of Eastern PA
October Newsletter
October 3, 2018
This Month: M&SCA Fall Membership Meeting
Last chance to register- all registrations must be in by Thursday evening!
Wednesday, October 10

Doubletree Hotel Philadelphia Airport

Allied Member Meeting - 4:00pm
Cocktails - 5:00pm
Dinner - 6:00pm

FREE  for M&SCA Members
Please register by Thursday 10/4!
Join your fellow M&SCA members this October at our Fall Membership Meeting! All member company principals and employees are invited to attend and enjoy cocktails and dinner. We are honored to welcome United Association General President  Mark McManus as our guest speaker for the evening. Please plan to join us in welcoming President McManus and the new Executive VP of the M&SCA of Eastern PA,  Frank Wall.
Upcoming M&SCA Education
Planning & Productivity for the Foreman/Project Manager Team
Instructor: John Koontz

When:  Wednesday, October 31
Where:  CHUBB Conference Center
301 Manor Road, Lafayette Hill
Time:  7:45 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost:  $85 for Members*
$150 for Non-Members
* Contractor Members in good standing get first attendee free with code "2018KOONTZ"
Transition from Field Tech to
Office Professional
Instructor: Woody Woodall

When:  Wednesday, November 7
Where:  M&SCA Amenities Center
721 Arbor Way, Blue Bell
Time:  7:45 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost:  $85 for Members*
$150 for Non-Members
* Contractor Members in good standing
get first attendee free with code 
Knowledge Transfer & the Emerging Generations/Succession Planning
Instructor: Bob Wendover

When:  Thursday, November 15
Where:  M&SCA Amenities Center
721 Arbor Way, Blue Bell
Time:  7:45 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost:  $85 for Members*
$150 for Non-Members
* Contractor Members in good standing get first attendee free with code
2018 M&SCA Golf Classic
The M&SCA of Eastern PA Annual Golf Outing took place on Monday, September 24, 2018 at Huntingdon Valley Country Club. It was a fantastic day thanks to the record-breaking participation from our generous sponsors and our 190+ attendees. 

Check out the links below to see the winners and the full photo gallery.
Allied Member Opportunity
Please join your fellow Allied Members for an important informational session to review and refine the purpose, focus and direction of your Allied membership. The conversation will be facilitated by M&SCA Allied Member Committee Chair Steve Metzman.

Thursday, October 10, 2018
4:00-5:00pm, prior to the Fall Membership Meeting 

Doubletree Philadelphia Airport Hotel
4509 Island Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19153

Click here to check out a letter from the Chair and learn more about your membership with M&SCA, the Allied Member Committee, what it does, and how you can benefit from strengthening your association with The Association!

After the meeting, please plan to stay and join the rest of the M&SCA members at our 2018 Fall Membership Meeting, featuring guest speaker Mark McManus, General President of the UA.  Please register for both the Allied Meeting & the Membership Meeting separately on our website. 
Training Vault is Coming to
M&SCA of Eastern PA
A new and productive way to track and document employee training will soon be offered as a benefit of membership to M&SCA of Eastern PA Contractors. This mobile platform is designed to help contractors keep training records as up to date as possible, as well as allowing users to access these records at any time.

M&SCA of Eastern PA will be holding the second training date for Contractor Members to take advantage of on Thursday, October 18. This training is limited to the first 50 people who sign up. This training will dive deeper into the functionality of the Training Vault and how to create custom records for each member company. Use the link below to register.
Apprentice Evaluation Forms Due
Help our continued efforts to improve our service apprenticeship program by submitting an apprentice evaluation form. It is requested that you submit a form once a period and/or at the point of a layoff or termination. This form is to be completed by someone with daily knowledge of the apprentice and his or her work habits. Click below to access each of the forms, and contact the Association Office with any questions.

Allied Member Spotlight
Each month 3 M&SCA Allied Member Companies will be featured on our website & social media showcasing their latest offerings, a short interview with a representative from the company, and contact information.

This month features members Rich Tomkins Company, Inc., McMahon Fleet Solutions, and  Christenson Investment Partners. Click the company logos below to learn more and connect with their representatives.
Prepare for the New CASPA Amendments.
The new Pennsylvania CASPA amendments will go into effect on October 11, 2018, 120 days after the bill was signed. The M&SCA of Eastern PA is offering members resources to help them better understand the changes. 

Linked on the right is a webinar presented by attorneys  Chris McCabe  and  Liam Braber  of Charlson Braber McCabe & Denmark. In the webinar, which was presented live to M&SCA members over the summer, Chris and Liam explain in greater detail how the amendments will impact the way contractors do business. 
MCAA/UA Submit Joint Comments on
Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans
UA General President Mark McManus and MCAA President Mike Brandt submitted comments on behalf of the MCAA & UA to the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans. In the comments, they outline the steps that both the UA and MCAA have taken to insure the financial health and stability of the multiemployer defined benefit plans in our industry.
Are You Being Audited by a Union Trust Fund?
Check Out These FAQs to Ensure
Your Compliance
Use the link below to view the most frequently asked questions when it comes to preparing for a Trust Fund Audit. Included is expert advice to help you understand key issues and best practices for complying.

If you are being audited and have any questions, please contact the Association Office.
Upcoming National Events
October 21-24
Huntington Beach, CA

November 7-9
San Francisco, CA

January 22-24
Lake Buena Vista, FL

January 28-February 1
Tampa, FL
Wednesday, October 10
5 PM @ Doubletree Hotel Philadelphia Airport

Thursday, October 18
12 PM

Wednesday, October 31
7:45 AM @ Chubb Conference Center

Wednesday, November 7
7:45 AM @ M&SCA Amenities Center

Tuesday, October 9
8 AM @ M&SCA Office

Monday, October 15
PAC Fund Committee Video Conference Call
8 AM

Tuesday, October 16
12 PM @ M&SCA Amenities Center

Thursday, October 18
8 AM @ M&SCA Office

Tuesday, October 30
7:30 AM @ M&SCA Amenities Center

Wednesday, October 31
7:30 AM @ M&SCA Amenities Center

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