2018 NCWM Newsletter, Issue #2

NCWM NEWS Nat ional Conference on Weights and Measures

Chairman ’ s Column James Cassidy, NCWM Chairman — City of Cambridge, Massachusetts

2018 Issue 2

Chairman’s Column. ...................1

our Annual Meeting in July.

Tip of the Month..........................3

Congratulation to the State of Minnesota Department Weights and Measures for receiving the Governors Safety Award. I believe this award must be very gratifying to Julie Quinn who is NCWM safety liaison and the director in Minnesota. Julie does practice what she preaches. After our Interim Meeting in January, the Specifications and Tolerances (S&T) Committee gave the assigned status to one of it items and asked that I form a task group to look at Credit Card Skimmers. The group has been formed and will be chaired by Hal Prince from Florida. I hope this group can help give some guidance to S&T on this item. The Cannabis Task Group has been moving a little on the slow side, but I am working on picking up the pace in May and June. The task group will meet on Sunday of our Annual Meeting in Tulsa. Legalization of in the cannabis industry, both recreational and medical, continues to grow and our members are looking for guidance. I hope you are excited about NCWM’s first meeting in Oklahoma. We want to thank Tyler Hicks and his staff in Oklahoma for preparing for this meeting. Have your glove handy for the Wednesday night special event – A baseball game at ONEOK Field, Home of the Tulsa Drillers!

NCWM Welcomes New Members.............................3 Safety Column: “Preparing Employees for an Active Shooter Event”. ...........4 103rd NCWM Annual Meeting Details...........................9

Dear NCWM Members,

This my third and final newsletter article to you, my friends and members alike. I want to thank you all for the incredible hospitality you have shown Kerry and I as we have traveled across this great country. The “Thank You Tour” starts out west almost two years ago on the Island of Oahu and will end this July in Tulsa. Meeting all of you and talking at each of your regional meetings has been one of my proudest moments in these roles as Chair-Elect and Chair. Traveling with Kristin Macey and Brett Gurney these last couple of years has been wonderful learning experience. As we approach this year’s Annual Meeting, I want to continue recognition of our volunteers that make this Conference strong and vibrant at all levels, without your dedicated participation in our conference we could not continue to grow in the innovative marketplace where NCWM has landed. Knowing that our committees need some assistance to complete their tasks at our meetings, the Board of Directors is working to develop a secretariat position on each of the standing committees and possibly looking at the same for the NTEP Sectors. I will give an update at

Event Calendar.........................10

NTEP Column: “OIML-Certification System: New Program Name, Same Benefits”. ........................10

Looking Forward.......................13

NCWM Headquarters 1135 M Street, Suite 110 Lincoln, Nebraska 68508 P. 402.434.4880 F. 402.434.4878 E. info@ncwm.net W. www.ncwm.net Don Onwiler Executive Director Jim Truex NTEP Administrator Darrell Flocken NTEP Specialist Elisa Stritt Office Manager Tyler Reeder Project Coordinator

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