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2014 EESF Annual General Meeting

14 Feb 2014 1:48 PM | Anonymous

Hello Members of the Elevator Riders RC and the Elevator Industry

I attended the February Annual General Membership Meeting for the Elevator & Escalator Safety Foundation in Atlanta, Georgia. I arrived on Tuesday morning and the airline cancelled my flight back home on Thursday, when my plane reached the gate. Atlanta was bracing for a catastrophic winter storm. Two weeks ago they had a disaster on their hands with the last winter storm, and they would not be embarrassed this time. Northern Georgia was shutting down. The city became a ghost town. No cars on the streets or expressways. The Airport, Local Business, Government agencies all just closed when we arrived. Hotel employees were just staying at work in fear of the approaching winter storm.




Unfortunately because of the storm the city had cancelled all schools in the district, and we were not able to witness the foundations Safe-T Rider program given to a local school. This year the Chairman of the foundation asked that I be the Chairman of the Nominating Committee for selection of new Board of Directors to the foundation. I attended with the nominees the New Board Member Orientation presentation given by the foundations Chairman John Koshak. A thorough overview of the foundations History, Board, Organization, Programs. Financial, and Fund raising were reviewed. I had the opportunity to attend the EESFc Board of Directors meeting which is our Canadian brothers, but only one director was able to make it into Atlanta and they had to cancel their meeting.



The second day, believe it or not, we got to work attending to the foundations business at hand in the annual Board meeting. A thorough overview of the foundations Budgets, Financial, and Fund raising were reviewed. The last order of business for the foundation was the swearing in of the new Board members of the foundation. We have a great new group of directors and alternates, and I wish to thank them all for volunteering to be on the Board of Directors of the foundation.




This years meeting will go down in history as the time Atlanta shut down, but didn't stop us from handling the Elevator & Escalator Safety Foundations business.


Ride Safe :-)




Elevator Riders RC


Elevator & Escalator Safety Foundation

Director at Large, Universities/Schools

Chairman of the Nominating Committee


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