The revised Constitution and Bylaws and the Rules have been approved and are posted on the Web in the members section and there are also links on the home page.
Discussion and possible action on establishing a cancellation / refund policy
Because we had to re-schedule our Annual Distributor's Show due to bad weather in February 2010, the Board determined the Association needed to develop a policy for dealing with any such events in the future. The suggested solution is: if the event location has to be cancelled or re-scheduled, no refund to vendors would be required, as the contract would stand. However, if the Association were to cancel the event, then some form of refund would be required and we as an Association need to determine what that should be. We've discussed this during the last few meetings and will be moving forward with action on this, including updating our Vendor and Instructor contracts and presenting them for review once any changes have been reviewed by legal council.
The ad hoc Committee from the Alarm and Locksmith Industry Advisory Committee is working with the State to get enforcement up to speed, get Public Service Announcements (PSAs) out, and dealing with moving under another area of State Government. ad hoc presentation
New Director elections were held at the November 2012 meeting.
Nominating chairpersons are Lowell & Jackie Roberts.
Officers for 2012/2013 are: President - Charles Hudecek, Vice-President - Dusty Brummett, Secretary - Clarence Weber - Treasurer - Loretta Loomis, Sargent-at-Arms - Matt Kelm, Editor - Mike McGrew. 2 year terms end January 1st, 2014.
Directors for 2013/2014 are Frank Bellizzi - Director West, Gary Frame - Director Central, and Jim Loomis - Director East. 2 year terms end January 1st, 2015.
Next Officer elections will be held at the November 2013 meeting in OKC.
Our two representatives on the Oklahoma Alarm and Locksmith Industry Advisory Board are; Charles Hudecek and Ed Humes. Please give them your support as they represent our Industry.
Ron Bada has taken over the position of Training & Logistics Committee Chairman due to Dusty's resignation at our August meeting, and will continue to provide the Advisory Committee reports each month.
Let's keep the pressure on to stop the illegal activities and locksmiths in our state.
The 2013 Legislative Session is under way. The new rules are being reviewed by the Department of Labor, the Advisory Committee and any public comment during review meetings held for presentation and approval by the Legislature during session.
Are you complying with State Law?
State Law requires we display our company license numbers on our vehicles, ads, business cards, pens, any advertising media. Always carry your State License and be prepared to present it to your customers when you arrive on the job site.
If you find people doing locksmith work who shouldn't be, please take the time to fill out the complaint form and submit it to the State at ODOL Complaint Form or contact ODOL Enforcement Director Rick Flanigan at 405-521-2612 or 888-269-5353
The State must have the form and all pertinent information about the incident to follow-up and take action against violators. The enforcement unit will actively pursue violators if they have the data they need. No info, no action. Pretty simple!!
There's also a tab on the home page menu to access the complaint form.
We continue to be a part of, and working with the Construction Industries Coalition made up of those involved in associated Industries to work together to protect our industry.