April CEA Meeting Recap

Thanks to everyone who came out for the meeting at the Goose Island Brewery in Chicago on April 4th. Attendance was good, which made it a very enjoyable evening for all the members. If you have not seen the new CEA meeting news letter click this link CEA-APRIL-2013-News to download a copy.

There was a great presentation given by Tom Przybyla of Parts Specialists Inc. The topic was on their Lincoln elevator telephone equipment. Tom’s insight on Elevator Communication equipment, Codes, ADA, Trouble Shooting, and Product knowledge was appreciated by all the members in attendance. Everyone left this meeting with a better understanding of how important the elevator telephone is to our unfortunate stuck passengers.

John Willis from John R. Willis Company, Arlington Heights, Illinois was present and his company is the newest Chicago Elevator Association Member. Welcome John and thanks for coming to the meeting.

We had a special give away at this months meeting. A BIG Thank You to Gleneagles Country Club. They furnished the CEA a gift certificate for a Foursome with motorized carts to play golf. The Lucky winner was John Willis. His first ever meeting and he took home the prize.

May’s meeting GAL will be presenting on their elevator equipment.  You don’t want to miss this world class presentation.

Mark your calendars for the next months meeting on May 2nd at the Trademark in Lombard.

March 2013 Meeting Recap

Thanks to everyone who came out for the meeting at the Trademark Tavern in Lombard. We hope you enjoy the new locations we’re holding the meetings at. Just as a reminder Joe Donnelly’s power point presentation from February’s meeting is online and in the members area page. If you are a member and would like to download it please contact us and we will send you the password to do so.

There were some great discussions during the meeting, included getting presenters that have their programs approved for continuing education credits come and present.  Also, the possibility of trying to create another fundraiser for the EESF and creating a $500 student/college scholarship to anyone affiliated with the trade was also brought up. It’s nice to see members share their ideas on where they’d like to see the direction of the association go. So keep those ideas coming.

Tim Steele from Elevator Cab Renovations, Ottawa Canada was present and his company was voted in as the newest Chicago Elevator Association Member. Welcome Tim and thanks for coming down to the meeting.

April’s month Parts Specialists will be presenting on their telephones and the location is yet to be determined. However save April 4th for the next meeting.

November 2012 – Meeting Recap

Thanks to everyone who came out to last night’s meeting. As this was a business meeting it was great to see so many past presidents in the room.  In addition some enjoyable conversations and food, Ed took the floor to ask about the 2013 Chicago Cruise, which benefits the EESF. It was nice to hear back from many of you who shared your ideas on how to make it even more successful. That kind of feedback is important.

I am pleased to announce that your newly elected board for the 2011-2012 year is: Kevin Ryan – President, Cornelius Walls -Vice President and Tom Przybyla – Secretary Treasurer. I’m excited to help and see the direction that our new officers take the CEA.

My personal thanks for allowing me to serve as VP for two years and then President for another two.  One of my objectives was to help CEA members gain educational credits by attending presentations at each meeting as well as coordinating the yearly QEI/CEU educational program that was very successful.  I hope that I was able to make a difference in making the CEA a valuable asset to you and look forward to continuing this support. The association is in good hands and also great financial shape thanks to the hard work of Tom Przybyla.

See you all at next months Chicago Elevator Association Holiday party. Wednesday December 5th.

Wednesday December 5th, 2012
CEA Holiday Party – Harry Caray’s –
70 Yorktown Shopping Center – Lombard, IL 60148
6:00 – 9:00 pm.
1 CEA Member Person Complimentary – $65 additional for members. – $95 For Non-Members

Handout From November Meeting – CEA-November 2012 Handout

Updates to Members Only Area

Just a quick note, we’ve posted a couple of documents to the members only page of the website. One concerning new 2010 HUD Rules 1 of 2 and 2 of 2 and elevator machine room inspections for 2010 and the other is an update regarding  continuing education for the new year. If you’re a member and need a password to this section please send an e-mail to ceamail@flash.net and we’ll get you one.

If you plan on attending the January 7th meeting we’ll cover both of these documents.