The South Carolina Chapter held many technical meetings on topics such as certification, Internet-based safety training, ergonomics and emergency planning. The chapter’s community outreach programs included developing a Student Safety Club student outreach program; a Work Zone Safety for Young Drivers program; and a smoke detector program that raised funds to provide 200 smoke detectors for Habitat for Humanity homes. The chapter also offered member services such as an ASP/CSP study group and speakers bureau to provide members with opportunities for speaking engagements on subjects of their expertise. Wilma Magyar was chapter president during 2004-05.
Among its community outreach activities, the North Carolina-based Triad Chapter donated $500 to Operation Safe County—a program run by the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department that provides training on topics such as bike safety, handgun safety and fire safety to children in the community. The chapter’s donation covered the cost of bike helmets for participants. The chapter also partnered with the Tarheel Chapter to hold a fundraising golf tournament. The event raised nearly $3,000 including $250 from a hole designated to support ASSE Foundation’s James P. Kohn Memorial Scholarship Fund. Keith Robinson, CSP, CHMM, was 2004-05 chapter president.
The Greater Boston Chapter held several technical meetings on topics such as fire investigation, ethics, mold remediation, and safety and security. The chapter also formed two new sections: the Ocean State Section and the University of Massachusetts Lowell Student Section. Furthering the student focus, the chapter encouraged its members to work with high-school teachers and students via the Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance school mentoring program. In addition, the chapter’s Beanpot Open Scholarship Golf Outing raised nearly $4,500 for the chapter’s scholarship program. David Crowley served as the 2004-05 chapter president.