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Chapter Governance Bylaws

This past March, delegates made the historic decision to transition the House of Delegates to an Advisory Group, amending the ASSP bylaws to effect the change. ASSP has updated all governing documents to reflect this change, including the model chapter bylaws. Per the chapter affiliation agreement, chapters are required to maintain bylaws that are aligned with the model chapter bylaws. Chapter members will need to vote to amend our chapter’s bylaws to bring them into alignment with these updates. Please watch your inbox for an email to review the redline copy of our chapter’s bylaws with the proposed amendments and an e-ballot to vote on these changes.

Michigan Chapters of the ASSP Sign Alliance Agreement w/MIOSHA

West Michigan ASSP along with our the other two Michigan chapters renewed our alliance with MIOSHA. The ceremonial signature event took place on Tuesday, 23rd, 2022 at the Great Lakes Safety Training Center in Midland, MI. The purpose of the alliance is to “…recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful Michigan workplaces.”

2022-25 ASSP-WM: Alliance Agreement w/MIOSHA
L-R: Bob Schneider, Mid-Michigan Chapter President; Rich DeLeau, West Michigan Chapter President; Linda Zaziski, the Greater Detroit Chapter President; Bart Pickelman, Director of MIOSHA; and Tarah Kile, Director of the CET Division

2021-22 Chapter Platinum Award

The West Michigan ASSP Chapter receives Platinum Level Recognition Award for 2021-22, second year back-to-back! Chapter President Rich DeLeau said, “We could not have achieved Platinum Level recognition had it not been for everyone working together; month in and month out to providing outstanding service. I want to thank each and every one for your valuable contributions. Riding on this momentum, I wish everyone much success this program year.”

2021-22 ASSP-WM Platinum Level Recognition Award
2021-22 ASSP-WM Platinum Level Recognition Award

2022 WMASSP Annual Chapter Student Scholarship Golf Outing

The four person scramble was held June 23, 2022 at the Meadows at Grand Valley State University.

Team W. Soule & Co. received 1st place and each member received a free 18-hole round with a cart at The Meadows.

The Grand Prize for a fully-stocked Yeti cooler was won by Jim McGlothlin from Team VEM Systems.

The Herman Miller’s Embody Chair was won by Patryk Biel from Team BHS.

Team JR Automation each received the consolation prize of a Starbucks’ gift card.

Team CaptainTeam NameScoreRanking
Patrick WolockoTeam W. Soule & Co.571
Jourdan DeLeauTeam BHS Insurance572*
Zach MikulecTeam GVSU593
Eric KriegerTeam HNI604
Chris SmithTeam First Companies615
Lauren MillerTeam MillerKnoll636
Jeff BajemaFabcon Precast636
James WintersTeam OVD Insurance647
David BymalecTeam U.S. Manufacturing668
Ryan WiseTeam GVSU679
Derek McCormickTeam Douglas W. Crim, PLC6810
Colin BoughnerTeam Dan Vos Construction6911
Brian OczepekTeam Kent Power6911
Greg AdamsTeam Evolved Safety7012
Mitch CarsonTeam Cincinnati Insurance7213
Derrick ScheidelTeam Continental Diary Facilities7213
Jim McGlothlinTeam VEM System, LLC7714
Stephanie WalshTeam JR Automation7915
*Team W. Soule & Co and Team BHS Insurance tied for 1st-place.
Tie-breaker hole: Team BHS par and Team W. Soule 1 under par.