The Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues, Inc. (RICOWI), hosted their 2010 Spring Membership Meeting and Spring Seminar, March 25-26, 2010, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, Fla. The RICOWI event was held in conjunction with the annual meeting and trade show of RCI, Inc.
CLINTON, Ohio – The Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues,
Inc. (RICOWI), hosted their 2010 Spring Membership Meeting and Spring Seminar,
March 25-26, 2010, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, Fla. The RICOWI event was held in conjunction
with the annual meeting and trade show of RCI, Inc.
RICOWI conducted a stimulating series of two days of
membership meetings and educational seminar program sessions. A priority was the
election of the new officers and board of
Elected to the leadership for the 2010-2012 terms
Chair: Mike Ennis, Single Ply Roofing
Institute (SPRI), Reynoldsburg, Ohio;
Vice Chair: Wanda Edwards, Institute for
Business & Home Safety (IBHS), Tampa, Fla;
Secretary-Treasurer: Jim Baker, Asphalt
Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA), Washington, DC.
Dan Walker, Metal Building Manufacturers Association
Ohio, was elected as Board
representative to the Executive Committee. Dave Hunt, Revere Copper Products,
Inc. Rome, N.Y.,
was appointed the Affiliate Member representative to the Board of Directors.
The Members recognized and expressed gratitude to
outgoing chair (2006-2010), Rick Olson, Tile Roofing Institute, Eugene, Ore. Also recognized respectively were
outgoing Vice Chair (2006-2010): Bas Baskaran,
National Research Council of Canada (NRCC),
and Secretary Treasurer (1996-2010): Andre' Desjarlais, Oak Ridge National
Laboratory, Oak Ridge,
New Members approved since RICOWI’s fall 2009 meeting and
welcomed are: Russell Murphy, Donan Engineering,
Wildwood, Mo; and Jim Sauter, Decra Roofing Systems, Inc., Arlington, Texas..
RICOWI has 13 Sponsor Members and 60 Affiliate
Other highlights of the March 2010 RICOWI meetings
• Conference & Education,
Hail Investigation, Wind Investigation, and Governance Committees met prior to
the Board and General meeting to set goals for the coming
• ail Investigation Program (HIP) Committee
Chair Richard Herzog, Haag Engineering, reported the committee is preparing for
the 2010 hail season. The committee will be ready to deploy to the Dallas Fort
Worth area in the event of a hail storm that meets the set criteria. Committee members are reviewing the current protocol and will be assuming more
of the duties in light of RICOWI staffing and adjustments in its
• Patty Wood-Shields, Special Programs
Administrator, reminded the attendees that the Hurricane Ike report is available
for downloading on the RICOWI website at no
• RICOWI Conference and Education Chair Jim
Baker, ARMA, noted that a Call for Presentations has been issued for the
upcoming fall seminar.
• Reports were heard from both Sponsor and
Affiliate Members. Written reports will be posted to the RICOWI website.
The Fall RICOWI
meetings/seminar will be held Nov. 11-12, 2010. RICOWI's fall seminar is
scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 at the Holiday Inn, Rock Hill, S.C. The Board of Directors and the General
Membership meeting will be held the following day, Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at the
new IBHS research facility in Chester
County, S.C. The
location for both the meeting and the seminar are in proximity to the
Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Charlotte, N.C. Details will be posted on the
website at www.ricowi.com. For more information, call Joan Cook, RICOWI
Executive Director, at 330-671-4569.