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Message from the
P.O. Box 7505
Rockford, Illinois 61126
Phone (815) 977-5884
Fax (866) 760-6873
December 11, 2018
I am writing to you not too far removed from our AEC. It was great to see all the familiar faces, catch
up with our networks and have a tasty beverage or two while discussing our passions. Since there has
been no interest in replacing me as president, here I am president again. I love what I do and IEHA
has given me opportunities that I would have never had the chance to explore. Getting the LEHP Act
renewed for another 10 years had me doing all sorts of things that I would never had anticipated and
has made me a more valuable employee. I ask again, if you are interested in expanding your skills
and networks please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss your options to
be on the Board.
Due to time commitments, retirements, etc. the IEHA Board is looking into changing the type of Board
we will utilize in the future. Our current office manager (Paul Chase) may retire at the end of 2019.
Currently we are an administrative board tasked with performing many duties, duties for which we
are having a more difficult time finding volunteers. In the past, we had more of an advisory board and
our office manager took on a much larger role for which they were paid accordingly. This is what we
are looking to get back to. Our professional roles have required all of us to do more with less. The
amount of free time in our lives to volunteer to perform some pretty big tasks has diminished. Our
association must change with the times. From a membership standpoint, little will change.
Thanks to everyone that donated and for the shared stories regarding recently deceased member Carl
Caneva. We were able to present a donation to the Caneva family at the AEC for just over $1500.
Thank you so much for your generosity. I can't imagine what his family is going through but we can all
feel better knowing that we helped in any way that we could. If you know of someone in our
membership going through a similar issue please email me and we will take it from there.
David Banaszynski, LEHP, CP-FS