Our CSI Chapter returned to the Thousand Oaks Golf Club where we visited last October to celebrate the Chapter’s 50th Anniversary.  Our presenters for this program were Amanda Gray and Gary Parsons of Dow Chemical in Midland.  Amanda is one of the newest members of CSI (joined Nov. 2017) and lives in Midland, MI.   She is also a member of ASHRAE, Women in Roofing, and is also the current Vice Chair of the Michigan Mason Contractor Association Board of Directors.  Gary Parsons is also a member of CSI, ASHRAE, RCI, and is a Research and Development Fellow for Dow Chemical where he has been employedRead More →

In my March letter I stated that, “Spring is just around the corner”, but this first week in April winter just won’t let go of its grip on us.  Soon we will be complaining about the heat and wanting the fall to be here.  We have our nominations in and elections to be held shortly, thank you to all the volunteers, and thank you to those who have served and are leaving their current positions.  Please don’t go far we still need you and I promise we have a position for you on a committee somewhere! I feel it is important to reemphasize upcoming events. Read More →

This article is the sixth in a series for the next year outlining the roles and responsibilities of our Chapter leadership (Board Members and Committees).  We encourage all our members to consider a leadership role in our Chapter. The experience is rewarding and your help is greatly appreciated. STANDING CHAPTER COMMITTEES The standing committees of the Grand Rapids CSI Chapter include the following: Programs Expo Golf Scholarship Membership Communications Certification Awards  Last month we described the work of the first four committees.  This month we will look at our last four current standing committees. Membership Committee: Responsible for maintaining records, new membership, and retaining membershipRead More →

FY2019 GRAND RAPIDS CSI CHAPTER BOARD NOMINATIONS We are taking nominations for new board members for April meeting elections. Positions available for this year include: President-Elect (3-year term, July 2018 – June 2021, including President and Past-President roles) Treasurer (2-year term, July 2018 – June 2020) (2) Directors (2-year term, July 2018 – June 2020) If you are interested in a leadership role in our chapter, please contact Gregg Jones – gregg.jones@c2ae.com    Read More →

Twenty-five CSI Chapter Members and guests made reservations for last month’s meeting at The 84th Street Grille to take part in a presentation by David Shaffer, former Grand Rapids City Commissioner from the West Side of Grand Rapids and current business owner of office furniture.Read More →

Spring is just around the corner and each year we have high school graduates heading off to their College of choice.  Grand Rapids CSI is committed to providing annual scholarships to young people that want to pursue our industry.  Whether it be Architecture, Engineering, Construction management, or other related fields we are here to offer financial aid.  The CSI 34th Annual Jim Hojnacki Scholarship Golf Outing will be held at Thornapple Point Golf Course on June 6th, so start making plans, invite an architect to join a foursome, sponsor a hole with your company logo and prepare to have a great time and all forRead More →

We are taking nominations for new board members for April meeting elections. Positions available for this year include:
• President-Elect (3-year term, July 2018 – June 2021, including President and Past-President roles)
• Treasurer (2-year term, July 2018 – June 2020)
• (2) Directors (2-year term, July 2018 – June 2020)
If you are interested in a leadership role in our chapter, please contact Gregg Jones – gregg.jones@c2ae.com
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This article is the third in a series for the next year outlining the roles and responsibilities of our Chapter leadership (Board Members and Committees).  We encourage all our members to consider a leadership role in our Chapter. The experience is rewarding and your help is greatly appreciated. JOB DESCRIPTION – CHAPTER TREASURER   Chapter Bylaws; Article 5, Section 4: The treasurer shall collect and receipt for monies and securities; deposit funds, and disburse and dispose of the same, subject to the direction of the board; keep accurate books of account; submit a report at board meetings; and submit a report of office at theRead More →