President’s Report
I hope you are having a productive and profitable Spring.  Our goal as a board is to provide an opportunity to meet new people, get some information that will make your job easier and enjoy yourself with your peers. We have a lot planned for next meeting.

Jake Kepich has invited the Skill’s USA award and our Scholarship winner to this meeting along with their parents. I hope we have a big turnout to make these young people feel welcome and appreciated. Spring is always an exciting time for young graduates. Take a moment to introduce yourself and make them feel welcome. Can you remember when you were their age and had the world in front of you?

Last month Joe Long from Old World Industries talked about changes in the production and make up of coolant due to manufacturer requirements. He presented a lot of information in a short time. Copper and steel versus aluminum radiators and engine components. Nitrite versus Nitrite-free, always a big debate. Hydrometers, Test Strips, Refractometers, Oh My! Green, Fuchsia, Blue or Red coolant. What to use? In case you were like me, “What the heck is Fuchsia?”.

  1. Fuchsia (/ˈfjuːʃə/, FEW-shə) is a vivid purplish red color, named after the color of the flower of the fuchsia plant, which took its name from the 16th century German botanist Leonhart Fuchs.

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 14th of May at the Timbuktu Restaurant in Hanover. See you there.

Brian Pickett

Vice President’s Report

Our presenter for May 14th is Dan Sawyer the Occupation Safety and Health Compliance Officer from Maryland Occupational Safety and Health. The presentation will explain what MOSH has to offer in ways of assistance and a brief discussion on some hazards to look for in the shop environment.

The Spotlight will be a quick overview of the MAEMA web site. The categories and thoughts on using the web site.

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 April 9th, 2019

President Brian Pickett called the meeting to order at 6:45pm. There were 25 members and guests in attendance.
Brian welcomed, and thanked, all for attending and introduced guests.
President’s Message – Brian Pickett – Board met on March 27 at Alban in Elkridge thanked Gary for his hospitality. Brian encouraged everyone to continue handing out “free dinner” cards in their travels.
Jake Kepich has 2 students interested in our scholarship offer. Skills USA
competition this Saturday, April 13, 2019 – state wide competition – details
below. Looking for diesel instructor for both Anne Arundel and Somerset

Subject: Maryland State SkillsUSA Competitions
When: Saturday, April 13, 2019 7:00 AM-2:00 PM.
Where: Center of Applied Technology North 800 Stevenson Road, Severn, MD

The SkillsUSA Maryland State Championships is the state-level competition for
high school and post-secondary students who are enrolled in Career and
Technology Education (CTE) programs.

Secretary’s Report – Julie Engle – No additions/changes to the Secretary’s minutes from last month.

Vice President’s Message – Jay Keller – welcomed everyone. Newsletter is now going out mid-month via Mail Chimp and now includes a clickable link to be able to print invoice for dues. In addition, Mail Chimp Reminder will be going out the Monday before the meeting. Please let Jay know if any email addresses need to be corrected/edited in Mail Chimp. Jay encouraged members to let him know if they want to add a link to their website on the MAEMA site or any other information they’d  like to share.

Evening Spotlight Presentation – Pete Eisner and Rob Blackburn – McCarthy Tire
Evening Presentation – A Discussion About Antifreeze Technology – Joe Long with Old World Industries

50/50 – $100 – Mike Tobais – Eastern Truck & Trailer. Congratulations!
NHRA Race Tickets Raffle – Terry Strawbridge – Ross Contracting
Meeting adjourned @ 7:53 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

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

May 14, 2019
June 11, 2019
July and August No Membership Meeting
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