October, 2005

Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors

ASHI Membership renews at a steady pace


The membership is choosing in record numbers the convenience of paying dues online. Dues also continue to come in by mail at a steady pace. Candidates renew for $295 and Members and Candidates with logo use privileges pay $395. With The ASHI Experience in place and membership numbers rising, there is no need for additional chapter or strategic fees to be included with this dues billing.
For more information on paying dues, contact Yvonne Romanowski at yvonner@ashi.org.

Membership as of September 1, 2005*Attention chapter presidents: These are Members and Candidates who have not submitted MRC Claim Forms or have not complied with our repeated requests for proof of Membership Renewal Credits as a result of the Annual MRC Audit. If you know of someone on administrative suspension, please encourage that person to quickly comply with the reporting requirement.  Unfortunately, those who are not able to provide proof of MRCs will have their membership terminated.

Election process continues

The ASHI Officers Nominating Committee will present a slate to voting Members on October 31, 2005, and the slate prepared by the ASHI Directors Nomination Committee will be mailed to Council Representatives on the same date. Voting will close December 5, 2005.

2006 Call for Volunteers—The form for volunteering to serve on an ASHI Committee next year will be distributed in the October editions of The Inspector, ASHI’s monthly e-newsletters for Members and for Candidates. It’s also available online at www.ashi.org, Members only extranet, in the documents section.

ASHI needs your help at NAR®
Attention Northern California Members: Can you spare a few hours to represent your society between October 28-31, 2005? ASHI is currently seeking members to staff the booth at the National Association of Realtors® Conference in San Francisco. Chapter presidents in the area will be asked to help schedule volunteers, so if you’re interested, let your president know. Questions? E-mail angelao@ashi.org.

Biz Op Study available

2005 Home Inspection Business Operations Study, with contributions from more than 2,400 home inspectors, is now available from the ASHI Store. Place your order online or by phone (847-954-3185). ASHI membership price is $89.95; $139.95 for non-members (plus shipping and tax, if applicable).

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