June, 2005
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors

Two New E-Newsletters


Two e-newsletters debuted last month-one for ASHI Inspectors, the other for ASHI Candidates. ASHI Inspectors learned about new search parameters for Find an Inspector on www.ashi.org and other Web site improvements. ASHI Candidates received tips from ASHI verifiers on inspection report writing.

If you didn't receive your e-news, it may be because you don't have a valid e-mail address on file at HQ, your mail box is full or your SPAM blocker is stopping ASHI mail. Make the changes necessary so you will receive future e-newsletters. Also, share your ideas for e-newsletter topics by e-mailing them to sandyb@ashi.org.

Membership good news...

Membership numbers as of 5/17/2005:
Members: 3391
Candidates w/Logo: 183
Candidates: 2157
Affiliates: 80
Retired Members: 71
Total: 5882

17 Chapters received $$$$

For the second year, ASHI Chapters are eligible to receive money to promote The ASHI ExperienceSM and local membership. Only 17 have received their base The ASHI Experience chapter funding for this year.

What are you waiting for? All it takes is a plan on how the chapter will use the money and a completed Chapter Grant Approval Form. Download grant instructions and form from the ASHI Web site, Membership Extranet, ASHI Experience, Chapter Funding & Activities Guidebook.

Thirty-four chapters applied for supplementary funding. The Chapter Relations Committee reviewed the applications and announced distribution of the
supplementary funds last month.  

Attention all Members...

The ASHI 2006 Officer Nomination Matrix is now available. Any Member may nominate another Member or him/herself to be considered by the ASHI Officer Nomination Committee. The matrix must be received by August 31, 2005. To download it, visit www.ashi.org, Membership Extranet, ASHI Documents.

Attention Council Representatives...

The ASHI 2006 Director Matrix is available on www.ashi.org, Membership Extranet, ASHI documents. Until August 31, 2005, all Council Representatives who meet the eligibility requirements may submit a matrix to be considered as a nominee for a director's position. To download it, visit www.ashi.org, Membership Extranet, ASHI Documents.

Attention Chapter Presidents...

Please update public relations contact information
To ensure your chapter receives current public relations tools, please e-mail the name and contact information for your chapter's public relations representative to Sandyb@ashi.org.

The list for distributing press clippings, press release templates and other public relations tools is being updated. Don't be left out because the information for your chapter is missing or outdated.  

Metro search category changes on Find an Inspector require chapter president approval

ASHI Inspectors are invited to make suggestions for adding new metro search categories or changing existing ones for the online Find an Inspector function, but the chapter president must approve the request form before it's sent to HQ. Forms received at HQ without the president's approval are returned to the chapter. The form is available online, Membership Extranet, Downloads, ASHI Documents. To view current Metro areas for your state, visit http://www.ashi.org/find/default.asp.

Can InspectionWorld get even better?

It may be hard to imagine that this quality experience could get even better, but when the improved registration fees and procedures, education line-up, exhibitors and event scheduling are announced, you may just decide InspectionWorld is planning to top
itself again.

Book your rooms online for InspectionWorld Ft. Lauderdale

If you like doing things early, then you'll be pleased to learn you can join the others who already are reserving their hotel rooms for InspectionWorld Ft. Lauderdale, January 11-14, 2005. To connect to the housing bureau, visit www.InspectionWorld.org.

ASHI Board Meeting and Town hall gathering scheduled for St. Louis
ASHI membership in the St. Louis area is invited to attend both the ASHI board meeting and a town hall gathering on July 15-16 at the Sheraton City Center Downtown.

ASHI calendar of events

  • July 15-16, 2005, ASHI Town Hall Gathering and Board meeting, Sheraton City Center Downtown, St. Louis, Mo.
  • October 20-21, 2005, Chapter Leadership Days, Chicago, Ill.
  • October 22, 2005, Board meeting, Chicago, Ill.
  • January 11-14, 2006, InspectionWorld, Ft Lauderdale, Fla.