Region III News

Register NOW for the Region III PDC Golf Tournament – Sept. 10

Posted: Aug 11, 2017

Professional Development Conference (PDC) planning committee Golf Chair, Stan Gregory, CSP, wanted to send out a reminder to all Region II Chapters to make sure that they have notified their members about registering for the upcoming Region III PDC Golf Tournament that will be on September 10th (8 a.m. shotgun start) at the beautiful Waterchase Golf Club, 8951 Creek Run Road in Fort Worth. This Golf Tournament supports the upcoming Student Leadership Conference.

The cost is $125/player or $450/team.  Sponsorship levels are also available, see link to flyer below.

Please help Region III Student Leadership Conference by being a part of our Golf Tournament at this year’s PDC.

For more information, contact Stan at or Erika May at 661-472-6591.


Region III PDC Flyer Published!

Posted: May 25, 2017

Region III Professional Development Conference (PDC) co-chair Rick McCain, CSP, and Paul Turner, M.Ed., CSP, CSHO announced on May 25th the publication of a new flyer for the upcoming PDC on September 11-13, 2017 at the Hurst Conference Center.

The PDC Planning Committee members have been diligently working to make sure that all of the details are completed prior to the big event.

  • Steve Jablon, CSP, has been working with the speakers to ensure they are coordinated and workshop presenters have been finalized. The conference schedule has been completed and approved by the committee.
  • Stan Gregory, CSP, has set up the Water Chase golf course for the location of the golf tournament prior to PDC on Sunday, September 10, with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Cost will be $125/player with $450/team which includes breakfast and lunch.  Registration is posted on the website.
  • Dale Goss, MBA, MPH, CSP, announced that we are still looking for additional sponsors and exhibitors for the event. If you know of a company that would like to be a sponsor for our PDC, have them contact Greg or Erika at
  • Greg May has completed all of the contracts and arrangements for the Hurst Convention Center and hotel block for the Holiday Inn Express. Use group code: PDC from your computer, or call them directly at: 817-427-1818.  Say that you will be attending the ASSE Region III Professional Development Conference.

The Region III Planning Committee welcomes your input.  Their next GoTo Meeting is on June 16th, and you are welcome to attend.

A link to the flyer is available here: R3 2017 PDC Flyer

ASSE Name Change and Dues Increase announced at the Region III ROC Meeting in February

Posted: Feb 23, 2017


ASSE Region III Vice President, Steve Gray met with Chapter Leadership at the Regional Operating Committee (ROC) conference call on February 17, 2017.

Rick McCain and Steve Jablon provided updates on the 2017 Professional Development Conference (PDC) which will be held on September 11-13, 2017 at the Hurst Conference Center, 1601 Campus Drive in Hurst, Texas.  Although PDC Conference Committee have received many submissions for speakers, they are needing additional sponsors and exhibitors.  Steve asked that each Chapter bring in at least two sponsors or exhibitors to the conference to assist.  Go to to register.

Coming up on April 7-9 is the Student Leadership Conference in Edmond Oklahoma.  It’s the largest event in ASSE for students, so their planning committee would like to ask if each Chapter could donate something that would help offset the cost to students.  The planning committee anticipates the cost for local students to be $60/person or $125/person for students that may have to travel and stay in a hotel.

Big news is that ASSE is considering a name change in an effort to rebrand the Society.  This name change will also include a logo change.

Region III ROC meets at the PDC in San Antonio

Posted: Sep 23, 2016

The Region III Regional Operating Committee or ROC met at the 2016 Professional Development Conference (PDC) on Saturday, August 27, 2016.  Steve Gray, Region III RVP welcomed everyone that was present in the room and who attended by telephone conference call. There were five guests including the PDC planning committee members, Rick McCain (2017 Co Chair), Erika and Greg May of May Day Marketing, Diana Stegal, Region V VP, Kim McDowell, CoRA, Maribeth Anderson, Council on Regional affairs.

One of the goals for the meeting was Strategic Planning. The list below is some of the discussion topics:


  • Attendance
  • Quick Progression of Officers without experience
  • Different Safety Professional Groups (IH, Environmental, Construction, Transportation, etc.)
  • Downturn of Oilfield
  • Student Sections Attendance
  • Participation by sections


Best Practices

  • Social Events
  • Go to meeting Account
  • Technical Specialist
  • Officer Central-Officer Training and accountability
  • Partner with other Associations (IAHA, IRMI, ect.)
  • Temporary Sections
  • Golf Outing or other social events
  • Commitment from local Leadership
  • Effective Communications-Newsletters, phone calls and emails.


Strategic Planning

  • Membership Survey
  • Region III Newsletter
  • Chapter Monitoring Program
  • Succession Planning


Items to take away

  • Support Student Section
  • Be a more social chapter (networking events)
  • Use strategic partners (OSHA, AGC, AIHA)
  • Mentoring


At the conclusion of the meeting Jim Rainwater and Greg May discussed the last minute items for the PDC.  Steve Gray discussed the Opening Session, Chapter Night Out and social gatherings, with discussions of the golf tournament.

New items:

  • A motion was made by Denis Baker, and seconded by Steve Jablon to end the $2/member assessment fee.  The Gulf Coast Chapter will be paid back in full following the PDC since the Region is now on a better footing.
  • RVP Elections are coming up and we are needing some individuals to run against Steve Gray.
  • Chapters must complete their Chapter Operations Plan which was due on 8/15.  If you need assistance contact Steve Gray.
  • In other business, Gerry Luther requested a motion to support Jennifer Lane’s survey for her Doctoral thesis. Motion passed (detailed in the minutes).


Steve Gray concluded the meeting by thanking everyone for all of their hard work and support throughout the planning and hosting of the PDC.

The minutes were provided by Stan Gregory, CSP, and provided here: 8-27-16-roc-minutes

Highlights from the Region III PDC

Posted: Sep 06, 2016

The ASSE Region III Professional Development Conference (PDC) was held on August 28-31, 2016 in San Antonio Texas at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio.

On behalf of the Region III PDC Planning Committee, we would like to thank you for your attendance and support of Region III!