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November 8, 2005

President Gillbert List called the meeting to order at 7pm. There were 18 members, associate members
and guests in attendance. Ralph Rea gave the invocation.

Reading of the Secretary's report was waived. The Treasurer reported that there is $18, 907.12 in the
bank before paying for the meal tonight.

List introduced Robert Hall of Josam as a guest.

No State association report was given.

No Building Development Commission report was given.

Our guest speakers Ruby Tarver and Cam Foley from Charlotte Meck Utilities gave a great program about
keeping our pipes grease free.

Heather Briggs informed us that Ruthie has had surgery on her back again.

List asked if anyone had any old business/new business to discuss. No old business, but List announced
that as of Dec 31 he will be resigning as president.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:54 pm.

Submitted by
Missy Parker
Executive Secretary

 

October 11, 2005

Vice President Daniel Hawkins called the meeting to order at 7pm. There were 13 members, associate
members and guests in attendance. Ralph Rea gave the invocation.

Reading of the Secretary's report was waived. The Treasurer reported that "things are in good shape."

Hawkins introduced Jim Todd and Rick Wooten from Piedmont Gas. He also recognized Larry Schmid from
Smith and Stevenson.

The State association report was given. Continuing Ed classes will be here in November.

Hawkins mentioned that next month's speaker is Rudy Tarver who is the grease free coordinator for
Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilitiies.

Our guest speakers from Charlotte Chamber did not show.

Hawkins lead a discussion about the new plumbing codes that will be effective in July. Ralph mentioned
that you will have to have a new code book with you when attending the classes. The codes are set by
the NC building code council in Raleigh. This council is made up of citizens, legislators and contractors.
The book will only be available in print form.

Hawkins asked if anyone had any old business/new business to discuss.

Meeting was adjourned at 7:58 pm.

Submitted by
Missy Parker
Executive Secretary

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September 13, 2005

President Gilbert List called the meeting to order at 7pm. There were 26 members, associate
members and guests in attendance. Darrell Ellis gave the invocation.

List presented plaques to Shawn Cox, Donnie Brafford, Damon Kirby, Joel Coffey. He introduced
the guest they brought with them.

Reading of the Secretary's report was waived. The Treasurer reported that "things look fine."

List introduced Nancy Travis of Volvo & GMC Truck Center and Chapman Company Joel Davis
who are our newest members. List introduced Julie Fisher of AdvantaClean who was visiting.

Darryl and Wes reported that Dianne has been in town visiting contractors.

Daniel will present a building development report next month.

List asked if anyone had any old business/new business to discuss.

Wes mentioned the Charlotte Chapter needs to vote. Daniel is to come up with a ballot and Missy is
going to mail/email it out to members with the notes that were in this months newsletter on it.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:30 pm.

Submitted by
Missy Parker
Executive Secretary


August 9, 2005

President Gilbert List called the meeting to order at 7pm. There were 21 members, associate members and guests in
attendance. Ralph Rea gave the invocation.

Reading of the Secretary's report was waived. The Treasurer reported that "things look fine."

List introduced David McGuire and Tim Hodge of Ferguson.

Our guest speaker, Bob Murner of Disaster Services did not come so the floor was opened up to discuss the proposal
for affiliation between NCAPHCC & CPHCCA that was presented by Tim Williford at the last meeting. Wes Styers and
Darrell Ellis both had very strong feelings about the subject. Many questions were raised. One very important one
would be how this affects our associate members? What would the CPHCCA members get for joining besides higher
dues? How would this increase the CPHCCA meeting memberships? Wes made a motion to adopt the summary of
proposal for affilations between NCAPHCC & CPHCCA. Motion was passed. Per Wes, the state will send letters to all
CPHCCA members and also a copy of the summary.

List reminded everyone that the VICA winners will be at the September meeting.

List asked if anyone had any old business/new business to discuss.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:51 pm.

Submitted by
Missy Parker
Executive Secretary

A short "board " meeting was held afterwards. Board members discussed with Cary of Plumbing News about a
featureon CPHCCA members. The first member to be highlighted will be Ralph Rea. #2- Darrell Ellis. #3 RT White.
#4 North Meck Plumbing, #5 Bill Cathy, #6 Dave Frey.

