Originally Posted By: gromicko
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I wasn’t looking forward to going to Barrie, Ontario Saturday. I kept getting warnings that I would meet a lot of political resistance. I had to switch planes, sit on the runway for 2 hours, go through customs, drive another hour from Toronto to Barrie, and fight a storm to get to http://www.nachi.org/ontariochapter.htm an hour late.
It was worth it!
About 35 inspectors showed up at the auditorium style conference room at the college. The Canadian home inspectors had to drive far. Canada is a big country spread out. Roy Cook saved me by giving a talk on person-to-person marketing techniques for home inspectors for the first hour. I first met Roy at http://www.nachi.org/northshorechapter.htm . He was in the audience in our open format Chapter meeting. He was sitting in the back row. His answers, humor, and character were so good I asked to switch places with him. He came up on stage and knocked them dead. He did it again Saturday. Roy is in his 70's but a tough act to follow. We had sandwiches, donuts, coffee, etc. Robert King and Bob Francis did a nice job getting it set up. Many others helped in many ways. Good open discussion. Lots of information. A few door prizes. Informal talk afterwards. They are all so friendly. Lots of laughs. I was really impressed with how helpful they are to each other. Real NACHI spirit up there. By the time I got home Sunday night I found my inbox full of thank-you emails. 11 more Canadian inspectors faxed in their NACHI membership applications. 3 more Canadian NACHI Chapters announced their intentions to form. Bob Francis announced an upcoming all day structural course for NACHI members in Toronto. Wow, what a difference a day makes!
Thank you all for a great time. You're almost too fast for me to keep up with. I guess that's how you stay warm.