December Chapter Meeting

Posted: Nov 29, 2018

Join us on December 14th at 12 pm as we recognize ASSP members with 25 years of service to the organization and for our annual Christmas meal! We will meet at the Hickory Regional Airport. We also have another special treat for the meeting, Lee Peacock, NC DOL OSH Supervisor, will be presenting : The Ups and Downs of an Effective Drone Program . Please RSVP to Jonathan Gobble before December 13th.

Red Cross Donations

Posted: Oct 10, 2018

Good afternoon ASSP members,

There certainly has been no shortage of severe weather this year. I’m sure all of you are aware of the approach of Hurricane Michael and its potentially catastrophic impact on many parts of the southeastern United States this week. The storm is expected to strike the Florida Panhandle at least as a Category 3 hurricane, bringing destructive winds and life-threatening flooding. Hurricane Michael could be the strongest storm to hit the northeastern Gulf Coast in 13 years.

It was less than a month ago that the East Coast experienced this type of devastation with Hurricane Florence. Millions of Americans will be affected by this new storm over the next few days and far beyond as it is projected to move inland over Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Our ASSP family in the affected region includes more than 3,600 members. The difficulty and challenges they will face in dealing with such a major event are many. Our thoughts and prayers are with all our affected members and their families this week as we hope they remain safe and healthy.

The American Red Cross is already working around the clock to create safe shelters and provide comfort for the vast number of people who will need it. ASSP members should know that financial donations to the Red Cross are the best way to help during such a crisis. Donations enable the Red Cross to provide many key services, using its resources where they are needed most urgently. Contributions can be made in three convenient ways…

  • Text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation to American Red Cross disaster relief.
  • Donate online by visiting
  • Donate by phone by calling 1-800-HELPNOW (1-800-435-7669).

Donate to the Red Cross

The Red Cross Emergency App is available for your smartphone. Its “Family Safe” feature allows people to check on loved ones and instantly see if they are okay, even if that loved one hasn’t downloaded the app on their device. Alerts via the app provide real-time information so people can better protect themselves and their families.

Thank you to all ASSP members who are able to assist hurricane rescue and recovery efforts by making a financial donation to the Red Cross. Donations of any size are greatly appreciated by the families dealing with this catastrophic event.

Rixio Medina, CSP, CPP

2018-19 ASSP President

October Chapter Meeting

Posted: Oct 09, 2018

The Western Carolina Chapter of ASSP is fortunate to offer our members a special treat. On October 19th  at  3 pm we will be taking a behind the scenes tour of the Sierra Nevada Brewery in Mills River. This tour will include conversations about Safety and Environmental programs and Sustainability initiatives. The tour will last approximately 2 hours.

This event will take the place of our October monthly meeting that was scheduled for the 12th at the Hickory airport.

There is no cost for the tour but it is limited to the first 15 people who sign up here:

At this time, registration is limited to WC Chapter members only.