General Meeting : March 21, 2001
Quality Resort - Mission Room - upstairs
875 Hotel Circle South
The sun is out and my roof is still leaking, so I will keep this
Rick Bishop, IPSSA Region 7 Director, and I met with the SD Safe
Kids Coalition Coordinator to ascertain the type of support the chapter
might receive from the coalition. The meeting was positive. I will update
you at the general membership meeting.
I hope all of you received an invitation to the softball, volleyball
and picnic lunch to be held at the Polinsky Childrens Center on Saturday,
from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Take a few hours out of your day to make
a difference in these kids lives. Please call Terry Bussard at 619-593-7436
if you plan on attending. Spouses are welcome.
|Sat. Mar. 24, 2001
DFW Lakes Conference Center
Grapevine TX (Dallas area)
|Sun. May 20, 2001
||Region 5 - Fourth Annual Charity Picnic
Mason Regional Park - Irvine
Call Matt Maxiewicz 714-847-9152
|Sat. June 23, 2001
Hyatt Regency, Sacramento
21, 2001 General Meeting
Called to order 7:10 PM
Greeters: David Jaszczak
There were 50 members and 5 guests in attendance.
Introduction of Guests
David Courey of Pool Surfacing 2000, Brandon Chase of Sunchasers, honorary
member Al Daugherty and new propective member Karolyn French.
Harry Grogan with the Multiple Sclerosis Society spoke to us tonight.
Harry gave us some background information on MS and told us a little about
his own life with MS.
MS is a disease of the central nervous system. The body starts attacking
itself. MS has an effect on the whole farnily Once one member has MS other
farnily members have quite a bit of work to do in order to provide care
for this individual. There is no cure at this time, there are three drugs
that help slow down the progression of MS. The MS walk is one way the MS
Society raises money to do research and help people whohaveMS. TheMS Society
uses 60% of the lunds for research and 40% is for local chapters to help
The goal this year is to raise 1.2 million dollars. Last year the goal
was $800,000 and they raised $900,000. This will be the 3rd year our chapter
has been in the walk. This year we have set a goal of $3 000 for the chapter.
We will have IPSSA t-shirts this years~ It is a great outing for the entire
family. a beautiful walk around the embarcadero and most importantly your
donation is for a very worthy cause.
Please contact John Silcox and get your entry form and pledge card.
If you cannot walk, please consider a pledge.
January hoard meeting minutes were accepted as printed.
We're looking good financially. See the financial report in the
Region 7 will continue to have a directory with pictures.
Region 7 will pay for 4.000 designated water watcher badges.
Vice President's Report
Prospective member Martin Bohaty was unable to attend tonight. We have
a new prospective member. Karolyn French.
John Tryon of Suntrek was feeling ill and could not speak to us the
No one is out at this time. Howard Guerrant may be going out in April.
The next blood drive will be held on Feb.24, 2001. Denny's Restaurant
8:00a.m. off 70th & 1-8. Come and have a free breakfast and perform
a great service. 39 people donated blood last year.
We had a good turnout for the advanced water chemistry class. 24 Members
from our chapter attended.
Tom Oharib and Perry Mediate received a certificate of service for their
work on the MSDS notebooks.
Interested in a small business tax seminar? See Jim.
We will be having a bowling day on Saturday March31, 2001 at the Kearny
Mesa Bowl. See the flyer in the printed skimmer.
Padre games!! We have tickets for April 13th opening weekend and for
the June 15th Sky Show.
The committee has been looking into alternate sites tor the Christmas
party. More on that later.
We will be spending Mar. 24th at the Polinsky Center. We will play some
softball with the kids and have a catered lunch by Bekker's Barbecue Pit.
Please join us for a rewarding afternoon.
We have a 250 Laars w/ bronze headers.
Super switch: water is getting in the unit and some systems are coming
on, on there own.
Item #1: A genuine replacement clock mechanism for Paragon timers. 220v
& 120v applications.
Item #2: "Serious PVC cutters for large pipe. Cost: $73 - $100.
Item #3: Wire pulling lube. Ideal for pulling lights & other wire,
better than grease & cheaper. Cost: $6.75.
Website is up and running again. Referral program is up.
$50.00 Tim Decker
$25.00 Wayne Sakamoto
Adjourn: 8:45 pm
SAN DIEGO IPSSA GOES TO THE BALLYARD
JOIN US AT QUALCOMM STADIUM TO ROOT FOR THE PADRES!!!!
