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

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!

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