September, 2006
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Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors



Act Now: Nominations Close September 30

EDITED BY ASHI STAFF


AWARD NOMINATIONS
Attention Members:
Nominations open for Philip C. Monahon Award

Purpose: The Philip C. Monahon Award recognizes an individual who has made exceptional and innovative contributions to the ASHI Membership.

Criteria: The recipient must be an ASHI Member who is dedicated to the goals and ideals of ASHI as stated in ASHI’s Code of Ethics and, as a Member, has rendered outstanding contributions to ASHI for a minimum of five (5) years. Contributions consist of time, talent or expertise that has been beneficial to the Society, its members and the general public that ASHI ultimately serves.

Nomination of an individual: All Members are encouraged to nominate someone for the Philip C. Monahon Award. The nomination should include how the individual has contributed to ASHI, as well as other vital information as to why the individual should be considered for the award. Submissions received after the September 30, 2006, deadline will not be accepted.

Evaluation of nominees: Nominees are evaluated by the Philip C. Monahon Award Committee, which consists of three (3) previous recipients of the award. The committee is chosen by the ASHI President from the immediate past and five living recipients, with the chairman to be chosen among themselves.
Announcement of award: The recipient of the Philip C. Monahon Award will be announced at the Annual Conference. An annual cash donation of $500 is made to the Newton-Wellesley Hospital in the name of Philip C. Monahon. The hospital is located at 2014 Washington Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02158.

Attention Chapters: Nominations open for John E. Cox Member of the Year Award

Purpose: The John E. Cox Award honors an individual who has made exemplary contributions to his or her chapter during the specified year.

Criteria: The recipient must be an ASHI Member who has rendered outstanding service to an ASHI Chapter, either over a period of years or under circumstances that are special and may not occur again.

Nomination of an individual: Each chapter may submit the name and biography of one individual for the John E. Cox Award. Submissions received after the September 30, 2006 deadline will not be accepted.

Evaluation of nominees: Nominees will be submitted to the Council of Representatives for a vote by secret ballot. The nominee receiving the most votes becomes that year’s recipient of the John E. Cox Award.

Announcement of award: The recipient of the John E. Cox Award will be announced at the Annual Conference.

Nomination Forms
Nomination forms for both awards are on ww.ashi.org. Log in as a member and click here. If you’d like a nomination form faxed, call or e-mail Angie Stark, 847-954-3190, angies@ashi.org.


Board Meeting Update
Highlight s from the July Board of Directors and Town Hall Meetings

The town hall meeting in Portland, Ore., gave ASHI’s officers and directors the opportunity to talk with the membership from the Northwest region, including those who traveled to Portland from Hawaii, Montana, California, Washington and Alaska.

In addition to attending the town hall meeting, the board conducted business and took the following actions:

• Sent member category name changes to the Bylaws Committee to prepare for a vote. Voting Members will be asked to approve the following changes to ASHI’s membership categories:

1. ASHI Associate (replaces Candidate)

2. ASHI Associate with Logo Use Privileges (a new category)

3. ASHI-Certified Inspector (replaces Member)

4. A new category, such as professional affiliate, for individuals who work in the home inspection profession, but don’t inspect homes.

The proposed changes are intended to help the Society grow by better differentiating membership categories. Members will receive a ballot later this year.

• Approved awarding up to 8 MRCs for a non-core home inspection curriculum course as long as it is an ASHI Chapter-sponsored event. For example, if a chapter offers a wood-destroying insect, radon or mold course, it can be approved for up to 8 MRCs. (The one MRC-per-hour policy still applies.)

For extensive highlights from the July Board of Directors meeting, read Report Out.