April 2021 – President Letter

Dear Members and Students:

The Greater Calumet Chapter hopes all is well with everyone.  Since our last correspondence, we have been fortunate to have had three wonderful speakers. In February, Ms. Angela DeLong Banerjee presented on “Slip, Trips, and Falls,” and in March, Mr. Jeff Brassel presented on “The Importance of Water Supply Analysis in an Era of Aging Infrastructure.”  In April, we had Mr. Brian Rempert present on “Ventilation-Effectiveness of Removing Airborne Virus Utilizing the veriDART System.” The Chapter would like to extend our gratitude to them all for sharing their expertise. In turn, the Board Members hope that everyone took something from them and benefited professionally from their knowledge.

Our next technical meeting will be on Thursday, May 13, 2021.  Northwest Indiana Business Round Table (NWIBRT) will be hosting a Virtual Spring Safety Seminar 2021 “Maintaining Employee Engagement and Focus.” This topic is important for companies in today’s competitive workforce.  Engagement helps reduce turnover and can make employees feel passionate about their jobs. You can register through this link. Registration is free for all ASSP members.  This safety seminar will be held virtually through Zoom.  All times are provided in CST.  If interested, NWIBRT is still seeking sponsors for this event (please refer to the registration link).

It’s hard to believe that the end of the year is upon us and preparations for next year (2021-2022) will begin soon.  The Board of the Greater Calumet Chapter hopes that its members benefited both professionally and personally from the presenters this year.  Ideas of topics for the upcoming year are welcome.  If anyone has suggestions or knows of anyone that would be willing to present, please get in contact with one of the Board Members and we will reach out to them to see if they are available to assist next year (2021-2022).  We are also looking for ideas where our Chapter can be more present amongst the local businesses within our community.  If anyone knows where our assistance would be beneficial, please let us know, so we can work toward providing the support to that individual business.

In our announcements at our March meeting, we mentioned that the chapters within the ASSP organization were getting ready for election of new officers.  According to the Greater Calumet Chapter Bylaws, we hold our elections every other year.  With that said, the current Board has one more year to serve this Chapter.  Next year, we will need to begin the process of electing new officers. The Board continues to reach out to each of you to consider volunteering your time to the Chapter.  Board positions, at the chapter level, can further provide opportunities to enhance leadership skills and share professional expertise with everyone.  Consider assisting the Chapter and becoming a Board Member where your ideas and expertise can further enhance this Chapter in a positive direction.  If interested, please let the Board know, and we will inform you on how you can assist.

The Greater Calumet Chapter Board hopes that everyone continues to be safe.  We hope that you will be able to participate in the Spring Seminar hosted by NWIBRT on May 13, 2021.


Michele M. Crider
President of the Greater Calumet Chapter