February, 2010
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors

Certification Committee members approved


The recent bylaw proviso to seat the existing persons on the certification committee was approved by the voting membership.

This was the final step in completing the certification project. The ASHI Certification Committee can now officially continue work as an approved standing committee. Two new members will be elected to the committee in the next election cycle. If you are interested in serving on this committee, contact any of the current committee members listed below, or Aldis Stripnieks, 847-954-3177.

Brendan Ryan, chair, 724-898-1414

Joe Kelly, 610-562-5384

Paul Staron, 480-860-1100

Jim Hemsell, 940-891-3803

JD Grewell, 301-588-1318

Howard Pegelow, 414-545-4186

Jeff Arnold, ASHI ED/CEO
847-954-3182, jeffa@ashi.org

Continuing Education audit is under way

ASHI staff is charged with conducting an audit of Continuing Education (CE) hours every January.

A list of 300-400 ACIs and Associates was randomly generated from the membership database, including at least one member from each chapter.

The people on the list were notified to turn in documentation supporting the continuing education hours they reported on the CE claim form. Documentation included certificates of completion, invoices, certificates of attendance, etc.If the documentation did not verify the required number of hours, the inspector failed the audit and was placed on Administrative Suspension.

Questions? Contact Sarah Walsh at 847-954-3180 or sarahw@ashi.org.

ASHI Officers and Directors installed at InspectionWorld

The following officers for 2010 were installed following the January Board of Directors meeting in Las Vegas Nev.

President: David Tamny, Columbus, Ohio
President-Elect: Kurt Salomon, Salt Lake City, Utah
Vice President: Bill Jacques, Ravenel, S.C.
Treasurer: Marvin Goldstein, Southampton, Pa
Secretary: Alden Gibson, Breslau, Ontario

Five new directors, elected by the Council of Representatives, were also installed in Las Vegas. They began their three-year terms following the January Board of Directors meeting:

Larry Cerro, Andrew Kasznay, Bruce Labell, Mark Londner and Randy Sipe

Donald Nelson
will serve as alternate director.

Highlights and photos from the annual conference will be published in the March ASHI Reporter.

Members mourn loss of long-time member

Several ASHI members have notified headquarters of the death Raymond J. Begin, Jr., 76, who joined ASHI in 1986 and was one of the founding members of the San Diego CREIA/ASHI chapter. He was in construction work; was a city building inspector in San Diego; had his own property inspection business, “RJB Inspection,” in San Diego; and was a science fiction writer. He is survived by his wife, Diana, seven children, 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requested donations in Ray’s name to: Colorado Parkinson’s Foundation, Inc., 1155 Kelly Johnson Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80920.

Current ASHI Membership

ASHI Certified Inspectors: 3,317
Associates/ Logo: 115
Associates: 1,190
Retired Members: 105
Affiliates: 79
Total: 4,806

ASHI calendar of events

• April 24, 2010, Board Meeting, Rosemont, Ill.
• July 24, 2010, Board Meeting, Rosemont, Ill.
• Oct 23, 2010, Board Meeting, Rosemont, Ill.
• Jan. 25-28, 2011, InspectionWorld, Atlanta, Ga.
• Jan. 4-7, 2012, InspectionWorld, Phoenix, Ariz.
• Jan. 13-16, 2013, InspectionWorld, Las Vegas, Nev.