Referencing history can be profound or it can be fun. Today, let's take a look back for fun. How many of you were
reading the ASHI Reporter ten years ago
The cover article was "The Essentials of a Snow Melting Control System,"
by Clifford NcNeill. It and all technical articles
published for the past decade are available on www.ashireporter.org.
In addition to the technical article, members and chapters were featured.
Members Making News
ASHI members, including the following, shared their successes
in gaining the attention of local media to promote themselves.
Jim Rooney's article,
"Inspectors play key role in buying a house," appeared in the "Capital-Gazette 2001 Guide
Book," which was distributed by four Washington, D.C./Baltimore/Annapolis-area newspapers and local real estate agents.
ASHI received prominent billing.
Heartland chapter president, alerted HQ to three ASHI-related articles that appeared in the Home Section
of the Minneapolis Star & Tribune October 13, 2001, as a result of the chapter's public relations efforts.
ASHI Member Norm Clark, Olathe,
Kans., was pictured and quoted in The Star article "Hot Jobs, Home
John Ghent, ASHI president, is quoted by Lew Sichelman in the electronic newsletter FINANCIALwire.
ASHI Members Jack Fehlandt and Dave Flaskramp
were reappointed to Membership chair and Treasurer of the Great Lakes
chapter, according to a report in the Chamber Corner of The Streamwood Examiner, a suburban Chicago newspaper.
Establishing a relationship with the local press and broadcasters can pay off. Something as simple as announcing a new
member or chapter event, or as complex as educating the public on new legislation, provides an opportunity for
publicity. Let HQ know when you succeed.
Help Your Neighbors
Chapters were encouraged
April as ASHI Chapter Community Service Month and pointed toward the Protecting Our Kids From Disaster program
developed by the Institute for Home and Business Safety, helping to retrofit a child care center and to local
Rebuilding Together contacts.
Take the plunge
Taking the first step to volunteering can be the most difficult. Involving your chapter members makes it easier and
more fun. After all, many hands make light work. If your chapter participates in a community service program, take some
pictures and let us know about it so we can feature the activity in the June ASHI Reporter. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
ASHI in Action at NAR� Show
Volunteers from the Chicago area
for joining staff to work at the Realtors Conference & Expo held November 2001.
Postcards From the Field
And, then as now, Postcards From the Field was a popular feature.
Are there any good ideas here for ASHI members today? If so, it's been fun and rewarding looking back. (Still not up to
the profound level.)