Also discussed that List will find an attorney to review the by laws and Hal will find a CPA to discuss non profit
status. All board members present agreed that the by laws that are on the web site are the ones that the board
had previously approved.

 

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July 12, 2005

At 7:00 p.m. vice president Daniel Hawkins called the meeting to order. There were 12 members
and guests in attendance.

Ralph Rea sang the invocation.

Reading of the Secretary's report was waived. Treasurer Hal Hester reported that here was money in
the bank and we had written only four (4) checks in the last two (2) months.

Darrel Ellis introduced Joel Davis with the Chapman Company, they provide seismic calculations.

Julie Hester introduced Doug and Sadie Kerns.

Darrell Ellis reported our 33rd annual golf tournament was, with 93 in attendance, again, a great
success this year! At the event the NCAPHCC Ladies' Auxiliary sold $690.00 in mulligans for charity.

Our guest speaker, Tim Williford, Southern Piping Company, and newly installed president of the
NCAPHCC presented our membership with a most interesting proposition. The following is a summary
of that proposal as written by Mr. Williford.

Both associations realize the need to increase their respective memberships. In an effort to accomplish this
goal at the sametime for both organizations, NCAPHCC ("State") proposes that the Charlotte local association
("Charlotte") affiliate with both the State and National Associations.

State and Charlotte would benefit from the relationship as it would serve to funnel members to both organizations.
National has pledged its support for recruitment efforts and promises to help in any way possible.

Nevertheless, all realize that "forcing" companies to join the State/National federation might result in hard feelings,
especially if there is a perception that it is not worth the required dues.

In an effort to alleviate that pressure, State/National proposes that all existing Charlotte members immediately
join State, but that the Charlotte membership phase in its National membership as follows:

Charlotte will be allowed to pay a full year's dues for one half of their membership by December 31, 2005.

The next quarter of Charlotte's membership will remit dues by December 31, 2006.

The final quarter will remit dues before December 31, 2007, thereby becoming a fully federated PHCC chapter.

It is possible that a quarterly payment schedule might be available.

All new members would be required to join all three organizations/federation levels immediately. As mentioned
above with existing members, if the amount of dues were to remain a concern, a quarterly payment schedule
might be available.

If, as of 1/1/08, not all of the Charlotte members were members at all three levels (Charlotte/StateNational),
a decision would have to be made as to whether

1) the affiliation between Charlotte/State/National should be discontinued or
2) the member(s) that has not joined at all three levels should be removed from the rolls of the Charlotte group.

Between now and 12/31/07, State and National would have to prove their worth to those in the Charlotte group
so as to justify the expenditure of their dues.

State and National intend to do that by effectively communicating the numerous benefits that these organizations provide:

NCAPHCC - State

  • Unparalleled representation in the General Assembly (accomplishments include passage of sewer lateral
    legislation, passage of retainage study legislation, etc…)
  • Positions on the State Building Commission and State Board of Examiners
  • Free Continuing Education for Members
  • "Members Only" resources available on website
  • Discount book containing discounts from wide variety of suppliers and vendors across the state
  • With National, opportunities for extremely high quality education provided for free or at greatly reduced rates

PHCC-NA - National

  • Excellent representation in Congress through National's Government Relations Committee
    (Chaired by a North Carolinian)
  • A Political Action Committee that has grown from $10,000 to $125,000 in less than five years
  • Advanced website to contact Congressional leaders on important political issues
  • Nationally recognized apprenticeship and training programs

Hawkins asked if anyone had any old business/new business to discuss.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m..

Respectfully Submitted by
Chad McCarter
Secretary

 

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June 14, 2005

President Gilbert List called the meeting to order. There were 22 members,
associate members and guests in attendance. Ralph Rea gave the invocation.
God Bless America.

It was mentioned that Marvin Poindexter had died and the funeral details will be
listed on the web site.

Reading of the Secretary's report was waived. The Treasurer reported that
"things look fine."

List introduced Hal's guest and nephew- Bill Ranson and welcomed Todd and Neil
from Parnell-Martin.

