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ASSP Foundation Kicks Off 25 for 25 Campaign

Apr 01, 2016

This year the ASSP Foundation celebrates 25 years of strengthening the safety profession through education, leadership development and research. For its 25th Celebration the Foundation is challenging all ASSE members, chapters, and regions to give back to the community and support Safety Matters, the Foundation’s signature fund. The three ASSE regions that show the greatest combined growth in number of individual donors and dollars raised for Safety Matters will win funding for various Foundation programs in those regions, such as scholarships, professional education grants, and research.

Let’s show the ASSE community how much the Northwest Chapter loves safety! Donate to the ASSP Foundation today to support your fellow students and professionals – because Safety Matters!

Northwest Chapter Visits UW Stout Student Section

Apr 01, 2016

The Northwest Chapter hit the road on November 10 by conducting a monthly Board Meeting and a Chapter Program at the facilities of the University of Wisconsin – Stout Campus.  The outreach event was hosted by the UW Stout Risk Control Center and our Student Section located there.  Joining us was Jim Lange, Area 1 Director of Region 5 that includes Northwest Chapter.  A good number of Board Members, Chapter Committee Chairs and other Chapter Members made it over to Menomonie, Wisconsin for the event, held at the Risk Control Center in Jarvis Hall.

New Section in North Dakota

Apr 01, 2016

After many months of discussion and planning, there is now a section of the Northwest Chapter in North Dakota – the Northern Plains section.  The recently elected officers of that section are

  • Chair:  James Smith
  • Vice Chair – Ted Garling
  • Secretary – Jennifer Smith Dixon
  • Treasurer – Rachael Henry
  • Member-at-Large – John Thorndike
  • Member-at-Large – Frank Richard

Chapter Members Meet to Consider South Dakota Section

Apr 01, 2016

On October 14th, Diana Stegall met with some of the members (and potential members) in South Dakota at the end of the South Dakota Safety Conference.   There were nine participants in attendance to learn more About ASSP and the potential formation of a section to serve South Dakota and Western Minnesota and several others stopped by as they were leaving the conference.

Southeastern South Dakota and Southwestern Minnesota had previously been part of the Great Plains chapter.  With the recent adjustment that moved all of South Dakota and southwestern MN to the Northwest Chapter, forming a section that serves this area is more feasible.