July, 2009

Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors

ASHI’s Board of Directors Meets This Month


The quarterly ASHI Board of Directors meeting will take place July 17-18, 2009, at the Sheridan-O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Ill.  Members are welcome. Actions taken at the meeting will be reported in the August issue of First Thing, the e-newsletter distributed to all members on the first of every month, and in the September ASHI Reporter.

ASHI Gets Extensive Media Attention in April

To view highlights of ASHI’s presence in the media during April, download the most recent clip file (4.3 MB PDF).

ASHI’s public relations program continues to educate the public on the value of hiring an ASHI inspector.

Save the Date for Leadership Training Conference

When you think about how few chapter meetings will be held between now and when this year’s Leadership Training Conference kicks off on Oct. 15, you’ll realize why its important to start discussing who should attend. Another outstanding program will be waiting for ASHI’s current and future leaders. Be ready to send those who will ensure a successful future for your chapter.

Chapter Rosters Requested

Thank you to those who responded to the request to send current chapter rosters to headquarters. ASHI needs the rosters to ensure our records are correct and to update the individual records of members who have not designated their chapter affiliation in their profile.

Keep those rosters coming. If you have questions, contact Russell Daniels at russelld@ashi.org.

IW Exhibitor Prospectus mailed in June

Do you know vendors who should be exhibiting at InspectionWorld Las Vegas, Jan. 17-20 (Sunday through Wednesday), but might not be on ASHI’s mailing list? If so, send that information to Bill Lewis at bill@ashi.org or 847-954-3187.

All ASHI Affiliates have received the prospectus, and we expect space and sponsorships to go quickly for THE conference for home inspectors.

Members: Update Your Profile So Consumers Can Reach You

ASHI members must keep their profiles updated and complete so Find An Inspector users can contact them. Log in to Members Only on www.homeinspector.com, go to My Membership, Member Profile, check the information and update if necessary.

If you have questions,  contact Mike Rostescu, miker@ashi.org.

Keeping CE Records

With the exception of automatically recorded InspectionWorld credits,  members are responsible for documenting their continuing education hours and for providing evidence, if audited. Be sure to ask for a certificate from all seminars, including those hosted by chapters, and be prepared to complete your annual form or respond to an audit.

Questions? Contact sarahw@ashi.org.

ASHI Apparel Sale

To shop the summer clearance sale on ASHI logo shirts, jackets and more, go to www.homeinspector.org and click on Online Marketplace in the left-hand column. Then click on the ASHI Clearance Apparel link in the right-hand box. Shop now while the selection is best! Whether you’re looking for a specific home inspection book or home inspection software, bolster your home inspection education through the ASHI online store. In addition to books and software, we also carry videos and other training aids, plus many different styles of apparel. A home inspection book or piece of home inspection software from ASHI can help you deal with just about any home inspection scenario, issue or

Current ASHI Membership

ASHI Certified Inspectors: 3,564
Associates with Logo Use: 150
Associates: 1,623
Retired Members: 135
Affiliates: 80
Grand Total: 5,552

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