EIGSC’s Monthly Message – October 2012

September 29, 2012


Reserve these dates (every 3rd Tuesday @ Taix’s)!

–>  10/16/12, 11:30am, Speaker Topic: Light Curtain Systems

–>  11/20/12, 11:30am, Speaker Topic: TBD

–>  12/18/12,  11:30am, Annual EIGSC Christmas Party

To keep the momentum of the “Survive and Thrive in 2012” theme, please plan to come in October & November with EIGSC Boards of Directors’ nominations & voting for Year 2013.

If you have paid your EIGSC membership dues and your company or name is not listed on our website (https://elevatorindustry.com/floor-2-membership-list/), then please kindly email EIGSoCal@gmail.com with any corrections that are needed.

**QEI Training Course & Pilot Exam, Oct. 15th-19th, Phoenix AZ**

Previous discussions about NCEIG (Northern California) and EIGSC combining attendees to host the 5-day course within California could not come to fruition.  However, due to the strong interest earlier in 2012, we would like to let EIGSC members know that NAESA International is hosting a QEI Training Course & Pilot Exam (5-days total) in Phoenix, AZ — October 15th-19th, 2012. 

Please note, EIGSC has no direct affliation with hosting this QEI Certification 5-day course.  Even though we may miss you at October’s EIGSC meeting, we strongly encourage education within the Elevator Industry and hope you find the 5-day course worth your investment.  Please see NAESA International’s website for more details, cost, application form, instructions, list of materials needed, and FAQs:  https://www.naesai.org/calendar.php

Elevator Industry Group of Southern California (EIGSC) represents education, integrity and a commitment towards excellence in the elevator industry.

President’s Message – September 2012 (Recap of EIGSC’s Summer)

September 17, 2012

EIGSC_The Shaft Newsletter-September 2012


Surf and Turf
As summer comes to an end and we begin our new Fiscal New Year let’s review what has been a busy summer of funfor the members of the Elevator Industry Group of Southern California (EIGSC). First we had our annual Golf Outing on June 22nd, which has always been a very successful annual event and this year was no different. It is a costly event however this event attracts great participation and for a worthy cause, again this year it is with great honor that we are able to send some proceeds to the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation (EESF).­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Hats off to Gordon Wege of C.E.D. Elevator! Being the Chairman of this event is an enormous challenge and if it weren’t for the hard work and dedication of Gordon, it just wouldn’t have happened.

 Then there was the Harbor Cruise (1st Annual). Earlier in the year it was suggested by a member that we have a Harbor Cruise and pointing out that other organizations like ours in Chicago and New York have a Small Harbor Cruises and they literally get hundreds of participants.

 Pictured from left to right are: Wood Wright; Mark Menke; Joe and Cindy Orrico; Buzz and Marla Markert; Tim and Linda Hawkins; Jack and Barbara Semjian; Ed and Lilly Parks; Randy and Janelle Thurston

So we decided because not everyone plays Golf and this could be something for everyone that a late August Harbor Cruise would finish off the summer and it would be just for fun. So it was, on a Saturday August 18th the EIGSC set sail on the Good Ship “M/V Hornblower RV” at the Newport Beach Harbor. Those that attended were treated to a Gourmet Meal, Tropical Drinks, Good Company and the Cool Summer Breeze of the Harbor Cruise.

The September meeting (September 18th) at Taix’s restaurant will feature an open forum to those in attendance to discuss a number issues.  We will discuss what where our Industry is headed (some economic views) and what changes we would like to see. We will discuss this from the Property manager’s, the Contractor’s and Labor’s point of view. I would like to tie these opinion together with how the EIGSC could be instrumental in affecting positive outcomes.

See you Tuesday, Sept. 18th @ Taix!