Darrell Ellis spoke about our 33rd annual golf tournament. It will be June 27th at
Birkdale Golf Club in Huntersville with a 12:30 shotgun start. Cost is $65 per person.
It will be Captains Choice and teams will be chosen by handicaps. We will serve hotdogs
and hamburgers afterwards. He has 59 people signed up at the moment &endash; hopes to get
72 by Monday.

List mentioned that next month's speaker is Tim Williford- newly installed president
of the NCAPHCC.

Our guest speakers, Bob Wansker, Bob Hillyard and Gerard Nieters, of Thompson Financial
did a presentation about financial planning and what our concerns are as business owners,
employers and individuals.

List asked if anyone had any old business/new business to discuss.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:58 pm.

Submitted by
Missy Parker
Executive Secretary

 

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May 10, 2005

President Gilbert List called the meeting to order. There were 15 members,
associate members and guests in attendance. Ralph Rea gave the invocation
about being "wise stewards of our emotional energy"

Gilbert introduced our speaker- Bernadette Reidy of Snider, Inc. Gilbert
also introduced a new face for Lewis Marketing- Jason Hefner.

Reading of the Secretary's report was waived. Although the treasurer was absent,
the Treasurers report was read by List. We have funds sufficient to our needs.

List announced the plumbing division winners of NC Skills USA competition in Raleigh.

1st Place:
Shawn Cox from Lee County High School, Sanford, NC Instructor: Donnie Brafford

2nd Place:
Damon Kirby from Caldwell County Career Center, Hudson, NC Instructor: Stan Vines

3rd Place:
Joel Coffey from Caldwell County Career Center, Hudson, NC Instructor: Jesse Fox.

There was an indepth discussion about the pros and cons of this year's expo held
in Raleigh and what should be done differently when it is held in Charlotte. Some
members discussed the classes and expectations of the event. Darrell Ellis, Gilbert List
and Ralph Rea all attended the event or classes.

There was also a discussion about the licensing of plumbers/failed inspection rates
and the welfare of our association.

Daniel informed the association on task forces that are being formed to evaluate failed
inspections. Many people expressed concerns about plumbers who are working without
being licensed.

Darrell Ellis spoke about our 33rd annual golf tournament. It will be June 27th at
Birkdale Golf Club in Huntersville with a 12:30 shotgun start. Cost is $65 per person.
It will be Captains Choice and teams will be chosen by handicaps. We will serve hotdogs
and hamburgers afterwards. Missy to send out a mass email with info and Darrell to
follow up with faxes and phone calls.

It was brought to the Associations attention that Johnny Oates of John J. Oates Plumbing
is having hip replacement surgery on May 11th. Please keep him in your prayers.

Our guest speaker, Bernadette Reidy, did a presentation about the Eljer Endurocast tub.
It weighs just 89 lbs. It was built with the contractor in mind. Please call Bernadette with any questions.

List asked if anyone had any old business/new business to discuss.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:43 pm.

Submitted by
Missy Parker
Executive Secretary

 

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April 12, 2005

The meeting was called to order by Vice President Daniel Hawkins. There were 22 members, associate members and guests
in attendance. Ralph Rea gave the invocation about being "nurturers of ideas instead of slayers of ideas"

Hawkins introduced our speaker, Sheila Sommers, Internet Application Specialist for Mecklenburg County and Hal introduced
his 2 guests Vickie Buell and Julie Hester. Ralph Rea brought 2 people from his office Billy Chiseck and Ray Nowowiecki.

Reading of the Secretary's report and Treasurers report were waived.

Darrell Ellis reminded everyone about the State of Association Expo which will be April 21 in Raleigh, NC. Those who have
not gotten their continuing education would be able to get it at the Expo. The skills USA event will be held then also. CPHCCA
sponsor the plumbing division winner and teacher to go to the national event. You will be able to meet them at the September
CPHCCA meeting. Ellis reminded us also of the PAC golf tournament which will be held April 23rd in Raleigh.

Darrell Ellis spoke about our local golf tournament. He is trying to set the event up for June 6th. Unsure of location but will
update with details as they become available.

Congratulation goes to Andy Cooley's granddaughter &endash; Chelsea Cooley who won the Ms. USA title Monday night.
Many remember her from the beach trips that she attended with Andy and Jean.

