ACI SoCal November - December 2019 Newsletter Print

    President's Report

    Congratulations to all our Pankow Award winners! The Awards luncheon is always such a great event, and an opportunity to celebrate the outstanding work within our local industry. This year the event was held at the Los Angeles Cathedral in downtown Los Angeles.  Thanks to the hard work of Chris Garcia, who chaired the Pankow Awards Committee, it was a great success. Thank you to all those serving on the Pankow Awards Committee for your time and effort in making the luncheon a great success. Our award winners will be submitted as nominees to the ACI Excellence in Concrete Awards which will be presented at the ACI Fall 2020 National Convention in Raleigh, North Carolina.

    As we get close to the end of the year, it is natural to start to look ahead to 2020. In our personal lives this means starting to think about New Year’s resolutions. Professionally, we make sure that we have projects lined up to keep ourselves and staff busy. For ACI SoCal, a new board will be elected and our certifications committee will remain as busy as ever (there are already sold out sessions in January and February). Please vote for the ACI SoCal board online. The election results will be announced at the ACI SoCal Annual Meeting and Sam Hobbs Dinner on January 16, 2020. At this meeting, not only will we celebrate the new board, but we will also celebrate one of our members selected as the Sam Hobbs Service Award recipient. 

    This Award was founded in 1971 to honor Sam Hobbs, the founder of the ACI chapter system and the moving force in establishing the first chapter (ACI SoCal). The award is made to a member in good standing, not currently serving as an officer or director, to recognize individual service to both the chapter and the concrete industry. Last year, the chapter awarded Stefan Reder, a deserving representative for ACI SoCal, for his continued dedication to the chapter as a past president and work with the certifications committee. I’m excited to see who our next Sam Hobbs Award winner will be…

    As we approach the end of 2019, I’d like to look back and acknowledge all of the great things that ACI SoCal has achieved this past year due to the dedication and effort of the all our members, especially our Board.

    • ACI SoCal supported multiple students and student groups through donations to ACE Mentor Program, UCLA Concrete Canoe, Apple Valley High School AVEX Group, and our student scholarship program.
    • The Golf Tournament, despite the rain, was well-attended and a fun time for all.
    • The field trip to two construction sites, organized by our Vice President Paul Heis, was a fascinating and unique opportunity.
    • The Young Professionals Mixer in September was well-attended, and generated so much positive feedback, that I hope that it will become a regular event on the ACI SoCal Calendar.
    • Our social media presence increased with a new LinkedIn profile, providing another opportunity for members and the community to engage with ACI SoCal.
    • And as mentioned, the Pankow Awards luncheon once again celebrated the hard work and accomplishments of our peers and colleagues.

    Thank you to everyone for a great 2019!

    Wishing everyone a safe, happy, and healthy holiday season.

    I look forward to seeing everyone at the Annual Meeting on January 16, 2020.

    Ann Harrer
    ACI SoCal Chapter President 2019

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    2020 ACI SoCal Nominations Ballot

    Dear Members, Listed below are the candidates up for election for the 2020 Board of Directors and a brief summary of their professional qualifications. E-Ballots (through our website email invitation) must be received by Sunday, January 12, 2020. Current Board Member continuing their term in office through 2020: Director Jacob Brennan, Director Don Kahn, and Director Nathan Forrest. Click here to see the photos and Bio's of the candidates.

    Click here to cast your vote.
    Please note you must be a member to have access to the ballot.  You will need to log in and look under surveys to find the ballot.

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    ACI SoCal Office closed

    The ACI SoCal Chapter will be closed from
    December 23, 2019 to January 3, 2020

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    Calendar of Events

    ACI SoCal Annual Meeting & Sam Hobbs Dinner January 16, 2020

    January 16, 2020
    5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Marriott Fullerton
    2701 E. Nutwood Ave
    Fullerton , CA 92831

    ACI SoCal Annual Meeting & Sam Hobbs Dinner January 16, 2020

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    Save the Date

    Save The Date – January 21st, 6pm to 8pm

    Student Mixer

    Location to be confirmed, but close to Downtown Los Angeles.

    Companies will be invited to attend to advise attendees of scholarships, internships and positions within their companies.

    Food and other refreshments will be supplied. Games and prizes.

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    Social Media

    Connect with ACI SoCal on LinkedIn

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