertaining stories that deal mostly with the unique characters he encountered while on the job. Jim actually began writing his stories online in Elevator World’s blog but as the stories began to get more risqué they were less willing to post them on their conservative site. With the encouragement of his mother, Mr. Collett decided to write this book with his wife being the editor.The book is a very easy read that will have you laughing out loud and is highly recommended by the group.

 

                Next month we will have Doug Witham and Frank Marchese at the lunch for their presentation titled “What’s New at GAL and Hollister Whitney”. They will bring gifts to handout along with our usual raffle. Elections will also be held at November’s lunch so we hope to see you all there!