President’s Report
Is it really Spring? The days are longer and I am sure your jobs have a new sense of enthusiasm that good weather brings. Good luck as you move on to new opportunities.

I hope you enjoyed last month’s speaker as much as I did. Albert Eccles, the Director of Safety and Training for EPRO spoke to us. He asked the question. Are your employees really getting the training they need? He reminded us that all employers are required to follow the OSHA General Duty Clause. He asked does each employee receive training on the recognized hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm. That is certainly good advice as we move into a busy season.

Remember to pick up some “Free Dinner” cards to be handed out to potential members. Extra cards will be available at every meeting. Please feel free to take some and hand them to anyone who has an interest in our organization. Get the word out. Our organization is a wonderful chance to network and meet others who share the same issues that you meet on a daily basis. Bring a guest!

Our next meeting is coming up quickly and will be Tuesday the 9th of April at the Timbuktu Restaurant in Hanover. See you there.

Brian Pickett

Vice President’s Report

Our presenter for April 9th is Joe Long from Old World Industries.

The presentation will be about Antifreeze.

There is no spotlight speaker this month. The spotlight is open to any members that are current. It is a 5 minute open floor at the beginning of the meeting to tell everyone about the company you work for and a little about yourself. We enjoy hearing about everyone so if you are interested please let us know.

Keep in mind our web site. We typically update and post board and chair contacts as well as adding important presentation information.  The web site is there for us all to use as a tool. The presentation tab on the top of the web page is were this information can be found.

If you have any presentation ideas or something you feel would make a great presentation topic please let me know..

Thank You,
Jay Keller

Treasurer’s Report

If you still owe 2019 dues we will want to get those in asap please. They can be paid at the meetings or mailed in. We accept cash, credit card or check. There is a link below to download the invoice or you can see Gary Shields at the meeting to get this current. Thank you to all current members for your support on another year. We encourage anyone considering membership to please support the organization. It is the members and attendees that keep us going year to year.

Chapter membership dues for 2019     $100.00
Chapter Supporter dues for 2019         $400.00
Add on membership                             $  50.00

Thank you for your support of the organization. Your dues support our programs and scholarships.

Gary Shields

2019 Dues Invoice Click Here
Secretary Report, and minutes from March 9th, 2019

President Brian Pickett called the meeting to order at 6:45pm. There were 30 members and guests in attendance.
Brian welcomed, and thanked, all for attending. Introduced several guests:

Joe McNees      H & E Equipment
Albert Eccles – EPRO
Brian Head — Midlantic Equipment
Russell Gingrich — Gingrich Farm LLC
Jason Kearney – JESCO
Joe Dews – JESCO

President’s Message – Brian Pickett – Invited members to support the Maryland State Skills USA Competitions to be held on Saturday 4/13/19 between 7am — 2 pm. Please contact a board member for more information.
Secretary’s Message – Julie Engle – No additions to the Secretary’s minutes from last month.
Treasurer’s Message – Gary Shields — $16,596.27 in checking; $30, 137.00 in savings.
Total of $46,733.27.
Vice President’s Message – Jay Keller — for those that did not receive MDOT books from last month, extras on the table tonight. Please let us know if any email addresses need to be corrected/edited in Mail Chimp.
Evening Spotlight Presentation — Joe McNees — H & E Equipment Services
Evening Presentation — EPRO — Albert Eccles — Understanding ANSI & CSA Standard
Changes that govern the design and use of aerial work platforms across North America. Last big change to these standards took place in 2006.
Brian Pickett announced that the Board will hold a meeting on 3/27/19 — please contact a board member if interested in attending.
50/50 $90 — Brian Coleman with Westminster Hydraulics. Congratulations!
Meeting adjourned @ 7.19 pm.

Your donation of items for our raffle drawings are appreciated.

Please see Jay Keller with any items you may be able to contribute.

Alliance Spotlight

Please see Jay Keller if you would like to do a spotlight on your organization

MAEMA regular meeting and additional dates

March 12, 2019
March 27, 2019 Board Meeting
April 9, 2019
May 14, 2019
June 11, 2019
September 10, 2019
October 8, 2019 Membership Appreciation Night
November 12, 2019 Nominations and Elections
December 10, 2019 Board Meeting
Meeting Agenda
5:00-6:00 Social and Networking
6:00-6:45 Dinner and Table discussions
6:45-6:55 Business Meeting
6:55-7:00 Spotlight
7:00-7:45 Speaker and presentation question and answer session
7:45          Raffle and 50/50 Drawing
Adjourn Meeting
Officers and Board Members 

Brian Pickett- President
RLO Contractors

Jay Keller – Vice President
McHenry Pressure Cleaning Systems

Gary Shields –Treasurer
Alban Tractor

Julie Engle – Secretary
PPC Lubricants

Ed Gestido –Board Member
Corman Kokosing Construction

Bill Cyford – Board Member
Corman Kokosing Construction

Jeff Slebzak – Board Member
Stateline Machine

Terry Strawbridge – Board Member
Ross Contracting

Doug Friedel – Board Member
Pleasants Companies

John Lowe – Board Member
C.J. Miller

Cory Bell – Board Member
McHenry Pressure Cleaning Systems