January General Membership Meeting

January's meeting will be hosted by Secretary Elect, Joe Dillman with the City of Irvine.   Joe and select members of his team will be providing instruction and personal/professional stories on “Self-Leadership.”  Everyone is a leader!  Self-Leadership is the foundation to help individuals achieve their personal and professional goals.  The meal at the meeting is free of charge to Agency members and will be hosted by two of our vendor members: Erick Gustafson with Zumar Industries and Scott Givens with Roadline Products.

December Holiday LuncheonOur December General Membership Meeting and Annual Holiday Luncheon will be held on December 11th at the Knott's Berry Farm Hotel. We will enjoy a delicious “Mrs. Knott’s Famous Fried Chicken Meal” with mashed potatoes and gravy, fresh seasonal veggies, buttermilk biscuits, Knott’s preserves and butter, boysenberry pie and coffee and boysenberry punch. (Vegetarian meal is available upon request – Please select Veggie Meal on Registration Form)

As in the past, we will have live music throughout the luncheon and President, Gerry Lopez will be holding the “Annual Awards Ceremony” to honor some well deserving individuals.  A very important part of our luncheon is the “Annual Canned Food and Toy Drive.”  We will be collecting canned food and toys ($15 value or less) that we will distribute to children and families in the Buena Park area.  Let us be very generous in our giving to bless those in need of a blessing during this time of year.

We do ask that vendors donate some great raffle prizes that we can give to our guests to make the time a bit more festive.

To help us in our planning, please submit your “Reservation Form” as soon as possible.  This year we ask that you prepay by credit/debit card to eliminate the long line at the registration table.  The “Credit Card Authorization” form is attached to the meeting flyer for your convenience.

We look forward to seeing you on December 11th.

November General Meeting & Training

The November meeting will be hosted by MSA Director, Sal Mendez in the City of Lynwood.  We have a special training session on the topic of "Homeless Encampment Cleanup" that will begin at 9:00 a.m.  We have speakers from multiple agencies with loads of experience on the topic.  The General Meeting will begin with registration at 11:00 a.m.

Speaker Information

James Howell,Public Works Director (Retired), City of Poway

Topic: Encampment Abatement, “Best Management Practices”

Ray Venezuela, Public Works Superintendent, City of Long Beach

Topic: Homeless Encampment Clean-Up

Elizabeth Hager,PATH organization

Topic: Social Aspects of Homeless Encampment Clean Ups

Michael Del Real, Los Angeles Sheriff's Department

Topic: Enforcement in Homeless Encampments

Raul Godinez, City Manager, City of Santa Ana

Topic: Homeless Encampment Clean-Up

Meeting location: Lynwood Bateman Hall Lynwood, CA 90262

No October General Membership Meeting

The MSA will celebrating it's "50th Annual MSA Conference" this year!  

It has been our practice to invite and to encourage our entire membership to support the annual conference by attending.  In the revolving advertisement above, you can glean all the information necessary to register for the conference.  

The Los Angeles and Orange Area Chapter will not be holding a General Membership meeting during the month of October.

We will hold our November monthly meeting on November 13, 2018 in the City of Lynwood.



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Greg Schmidt
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