EIGSC’s Monthly Message – May 2012

May 10, 2012

EIGSC – The Shaft Newsletter – May 2012


May is the month of Mother’s Day, Memorial Day and will also be our last meeting before we adjourn for the summer.  Ideally, we can spend the summer preparing the whole balance of the year’s speakers in advance while we enjoy our annual golf outing and the new Harbor Cruise, slated as an August event in which everyone who doesn’t golf can attend. Look for future details in your e-mail!

When we have a cancellation of a guest speaker it throws us for a spin. In April, a California Business Publication Editor cancelled last minute. Fortunately for us Mark Menke of Elevator Products (EPCO) was able to perform admirably with a very informative presentation of EPCO products. Normally, our Secretary, Christine Lam of EPCO, would have made this presentation but since she is traveling on business my friend “the three wood” filled in. Thanks Mark.

This May we are having a New Member of the EIGSC as our guest speaker. Angelika Carry, Sales Manager of Smoke Guard Smoke containment and Fire Curtain Systems.

EIGSC’s ultimate goal is to bring excellence to our Industry though a commitment to Education, Ethics and the side benefit of Networking and Camaraderie. We appreciate the fact that you have joined the EIGSC because you agree and support our goals so take a couple of hours out of your month and come to our monthly meetings.

Finally, common complaints we hear today in our businesses are “cash flow is slow”, “money is tight”, “I might have to lay off if things don’t pick up”, and unfortunately it goes down- hill from there (Kind of a trickle down in a negative way). So as we tighten our belts and tell our employees we have to do a little more to survive the least we can do is to pass on a compliment on doing a good job.  Employees that know their efforts are appreciated feel more like they belong and consequently will go the extra mile during tough times. The best part is it doesn’t cost a dime.

Look forward to seeing you May 15th at TAIX to hear more about Smoke Guards and Fire Curtain Systems!

EIGSC President – George “Buzz” Markert (EECO) / Vice President – Ralph Lawson (Retired) / Secretary – Christine Lam (EPCO) / Treasurer – Janice Clavet (Lerch Bates) / Sergeant at Arms – Doris Brannon