President’s Message

Dear Members and Friends of ASSE

I want to thank everyone who has served as an officer or an executive committee member for the past two years.  They have given a great deal to the chapter and performed a lot of hard work on behalf of ASSE.  I appreciate them all as individuals for their willingness to serve.  I am forever grateful to each of them for all the things they did to make my life easier.  We are in the nominations process and you should expect to see a published roster of candidates this month.  This announcement will also include the process from our bylaws in the event someone wants to challenge a position on the slate and seek elected office.  I would suggest that anyone who wants to serve as an officer should inform Kurt Friend, nominations chair, of that desire. We diligently seek people to serve and seek ways to utilize volunteers.  Elections will be held in May for chapter officers.  National elections are also being held.

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.  You can look for all of these to be announced in the near future as well.  Nothing like suspense to build interest. 

The 2017 Region 4 Professional development Conference was a great event.  Lots of great presentations, including our Danny Callies.  Vendors had lots of products that we could use.  Not to mention Mardi Gras beads everywhere. Alabama Chapter will be hosting this event next year in Tuscaloosa on April 11-12, 2018.  Mark your calendars now.  There can be no reason anyone cannot attend.  Plenty of notice and lots of opportunities to be involved in making it the premiere chapter event of all time.  Apparently, I will be the Regional PDC Chair for 2018.  We look forward to welcoming everyone to the Bryant Conference Center and the University of Alabama campus.  Beautiful place to be in the springtime.

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

Respectfully your,

Randy M. Easterling, MSPH, CSP, CIH

Chapter President