August, 2010
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Nominate Your Peers for ASHI Awards

EDITED BY ASHI STAFF

Philip C. Monahon Award

Attention ASHI Certified Inspectors:
Nominations open for Philip C. Monahon Award.

Purpose:
To recognize an individual who has made exceptional and innovative contributions to the ASHI membership.

Criteria:
The recipient must be an ASHI Certified Inspector 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. The deadline for submissions is Oct. 1 2010.

Nomination of an individual:
All ASHI Certified Inspectors are encouraged to nominate someone for the Philip C. Monahon Award. The form is available here.

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 previous recipients.

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.

Questions? Contact Sandy Bourseau at sandyb@ashi.org.


John E. Cox Member of the Year Award

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 Certified Inspector 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. Each chapter may submit the name and biography of one individual. The form is available here. The deadline for submissions is Oct. 1, 2010.

Evaluation of nominees:
Nominees will be submitted to the Council of Representatives for a vote by secret ballot.

Questions? Contact Sandy Bourseau at sandyb@ashi.org.


The ASHI Chapter Enterprise Award

Enrichment, fun, camaraderie, rewards and $750 — The ASHI Chapter Enterprise Award for Participation at InspectionWorld can mean that and more for the members of two chapters that finish at the top of their respective categories.

It was established and funded by an ASHI Certified Inspector who attributes his personal success as a home inspector and the prosperity of his multi-inspector firm to the ideas and information acquired by regularly attending InspectionWorld for many years.

The guidelines are available here.


Standards Committee Welcomes Proposals

The Standards Committee continues to accept proposals to change the ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics related to the standards. The committee welcomes proposals from all interested parties. All proposals should cite the Standards section that would change, propose revised wording for that section and provide a rationale supporting the change.

Send your proposal to the Standards of Practice Committee, Bruce Barker, chair, inspectorbruce@cox.net.


2011 ASHI Officers

Attention ASHI Certified Inspectors
Through August 16, 2010, the Society is accepting nomination matrix forms for the officer positions of president-elect, vice president, secretary and treasurer for 2011.

Any ASHI Certified Inspector (ACI) in good standing may be nominated to any office. Self-nominations are permitted and all nominees must agree to serve if elected. ASHI Nominating and Election Guidelines require that all nominations include a completed Matrix for Evaluating Nominees.

The official matrix is available here. The matrix also can be obtained by contacting ASHI headquarters by phone, 847-759-2820, or e-mail, hq@ashi.org. As nominations are received at HQ, the staff will verify that all nominees have agreed to serve and have submitted the necessary background information, including a response to all matrix questions. HQ will verify the nominees' status as ACIs in good standing.

Nominations will close Aug. 16, 2010, and all nomination information will be distributed to the following members of the Officers Nominating Committee:

John Biegalski, Ed Massart, Jack Feldmann, Phillip Smith, Scott Dalbey, Shannon Cory, Bill Sutton and Keven Kossle
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A petition of 10 percent of ACIs in good standing can cause the name of a qualified ACI to be added to the ballot for a specific office (see P&P 15.A2).

Ballots will be e-mailed or mailed to ACIs by Nov. 1, 2010, and the election will close Dec. 6, 2010. Ballots will be counted the first week in December and election results will be published in the January 2011 issue of the ASHI Reporter.

Comments and questions about the nomination process are welcomed. Please contact ASHI at hq@ashi.org.


2011 Certification Committee Members

The Officers Nominating Committee also functions as the nominating committee for the Certification Committee.

According to the ASHI Bylaws, the Certification Committee shall consist of seven (7) voting members serving a staggered two-year term with a term limit of two terms. No member of the Board of Directors (except for ex-officio non-voting members) or members of the Education Committee may serve on the committee.

1. Each year, two ASHI Certified members will be nominated by the Officers Nomination Committee and elected by secret ballot of the membership in the manner stated in 7.2.2. Petition candidates are eligible in the manner stated in 7.2.4.

2. Each year, one ASHI Certified member will be appointed by the President-Elect and approved by the Board.

3. One public member shall be appointed for a two (2) year term by the six (6) ASHI Certification Committee members.
See Bylaws 8.2.7.





The official matrix is available here.

Questions? Contact Mike Rostescu at miker@ashi.org.


2011 ASHI Directors

Attention Council of Representatives:

Nominations are being accepted for five new, non-officer Board members and one alternate for 2011. Board members serve for three years; five new and one alternate are elected each year.

Nominees shall be ASHI Certified Inspectors in good standing who have served a minimum of one year on the Council, the term beginning no later than Oct. 1, 2009. If elected, the Council member must step off the CoR and the chapter will be allowed to fill the vacancy. The Directors Nominating Committee will submit names of possible candidates, and any council representative may submit his/her name or any names as nominees. All candidates must agree to serve and provide background information, as required. The official matrix is available here. The matrix also can be obtained by contacting ASHI headquarters by phone, 847-759-2820, or e-mail, hq@ashi.org.

Nominations close Aug. 16, 2010, and the following members of the Directors Nominating Committee select a slate in September:

Stanley Yensick, Jory Lannes, Sergio Angione and JD Grewell

Ballots are e-mailed or mailed to council representatives on Nov. 1, 2010. Comments and questions about the nomination process are welcomed. Please contact ASHI at hq@ashi.org.