April Luncheon Meeting

Honoring Administrative Professionals is the theme for our April 12, 2022, luncheon meeting at the "Castaway Restaurant" in Burbank, California. We have arranged this luncheon to recognize our Administrative Professionals' contributions in the workplace and express our appreciation in a quality way. We selected the Castaway Restaurant from a list of venues because it lies comfortably in the hills with breathtaking views of the Valley and Los Angeles Skyline. The prearranged meal will be both hot and cold Hors D'oeuvres, a succulent mixed green salad, a choice from two sandwiches, a New York Cheesecake dessert, and a variety of beverages.  

We are now accepting registrations and can only accept them until April 8, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.  Reservations for the event are required - we cannot accept walk-ins at the event.


March 8th General Meeting and Training Opportunity

Please mark your calendar and join us for this in-person meeting to be held at the City of Buena Park’s City Yard.

The training subject will be “Stormwater Prevention Pollution Program or SWPPP,” taught by Howard Schall from Earthsavers Erosion Control.  He will discuss the basics of accomplishing a practical SWPPP, teaching general construction, Best Management Practices, and products.  Howard will highlight various standard products used in the industry, typical installations, the purpose for SWPPP, and maintenance.

Instructor Howard Schall is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC).


February General Meeting and Training Session

The General Meeting and training session will be hosted by Vice President, Christopher Ortiz with the City of El Monte.  The meeting location is at the City of El Monte's "Lambert Park Auditorium."  The address is 11431 McGirk Avenue, El Monte, CA 91732-1822.  Christopher's staff will post directional signs with MSA on them to guide our guests to the auditorium. 

Catered Meal:
TACOS! Chicken, Carne Asada, El Pastor and Quesadillas (with all the fixings) and Rice, Beans, and Drinks.

COVID concerns: the courtyard has two sets of double doors that can be opened to allow fresh air if needed.

This workshop will be conducted by April Galindo.  She is extensively trained and experienced in the industrial industry, equipment, and applications.  This training session is suitable for maintenance employees, treatment plant operators, project engineers, superintendents, collection systems managers, and plant managers.  
Attendees will learn about:

•  Pump 101
•  Common Terms
•  How to Read a Pump Curve
•  Basic Diesel Pump Information

About the Instructor 
April Galindo is a Senior Sales Representative with “Rain For Rent” which serves the Los Angeles area.  She has been in the industry for over 15 years and is a graduate of the University of La Verne.


January 11th General | Training

Our Chapter is kicking off 2022 by holding an in-person General Meeting on January 11, 2022. Our member Mark Stowell with the city of La Mirada, will host the meeting at La Mirada's Resource Center located at 13710 La Mirada Boulevard, La Mirada, CA 90638.  

Andy Trotter with West Coast Arborists will provide training on the topic "Why have a bird and wildlife policy?"   A brief class narrative is as follows: Review of the Tree Care for Birds and Wildlife best management policy a program of the Western Chapter ISA. How cities and companies are using it as a resource and public relations tool. How to access the program and why the International ISA is considering adopting as BMP as well.
Andy's Biography: Andy Trotter has worked for West Coast Arborists for 39 years and is Vice President of field operations, overseeing the Training and Recycling Departments.  Andy is active in the tree care industry and serves on the Board of Directors for California ReLeaf and the Urban Wood Network.  He also Co-chairs the Tree Care for Birds and Wildlife Program for the Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture.



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2015 through 2021
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Chapter Vendor Representative

Kortney Burke
(951) 940-1610 Office
(951) 345-5590 Mobile


Chapter Vendor Representative (Alternate) 


April Galindo
(562) 495-7760 Office
(562) 305-2260 Mobile
Long Beach, CA






Scott Givens
(562) 404-8889
Downey, CA

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