President’s Message

Dear Members and Friends of ASSE


April has arrived and spring is in the air.  It is a time to celebrate and what better time to have our Annual Awards ceremony. The Annual Awards Luncheon will be held on April 21, 2017, at Vulcan Park.  Our service awards will be presented for significant anniversaries.  Scholarships will be presented to recipients to our four safety academic programs in our chapter.  We will also present our Safety Professional of the Year to Scott Walker CSP.  Scott is our long serving Section Chair for the Auburn Montgomery Section.  He has provided outstanding service to the Society for many years in that role. We will be presenting our Chapter’s President’s Award to Charles Campbell to recognize volunteerism.  Charles is our webmaster and fills a tremendously valuable role in our operations.  It will be a great day and a wonderful event.  Please make your reservation with Troy Ogden.  I want to thank Danny Callies, Allyn Holladay, Jamie Stewart and Kurt Friend for all their efforts to make this event a success.


Elections are being held at our May meeting.  The roster is President Wayne Jackson CSP, Vice President Danny Callies, Secretary Jamie Stewart, Treasurer Allyn Holladay, Delegate Frank Lakotich CSP and Delegate Greg Blake CSP.  If anyone wishes to run for a position in opposition to the announced slate, you must present a petition with the signatures of 15 chapter members to Kurt Friend by April 17, 2017.  We will also being taking a referendum vote at the May meeting on the membership’s opinion on the proposed name change of the Society to the American Society of Safety Professionals and the dues increase of $30 in annual $10 increments over the next three years.  This will instruct our delegates on their vote in the House of Delegates meeting in June.


The chapter is at work. Plans are being made for our Fall Chapter PDC and we are starting to look at the Region 4 PDC being held in April of 2018 in Tuscaloosa.  The Chapter is hosting a meeting in Troy, Alabama on May 24, 2017.  The chapter stretches all the way down there too.  We have members in that area and we are looking to serve them as well.


If you are going to be in Denver for Safety 2017 in June, please sign up for the Awards recognition luncheon on Tuesday.  Alabama Chapter is being recognized as a Platinum Chapter, highest level of performance.  I want to thank everyone for their contributions to achieve this.


Thank you for all that you do!!  I look forward to seeing you soon.


Respectfully your,


Randy M. Easterling, MSPH, CSP, CIH

Chapter President