President’s Report
Greetings to all! 2019 is rapidly drawing to a close. I am sure you all are very busy wrapping up the year both at work and home.

At our November meeting a new board was elected. In December we had our first board meeting. Your officers for 2020 are Vice President Jay Keller, Treasurer Gary Shields and John Lowe is now our Secretary. Please make sure that you let these men and all of the board members know that you appreciate their efforts. I know I certainly do as President.

At our meeting there was a lot of discussion and enthusiasm for ideas of what we can do as an organization. I really appreciate the energy that was at the meeting and in follow up planning. Jay has taken the initiative to do outreach to get ideas on what you as members would like to see happen. Hopefully you have been able to take time to share your thoughts. If not please do so.

One of our goals are to work to provide education. How can we provide that to you? First is by your attendance at the meeting. The amount of knowledge and contacts are endless. If you have a question there is probably someone there that knows the answer or knows who to ask. We are also working to provide speakers that appeal to the audience. If you know someone who can do a presentation at our meeting please contact one of the board members.

Another goal is to provide fellowship and professional networking in a low key setting. Our meeting is a time to relax and enjoy our peers company. It is not a time for working out disputes. Those situations will arise during the year but are to be dealt with during the work day, not at our meeting.

We also hope to provide a welcoming setting for young people in our industry. Invite that energetic employee who would benefit from talking to other professionals. If you know someone who might like to attend get their name, phone number and email to Jay. He will make sure they are included on all correspondence. And then follow up with again to see if they got the email. Eventually they will come and hopefully will see the benefits of joining.

Lastly the board voted to continue MAEMA’s support of The AACPS’s Center for Applied Technology diesel program. To that end we provide a tool stipend for the top three finishers of the Skills USA competition. In addition we will provide a scholarship for a student that will be continuing education after high school. Moving forward the scholarship will be named the Bill Cyford Memorial Scholarship in recognition of all the work Bill did to support young people starting in the industry.

Thank you all for your support this past year and I am looking forward to 2020.

For all of the board I want to wish you and your family a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year.

Brian Pickett



Vice President’s Report

Our presenter for January will be Jon Steinberg with Colliflower Inc. Jon will talk about when you should decide to replace a hose, best practices when making a new hose, safety concerns with hoses and what might be coming into the field in the future. 

Below is a clickable link for our Free Dinner Invitation brochure. We respectfully ask everyone to please consider asking people to come out and be a part of MAEMA. You can print out the “Free Dinner” invitation below that has our information on it.  

Free Dinner Card

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
2020 due’s are right around the corner. 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

Our dinner fee will stay at $45/meeting for 2020. If paid ahead the fee will be $40/meeting for a total of $320 for the year.

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

Gary Shields 


2020 Dues Invoice Click Here

Secretary Report, and minutes from October 8th, 2019
MAEMA President Brian Pickett called the meeting to order at 6:47 PM, There were 26 members and guests in attendance at the final member meeting of 2019.
President Brian Pickett thanked everyone for their support this year. He encouraged all members of MAEMA to give input on ideas and projected goals for the organization. He announced that the remaining board meeting for the 2019 calendar year will be held on December 10th and that the first member meeting for the 2020 calendar year will be held on January 14th.
President Brian Pickett thanked Vice President Jay Keller for all his efforts in setting up the entertainment for the 2019 MAEMA membership appreciation night.
The Treasure’s report normally presented by Treasurer Gary Shields was forgone to allow adequate time to discuss nominations and elections of MAEMA Boards members.
Tom McAleese  and Jeff Slezak made up the nomination committee. Tom announced the 2019 nominees for MAEMA members to cast their nomination votes. Please reference the list below to view the 2019 nominees. 

MAEMA 2019 Elections
Current Board members and term end date
Jay Keller-2020
Jeff Slebzak-2020
Doug Friedel-2020
John Lowe-2021
Cory Bell-2021
At Large Member
Gary Shields
Brian Pickett
Mark Harkins
Don Wimer
Terry Strawbridge

The slate was approved as presented
President Brian Pickett gave special thanks to board members Vice President Jay Keller, Treasurer Gary Shields and acting Secretary John Lowe for their efforts and support through the 2019 calendar year especially with the sudden loss of board member Bill Cyford and the absence of long-time member and Secretary Julie Engle. These individuals both brought a tremendous amount of support to the organization and are greatly missed.
Vice President Jay Keller announced the Vendor Spotlight presentation to be given by Mark Harkins of JESCO.
Mark spoke of Jesco’s recently acquired mobile lube truck and offered MAEMA members the opportunity to go outside to look the vehicle over and observe its configuration. Mark also explained that the acquisition of this mobile lube unit was intended to expand JESCO’S ability to better provide preventative maintenance needs for their customers in the field.
Vice President Jay Keller announced the November 2019 feature speaker Mrs. Christina Campbell Harris of M.O.S.H.
Christina’s presentation was given on Silica Standards for Construction. At the conclusion of her presentation she had given an overview of the health risks, best practices and equipment operation requirements when working with Cystaline Silica. She also provided members with an overview of the services offered by M.O.S.H. There was plenty of interest and questions from MAEMA members on this topic.
Christina provided plenty of informative literature packets for MAEMA members as well as her contact information should they need further assistance.
 On behalf of MAEMA and its members we would like to thank Mrs. Christina Campbell Harris for being our feature speaker for the November 2019 member meeting.
 Vice President Jay Keller also reminded members at the conclusion of the Silica presentation that information on the topic will be available to members on the MAEMA website.
MAEMA President Brian Pickett announced that long time member ED Chwist will be soon retiring and that this would most likely be the last meeting he will attend. He also thanked Ed and Mark Harkins for bringing guests to our meeting to observe the benefits of being a member of our organization. MAEMA encourages all its members to bring in guests to help grow awareness of our organization and continue its future growth.
President Brian Pickett thanked McHenry P.C.S., Best Batteries and JESCO for their support supplying door prizes. As a reminder any support from MAEMA members with door prizes is greatly appreciated.
The 50/50 drawing totaled $95.00 dollars and the 50/50 winners were Ed Hullett and Mark Harkins.
The final Mid-Atlantic Equipment Management Association Member’s meeting for 2019 concluded at 7:45PM.
MAEMA would like to wish its members and their families a wonderful holiday season. We look forward to seeing everyone and toward the growth of this organization in the upcoming year.
John Lowe

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

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. 

MAEMA regular meeting and additional dates for 2020
January 14
February 11
March 10
March 24, Board Meeting
April 14
May 12
June 9
No regular meeting in July
August 12,  Board Meeting
No regular meeting in August
September 8
October 13, Membership Appreciation
November 10, Nominations and Elections
December 8,  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

John Lowe- Secretary
CJ Miller

Terry Strawbridge – Board Member
Ross Contracting

Doug Friedel – Board Member, 2020
Pleasant Companies

Don Wimer-Board member
Gray and Son

Mark Harkins-Board Member

Tom McAleese-Board Member