June Newsletter Print

A Message from the President

I can’t believe that June is already here. Where did half of the year go?? First off, I want to thank all of our sponsors for all that you do. Without you the DFW chapter would not be what it is today. Second, I want to thank the people behind the board. Everybody comes to the table with something valuable and ready to lend a hand. I also want congratulate the guys and gals that make up the new 2017 board. I know all of you will work hand in hand making the DFW chapter great.

We just have so much going on in the chapter. The Region 5 President’s meeting was a GREAT success and the turnout for the annual Rangers game was just fantastic – DFW made a strong showing and the other chapter’s presidents definitely took notice! The way that our sponsors delivered for the different events and the support our members gave was just outstanding - second to none.

Going forward, we have many great events coming up including Technical Lunches and more – makes me proud to be given the opportunity to help lead this organization. The June Lunch & Learns are next week and the Clay Shoot is just around the corner. Registration for the Shoot and the DFW Plumbing Product Show will be open shortly on the website and we know that participation will be great as usual.

As we mentioned in last month’s Newsletter preview, we are shifting gears with our website & newsletter to better serve the chapter and have some new tools and forums that we know will bring value to each member: Please click here to review it - we shared some key info about our future plans! During the transition, we’d appreciate your feedback and ideas on how we can take our chapter to the next level or how we could do things better.

Thank you once again to everybody for making the chapter what it is and I will see you all at the June Technical Lunches next week! (register: Fort Worth and/or Dallas)

Luke Martin
DFW ASPE President

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We truly appreciate our DFW ASPE SPONSORS...

...We could NOT do it without YOU!

Please click here for our Sponsorship page on DFWASPE.org where you can find active links for all of our fantastic supporters!

We would like to especially welcome our new Platinum Sponsors, PMI and McWane Plumbing Technical Services!

And we also appreciate Morrison Plumbing Design & Drafting joining our team!


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VP Technical Column

Well here we are again: It’s almost summer and time to get going with the new calendar year for the DFW ASPE chapter and your elected officers. I want to thank the membership for re-electing me for 2016-2017. Last year, our average attendance at our Fort Worth and Dallas meetings had an average of 40 engineers, designers, plumbing contractors and code officials in attendance at both meetings each month. The percentage of engineers, contractors and code officials was over 70% for the year.

The DFW ASPE chapter has put together some great presentations for the remainder of this year and we will be holding a Basic Plumbing Design class, with Michael Danielson and Larry Bartlett presenting in August. Please visit our website for additional information. We also had a great turn out for our spring golf outing with 70 golfers at event. I would like to thank everyone who assisted with the event and a special thanks to our DFW ASPE sponsors, we could have not done it without you!

Also we are currently looking to fill presentations for 2018 beginning in January and continuing through the end of the year. Unfortunately, we only have so many dates to fill. So, if you are interested in providing a presentation please contact me.

Please remember that ASPE is a great way to obtain CEU’s and network with many of the most knowledgeable people in the plumbing industry. If there is a topic you would like discussed, please let me know and I will try my best to set something up. If you are interested in presenting at any of the DFW ASPE meetings, please contact me at the email or number listed below.

Remember our last meeting before the summer break is June 27 in Fort Worth and June 28 in Dallas, please visit our website to reserve your spot. Have a great and safe summer.

James Walls
VP Technical

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Upcoming Events

Fort Worth Technical Presentation: Tues, June 27th

Dallas Technical Presentation: Wed, June 28th

Sporting Clay Shoot: Thu, August 10th

Plumbing Product Exposition: Thu, October 5th, evening (free beer & wine!)

Full Calendar of Events


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Affiliate Liaison Report

Dear Affiliates,

I want to thank you all for your continued support of the DFW ASPE Chapter’s golf tournaments, product shows and monthly meetings. Without your support, many of these events would not be possible. I know many of you have taken advantage of the Chapter’s Sponsorship packages. If you have not, I recommend that you consider one for 2017. We have several package options available and I’m sure you can find one that will suit your needs. If you need information about the sponsorships, please contact any board member or go to www.dfwaspe.org/sponsors.php html for more information.

As always, if anyone has any thoughts or concerns that they would like me to present to the Board, please contact me at cmcquagge@pvi.com.

Clayton McQuagge
Affiliate Liaison

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High Plains Chpater of ASPE Update

The Lubbock ASPE membership had their annual meeting in partnership with the local Lubbock ASHRAE chapter on Friday May 19th. It was a pleasure to have Mr. Larry Bartlett, CPD as our guest speaker covering “Waste and Vent Piping Design”.

Note that the ASPE meeting location is going to change beginning with our next meeting on Wednesday, July 12th. To offer a better meal selection we will be meeting at the 50 Yard Line Steakhouse, 2549 S. Loop 289 in Lubbock. The meeting times remain the same from 11:30am to 1:00pm.

The July 12th meeting will be presented by SyncroFlo and our speaker, Mr. John Santi, will make a technical presentation entitled “Evolution and Sizing of Pressure Booster Systems for Plumbing Applications”. John is bringing almost 40 years of pump design and manufacturing to our membership.

Not to be outdone, on Wednesday, September 20th Mr. Justin Thompkins with Zurn will bring us all up to date on backflow and its’ prevention.

Thanks to these fine sponsors all meals will be sponsored for engineers, designers, code officials, and contractors.

Jim Vertz, CET,FASPE

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Image Galleries

Please send your photos to Renn.Burling@Viega.US to share them with your fellow members!

Rangers game fun!


PMCOAT Golf Tourney


Region 5 President's Convention


Last Sporting Clay Shoot

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And now for something completely different...

...have a great Summer - we take July off and pick up again in August!

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