International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials

 

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA CHAPTER

The annual Officers Installation and Social Event for the Central California Chapter of IAPMO was held on Saturday January 29th at the prestigious and well known Irish Cultural Center in San Francisco, CA. The room was beautifully decorated with blue and gold balloons throughout and baby roses on each of the tables, which were given out as prizes at the end of the dinner.

Over 80 guests attended. The members and their families who took part in the events of the evening continue to strengthen our connections and our future in this important industry and the principal roles we serve and perform.

All enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres which were passed around during the 2 hour hosted reception before the dinner. There was much discussion among old friends and associates about IAPMO and its future in the world. The background music of old favorites by “Custom DJ Entertainment – Mr. Paul Haettenschiller” was enjoyed by all during the cocktail hour and dinner. A delicious beef or chicken dinner was enjoyed by all the guests.

We especially thank Jay Peters and his lovely wife for his visit and for officiating the Officer’s Installation program. Jay is the director of Code Development and Education for the IAPMO International Headquarters Office. Jay gave us all an update of all the different jurisdictions that have adopted IAPMO as their standards and of the continuing need for education among all the countries of the world, especially the third world. He stressed how the code was a minimum standard to follow for the protection of the health of the world.

Outgoing officers were acknowledged with our thanks and plaques for the past year of hard work and commitment: Chapter Chairman -Mike Harrison, Senior Inspector, County of Santa Clara; Chapter Vice-Chairman – John Wagner, Representative of Tile & Stone Council of Northern California; Treasurer – Marty Cooper, Inspector, City of Foster City.; and Secretary – David Ledda, Inspector, City of San Francisco.

Installed as your incoming officers and presented with chapter pins were: Chapter Chairman - John Wagner, Representative of Tile & Stone Council of Northern California; Vice Chairman – Marty Cooper, Inspector, City of Foster City; Treasurer – David Ledda, Inspector, City of San Francisco; and Secretary – Sarah Aguilar, Chief Estimator of Southland Ind., San Jose, CA.

Special honors of acknowledgement with plaques were presented to Bob Adler, Inspector, City of San Jose as Government Person of the Year and to Dan McEvilly, State Code Compliance as Industry Person of the Year. Both are to be commended for their dedication and hard work during the year. Dan immediately gave his thanks and his plaque to his wife, Jackie, as he said she was the one who really deserved the award.

Our new Chairman, John Wagner announced that his goal for this year is to have more money in the treasury when he leaves than when he started. It sounds like we are going to have a concerted effort of fundraising this year as well as continuing our excellent educational luncheon meetings.

Donations to the Officers Installation Dinner Dance were provided by

UA Local 342
UA Local 393
UA Local 159
Local 38
Local 343
Tile & Stone Council of Northern California
Northern California Mechanical Contractors Association of America
United Mechanical Service, Mr. Sheldon T. Fong
Greater Bay Area PHCC
PHR Consultants
Southland Industries
Bob Adler Plumbing
T & D Tile Company
We thank these and any others who may have been missed for their support.
(Please Contact if you were missed for later mention.)

We had more than enough prizes to go around. In fact, everyone received a prize and in the end some even received two or three! Pictures were taken throughout the evening by the new secretary, Sarah Aguilar, which will be posted on the website.

Some stayed over in the nearby motels which were moderately priced and within walking distance. We all rounded out the evening with some dancing to some oldies but goodies.

I would like to thank everyone for participating in making this a memorable and very enjoyable occasion. We look forward to seeing all of you at the upcoming monthly meetings and conferences.

Be sure and check out our web site for pictures of the Installation Dinner -
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