Welcome to our first monthly newsletter! The Board has decided to publish monthly newsletters in order to better communicate with the Chapter. We will include special announcements, shout-outs, upcoming events, recent job postings, and messages from our various committees. We hope this improves our internal chapter relations and encourages more people to get involved within the chapter. If you want to provide any feedback to the Board, please utilize the survey located at the bottom of the Newsletter.
Award for Chapter Excellence
We are extremely excited to announce that the SoCal Chapter has been presented with a Gold ACE for the 2020 year! A special shout-out to everybody who helped make that happen for the chapter.
Please reach out to Michele directly if you have any questions about the membership drive at email@example.com. You will have until May 1st, 2021 to let Michele know how many people you recruit.
The Chapter has sent our yearly donation to the SFPE Foundation for $5,000. The SFPE Educational & Scientific Foundation supports research, grants, awards, and scholarships. Their mission is to "enhance the scientific understanding of fire and its interaction with the natural and built environment." The SoCal Chapter is proud to be able to continue to offer financial support. For more information, check out the website for the Foundation at https://www.sfpe.org/mpage/Foundation.
Message from the Board
The Board would like to thank all of the sponsors and attendees of the 2020 Virtual Symposium this year. The Symposium Committee will be meeting in February to begin planning for the 2021 event. If you would like to be involved, please email Steven Dannaway. We were able to raise over $8,000 for our scholarship fund from the event this year, which is awesome!
We've extended the deadline for scholarship applications in order to help alleviate financial burdens on students from the pandemic. Check out the Scholarship tab on our website for more information and to download our application.
The Board would also like to announce that we have decided to hold off on the 2021 Golf Tournament this year due to social distancing restrictions. The Board and Golf Tournament Committee are in discussion on how to fundraise for our yearly contribution to the UCI Burn Unit. If you have ideas, suggestions, or want to participate on the Committee, please email Steven Dannaway at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope everybody has a great Thanksgiving!
The next Chapter Meeting will be on December 14th and will cover water tanks and NFPA 25!
The topic for January is going to be "100 Years of Fire" with a focus on historical fires in history.