THANKS to Curtis Danner for another outstanding presentation on Safety in March

THANKS to Curtis Danner of Danneronics and Fermi Lab for another excellent presentation on safety on March 13, 2013. We have created a new forum called “Safety Information” so ESDA members can access this important reference information at any time. THANKS again to Curtis for keeping this issue in our thoughts. We look forward to another presentation at the summer conference.

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 http://esdaweb.org/benefits-of-membership/pay-your-dues-online/. 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 mwsc.esdaweb.org.  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 webmaster@esdaweb.org.

New Event Registration Service

For the 2013 MWSC, we have switched to a new online event registration service, BrownPaperTickets.com.  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. 

ESDA Meeting Tomorrow Featuring Steve Gelman of Sharp

The next ESDA regular meeting is tomorrow, Wednesday, February 13th, 2013, featuring Sharp’s Steve Gelman.  Steve will provide us with training on Sharp’s New 90 inch TV  and 80 inch white board sets.  Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn about these new products! This event is always well attended so PLEASE register online using Brown Paper Tickets.

Registration

Tickets are available from Brown Paper Tickets.  Please click below to register.

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

Orville J. Coombes, Jr.

Orville J. Coombes, Jr.

Orville J. Coombes, Jr.

We are very  sad to report the passing of long time ESDA member and  ESDA vice president Jay Coombes.  Jay’s  dedication to the service industry and gentle good humor will be missed. On behalf of the ESDA familty, we would like to extend our condolences to his family and many friends.

Dave Kliss
ESDA Executive Director

Details of funeral arrangements are listed below and can also be found at: http://mccauleyfuneralchapel.com/orville-joy-coombes-jr/

Orville Joy Coombes Jr. age 73 of Bolingbrook passed away December 5, 2012.  Beloved husband of Joann (nee Matula).  Loving Father of Jill (Robert) Duff, Julie (Brian) Riedy and Joy (Thomas) Coombes Okon.  Dear grandfather of Kristin, Crystal, Scott, Madison, Harrison and Sophie.  The funeral will be Saturday, December 8, 2012, with chapel prayers beginning at 9:30AM at the chapel.  The Funeral Mass will follow 10:00AM at St. Dominic Church.  Interment will be at the St. Adalbert Cemetery in Niles, IL. Donations to the Humane Haven Animal Shelter would be appreciated, and can be made at:  www.hhas.org.  There will be a visitation Friday from 3:00PM to 8:00PM.

Win a $75 ShopJimmy Gift Certificate at the November 14th ESDA / N.E.W. Training!

We’re pleased to announce an added value to our already awesome November 14th ESDA / N.E.W. Training!  In addition to meals and training sponsored by N.E.W.,  ShopJimmy.com has generously donated three (3) $75 gift certificates as door prizes for theNovember training session.  Boasting an inventory of over 300,000 parts, ShopJimmy.com has the parts you need to succeed, and has and continues to be a strong supporter of ESDA’s efforts.  Don’t miss out on an opportunity to save, register today!

Registration

Register online right here!  Seating is limited, so don’t delay!

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The Time

Wedneseday, November 14th, 2012
8AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9AM: “What’s New With NEW” – Mike Baumer
10AM: Sanyo Plasma and LCD Training – Steve McNiel
12PM: Lunch
1PM: Sanyo Training Continues
2PM: Closing comments and exit survey

The Location

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


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ESDA is Partnering with N.E.W. to Provide Technical Training this November.

ESDA is proud to announce our partnership with N.E.W. to bring you training on current Sanyo Plasma and LCD products on Wednesday, November 14th at the Silver Stallion Restaurant in Des Plaines, IL. Steve McNiel will provide technical training on Sanyo flat panel sets, and Mike Baumer will cover “What’s New With NEW”.

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this valuable training, not available elsewehere!

Lunch and Continental Breakfast are being generously provided by N.E.W. for all attendees.

Registration

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The Time

Wedneseday, November 14th, 2012
8AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9AM: “What’s New With NEW” – Mike Baumer
10AM: Sanyo Plasma and LCD Training – Steve McNiel
12PM: Lunch
1PM: Sanyo Training Continues
2PM: Closing comments and exit survey

The Location

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


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