International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials


Central California Chapter

March 20, 2008


Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 11:50 AM by Sarah Aguilar, Chapter Chairperson of the Central California Chapter of IAPMO.  The event was held at the beautifully restored headquarters of Kliman Sales at 1245 N. 5th St. in San Jose, CA.



Armadillo Willy’s lunch was served thanks to Bob Hendrickson, Jerry Kliman and Cory Kliman of Kliman Sales and Ira Schumer of Husky followed by self introductions by the 29 attendees including Mitch Morris and Jamie McCabe of J.McCabe Plumbing. Chapter Officers present were Sarah Aguilar - Chairperson, Nate Vasquez - Vice Chairperson, Don Wadsworth - Treasurer and Mo Salberg - Secretary.


Old Business

A motion to approve the minutes for February 21, 2008 passed unanimously.


Don Wadsworth gave the treasury report and there appears to be sufficient funds to send three members to the technical committee meetings this April.


Nate Vasquez reported that the Golf Tournament Fund Raiser would be scheduled for late June at Los Lagos, 2995 Tuers Rd., San Jose (408 361-0250) on a Thursday.


Committee Reports

Thanks to Don Taylor for donating his time to maintain the Chapter Website and Bob Adler for his generous contribution towards website expenses.


New Business

Marty Cooper distributed stakeholder comment forms pertaining to the International Residential Code Project discussed in Sacramento on Wednesday, March 7, 2008. There is an April 30, 2008 deadline to submit these forms.


Phil Ribbs informed us that he is the facilitator of a 20 member committee to develop a plumbing and mechanical strategy in response to a request by HCD at the meeting held on March 7, 2008. A meeting is scheduled for April 2, 2008 and a report will be issued to the State by April 9, 2008.


John Roeber reported on Green Plumbing “The Plumbing of the Future”. Eight states are currently on board and more information can be found at

Sarah Aguilar informed us of Green Classes being offered at the Local 393 Joint Apprenticeship Training Center on April 2, 2008 at 11:30 AM with lunch. The contact person is Cindy Amaral at 408 453-6330.

Sarah Aguilar suggested sending 3 people to the Denver Technical committee Meeting.




Ira Schumer with Husky Technologies gave a very informative 50 minute presentation on the history of cast iron and Husky bands. It was both thorough and entertaining.



There was no raffle this month Thank you, Sarah Aguilar with Southland Industries, Mo Salberg of KDS Plumbing, Jamie McCabe of J.McCabe Plumbing, Phil Ribbs with PHR Consultants, Bob Hendrickson, Jerry Kliman and Corey Kliman of Kliman Sales and Ira Schumer of Husky Technologies for your donations.



Corey Kliman announced that his Company’s Facilities would be available as a resource center and offered its use for training and meetings.


The next meeting will be on April 17, 2008 at the Waterfront Restaurant in Redwood City with a presentation by Kendall Leak with Mer-Krete.



Chapter Chairperson Sarah Aguilar adjourned the meeting at 1: 52 PM.



Mo Salberg, Chapter Secretary


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