General Meetings for the northern part of the State are held at Venus de Milo, 75 Grand Army Highway (Route 6), Swansea, MA at 6:30 PM on the last Wednesday of the month.
Secondary general meetings for the southern part of the State (South County) will be held at Gregg’s Restaurant, 4120 Quaker Lane, North Kingstown, RI at 6:00 PM. Starting in September 2018, meetings will be held on the third Wednesday of the month. (Call to confirm.)
Upcoming Meetings - 2020
January 29, 2020 - Mike Holt, one of the leaders when it comes to the National Electrical Code, will present on the NEC 2020 code at our General Dinner Meeting at Venus de Milo in Swansea, MA. Tickets for the dinner are $30. Reserve a ticket online. Doors open at 5 pm, dinner 5:45 to 6:45 pm, and educational program 7 - 9 pm. Space is limited, so reserve your ticket soon!
February 26, 2020 - Educational program by Jack Lyons of NEMA and Annual Chapter Blood Drive. Come out and support the blood drive!
March 25, 2020 - Educational program on Transformers, presented by Dave Mullally of RM Clark
April 29, 2020 - Educational program on Pool & Hot Tub Installations, presented by John Narcizzo
May - 2020 Electrical Expo! See details below.
June 24, 2020 - Topic TBA
2020 Electrical Expo
May 14, 2020
The IAEI Roger Williams Chapter 2020 Electrical Expo is scheduled for Thursday, May 14, 2020 at Venus de Milo, 75 Grand Army Highway (Route 6), Swansea, MA from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. This is the event everyone in the electrical trade looks forward to every three years! We'll have vendors of all types, door prizes, a buffet, and much, much more. Meal tickets are $30. Vendor space available; contact Lou Petrucci or Lyn Brigham for details. Lou: 401.644.3525, email@example.com; Lyn: 401.862.1726, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legislation – Rhode Island
Updated as of August 2019:
The 2017 NEC is now law in the State of Rhode Island as of August 1, 2019. The process to get it adopted in a more timely fashion will be worked on more during the next General Assembly.
Senate Bill S 375 is dead for the 2019 session. We will be keeping an eye on this during the next session. This act would allow electrician apprentices to qualify for the journeyperson "B" electrical examination upon successful completion of two hundred eighty-eight (288) hours of classroom training in a recognized trade school.
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Legislation - Massachusettes
Updated as of March 2019:
S. 196 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE INCLUSION OF ONLINE COURSES IN MANADATORY CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR ELECTRICIANS.
Presenter: Senator James Welch
Referred to Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure
H. 2982 AN ACT RELATIVE TO ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS
Presenter: Michelle Ciccolo
Referred to Committee on Transportation
May 2017, Electrical Expo
EXPO is nothing more than a fantastic memory. With over 60 Vendors and 300 + attendees it was a great success. As you can tell by the pictures the Vendors and attendees had a great time. Our once every three year event was a success.
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January 2019 Officer Installations
The January General Meeting included the installation of our 2019 Officers.
L to R - Officers:
Mike Medeiros, First Vice President
Steve Antonson, Second Vice President
Lou Petrucci, President
John Day, Secretary
Our Section Delegate for 2019 is Steve Antonson.
Welcome to our new officers! These are the people that will steer our organization into the future.