October 2021

Do You Have Members Looking for Exam Opportunities?
Start with nearby chapters, Area Exam Boards, Regional Conferences, and the Annual Convention & Technical Institute. Consider setting up your own exam day or weekend. If you bring in examiners, you are allowed to reimburse them for all necessary and reasonable expenses incurred in the performance of their duties as examiners. (Org Policies X.G). Examiner and exam site information can be found in the Member Area of www.ptg.org under RPT Certification. If you have corrections or updates to this information, please send them to kathy@ptg.org.

Looking for Information About Examiner Training and Certification?
You can find requirements and training procedures in the Exam Policy Manual. If you or someone you know is interested in beginning the process, contact CTE (Tuning) Coordinator Atsundo Aikawa (lsmusic440@gmail.com) or TEC (Technical) Coordinator Hannah Beckett (hannah.beckett@icloud.com).

Exam Extensions
The PTG Board of Directors extended some RPT exam time limits at the Winter Board meeting to allow exam retakes to be taken up to two (2) times within 43 months of the original exam date. In August, the Board also extended recertification deadlines for CTEs and TECs. Recertifications due 2020 through 2024 may be extended until September 1, 2025.
Deadline Calendar
November 1, 2021
2022 dues invoices sent out via email to all members.

November 24, 2021
Proposed Bylaws amendments due to Bylaws Committee for Winter Board meeting. Bylaws Committee page. Download an RFA form.

December 14, 2021
Proposed Policy amendments and all Board, Committee, and Task Group reports due. Download an RFA form. Download a Committee/Task Group Report Form.

December 31, 2021
Nominations for Golden Hammer, Hall of Fame, and Member of Note awards due to Awards Committee. Awards Committee page.
December 31, 2021
Deadline for 2022 dues payments.

January 28-30, 2022
Board of Directors Winter Meeting

February 1, 2022
Nominations due for PTG Board of Directors. Nominating Committee page.
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Put Your my.ptg.org Chapter Community to Work
Every PTG chapter member belongs to both a chapter and regional community at my.ptg.org. Take advantage of these communication tools to help inform and educate your members. Here are a few ways you can use your chapter groups:
  • Post meeting notices, minutes and agendas
  • Share member news
  • Ask technical questions and post answers
  • Post training videos and links
  • Look for referrals
  • Share PTG updates and resources
  • Use the community library to store minutes and newsletters (contact Kathy Maxwell, kathy@ptg.org for info about organizing your library)
Check out your region group for news from other chapters, PTG Board discussions and upcoming proposals, training opportunities, RVP messages and more.
Events Calendar
February 10 - 13, 2022
Estancia Del Norte, 37 NE Loop 410 at McCullough, San Antonio, TX 78216

Aug 3 - 6, 2022
Hyatt Regency Orange County, 11999 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840

Nov 11 - 13, 2022
Marriott Kansas City Overland Park, 10800 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66210

Have a PTG event you’d like to have listed on our calendar? Complete a Seminar Request Form and return to kathy@ptg.org.
New Leadership Scholarship from PTGF
The Piano Technicians Guild Foundation will offer up to 10 Leadership Scholarships each year from 2020 to 2023 to PTG members who hold office in their local PTG chapters as President, Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer. The scholarships provide individual recipients with an exam voucher to cover the applicant’s choice of either the PTG Technical Examination or the PTG Tuning Examination. This voucher can be used to pay for either RPT exam at any exam site. This includes the PTG annual convention, regionals, seminars, and local testing sites.
  To be considered, an applicant must:
  • Have passed the written RPT exam. (Now available online)
  • Hold office within their local PTG chapter. (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer)
  • Have been prescreened to take either their Tuning or Technical Exam.
RVP Contact Information
Region 1 - Northeast - Keith Bowman, RVP nervp@ptg.org - Online Community
Region 2 - Southeast - Ashley Turner, RVP servp@ptg.org - Online Community
Region 3 - South Central - Ricki Klos, RVP scrvp@ptg.org - Online Community
Region 4 - Central East - Michael Gutowski, RVP cervp@ptg.org - Online Community
Region 5 - Central West - Torger Baland, Jr, RVP cwrvp@ptg.org - Online Community
Region 6 - Western - Lisa Weller, RVP wrvp@ptg.org - Online Community
Region 7 - Pacific Northwest - David Stocker, RVP pnwrvp@ptg.org - Online Community
Marc Poulin, RPT, President, pres@ptg.org
Jim Fariss, RPT, Vice President, vp@ptg.org
David Stoneman, RPT, Secretary-Treasurer, sec@ptg.org
Executive Director, Barbara Cassaday, barbara@ptg.org