President’s Message – November 2018

CSI Houston Chapter’s annual golf tournament, held Friday, October 12 at The Golf Club at Cinco Ranch, enjoyed excellent weather. There was outstanding effort on the part of the chapter members who organized it and the sponsors who supported it. Thanks to all who had a part in the event. I hope everyone had a great time.

The October chapter meeting was very informative and interesting. Kyle Wilson with SAFTI FIRST gave a presentation on bullet and blast resistant frames and glazing which was a timely and appropriate follow-up to Chief Bragg’s school safety presentation in September.

I want to give a HUGE thank you to Barb Lyon and Dennis Di Cesare for once again making the Boral showroom available for the October presentation. Your hospitality is deeply appreciated.

The first 25 people to register will enjoy a tour of the Blaffer Foundation Center for Conservation at the Museum of Fine Arts on Wednesday, November 28 beginning at 4:30pm and lasting about an hour. The 39,000 square foot facility was completed last week (around October 25) and centralizes the museum’s conservation operations with dedicated studios for painting, textile, sculpture, and decorative arts, as well as space for storage, framing, imaging, and other support activities. Please go to the chapter web page to register. Attendance is limited to 25 people.

The holidays are quickly approaching. As we have in the past, the chapter is planning a get-together for members and friends sometime in December. In the spirit of the season we will include an opportunity to give to an organization that can make a difference in the lives of others. Forthcoming information will be posted on the chapter web site and sent via e-mail. Please “stay tuned” for details.

As always I am grateful to our sponsors for their support of the chapter and CSI. I also want to thank the members who make our activities and objectives possible.

James Sandoz, CSI, CCS, CCCA, AIA

President, CSI Houston Chapter