President’s Message

Dear Members and Friends of ASSE

A couple of weeks ago spring showed up in Alabama. In this season of new beginnings our Chapter is busy getting ready for the transition from ASSE to ASSP

The ad hoc Bylaws Review and Revision Committee, chaired by former Chapter President, Kurt Friend, presented the updated Chapter bylaws at our February Chapter meeting. Changes include the name change to ASSP (American Society of Safety Professionals) and other small adjustments the Executive Committee felt would reflect better how we conduct Chapter business. Their work is published on our website for your review prior to a Chapter vote on the update.

The vote on the changes in Chapter bylaws will take place at our Chapter meeting on March 9. This meeting will be at the Honda plant in Lincoln, AL. Note the time change for this meeting. We will be given a plant tour at 9:30 AM with our business meeting to follow. Watch for updates on the website, social media and in the Chapter newsletter.

We have been working on the new Chapter logo and website. Immediate Past President Randy Easterling is chairing a nominating committee to recommend candidates for our third delegate to the House of Delegates. Those recommendations will be made to the Executive Committee and at the Chapter Awards Breakfast in April we will introduce these candidates. A membership vote will be held in May and the third Delegate will be installed in May, to start a one-year term of office in June.

The Region 4 Professional Development Conference is in Tuscaloosa, April 11 & 12. We want to see good representation from the Alabama Chapter there. If you are planning to attend and would like to be a session moderator, contact Randy Easterling or me. We will also be holding our Chapter Recognition Breakfast on April 12 at the PDC in Tuscaloosa. Student scholarships, Chapter SPY awards, Service Awards and many other activities are planned.

I look forward to seeing you at one of these events.

Yours in Safety and Service,

Wayne P. Jackson

Wayne P. Jackson, MSW, CEAP, CSP

President

Alabama Chapter ASSE