Just in Case you did not see this info earlier this week I am posting it again for all to see . Not much different then Before . Enjoy Roy
[size=]Ontario Association of Home Inspectors
Established by the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors Act, 1994
Box 38108, Castlewood R.P.O., Toronto, Ontario M5N 3A8
Tel: (416) 256-0960 or 1-888-RHI-OAHI (744-6244)
Email: email@example.com • Website: www.oahi.com or www.cahpi-ontario.org
Friday, November 3rd, 2006
Greetings and I hope that this message finds you well. As its now
officially fall and business is
somewhat slower, and corporation business has picked up, we again have
time and a reason to
start up the Friday Messages. It is our intention to deliver messages of
importance to the
members 3 out of every 4 weeks. That’s a realistic goal we can meet with
a little hard work.
However we don’t want to waste anyone’s time, if there’s no news,
there’s no Friday Message.
This Friday your Board of Directors has two pieces of important news to
offer, both related to
improving the Association for its members and for consumer protection.
The preamble is that it is very hard to move a volunteer Association
forward when volunteers do
all the legwork. Ask any of the committee members, chairs, and
directors. We all have plenty of
good ideas but little time to refine, develop and implement the good
ideas. Often we’re reacting,
not anticipating and then leading; sometimes we don’t have time to hear
Consequently we needed a new plan including help to move the Association
forward. We went
Firstly we have engaged the services of Aubrey LeBlanc as Executive
Advisor to the
Corporation. We are extremely pleased and excited about this
appointment! Aubrey brings with
him an impressive skill set which will greatly benefit the corporation.
Aubrey is a former CEO of
the Ontario New Home Warranty program (TARION) and a prime mover in the
and implementation of the Ontario Building Code. Aubrey has consistently
has been a big
supporter of home inspectors. He is currently in private practice and if
he doesn’t know
everybody who’s anybody he’ll make the phone call and introduce himself.
Aubrey is centered
in Toronto, he is a family man with two daughters and being from Timmins
he knows small and
big town Ontario.
Your directors plan to use Aubrey wisely; to that end we have started
with an internal
governance review to help us and the OAHI staff serve you better. After
this intro you will see
one of our first decisions, the second bit of news for today’s message.
We have developed and
instituted our “Best Customer Policy” and our “Internal Mission
Statement”. These policies were
developed by the directors pre-Aubrey, spearheaded by director Mike
O’Grady, hats off to Mike!
Aubrey is being utilized on a monthly per-project basis at present.
Beyond the governance
review, he is advising us on external relations, self-assurance, bylaw
activities and improved membership services. Next year at the AGM we
will be asking you to
approve a longer-term contract for Aubrey, and by then we expect you
will have ample proof of
his abilities and worth. The Board has the utmost confidence in Aubrey
and we look forward to
you all getting a chance to meet him as he assists the corporation.
Aubrey is a complete
professional as befits our Association of professionals.
That would be all for now, I expect that the Friday Messages will
continue as we have several
items bubbling just below the introduction level. Please read on and
tell us what you think of the
Best Customer Policy and the Internal Mission Statement.
If you’re attending the National Conference – and I hope that you are –
please come up and say
hi to the directors there. I expect Doug, Tom, Alrek, Mike, David, Gerry
and myself will be
there. Plus Past President Graham Clarke and goodness knows who else!
We’re all approachable.
I wish you good business!
Andrew Dixon, RHI