Our guest speaker, Sheila Sommers, did a presentation of how to effectively use the permit website. She answered the
various questions as they were presented. She also explained the usefulness of obtaining a pin number and how to effectively
use that also. It was a very informative presentation and Ms. Sommers will be writing a follow up to include in our next
newsletter for those who missed the meeting.

Hawkins asked if anyone had any old business/new business to discuss.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:45 pm.

Submitted by
Missy Parker
Executive Secretary

 

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March 8, 2005

The meeting was called to order by President Gilbert List. There were 21 members,
associate members and guests in attendance. Ralph Rea gave the invocation.

List introduced our 3 guests. Myra Taft with After Disaster, Tim Ramsey with
Sunbelt Marketing and Bob Wansker with Thompson Financial.

Reading of the minutes from the February meeting was waived. The secretary's
report was also waived.

Hal Hester, Treasurer reminded everyone that membership fees are due and that he
will have an update on the association's budget in the next newsletter.

Darrell Ellis spoke briefly about the golf tournament. This has been typically held in June.
Due to the construction at Pine Island Golf club the tournament may be postponed until the Fall.
We will keep you posted.

Daniel gave an update on the web site- Hawkins has set up in the "links" section a way to
contact your local/State and Federal Government. The membership list on the web site will
be updated soon. Hawkins went over the NCAPHCC Continuing Education Seminars in Charlotte
March 19,2005 at 2001 Selwyn Avenue Charlotte. The classes are not full!

State of Association Expo will be April 21 in Raleigh, NC. Cary with Carolina Plumbing News
brought brochures, posters and free admission tickets. CPHCCA in the past has helped the
winner and teacher/sponsor with the trip to the finals.

Our guest speaker, Phil Edwards- Chief Plumbing/Mechanical Inspector for Mecklenburg
County then spoke. There is a new Director of Inspections, Edward Prince.
Edwards discussed that there may be a new program available for "purchasing" Inspectors
times. Edwards encouraged everyone to get a pin number for each of your field superintendents
so you can track defect reports. This is also a good thing to do for security reasons. There are
some changes in the interpretations of installing grease interceptors-effective Jan 1. Edwards
discussed the requirements to installing the water heater pan if located in the attic. Most
importantly, the new code book goes on sale January 1, 2006! Edwards also mentioned the
Examinations for the Mechanic/Contractor. The Mechanical and Plumbing Exam dates are
April 19, 2005, July 19, 2005, October 18, 2005. Exams begin at 7:45am.

List asked if anyone had any old business/new business to discuss.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:45 pm.

Submitted by
Missy Parker
Executive Secretary

 

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February 12, 2005

The meeting was called to order by Vice President Daniel Hawkins. There were 18 members, associate members and guests in attendance. Ralph Rea sang the invocation.

Hawkins informed everyone that President Gilbert List's wife had emergency back surgery and was unable to attend.

Reading of the minutes from the January meeting was waived. The treasurer's report was also waived.

Hal Hester, Treasurer reminded everyone that membership fees are due.

Hawkins reviewed the State of Association report and made note of the NCAPHCC Continuing Education Seminars in Charlotte March 19, 2005 at 2001 Selwyn Avenue Charlotte. These courses have been approved by the North Carolina State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating & Fire Sprinkler Contractors for continuing education credit of 6 hours that is needed each year.

Reading of the Building Development Commission report was also waived.

State of Association Expo will be April 21 in Raleigh, NC. Members voted to not have a booth at this event.

Hawkins introduced Missy Parker, new executive secretary. Parker said a few words about being glad to be a part of CPHCCA.

Joe Stafford introduced Philip Ribando both employees of Piedmont Natural Gas Company.

Hawkins asked if anyone had any old business/new business to discuss.

Ralph Rea made a motion that the current officers stay in their positions for the 2005-year. Officers agreed and motion was passed.

Program ideas were discussed and Hawkins had a guest speaker he would like to invite who would discuss "effective way to use the internet for building standards." Members would like advance notice in order to bring guests.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:15 pm.

Submitted by
Missy Parker
Executive Secretary

January 10, 2005

The meeting minutes were not recorded.

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