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The PA Guild will be sponsoring a 2 day event this August.
This class is the CSIA's Chimney Physics program.
The dates of this training is August 9-10th 2013, in State College, PA
It will be held at the Ramada Inn, 1450 South Atherton Street, 16801
Room rates are $89 per night for a double bed room.
You must register directly with the CSIA - Call them for an application (CSIA.ORG) or see Links at the top of this page
The Class cost is only $199 if you are a member of our guild. $299 will give you a 1 year membership in our guild. That is a total of 12 CSIA CEU's for this class
You must call the Inn directly to reserve your room - let them know you are with the guild. 814-238-3001
We hope to see you there
Here is a little more information about our upcoming Charity workshop in Bedford Village early next month.
The address of the camp is:
220 Sawblade Rd., Bedford, PA 15522
Bedford Village is located just off the Turnpike (I-76) in Bedford, PA
When you exit the Turnpike, make a right then go under the Turnpike. The Village is just down the road on the right.
-The workshop starts on Thursday morning May 2nd. Most of the board will be there for scaffold setups on Wed if you want to come early to help.
- We do have some sleeping areas available above the Tavern and a shower available.
-Campers are welcome.
-Tent camping is welcome too
-there are many motels at the Turnpike interchange just about 1 mile away
-We will be doing a lot of masonry, so don't forget your trowels, grinders and such.
-Dean Fletcher will be offering a basic masonry class after dinner on Thursday evening -if you want to learn don't miss it
-CSIA CEU's have been applied for - more details to follow.
-We do plan to follow up on all the work we did there about 14 years ago. All chimneys on the camp will be cleaned and a report written. Then we can see how these products have performed over the years.
-Li'll Everett's BBQ will handle dinner on Friday night
-We are also planning a band and bondfire.
- This is a FREE event sponsored by our Guild for our members. You can come and go as you please. If you are not a member, we will have forms at the camp.
If any details change we will post them here.
There is not a registration form for this event, but we must know if you will be attending so we can have enough food for all.
Dear PA Sweeps,
Well, with the election behind us and an uncertain tax fight between the White House and Congress, let’s hope all our customers decide to continue the services of sweeps in our great state of Pennsylvania. It has been a good last quarter for my company. This made up for a below normal and HOT summer.
With our 15th Charity workshop behind us, it was a good time had by all. CampAnderson was the site of the first workshop, and it needed help again. Details and photos can be seen on the Guild’s Facebook page. Please join this page to keep up with the current events of the guild.
Our Charity workshop this year will be at another previous location –BedfordVillage in BedfordCounty. The exact dates will be set at our January meeting in a few weeks. It will be in early May. – Plan to attend!!
The Guild would like to have 1 other training event this Spring. We will work out the details on this at our January meet also. Your input counts. We have talked about the chimney physics class from the CISA. It’s a great class, but we have to careful since this course has been offered in surrounding states and it is a large commitment in funds from the guild.
Please plan to attend our Winter meeting and holiday party on January 12th 2013. This event will be held at the Station Square Sheraton in Pittsburg. A formal dinner will also take place that evening at the Grand Concourse just down the street. Dinner for you and a guest will be included with your paid membership.
Please check upcoming events at our website or Facebook page. (www.paguild.org) link to Facebook is on the Guild website.
Under Become A Member is your application for 2013 registration. Please return it before the holiday party. If you will be attending, please let me know before January 1st.
Put your membership to work- come to our events, they are not a waste of time. Training and new ideas are always welcome.
Yours in Sweeping
Pennsylvania Guild of Professional Chimney Sweeps