Nick and NACHI do not organize chapter events, or anything other than national conventions for the most part. If you want something in Ottawa, do what the people in Toronto do and organize it. NACHI will support you the way it supports all other operating chapters, which is well.
You’ll have to ask the organizers in Toronto about what’s in it for them (you).:roll:
Well, I have a business to run so I’m busy. So, if I’m going to take on another job - what is in it for me? My time is worth money,… thats business 101.
I don’t mind coaching kids hockey, helping friends of mine build their house, giving back to the community in a varity of ways, etc, etc,… thats different… but when I pay to be a part of an association of this nature I don’t expect to have to work for them for nothing! I expect that the association should be the front runner in starting up the Ottawa chapter and then the support will come from the members. After all, people paid $$ so where does the money go?
I actually could care less if you make it to Toronto for a mold course seminar,or the convention.Ultimately it will be your loss.
As far as digging through your old posts,I neither have the time or the interest,the only reason I mentioned that is because you posted that you would be at the Toronto chapter meeting on one of your posts.And I remembered. I might add that I posted telling you that that meeting was over and done with 5 months prior to you wanting to attend.[read your post again]and read my response.
And a final word,You begin your thread with WHY SHOULD I HAVE TO TRAVEL TO TORONTO the answer is simple you live in OTTAWA
Been a member of OAHI and see the cost,s have seen what they do not do for their members .
You should try the other Canadian association and you will soon see the returns from NACHI are very Superior and cost a lot less .
I made over 40 the trips to Toronto for education and know what the cost’s are .
If you expect to be in the Industry you must do your best to get education where ever you live .
I never missed a Toronto(±40) or a Kingston(20) Meeting when I was with the other association .
I have attended NACHI seminars in Bradford (2),Kingston (15),Bowmanville(3), Barrie,Syracuse, Erie and Florida and you think Toronto is a long way away, and lots of them .
How many NACHI meetings have you been to to be so upset with NACHI.
Remember YOU are NACHI if You do not make NACHI succeed the YOU are the looser.
Roy Cooke A very Happy NACHI member ( always glad to help all )
Cost assiociated with OAHI compared to NACI is an entirely different topic. All I am saying is why are there no seminars, meetings, courses or workshops in Ottawa? Is it due to low memberships? If it were to come to Ottawa then I would attend regularly. But I cannot afford to drop 5,6,7 hundred bucks ever time I turn around.
Thanks for the info about how to get proper training/education, but don’t you think complaining to make it easier and less expensive is a good idea?