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Message from the
IEHA President
P.O. Box 7505
Rockford, Illinois 61126
Phone (815) 977-5884
Fax (866) 760-6873
September 6, 2018
Greetings Members!

I am writing to you not too far removed from NEHA's AEC in Anaheim California. Become the next IEHA Vice-President or President and you get to attend these events all expenses paid! With Illinois adopting the FDA Model Food Code in January I thought we would take the next logical step and look into adopting the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) Since government moves at a glacial pace, don't hold your breath. The gentleman pictured with me is Dr. Michael Beach with CDC. I met with him in Anaheim and after a fruitful discussion CDC hopes to have a representative at the next State Board of Health meeting to introduce the MAHC to the members and IDPH. This was by far the best attended conference I have seen. Networking on a global level! Join the Board and you could find yourself at one of these exciting events. Speaking of networking…

The South Chapter conference is almost here. September 12-13 at the Pavilion in Marion. Related information is in this edition. It's so good I drive the 6 hours just to attend!

The Annual Education Conference will be held November 5-6 at Starved Rock Lodge in Oglesby. In the last issue of the Cardinal I gave you a sneak peak of the fun events that IEHA is putting on at the AEC so now I'll give you a taste of the presentations. There will be several FDA Food Code offerings including onsite mock inspections of the Lodge kitchen. The CDC will be on hand to familiarize yourself with the Model Aquatic Code and perform an onsite mock inspection of the pool at the Lodge. NSF will talk on plan reviews and Legionella. hoarding, pest control, technology, management and leadership training plus many more! In this newsletter you can find the schedule and registration forms.

Sadly, if you haven't heard one of our members Carl Caneva passed away after dealing with cancer. Carl was only 42 and leaves behind a wife and 11 year old daughter. IEHA has already raised over a thousand dollars for his family with the 50/50 raffles at the Central and North chapter conferences. We hope to beat that amount at the South and Annual conferences. If you wish to help out Carl's family click on the link here;

Godspeed Carl

Take Care

David Banaszynski
IEHA President