Neither wind, nor rain, nor fire alarm could stop the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) Southeast Chapter Fall Convention from coming off smoothly in Hilton Head earlier this month.
Our own Trevor Fisher with
Chip Koplin of Pull-A-Part
With over 250 people in attendance, the board of directors hosted a membership meeting covering financials, scholarships and the inception of 3 new committees to boost membership, improve communication and support government relations. The committee also announced a shift of leadership will take place this spring: Congratulations to Tom Rice with CFC Recycling, Inc. and current vice president, as he assumes the role of president by serving a 2-year term, as Chip Koplin with Pull-A-Part departs. Chip’s dedication and commitment to the Southeast Chapter has been greatly appreciated and we wish him the best.
ISRI Goes to the Movies
Danielle Waterfield, Esq., assistant counsel and director of government relations at ISRI, served as guest speaker, offering updates to current legal matters at both the state and national levels. The hotly contested Federal Metal Theft Law appears to have been tabled; each of the 50 states is entitled to have their own statutes, and most do.
Rose Mock of Allied Scrap Processors
with our own Dianna Jaynes
Waterfield also demoed the new video ISRI has created! Produced by ISRI with assistance of the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the video focuses on the importance of recognizing the dangers associated with metals theft and how local law enforcement agencies can use existing resources to combat the crime through concentrated efforts.
Good Times at Hilton Head
Even though the weather was a bit dreary, the rain held out for the golf and fishing outings on Friday. Prizes were awarded for the longest drive and largest fish. We at Electric Guard Dog were not among the winners, but well, you shoulda seen the one that got away. When night arrived, ISRI hosted a disco on the dance floor, karaoke for the truly brave, and games set up around the perimeter.
For having that much fun, while working with the great people at ISRI, it seemed only right we host the final buffet breakfast.