October Meeting Recap 2011 – The Shaft

October 24, 2011

The Shaft October 2011

The October lunch began with 30 members and guest in attendance, the meeting was called to order at 12:00 noon introductions were made and we got down to business, the golf event was the first order, and Gordon Wege, stepped forward to fill Scott’s shoes, Thank you Gordon and CED.

A brief rundown of the finical statement was read, we are solid..

We started with nominations, Ed Park raised his hand for more bread, thus nominating George Markert for President.

I was taking notes but the remaining nominees per my memory were, for VP Darla Abel, with the City of Los Angeles, and our Current VP Andrew Ryan. , For Treasure we had Janice Clavet, toss her hat in the ring, and Christine Lam, was put forward as Sectary.

Please if anyone has additions or subtractions, to this let me know and we will include that in the balloting. Thanks to all those who have stepped forward.

Does anyone want to take care of the Christmas Party Committee? Yea we still call it Christmas.

So we will have elections next month! Tuesday November 15th, In addition an action packed video presentation from Hyundai Elevator, first ever public showing in North America, a Hollywood premier kind of, we also have Teresa Witham from the NAEC.

As we wrapped up business were then served a fine lunch as always and then treated to a presentation from the President Elect.

George Markert of Elevator Equipment Company (EECO) made a first time presentation to the Group on “Education and Innovation” and how this relates to our own businesses. He also touched on the value of active participation within our own group and in a larger scale NECA. George explained what Innovative products EECO is and has presented to the Industry in the last two years and their effort to help educate companies with product Seminars at on site location as well as their own location. I am sure we are all interested to see the new products that EECO has introduced as well as the established catalog of products they have been providing for over 65 years.

We wrapped up the meeting with our usual raffle, with gifts coming from Doris” I never win” Brannon a bottle of vino, From Stan Schultz a jug of wine, Allan Lloyd brought his friend Jack Daniels, and Ed Park of ERM brought Crown Royal, Tim Hawkins Retired, bought Wine, Janice Clavet with Lerch Bates a lovely Chardonnay, Marilyn of Look Stairchairs, also some Wine, along with Carlyon Chavez of EECO, Gordon Wege from CED $25.00 visa card! Drew Furman KONE Spares A fine CAB. Christine Lam Epco $20 Starbucks! And Andrew Ryan Innovation some wine.

The $75 Cash, in the form of Cash this time was won by none other than Greg Moore, of West Coast Pads who did not tell Leslie.

Next Meeting October 18th at TAIX!

October 14, 2011

Please be reminded that Tuesday October 18th is the Elevator Industry Group of Southern California monthly lunch.

11:30 Taix’s French Restaurant 1911 W Sunset Blvd. Echo Park. We have George Marker from EECO speaking on doing business in this economy, Nominations for the 2012 officers, elections to be held in November.

The Raffle with a big cash prize, (in the form of a check) of $75 from the group as well as many other door prizes.

See you Tuesday.

The Shaft September 2011

October 7, 2011

Our first EIGSC lunch of the Fall was held at Taix’s on September 20th, 2011. President Allan Lloyd was out of the country on business, so group Vice President Andrew Ryan presided over the meeting.

 25 members and their guests were in attendance. Unfortunately, our guest speakers had something come up at the last minute and were unable to attend. We will work on rescheduling them for a future lunch.

The first order of business was recapping the success if this past year’s charity golf tournament. $16,529 was collected in total revenue, this total included $754 collected in raffle tickets alone. There was $12,401.82 in expenses associated with putting on the tournament which left $4,127.18 in profit. The EIGSC presented the Elevator and Escalator Safety Foundation with a check in the amount of $3,500. I think everyone who joined us at the California Country Club will agree this was a huge success and a great time was had by all.

The group would like to give a special thanks and a fond farewell to Scott Dutton. Scott has been the mastermind behind several past golf tournaments and a very active member of our group. Scott has taken a new position outside of the elevator industry so he will no longer be organizing our annual charity event. He was kind enough to leave behind a checklist of everything that must be done in preparation for next year’s event. We will be looking for some new members to assist in the planning and organizing, if anyone would like to volunteer, please speak up.

Thank you to everyone who brought a gift for the raffle. Doris Brannon (can of nuts), Andrew Ryan (wine), Carolyn Chavez (wine), Leslie Malloy (liquor), Mike Farris (Buffalo Trace), Ray Miller (liquor). There were quite a few other donations, please note the gift on the sign in sheet so you can be recognized in the following newsletter. The grand prize this month was $75 from the EIGSC and was won by Mike Farris. Congrats!

Our October lunch will be held on the 18th at 11am. We will have nominations for elected officers at this meeting with the election to follow in November. Please consider running for office if at all possible, the group can use some help. George Markert from EECO will be presenting to the group at this meeting. He will be discussing doing business in this economy, should be very interesting and informative. The following month we have scheduled a presentation from Hyundai Elevator which is doing some big things in the US. We will also have a very special guest, Theresa Witham, the Executive Director of the Nat’l Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC).

Hope to see everyone in October!

Special thanks to Tom Sybert, for fixing our web site and keeping us updated..