May Meeting: (3rd Monday)
Date: Monday, May 21, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - Light dinner
7:00 pm - Meeting
Location: Keyboard Concepts - Pasadena
3704 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 583-9126

Blaine Hebert, RPT, will be teaching at the PTG National Convention in Lancaster, PA this summer. He will present us with his class, "The Dangers We Face." Piano tuning and service is probably one of the safest businesses; but working around a metal and wood object that weighs 300 to 1082 lbs. (Yamaha CFX concert grand) and is balanced on four small wheels or three somewhat spindly legs with questionable attachments is potentially dangerous. The insides of a piano are filled with dust that may contain dangerous, even deadly, poisons or diseases. Even the daily activities of our careers put us around unstable customers, territorial dogs and the constant hazards of driving. Piano work exposes us to many biological and chemical hazards which, according to public health recommendations, should be avoided at all costs. Figuring out which of these are deadly and which are "CYA" can be tough. Join us for this important and informative meeting which deals with the hazards of our profession.

Nominations are still being accepted for offices in the chapter. Nominations for any position except Secretary may be accepted and will be presented at the May meeting.

In April we all met at WestPac in Anaheim. It was great to see many friends and make a few new ones. The classes were well-attended and varied. There was something for all levels of technical skill, and it was an excellent conference. Next year, because the National Convention will be in Tucson, Arizona, there will be no WestPac.