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Chesapeake Chapter monthly meetings; { Notes & Attendees; (non-affliated) }

Inserts of monthly transcripts and signed attendees.

March 8th, 2023; Open Q & A; lead generating associations, through member referral; pros and cons; fee based and expertise representative based membership; e.g. BNI & IEB .

Feburary 8, 2023: Presentation by Jack Gallagher: "Swimming Pools"; Link;

Notes; Feb.8/2023

Pool examination goes beyond any Courses Education. Basic issues of safety; re;children etc. Defect areas to observe and evaluate are; underground shell condition affected by movements eg quake,construction, weather. Construction issues play into assemblage; re; transfer errors, plaster deterioration, and integrity of water system. Evaluation may impact Insurance liability, thus limitations of inspection must be stated. Additional factors for limitations include degree of usage, eg both summer and winter if applicable. Market conditions may impact evaluation; eg and unregulated market penalized thoroughness.

Janurary 11,2023 ; Presentation by Joshua Meloney on Media for Marketing;

December 14th 2022; Presentation by Alan Simkin on Electrical cover boxes;

June 8th,2022; Present; Chris/Gene/Alan Simkin/Fred W./Will Sexton/Naveed Ibad/

May 11th,2022; Present; Chris/JaMarr/Fred W./Gene/Will Sexton(member application)/Alan Simkin(member application)

April 13th,2022; Present; Fred Wetzel,Phil, Chris

March 9th, 2022: Present; Chris,Phil,Gene, Jim, Fred Wetzel(Member Application).

Opening; Gene; Discussion topics; Styrafoam insulation i.e. block foundation. // Publicity advertising for our group meetings through promotional presentations for Association accreditation. // How to approach customer bases; eg through realters. // Contract legalities ensure customer protection vrs non documented inspections based on 4 or 10 point criteria.// MD law stills requires Certification notwithstanding shortcuts.// Closing motion; Gene. Member dues paid by Phil.(10$)


Attendance; Gene Swier/Matt Zalikowdki/JaMarr Jones

November,10th.2021; Present; Chris,Phil,Jamarr,Jim.Absent; Gene(illness)

Discussion; Nachi vs a vs Ahit; accreditation & E&O, Promotions; setup annual calender of speakers through invitations beginning in Janurary/Feburary 2022. Jamarr invite speaker re education. Associations advocating Education-Technical approach vrs Commercial-sales orientation of Home Inspection(Jim). Where to find meeting notes and attendees on Chapter webpage, will be highlighted/explained in next email going out to notification email for next meeting.

Order/Adjourn ;Jim motioned adjournment.carried.

October,13.2021, Present; Phil, Jim, Chris Szendroi,;Andre Abram;Nick Poole;

new members; Andre/Nick  no notes

September,8th.2021, Present; Gene; Phil; Jim. no notes.

June 9th, 2021; Present Gene; Chris; Aaron; Jamarr; Phil; 

Gene called to open and adjourned. no notes

May, 12th, 2021: Present; Phil Graham(President), Gene Swier(V.P.Founder), Chris Szendroi (Sec/Tres/Admin), Jim Schreiber, Jasper, Dylin.

Phil called to start meeting; Gene to research new banking to save on bank charges. Will enter meeting event with Hella's public agenda events for publicity.

New members applications; Jasper/Dylan received.

Discussion topics; education requirements for renewal of Nachi membership; new member requirements for HomeInspector qualifications re; Nachi.

Order/Adjourn ;Gene motioned adjournment.carried.

April 14th. 2021; Pandemic Reunion(absence of notes/notifications since March 2020); Present; Phil Graham(President), Gene Swier(V.P.Founder), Chris Szendroi (Sec/Tres/Admin), Mrs.Swier, Jim Schreiber. 

Items of discussion;  how to trim bank monthly dues;// need to update members list;// re-application necessary for Gov. licensing re; DLLR;//no zoom broadcasting due to low modem connection// annual acquisition of Nachi/Ahit credits for licensing. Associations require 24, and six are available for attendance to Chapter meetings thus the 30 for DLLR.//. Present membership listing will roll-over from last year due to Pandemic.// Covid known relations infections; total 14.

March 11th, 2020; Present; Phil Graham(President), Gene Swier(V.P.Founder), Chris Szendroi(Sec/Tres), Aaron Ankeny, JaMarr Jones, David Mitchell, Jim Schreiber.

Report - notes; warranty issue on clay pipe breakdown; Radon installation technicalities; Realtor relations developement; what to look for in a tankless water heater re; gas line etc.; Marketing value for generating clientel.

Continuing Education: presentation postphoned

Open Discussion;  networking with realtors who oversee the industry. Effects of Covid in question.

Participants; 2 dues payments; Phil&Jim Sch.@20.$; 1 new member -David Mitchell

Order/Adjourn ;Gene motioned both opening/adjournment.carried.


February 12th, 2020; Present;  Gene Swier(V.P.Founder), Dick Moran(Asst. V.P.), Chris Szendroi(Sec/Tres), Aaron Ankeny, JaMarr Jones.

  • Report - notes; subcontracts re; Termite Insp.,  software reports,clarity and readability
  • Continuing Education: members will do brief presentations. Media optional.    
  • Open discussion: usage of Home Advisor Service Co., as employment opportunities.
  • Order/Adjourn: Gene motioned opening/adjournment. carried.
  • Fin

January 8th, 2020; Present; Phil Graham(President), Gene Swier(V.P.Founder), Dick Moran(Asst. V.P.), Chris Szendroi(Sec/Tres).Jamarr Jones;

Notes; HVAC ducts in slab foundation, aesbestoes coated, sub-ground merged.


November 2019; Present; Phil, Gene, Dick,Dave, Jamel, Eric, Jeff, Scriber;

Notes;  Chinese drywall issues, i.e. mold, radon

How to attract Agents/clients; ellicit recommendations-references; eg doing Real Estate presentations; getting names from clients; networking, open houses, "Home Inspector Magazine";

History between I-Nachi & Achi developed professionally; result is more auditing; eg certificates for license renewal ; new codes re; smoke detectors rule of six-six feet for locations of detectors.