AFSA Virginia Chapter Members Meeting Recap

We had an incredible Members Meeting on June 12th, 2024 at the Old Dominion Raceway in Thornburg, VA. Here’s a recap of the agenda and key highlights:

Discussion Points:

Henrico Co CTE Programs: Bob and Jeff updated us on Henrico Co CTE programs. Lots of good stuff going on such as the house project which is underway and the wet sprinkler lab at one of the new Virginia Randolph ACE Centers.

VA Department of Education Approval: The VA Department of Education has approved the Fire Sprinkler program as part of the Plumbing CTE program starting in the 2025-26 school year.

️ September 12th Seminar at Chesterfield Fire Training Center: Sign up quickly as this event will sell out fast! Steve McGee sent out the program flyer on June 3rd with further details. Let us know if you didn’t receive it!

New Members: Welcome Taylor Pace w/ Standpipe Flow Testing and David Nickelson w/ Uponor to our VA Chapter!

Scholarship Essay: Jason Gill informed us about this year’s winner, Conner Pegram. (A separate post coming soon!)

⛳ Burn Survivor Golf Tournament: Scheduled for October 9th at Williamsburg National. We are SOLD OUT but if your company still wants to participate, fill out the registration for the waiting list ASAP as we can sometimes squeeze a few in at the last minute. Donations are still welcome!

2024 AFSA National Convention: Happening at Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, Aurora, Colorado, September 18 – 21.

Program & Vendor Presentations:

– Program Speaker: Bod Dixon & Ben Sherman from Germanna Community College discussed integrating CTE into community colleges for the sprinkler community.

– Vendor Speaker: Bill Jones from Fire Pro covered responsibilities before a fire pump acceptance test.

New Initiatives:

‍ NexGen Committee: The Board welcomes Tori Loefke of Hiller Systems to reimagine and lead the NexGen committee for the AFSA VA Chapter. Welcome, Tori!

Next Meeting: Mark your calendars for the next AFSA VA Chapter meeting in Williamsburg on October 8, 2024, at the Double Tree by Hilton.

Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to making this meeting a success! Stay tuned for updates and upcoming events.