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Meeting Minutes 09/08/07
Meeting Minutes 09/08/07
Sep 8, 2007
OREGON FIRE APPARATUS EQUIPMENT MECHANICS ASSOCIATION
SEPTEMBER 8, 2007
D.P.S.S.T FACILITY, SALEM, ORE.
Members in attendance had lunch at 12:00 & then a tour of
the D.P.S.S.T. facility by John West & Terry Riley.
CALL TO ORDER: at 1:40 p.m. by Art Blaisdell
Art Blaisdell, President
Dan Grove, 2nd Vice President
Kerry Bohanan, Life Member
Neil Senger, Life Member
Rick Fletcher, Executive Director
Stacey Grove, Guest
John West, D.P.S.S.T.
Terry Riley, D.P.S.S.T.
PRESIDENTS REPORT: Art had nothing to report.
MINUTES: Last meeting minutes were read, and approved.
Rick gave the financial report, payments received and
checks written. Bo asked if some of the money in the
checking account had been transferred to an interest
bearing account yet. Rick reports it hasn't been done yet.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REPORT:
Rick reported that the membership reminder letters were
sent out and he received 8 more membership renewals, and
expects 3 to 4, more bringing membership to 97 paid
Rick showed a list of classes requested on the instructor
evaluations from this years classes and a spreadsheet of
all classes and years given.
Rick showed the board, the classes he has set up so far,
and the ones he's working on. Currently he has Darley
pumps, TFT, Stihl, F2 & F3 prep, a commitment from Hughes
for Command Zone & Tak 4, and working on an F4/E2 class ,
and Detroit diesel and Allison. Dan would like to have
George Lonner back for Hydraulics class next year, and
suggested a small engine maintenance class. Dan will check
Other suggestions were to have Al Conkle come out for
Allison, a health division class, air brakes, 1911 class,
management classes, elkhart brass, powerstroke.
OLD BUSINESS: none
The board discussed the possibility of moving the school to
the D.P.S.S.T. facility this year. After much discussion it
was decided to stay at the Marion County Training Center.
Much of the decision came from concern of a dress code, the
vendor show having to be off site, dorm room issues, meal
card issues, and tight site security vs. the cost savings
of the facility.
Rick showed a cartoon picture sent from Dave Clark for the
cup picture for next year and it was approved for the cup.
Bo showed some work he has been working on for a future cup
or shirt pictures, he will continue working on this.
GOOD OF THE ORDER: Art Blaisdell reported that he has had a
couple of failures of the metal pipe nipple coming from the
tank to the pump, possibly due to the lack of anodes.
MEETING ADJOURNED: 3:30 p.m.
Next Meeting: November 3rd, to be announced, offered at