Cancelled: January 2014 Monthly Meeting – Frank Stillson, Door Entry & Intercom System Service & Installation

Update: The regular meetings for tonight, Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 featuring Frank Stillson’s Door Entry and Intercom System program has been cancelled due to continuing extreme weather. Frank has graciously agreed to provide this interesting program at the March 12th meeting.


Join us Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 for the first ESDA meeting of 2014 with Frank Stillson’s Door Entry and Intercom System program. Be sure to cheek out this interesting diversification opportunity. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by email esdaweb@gmail.com.  Please let us know how many people will be eating, and how many people will be attending the meeting.

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

In view of the predicted extreme weather conditions for next week we will monitor the situation and make a determination on Wednesday morning if we will proceed with the meeting. Member safety is always our prime concern.  Please be sure to check your email before heading out.

ESDA Bringing Panasonic Training to the October 2013 Monthly Meeting

Robin Rivas Covering Panasonic Top-end VZ/ZT Model Troubleshooting

Join us on Wednesday October 9, 2013 for an evening of Panasonic training with Robin Rivas, Panasonic Midwest  Regional Service Representative. Robin will bring us a training update of actual field fixes for troubleshooting Panasonic’s Top-end VZ/ZT Models.  Don’t miss this training opportunity normally reserved only for ASCs!

If enough people sign up in advance we will plan for a buffet dinner, or dinner will be from the menu. In either case the dinner itself we be at your own expense and will start at 7 PM. The program will begin promptly at 8 PM.

RSVP

Training meeting are always well attended, Please RSVP if you plan to attend by using our online reservation form by clicking here, or emailesdaweb@gmail.com, so we can help the restaurant prepare enough for all.

The Time

Dinner 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

2013 MWSC Exit Survey is Available Now

The 2013 Midwest Regional Service Conference is over, and now it’s time for us to start thinking about next year.  To help make next year’s conference even better, we need to know what you thought of this year’s MWSC.  If you attended in 2013, we would ask you to take a moment to fill out our exit survey.  If possible, please have each attendee from your company take the survey.  There are 3 ways to take the survey:

Online (Preferred)

Click here to fill out the exit survey online.  It should take approximately 5 minutes to complete.

By Mail

Download (link) and print a PDF of the exit survey, and mail it to:

E.S.D.A.
4927 W. Irving Park Rd.
Chicago, IL 60641

By Fax

Download (link) and print a PDF of the exit survey, and fax it to:

(773) 282-5700

The Next ESDA Monthly Meeting is Tomorrow, Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Join us Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 for dinner at the Silver Stallion restaurant.  Join us for a post-MWSC meeting to recap and share some service literature from the conference.

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. 

Nest regular ESDA meeting will be May 8th, 2013

The next ESDA Meeting is this Wednesday, May 8th, 2013.

Join us Wednesday,May 8th, 2013 for dinner at the Silver Stallion restaurant.  We’ll be finalizing plans for the 2013 MWSC, and Dave Kliss will have a short presentation about the content available in our forums.

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. 

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.