I know….I know…I know….Mother Nature is not being kind to us up
here in the North. We continue to have bouts of the white stuff even
though it is almost May! Better weather and warmer temperatures
are on the horizon, I hope ��. I know that none of us would like to play
golf in the snow!!!!
A few of our Chapter Leaders, Ed Avink (Certification Chair), Charlie
Appleby (Immediate Past President), Justin DeMarco (President Elect),
Gregg Jones (Awards Chair) and myself, attended the Great Lakes
Region Conference in Detroit, April 11-13. The Conference was well
attended and our Detroit Chapter hosts put on a great conference.
Our 2019 West Michigan Design Expo occurred on April 17 th and was a
good show. We were hoping for a better showing of the Architects and Engineers. In the coming weeks
we will be getting together to discuss how we can make this show better than it ever was. I would like to
personally thank each and every Exhibitor that took the time to show us what is new regarding products
and services to our industry. Thank you!
Our May Program is approaching fast:
Come join us for an exciting eveining with The Whitecaps on May 9, 2019 at Fifth Third Ballpark!
Member tickets will be provided by the Chapter. Guest tickets will be as follows: Guest Adult ticket:
$29.75 each; Child Guest Ticket: $24.00 each. The ticket prices include an all-you-can-eat BBQ buffet in
the Altogas Grill and reserved seating. This is a Family event so we encourge and welcome family and
friends. Please Contact Elise Love (Program Chair) at ELove@wje.com for your reservation so we can get
an accurate head count. Please register soon!
Please visit our website: www.csiresources.org/csigrandrapids/home and register your attendance
using Eventbrite.
UpComing Programs/Meetings:
The Jim Hojnacki Scholarship Golf Outing will be held in June at Thornapple Pointe!
Scholarship Golf Outing – June 5, 2019.
o Please contact Brandon Hartwick: hartwickb@progressiveae.com for more information on
registrations and sponsorships. The purpose of this golf outing is to generate dollars to help our
next generation of (and I apologize in advance if I miss anyone) Electricians, Plumbers, HVAC
personel, Architects, Engineers, Interior Designers, Landscape Architects, you get the idea. We will
announce the winner of the scholarship(s) in May. There is more information within this newsletter.
Our membership is as strong as ever! Over the past few months we have increased our membership by
almost 30 new members!!! Kudos to our Membership Committee! For those of you that are new
members, WELCOME! Please contact Brian or Brandon (links below) to see how you can get involved in
our Chapter.
If you are interested in becoming a member, or know of someone who would like to become a member
or would just like more information on becoming a member, please contact Brandon Hartwick:
hartwickb@progressiveae.com or Brian Welsh: BWelsh@kingscott.com.

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