October 2019
EESF NEWS
An update from the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation
EESF Approves 2020 Budget and Initiatives
The EESF Board of Regents approved its 2020 budget and initiatives during its October 3 rd meeting. The 2020 fiscal year is the first under the new EESF strategic plan. In 2020, the EESF plans to extend the outreach of its “Safe-T-Riders” children’s program to focus on pre-school aged children. It will also be updating and extending its communications on EESF's seniors program, “A Safe Ride.

Also in 2020, EESF plans to engage volunteers willing to present our materials to day-care centers, schools, retirement communities, assisted living facilities, etc. The grassroots efforts of our volunteers remain an important part of EESF’s outreach and the Foundation hopes to revitalize this work in 2020.  
November 10-16: National Elevator Escalator Safety Week
Start planning now to join EESF along with industry professionals in North America to celebrate National Elevator Escalator Safety Awareness Week, November 10 - 16, 2019. Safety Week is a promotion of public safety awareness for elevators, escalators and moving walks. The celebration began in 1994 and has continued annually the second full week of November. Let us know how you celebrated the week by emailing EESF at shelly@eesf.org.
Safe-T-Riders Video Views Continue to Increase
EESF’s Safe-T-Rider campaign has run its 60-second online video and reached more than 3.4 million children, ages 4-11. The video has been viewed almost 1.4 million times to date. The campaign's fun, animated video--presenting our Safe-T-Rider heroes--teach children how to ride elevators and escalators safely. The video runs on children’s YouTube channels and websites in over 98 markets across the U.S. and Canada with the highest percentage of views found in major cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Toronto, Dallas, and Atlanta.
EESF First Annual Karaoke Dare a Success!
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The vocal stylings of our elevator and escalator family was on full display at EESF’s Dessert Reception and First Annual Karaoke Dare during the NAEC 70 th Annual Convention and Exhibition. EESF thanks those brave souls who entertained us and the generous audience members who donated to get them on stage. A special shout out to Patrick Bothwell, EHC Global, Inc., who served as the evening’s emcee. EESF would also like to thank NAEC for their hospitality and the support of these generous sponsors:
Diamond Sponsors:
Elevator Conference of New York
International Association of Elevator Consultants
Innovation Industries - Monitor Elevator/ VCI
National Elevator Industry, Inc
Vantage

Platinum Sponsors:
Elevator World
The Peelle Company
Gold Sponsors:
Canton Elevator
Formula Systems North America

 Bronze Sponsors
C.J. Anderson & Company

Photo Booth Sponsors:
Maxton Manufacturing
Vator Accessories
And a special thanks to the Elevator Riders for conducting their 50/50 drawing in support of EESF during the NAEC convention .
EESF Remembers Ken Garst
EESF mourns the passing of Ken Garst, a past EESF Vice Chair, Treasurer and Board of Regents member who died suddenly on September 1 st . Ken had a strong desire to promote rider safety and believed that EESF education was one of the best ways to reach the public. After leaving the Board, he participated in crafting EESF’s new 2020-23 strategic plan. He was a true friend to the Foundation and EESF will miss his wisdom and dedication.
EESF Thanks NAESA International for Wisconsin Symposium Silent Auction and Golf Tournament
EESF thanks NAESA International for conducting a silent auction and golf tournament at their Wisconsin Symposium in September. Over $3,800 was raised for EESF and we appreciate NAESAI’s continued support. EESF also thanks the following compaies who donated items for the silent auction: 
Adams Elevator
ATIS
C.J. Anderson & Company
Code Data Plate / Smart Elevator Tech
Draka Elevator
ECS Corporation
Elevator World
EMS Group
Gorman Company
Harris Companies, Inc.
Innovation Industries
Inpro
Janus
MEI -Total Elevator Solutions
NAESAI
NEIS
Palmer Pads
Parts Specialist
The Peelle Company
Quality Elevator Products, Inc.
SCS Elevator Products
Upvate.com
Vantage Elevation
Vator Accessories
VCI
Wurtec
Annual General Membership Meeting, February 26-28, 2020
Mark your calendars for the EESF Annual General Membership Meeting, February 26-28, 2020 in Tampa, FL at the Doubletree by Hilton Tampa Airport-Westshore. The meeting will begin with a reception at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26th followed the next day by an EESF Board of Regents meeting where donors and supporters can review EESF's progress and its plans for future success. An enjoyable dinner outing will follow the meeting.

Board of Regents: Call for Nominations
Are you passionate about EESF? Would you like to lead the organization to future success? Several at-large positions are open on the EESF Board of Regents. The terms start immediately after the February 2020 Annual General Membership (AGM) Meeting and terminate at the end of the 2023 AGM. If you are interested in nominating someone or yourself, obtain a nomination form here or email shelly@eesf.org and request a form. Nominations are due on November 29, 2019.
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