Posted September 16, 2020 in Membership
By Robert Porambo
As I write my last President’s message, I can’t begin to express how amazing and fulfilling it’s been to serve this association and its members the past two terms. Although the last six months have been somewhat of a challenge (that’s an understatement), we have been truly blessed to have so many amazing people who have stepped up in a big way to continue to promote and protect our industry.
6 months ago your association was keenly focused on the Dynamex ruling and AB5 and the effects on our industry. Then we were focused on staying in business, working remotely, PPP, PPE, etc. We have been challenged during these unprecedented times and our resolve has been tested like no other time. You have to wonder how this year will be taught and what will be said to our future generations. I know one fact, CALSPro and their Board of Directors brought their “A” game during this time.
Chad Barger, Mike Belote, and our legislative committee, have been burning their candle at both ends. They have been closely monitoring bills and the word on the street is Mr. Belote is on 40 hours total sleep since March. Hang in there!! There have been several recently-signed bills regarding the moratorium on evictions and also AB2257. Also, there are several new enforcement of judgment forms that became effective on September 1, 2020.
I want to let you know how fortunate we are to have Steve Janney on our team. With membership hurting this year, Mr. Janney stepped up in a big way. Our Rosenthal committee decided to not present our highest honor this year, however Steve took this opportunity to raise money for CALSPro by matching up to $10,000 in donations. We raised over $22,000 which will help keep us going until our membership drive in December. He truly is a great American and an even better human being!
I want to personally thank each of our amazingly dedicated board members, committee chairs and members, Mike, Jenny & Stephanie for protecting us, our industry and our businesses. Also, special thanks to my good friend, our Vice President and Chairman of the Board, Ken Hastings for his poise, integrity and dedication to this association. Our association owes each of the aforementioned people a huge round of applause for everything they have done for us over the past 2 years.
It’s been a genuine honor and a privilege to serve this association as your president and It’s been very gratifying to be able to give back to the people who, over the past half century, gave their heart and soul to protecting our industry.