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SOCICC - Minutes     
Friday, June 28, 2013

June 28, 2013 / 1:00 P.M.
Sebastian’s Seafood Restaurant, 16011 Boat Basin Rd, Harbor, OR


  • Chapter President, Charles Chase, called the meeting to order at 1:19 P.M.
  • Members and guests in attendance:  Charles Chase, Ted Zuk, Nannette Chase, LaruaLee Snook, Dave Bassett, Mike Oliver, Michael Grubbs, Loree Pryce, Tony baron, Mike Smith, Dan Siguartsen, Tom Calvanese, Ted Fitzgerald, Kathy Zuk and Robert Myers.
  • Dave Bassett introduced Ted Fitzgerald, Harbor Master for the Port of Brookings. Ted gave a brief background summary which included how he was hired for his current position. He was the attorney for the fired Port of Brookings Harbor Master involved in litigation concerning the 20,000 sq. ft. “Green Building” located inside the port. When the case was settled, Ted was then offered the position of Harbor Master. Ted then spoke about the lingering problems with finishing the “Green Building”;  a large amount of debt, no money to finish the building, and difficulties with occupancy types.  There is an ongoing search for financial help to resolve the issues and get the building available for use.  Ted then spoke about the 2011 Tsunami that damaged 80% of the South Basin’s docks and boat slips. The Tsunami came into the mouth of the Chetco River and the force turned the river flow which flooded the port and caused the damage. Ted said that typically the Port of Brookings does not feel the direct effect of a Tsunami; Crescent City takes the brunt of the damage. Crescent City reports to Brookings when a Tsunami hits and it takes approximately 6 minutes to reach the Brookings area. Ted stated that he asked the Coast Guard to take some of the boats in the harbor out to sea, which helped reduce the amount damaged. The docks, boat slips, and the seawall have been rebuilt using FEMA awarded funds.
  • Michael Grubbs made a motion to approve the April minutes as presented and LauraLee Snook seconded the motion. Motion carried.
  • Operating Report - Ted Zuk handed out copies of the April and May 2013 operating reports. Ted stated that the Wet Venting class netted $668.52. Chapter membership fees have slowed down and right now we have 43 members less than last year. The CT-12 charitable activity report is now completed. A new version of Quicken was purchased for approximately $60.
  • Nothing on agenda.
  • SOCICC ABM Update – Nannette spoke about the details for this year’s ABM. The location will be the Ashland Springs Hotel. The Conservatory Room has been reserved and a buffet dinner will be served.  No host cocktail & social hour will begin at 5 PM and will be followed by dinner at 6 PM. At 7 PM there will be a guest speaker from Dutch Bros. sharing some “Dutch Love” which will be about their successful approach to customer service. The business meeting will begin at 8 PM and special guest speakers will be Melanie Adams, Robert Rice, and Kraig Stevenson. The cost of dinner will be $33.21 (gratuity and taxes included) and members can register on the SOICC webpage.  Charlie asked if our chapter has any scholarships for the AMB and if not, we should consider offering them. This item will be on the agenda for the next meeting.
  • ICC Chapter Awards – Michael Grubbs is working on this project. Completing the questionnaire awards us points to use towards ICC ABM registrations or other ICC offers.
  • Chapter of the Year Award – The application was due on July 1, 2013. Our chapter did not submit an application.
  • IABO Email – The International Association of Building Officials is considering offering scholarships to their members and all voting ICC members who are interested in attending the 2013 ICC ABM.  Visit the IABO webpage for complete information.                                        
  • Dave Bassett stated that he is glad the SOCICC is still ‘up and running’ and carrying on the tradition ‘for a good reason’. He thanked the officers for their hard work.  There was  discussion about possible reasons for lower numbers in chapter membership. Comments were about the challenging economic times and lost jobs being the possible reasons for 43 fewer members this year.
  • Charlie spoke about IFFA memberships that include training. Charlie thought that was a good idea and asked if our chapter might consider offering training with SOCICC memberships. This item will be on the agenda for the next meeting.
  • Michael Grubbs had a question about how to receive CUI credits for the code education given at the chapter meetings. Ted said that using the agendas and ‘self-reporting’ should be all that is required.
  • Charlie thanked Dave Bassett for scheduling Ted Fitzgerald to speak at today’s meeting and for all Dave’s past and present work for the betterment of the chapter.
  • July 26, 2013, 12 P.M., Taprock Grill, Grants Pass, OR
  • Presentation:  David M. Hill and Casey Trimble, Intertek / Field Testing & Certification of products.
  • The President adjourned the meeting at 2:48 P.M.

Minutes by Nannette Chase