October 2004 Hotwire.pub


October 2004 Hotwire.pub
Mark Your Calendar!
The member appreciation night has been schedule
for members of the California Central Coast Chapter,
Survival of the Fittest
October 2, 2004
Presentation by Mark Breslin
Radisson Hotel, Santa Maria, CA
NECA Convention
October 16-19, 2004
Los Angeles, CA
LMCC Bus Trip to NECA Trade Show
October 17, 2004
Los Angeles, CA
Member Appreciation Night
October 29, 2004
Royal Scandinavian Inn, Solvang, CA
Electrical Contractors of CA. Golf Tournament
November 4, 2004
Barona Creek Golf Resort
San Diego, CA
The event will be held on:
Friday, October 29, 2004
Royal Scandinavian Inn
400 Alisal Road
Solvang, CA
Cocktails ~ 6:00 p.m.
Dinner ~ 7:00 p.m.
The purpose of this event is to thank our Accredited
Representatives and current committee members for
their dedication to the industry.
We are looking forward to toasting those individuals
on October 29th. If you haven’t already done so,
please send your RSVP card by October 18, 2004.
Holiday Party
December 10, 2004
Leslie Wilson’s Home
The witches fly across the sky. The owls go, "Who? Who? Who?" The black cats yowl and green
ghosts howl, "Scary Halloween to you!"
--Nina Willis Walter
The Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo LMCC proudly sponsored a workshop for apprentices,
contractors, and journeymen on October 2, 2004 in Santa Maria, CA. It was a huge success as
there were over 130 in attendance. Mark Breslin, a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and facilitator spoke on:
♦ How to enhance UNION Job performance and results.
♦ Significantly increase UNION market share
♦ Create better labor-management relationships
♦ Accelerate necessary changes
Thanks to
We hope to schedule
another presentation
in early 2005. If you
missed the first workshop, please watch
for your opportunity
to participate!
Board of Directors Election
The terms of the following Board Members expires on December 31, 2004:
Donald M. Tate
David M. Shahrabani
Leslie Wilson
Pursuant to Article V, Section 5 of the current By-Laws of the California Central
Coast Chapter, NECA, elections are in order for the Board of Directors for the ensuing terms. Ballots will be mailed to each member firm. Please remember that the
By-Laws allow all member firms to vote for Board Members in each Division.
Accredited Representatives only are to cast votes on behalf of the member firm.
Results will be announced at the General Membership Meeting to be held at the
Royal Scandinavian Inn in Solvang on October 29, 2004.
October Birthdays
Teri O’Hara-Creath, NECA
Rob Flory, Thoma Electric
Jeff Goss, Miller Kaplan, Arase & Co.
Local IBEW#413 Members who have
passed the Certification Test.
Bennett, Tim
Benoit, Anthony
Boyd, Ron
Buckley, David
Carlson, Keith
Carlton, Jason
Castillo, Rudy
Cokeley, Brandan
Conley, Robert
Doyle, Colin
Elliot, Daniel
Furino, Joe
Garnsey, Dale
Gillespie, Larry
Gregory, Brian
Hay, Don
Hernandez, Tele
Huddleston, Chuck
Jacobsen, Mark
Kennedy, Justin
Lewis, Carl
Mahoney, Casey
McClendon, Kim
Morris, Dave
Oberg, Don
Paola, Jon
Peneranda, Lee
Preston, Larry
Ray, Beau
Reed, Jr., Lincoln J.
Renfroe, George
Rowell, Trevor
Silvestri, Tony
Smith, John C.
Smith, John E.
Squibb, Matthew
Stroop, David
Thomas, Todd
Tyler, Anthony
Verbryke, Ron
White, Barry
Williams, Leland
Wyatt, Coryndon
Local IBEW#639 Members who have
passed the Certification Test.
Arellanes, Nick
Barlogio, Bill
Battistoni, Mark
Beraud, Francois
Brazzil, Karl
Bryenldson, Craig
Cochrane, Clint
Conlan, William
Cruzen, Reed
Davis, Darrin
Duft, Jeff
Fragione, Shawn
Garris, Willy
Gilliland, David
Goodnight, Carl
Hart, Steven
Headington, Chuck
Howland, Mike
Howland, Rick
Hughes, Jim
Isaacson, Jesse
Lapham, Tom
Lewis, Hank
Lord, Paul
Waters, Caleb
Mainini, Brian
Malone, Brett
Marshall, Chris
Martin, Michael
McClave, Kurt
Monroe, Tom
Neighbors, Ron
Ornelas, Mitchell
Ponzetti, John
Rohach, David
Satterfield, Mark
Schiesl, Mark
Schmidt, David
Schmidt, Michael
Schmidt, Raymond
Sheets, Randy
Smith, Stephen
Solberg, Eric
Steil, Bob
Steil, Chad
Steil, Scott
Stover, Gerald
Tonascia, Robert
Tranbarger, Kevin
Wilson, Tom
Governor Schwarzenegger Signs NECA Sponsored Legislation....
Wrap-up insurance policies designed to cover workers’ compensation and liability insurance for contractors on a per project basis are becoming increasingly common on construction projects throughout California. The growth in the use of these insurance programs are raising concerns from our
contractors specifically in the areas of record keeping, competition in pricing, and workers’ compensation ratings.
The first NECA sponsored bill to be sent to the Schwarzenegger administration was signed into law
Saturday September 25, 2004. The measure (AB 2147) ensures that workers' compensation rating
information under a wrap-up insurance policy is properly reported to the Workers’ Compensation
Rating Bureau (WCIRB). More importantly, the measure provides that a contractor's workers' compensation loss history and payroll information is provided to each contractor in a timely manor, within
10 days of request, by the insurer. This will allow the contractor and/or subcontractor to make certain
that the workers' compensation premiums accurately reflect their safety experience including work
performed under wrap-up policies.
The new law is a good beginning in resolving some of the problems experienced by our contractors
relating to owner or contractor provided insurance policies. It also demonstrates that our organization continues to have the resources necessary to be effective in the political arena.
Politico Alert ~ Ron Barrow
Have a safe Halloween!
October 31, 2004
The Santa Barbara County Joint Electrical Apprenticeship Program is accepting applications for the
apprentice program on a ongoing basis. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
The applicant must apply at either office:
NECA Office ~ 530 E. Main Street in Santa Maria between the hours of 8:15 a.m. ~11:15 a.m.
& 1:15 p.m. ~ 3:15 p.m. (805) 348-1200
IBEW #413 Office ~ 254 E. Highway 246 Suite C, in Buellton between the hours of
8:30 a.m. ~ 11:30 am & 1:30 p.m. ~ 3:30 p.m. (805) 688-8083
OCTOBER 17, 2004
San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara LMCC’s are sponsoring a bus trip to the NECA Convention and
Trade Show in Los Angeles, California.
The departure schedule is:
6:15 a.m.
6:30 a.m.
Local #639 6363 Edna Road, San Luis Obispo
7:15 a.m.
7:25 a.m.
HWY 101 & Clark Avenue, East side of 101
7:55 a.m.
8:05 a.m.
Rod Bond Training Center, 252 E Hwy 246
8:55 a.m.
9:05 a.m.
Hitchcock & El Camino, Las Positas off ramp
11:05 a.m.
Los Angeles Convention Center
Please join us!
Lunch & Dinner will be provided
Please RSVP by October 14, 2004 to
NECA 348-1200
IBEW 639
IBEW 413