WE HAVE 25 TICKETS FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 13TH, 7:05 PM VERSUS L.A. DODGERS.
OPENING WEEK PRESS LEVEL 18 (THIRD BASE LINE) $14 EACH.
WE ALSO HAVE 25 TICKETS FOR FRIDAY, JUNE 15TH, 6:05PM VERSUS SEATTLE,
SKYSHOW GRANDSTAND, SECTION 53, $9 EACH.
TIOCKETS ARE GOING FAST, CONTACT THE ENTERTAINMENT COMMITTEE AT 619-589-8846
TO RESERVE YOURS TODAY, OR COME TO THE MARCH MEMBERSHIP MEETING AND PURCHASE
Board Meeting - February 7, 2001
Called to order at 7:13pm
Attending: Gregg, Rumble, Stewart, Nichol and Silcox.
Mark presented his monthly report of income and expenses. As always
we are in good shape financially. (See printed Skimmer for the detailed
report). Manufacturers rebate check came in.
Vice President's Report
Prospective new members:
Martin Bohaty will begin again with his three consecutive meetings.
Karolyn French will begin her attendance requirements this month also.
Rob Blake will be speaking this month.
Nine chapter supporter advertisements expired in January. MIke will
follow up with a letter and phone call to try and get them renewed
The Region 7 Review is on the website. Water Chemistry test tentatively
set for June. Books are available, see Mike Gregg.
Jon is looking for someone with good writing composition for the PR
committee. Could that be you?
Region 7 meeting March 27.
2001, NSPI meeting March
Water watcher tags - 10.000 for $1,450.00
Rick Bishop will get Jon information on the apprenticeship program from
the Escondido chapter.
Howard has prostate cancer & will be going out in April. Some blue
cards were not turned in.
Four people showed at the last drive.
Bowling day is coming.
The Polinsky Center charity outing will be Mar. 24th.
A motion was made to donate $200 to the M.S. walk. There was a second
and the motion passed.
Please come to the March General Mtg. & make a personal pledge.
Please get registered for the walk so that we can get you your t-shirt.
TV/VCR rentals for presentations at our meetings are expensive. There
was a motion made to provide up to $300 to purchase a TV/VCR combo. There
was a second and the motion passed.
Meeting adjourned: 9:07p.m.
PROFILE OF AN
IPSSA CHAPTER SUPPORTER
Daniel Charland is the owner/operator of the swimming pool division
of American Leak Detection. Born in Granby, Quebec, Canada (I am sure you
noticed the French accent..) he studied engineering at University of Sherbrooke
and worked in the computer business for 7 years.
At the age of 28, Daniel accepted the challenge of'ered by his father:
to acquire the family car dealership. Six years later, he realized that
the car business was not for him and all he wanted was to get out of the
of the corporate world and for a long time... After a few months of research
he bought a campground located on Lake Champlain. "This was heaven", Daniel
recalls. ft was hard work for 6 to 7 months during the spring and the summer,
but while the country was covered with snow, Daniel and his young family
were traveling in their motorhome throughout the United States. In 1985
during one of their trip, the family stayed for a month In a RV park in
San Diego. They fell in love with the city and hoped that one day, they
could come back for a longer period of time.
This great lifestyle had to come to an end when the children reached
the school age. Quebec is a very nice province but with their policy
of "French only", Daniel felt his children would be limited. They moved
to Kelowna, Brrtish Columbia In 1985 There, Daniel owned arid administrated
an awning manufacture. Once more, when the "office work" became a burden,
he sold the business and began to investigate the world of franchises.
That is when he came across American Leak Detection. He would have loved
to acquire a franchise in the U.S. at that time but could not get the working
permit for an alien. So Daniel bought the rights of franchise for the province
of Quebec. The children had now the previlege to transfer to and Engksh
school and it was good to be back with family and friends. American Leak
Detection became les Detections de Fuites ALD" The business was growing
but more and more, Daniel resented the long cold winters.
In October 1995 at the American Leak Detection convention in Palm Springs,
Daniel sat with the Franchisor and expressed his wishes to buy a territory
in a warmer climate, especially in southern California. Was it destiny??
The swimming pool division of the South San Diego County was for sale..
With his experience and proven record in this business, Daniel was able
to obtain a U.S. visa and acquired the franchise in January 1996.
Since, Daniel and Denise brought American Leak Detection to a higher
level of dependabIlity and service. Last November 2000 at the American
Leak Detection convention in Denver, they received the award for highest
standards of customer service among the Southern California, Arizona and
Meeting - March 7, 2001