Big Thanks to Steve Gelman of Sharp

Our thanks go out to Steve Gelman for another excellent evening of training in February!  Steve provided us with some great new information and training on Sharp’s New 90 inch TV  and 80 inch white board sets.  We can’t make these events happen without our industry partners, so the next time you see Steve, make sure to say thanks!

Membership Dues Can Now Be Paid Online

In an effort to save on mailing costs, dues reminders will now be going out via email. The hope is that we can automate these notices to go out ahead of the due date, so that we can all stay in good standing. The first set of dues notices should be going out this week. From this point forward, dues can be paid by mail with the included form, or online through PayPal.  To pay online, please visit Your transaction will be processed through PayPal’s secure servers.

As a reminder, the dues prices are:
Regular Membership: $88.00
Individual Technician Memberships: $48.00

The MWSC 2013 Site is Now Live!

The MWSC 2013 website has launched!  For the must up-to-date information on the 2013 Midwest Regional Service Conference, please visit  New stuff is being added all the time, so check back often for more updates.

Changes from Last Year

Site Design

The MWSC 2013 site has been completely redesigned with an eye at improving usability and making it mobile-friendly.  Users on smartphones and tablets should notice a greatly improved experience.  For any problems or questions about the website, please email

New Event Registration Service

For the 2013 MWSC, we have switched to a new online event registration service,  Brown Paper Tickets has a more robust set of options, and will now allow conference attendees to register online, by phone, or in person at one of their walk-up locations.  Attendees can click the link below to register.



The March ESDA Monthly Meeting is Wednesday, March 13th, Featuring a Safety Update by Curtis Danner

Hailing from Chicago, Curtis Danner, CET, MST, has been in the electronics industry since 1975 and has run his own company, Danneronics Service for the past 29 years.  Along with his own service center, Curtis has been a technician at Fermi National Laboratory since 1970, and is currently Technical Supervisor for the PPD Electrical Engineering Department.  Curtis will bring his consumer and industrial expertise to this meeting to update us on safety for techs and customers, in the shop and in the home. Curtis will cover the following at the March meeting:

  • Safety Awareness
  • LOTO – Lock Out Tag Out
  • PPE Personal Protective Equipment
  • Best Practices
  • Useful Resources

Plan now to attend for an evening of important information and fellowship!

The Time

Dinner from the menu begins at 7 pm, with the meeting beginning at 8 PM

The Location

The Silver Stallion Restaurant
1275 Lee Street  Des Plaines, IL  60018
Phone: 847-298-2656

Make the time to join us on The Second Wednesday of each month in 2013 for timely training and updates in the electronic industry.