The following ASHI council representatives were elected to serve on the Officer Nominating Committee: Cheryll Brown, Larry Cerro, Alden Gibson, Edward Massart, Robert Pyne, Ronald Rusch, Brendan Ryan, John Vaughn and Alternate Marygail Sullivan.
Four additional representatives were elected to serve on the Director Nominating Committee: Wesley Brendsel, John Geiger, Michael
Stephens and Robert Sterner.BlackBerries® available at discounted prices
When we asked what members wanted most from ASHI, one of the top three answers was a special member rate to purchase
nationally known, handheld devices. BlackBerries® can now be purchased from eAccess Solutions at exclusive savings for the ASHI membership. This is a limited-time offer, so we strongly encourage you to take a look now. To take advantage of this new benefit of membership, visit the ASHI Online Store and use the eAccess link, or call 847-991-7190, ext. 111. ASHI Membership Tops 6,000
As of April 4, ASHI’s total membership reached 6,025. As a comparison, ASHI did not hit this number until July 2005 —putting the Society about four months ahead of 2005 totals and right on track for reaching our 7,000 membership goal.
Anthony Snyder, ASHI’s director of membership & marketing, credits this increase to the success of the Member Get a Member program, the lower dues for new Candidates (prorated up front in year one vs. in year two) and ASHI’s greater visibility at home inspection trade shows.Parallel Inspections
As part of ASHI’s new “Smart Track” Candidate Development program, the ASHI Membership Department will be reaching out to Society leaders (committee members, chapter leaders and council reps) to consider serving as the lead inspector in the parallel inspection program. In this new program, you will be allowed to take up to two Candidates on a home inspection. The full Member conducts the ASHI Inspection, while the two Candidates conduct their own “parallel” inspections and prepare an inspection report, which you will then review and provide comments to improve. An ASHI Candidate will be permitted to use any inspections done under this program to count toward their 50 inspections needed for verification.
For more information, contact Anthony Snyder, director of membership &
marketing, email@example.com.Webinar for New Candidates
On April 26, ASHI rolled out a new service for Candidates - an orientation Webinar to help them better understand and take full advantage of their membership benefits. As new dates are scheduled, Candidates will receive an invitation to participate. Pre-registration is required). For information, contact Anthony in the membership department, firstname.lastname@example.org.Go West for 2006 Town Hall Meeting
This year’s annual Town Hall Meeting, held in conjunction with the July Board of Directors meeting, will take place at the Marriott Portland City Center. Portland, Ore., July 14. Plan now to take advantage of the opportunity to meet face to face with ASHI leaders as ASHI holds its first major event in the Northwest. More than 100 proposals received for InspectionWorld
With the deadline past and more than 100 proposals in hand, the ASHI Conference Committee will be choosing the sessions to schedule for InspectionWorld Anaheim. Presenters will be notified of the committee’s decisions this month. Special air and ground shipping discount
DHL Express, the ASHI-endorsed provider of air and ground shipping, is offering all ASHI membership special pricing that will save your business up to 25 percent over DHL’s standards rates. If you enroll in the program, DHL Express will provide you with a FREE overnight express shipment.
ASHI invites you to join fellow inspectors who are saving on their shipping. There is no cost to join and inspectors receive dedicated DHL program support from 1-800-MEMBERS. Call today for a free rate quote or to find out more about the program. Visit 1800members.com/ashi for more information.ASHI calendar of events
• July 14-15, 2006, Town Hall Gathering and Board Meeting, Portland, Ore.
• October 19-20, 2006, Chapter Leadership Days, Rosemont, Ill.
• October 21, 2006, Board Meeting, Rosemont, Ill.
• January 10, 2007, Board Meeting, Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, Calif.
• January 10-13, 2007, InspectionWorld 2007, Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, Calif.
• April 13-14, 2007, Board Orientation and Meeting, Rosemont, Ill.
• July 13 -14, 2007, Town Hall Gathering and Board Meeting, TBD.