June 2018 - In This Issue:
Your board of directors 
 
Chairman
Denis Mentour
Uponor
 
1st vice-president
Martin Gagnon
EMCO Corporation Ltd.
 
2
nd vice-president
Luc Meunier
Bibby-Ste-Croix
 
Past president & Treasurer
André Descôteaux
Deschênes & Fils Ltd.

Liaison
Pierre Houle
J.U.Houle Ltd


Directors

Daniel Bégin
 Lambert & Bégin Associations Inc.

Guy Bergeron
IPEX

Éric Jacques
Gromec
 
Frédérick Lajoie
Entreprises R.Lajoie
 
Luc Meunier
Bibby Ste-Croix
 
Carole Moreau
Empire
 
Alain Paquette
 Wolseley
 
Sylvain Perreault
Anvil INTL

Gilles Rousseau
MASCO


Regional Coordinator

Claude Robitaille
Golf Tournament, June 14


Thanks to one of our directors, Carole Moreau (Empire), our association got the opportunity to play on the excellent Islesmere golf club. More than 80 members battled light showers that turned a few away.
 
As is our custom, we had a draw that resulted in Pat Quicquaro (Plomberie PMF) and Sylvain Denis (Deschênes et Fils) receiving a $290 income tax receipt each while Habitat for Humanity received a $1,160 donation.
 
In order to shore up our relations with partner associations, we invited representatives of ASPE Montréal and the CMMTQ. Representatives from ASPE Montréal joined us for the event and we got a chance to discuss the different challenges facing our industry.
 
At the dinner. President Denis Montour (Uponor) was happy to announce the hiring of 40 new building inspectors, an issue we have spearheaded for many years.



President Denis Montour with ASPE Montréal representatives Alain Trahan and Francis Longtin.

EVENT SCHEDULE FOR 2018-2019

Please add the following events to your agenda:

-          September 13: winery                visit in Dunham
-          December 4:                              conference at Club St-               James
-          February 21, 2019:                    Quebec City, TBD
-          April 18: Ottawa TBD
-          May 9: AGM Montréal
-          June 13: golf tournament
Retirement of Richard Miller

Teeing up for his last tournament with our association, Richard Miller (Wolseley) mentioned that he is retiring from our industry. Happy retirement, Richard: enjoy!




Enjoy the nice weather!




PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
Dear members,
 
It is with great pleasure that I accept the mandate given to me as president for the next two years.
 
Our division is very active in many areas such as hydronics, in which we hope to set up a major media campaign next winter.
 
The YES program encourages young people to get involved in our association. One of their first mandates could be to find a French name for the program...
 
Also, here is a great way to start my tenure: I can announce the hiring of 40 new building inspectors. We have been involved in this issue for a number of years and have made a great many representations to administration to finally win the day.
 
I will be extremely lucky in being surrounded by a team of very devoted directors. It is my pleasure to present to you your board:
 
Officers :
 
-       André Descôteaux (past president and treasurer)
-       Martin Gagnon (1st vice-president)
-       Luc Meunier (2nd vice-president)
 
Directors:
 
-       Daniel Bégin
-       Guy Bergeron
-       Éric Jacques
-       Frédérick Lajoie
-       Carole Moreau
-       Alain Paquette
-       Sylvain Perreault
-        
Also part of the team are new director Gilles Rousseau as well as our go-between with National, Pierre Houle.
 
Here is hoping that you will come in great numbers to our next event on September 13, a visit of the Vignoble de Dunham in the Eastern Townships.
 
Denis Montour
President
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY CONFERENCE, OTTAWA
On April 19, 55 members were on hand at Robbie's in Ottawa to listen to the executive director of Habitat for Humanity, Alexis Ashworth. She went over the mission of the organization which is to support low-income families to become homeowners. She also invited our members to give generously by donating products for which they can receive an income tax receipt equivalent to the cost of the product.

She finished her conference by mentioning upcoming builds: four townhouses in Orleans, phase 1 of a 16-unit project. Four more townhouses should be finished by the end of 2018 while the remaining eight will be built by the end of 2019.


From left to right:  Bernard Deslauriers (Boone); Alexis Ashworth (Habitat for Humanity); André Descôteaux (Deschênes & Fils Ltd)

2018 CIPH-Quebec AGM-New President 
 
On May 10, 65 members of the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating ( CIPH ), Quebec Region, were assembled at Gibby's Restaurant in Old Montreal for their annual general meeting, the 50th such gathering according to coordinator Claude Robitaille. Concluding his two-year mandate as president, André Descôteaux (Deschênes et Fils) stepped down to make way for Denis Montour (Uponor), who pledged to "continue the excellent work already accomplished". He also intends to "continue to work on the hydronics committee, while working on current issues". In his presentation of the annual financial statement, treasurer Sylvain Fournier (Moen)-who is leaving the board two years after having been president (in line with the organization charter)-explained that CIPH-Quebec was in excellent financial health because, in part, of the level of participation at the different activities. In his final remarks, André Descôteaux underlined the excellent work of the committee chairs whom as volunteers work hard to make progress on the different issues in which they believe. The vacant position on the board was filled by Gilles Rousseau (Masco) who will represent the manufacturing sector. The full 2018-2019 board will soon appear on the CIPH website, which has, as you well know, a French section: www.ciph.com ("Français" tab in the tool bar).


André Descôteaux receiving his plaque from Denis Montour
FROM ONE TIP TO ANOTHER
Way back when

We are celebrating our 85th anniversary and Jacques Deschênes (Groupe Deschênes) sent us a photo of his foursome at a CIPH golf tournament.


From left to right:  Gérard Houle ( J.U.Houle Ltée) Fern Pétrie ( formerly Westburne, now Wolseley) an Anaconda representative, Jacques Deschênes (Deschênes et Fils Ltée)

Pierre Gravel, honoured

At our AGM, we took the opportunity to celebrate Pierre Gravel's (Great Lakes) five years of participation on our board. Congratulations, Pierre and thank you for your engagement!


André Descôteaux was happy to present Pierre Gravel with a plaque for his five-year implication as a CIPH Board Member