Thank you for your membership in the past year. We continue to represent our members in several code-setting situations and to provide an annual forum for discussing industry trends.
One of the highlights was the PSA’s involvement in fighting proposed changes to the National Building Code of Canada, last updated in 2010. Proposals offered by the electrical industry would have been detrimental to our members.
On very short notice I was asked to offer a PowerPoint point presentation at a meeting of a Task force. With the help of my fellow directors, we assembled this presentation and delivered it at the meeting. We also obtained the written support of fire and safety colleagues in Canada that we presented to the code authorities there. As a result of our combined effort, we defeated the proposed amendments.
This situation was a perfect example of why we need a trade association for companies involved in the PL industry. No other group can monitor the work done by local, state, and federal officials in this country and elsewhere—and create a timely and effective response to protect our future.
So may continue to fulfill this object, I’m writing to ask that you renew your membership for 2014. The board will, for the fourth year, keep dues at their current level of $2,000, which are due June 30 for the fiscal year that begins on July 1.
Your support of the PSA is essential if we are to work together to foster a receptive government and public environment for photoluminescent safety products. Individual we can accomplish little in the regulatory processes; however, by pooling members’ dues we can fund an organization where you and other PL industry leaders can work together.
As we did in 2012, we will hold a virtual annual meeting this fall. As a renewing member you can participate in this event and help influence the direction of the industry and the association. We also would welcome your support as an active member of one of our three standing committees: Public Awareness, Codes, and Standards.
This year the renewal form is posted on the Members Only website. To download the document, go to our website (www.plsafety.org), log in, and then see the form under the heading “2014 Membership Renewal.” If you also need an invoice, please notify Executive Director Bob McLean by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember, your continued involvement is the single most effective way to help ensure a prosperous PL future for yourself and the industry.