October, 2007
Your ASHI
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors



ASHI Welcomes New Staff Members

EDITED BY ASHI STAFF

Alison Saylor is ASHI’s new Meetings and Education assistant. Currently she is obtaining state approvals for InspectionWorld courses and helping members use the new Smart Track online education resource. Alison graduated from Miami University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, she moved to the Chicago area following her college graduation. She can be reached at 847-954-3188 or alisons@ashi.org.

Sarah Walsh is the new Membership and Marketing Coordinator. She can answer your questions on CEs, becoming a member, the Member-Get-A-Member program, the anniversary program and more. She lived in St. Louis and Rochester, New York, before moving to Chicago. Sarah has a bachelor’s degree in Communications/ Public Relations from Fontbonne University in St. Louis, more than seven years of association management experience and over 15 years in customer service. She can be reached at 847-954-3180 or sarahw@ashi.org.

Nikki Davis is ASHI’s new fulfillment assistant. She attends Triton College in River Grove, Ill. As a part-time staff member, she is assisting with product orders and booth reservations. She can be reached at 847-954-3176 or nikkid@ashi.org.  

Renew your membership today

The due date for renewing ASHI membership was September 30, 2006. Two electronic and one U.S. mail notices went out to the entire membership.

If you haven’t paid your dues, you’re at risk of losing your benefits of membership.

Renewing is as easy as logging in as a member on www.ashi.org. You’ll find two boxes: one to pay dues and the other to report your continuing education hours. Or, if you prefer, download the forms and send them via fax or U.S. mail. As soon as you do so, we promise to stop sending you membership renewal notices.

Questions? Please contact Anthony Snyder, ASHI director of membership and marketing, anthonys@ashi.org.

Membership Satisfaction Survey thank you


Over the Labor Day weekend, ASHI e-mailed a Membership Satisfaction Survey to all those members who have current e-mail addresses on file with HQ. ASHI’s officers and directors thank all who participated. They will be using the results to help shape ASHI’s future in a way that meets the needs of the members.

ASHI President has a monthly message for members


To view the monthly Podcast from ASHI President Frank Lesh, log on to the Members Only section of www.ashi.org. If you’re a member who has never visited the Members Only section, use your member number and the word password. Once in, you’ll be prompted to create your own password. After viewing the president’s podcast, explore all the other resources available to you as an ASHI member.

Advertise your chapter events in the Reporter


Reserve space early to advertise your chapter seminar in print or online. The 2007-08 ASHI Advertising Kit is now available under “Media and Advertising” in the blue border at the bottom of the www.ashi.org home page. Here’s an easy way to reach your target audience for a reasonable fee. Questions? Contact Sandy Bourseau at sandyb@ashi.org or 847-954-3179.

ASHI Membership

ASHI Certified Inspectors: 3,846
ASHI Associates with Logo Use: 204
ASHI Associates: 1,990
ASHI Retired Members: 130
Affiliates: 101
TOTAL MEMBERSHIP: 6,274

ASHI Calendar of Events

• Oct. 18-19, 2007, Leadership Training Conference, Rosemont, Ill.

• Oct. 19-20, 2007, Board planning session and meeting, Rosemont, Ill.

• Jan. 15, 2008, Council of Representatives meeting, New Orleans, La.

• Jan. 16, 2008, Board meeting, New Orleans, La.

• Jan. 16-19 2008, InspectionWorld, New Orleans, La.

• April 11-12, 2008, Board orientation and board meeting, Chicago, Ill.

• July 11-12, 2008, ASHI Town Hall Meeting and board meeting, TBD