Great Lakes Region President Monthly Address - September

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Great Lakes Region Monthly Address – Indy – September 2013 Jack P. Morgan , President

CONSTRUCT - CONSTRUCT is rapidly approaching the last week of this month in Nashville, TN. This is a great opportunity to attend a National Convention that is within driving distance. Those that go will find out about the latest things from Institute, receive information on various products from industry experts, renew ties with CSI Members across the country, make new friends, and see a beautiful city with much history and new activity. At a minimum, come down for a day to see the Product Show. Remember, our Caucus Meeting is Thursday, September 26 at 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm. In Room 202C at the Music Center.

Outstanding Chapter Commendation – This year, 28 Chapters have been recognized for distinction of the 142 Chapter in CSI. Congratulations to the Chapters in the Great Lakes Region for earning this distinction: Akron-Canton, Columbus, and Louisville. They will receive the Commendation at the Annual Meeting in Nashville.

Awards – As I mentioned last month, we had many Award Winners at the GLR Conference. At CONSTRUCT, three more awards will be presented with Great Lakes Region ties:

  • Distinguished Service Award: Lane J. Beougher, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
  • Hans William Meier Advancement of Certification Award:
    • Charles Thompson, CSI, CCS
    • Jack P. Morgan, CSI, CCS, CCCA, AIA, NCARB, SCIP
Both awards will be awarded at the Gala, Friday evening, September 27, 2013. Communication Award – Ariel Su, CSI, CCCA and Thomas Frank, CSI This award will be awarded at the Annual Meeting in Nashville. Congratulations to all of the Award Winners.

Certificates of Appreciation – Recognition of this past year’s Officers, Director’s, and Committee Chairs was overlooked at the GLR Conference. They are being recognized now as part of my Monthly Column and will receive a Certificate of Appreciation in the mail.

  • President – Thad Goodman, CSI
  • President-Elect – Jack P. Morgan, CSI, CCS, CCCA, AIA, NCARB, SCIP
  • Vice President – Ivette Ramirez Bruns, CSI, CCS, CCCA
  • Vice President – Jim McDonald, CSI
  • Secretary – D. Blake Wagner, CSI, CCCA, AIA, LEED AP
  • Treasurer – Ralph J. Pitman, CSI, CDT
  • Immediate Past President – Brandilyn B. Fry, CSI, CDT

Committee Chairs:
  • Education Committee Chair – Helaine K. Robinson, CSI, CCS, CCCA, SCIP
  • Certification Committee Chair – Scott Mitchell Taylor, CSI, CDT
  • Technical Committee Chair – Ed Avink CSI
  • Awards Committee Chair – Henry W. Stellema, CSI, CDT, AIA
  • Product Show Committee Chair – James C. McDonald, CSI, CDT, LEED AP, USGBC
  • Planning Committee Chair – Brandilyn B. Fry, CSI, CDT
  • Akron-Canton – Bryan Corban, BS, CSI, CDT
  • Bluegrass – Scott Noel, CSI
  • Cincinnati – Allen Thomes, CSI
  • Dayton-Miami Valley – Todd Poeppelmeier, CSI, BS, MBA
  • Evansville – Mike L. Vannatter, BA, CSI, CCPR
  • Ft. Wayne – None
  • Grand Rapids – Lisa Berryman-Render, CSI, CDT
  • Indianapolis – Andrew McIntyre, CSI, CCPR
  • Lansing – Matthew A. Guzinski, CSI
  • Louisville – Randy Reifsnider, CSI, CCS
  • Metro Detroit – Frank Reed, CSI
  • Saginaw Valley – Lane J. Beougher, FCSI, CCS, CCCA
  • Toledo – Bret E. Penrod, CSI
Many thanks for all of your efforts to better the Great Lakes Region, CSI.

Chapter Visits I had the privilege of participating in Louisville Chapter’s kick-off meeting preparing their updated Strategic Plan. Great networking helped develop a start to their Strategic Plan. I learned that Louisville will be celebrating their Chapter’s 50th Anniversary next June. Details to follow.

Your Region Wants to Join You The Great Lakes Region Team wants to visit your Chapter Programs, Board Meetings, Trade Shows, and special events. Please direct inquiries to Ivette R. Bruns – President Elect at



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