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January 2020



CALL TO ORDER: Padraic McGinnis called the January Meeting at 605pm at Graybar Electric.  A quorum was present.



Tim Bartholomew  Apex Flooring

 Padraic McGinnis Courtyard by Marriott – Federal Way

 Chris Portrey Courtyard by Marriott – Lake Union

 Henriques Ramson Courtyard by Marriott – Pioneer Square

 Wayne Ruedinger Crown Plaza Seattle Airport

 Neil Davaz Dormakaba

 Cort Goold Dormakaba

 David Gault Fairmont Olympic Hotel

 Gary Tapley Four Seasons Seattle

 Michael Edwards Graybar Electric

 Rick Schneider Harold’s Lighting

 Larry Maker Hilton Seattle

 Vito Dunmire Hyatt Regency Lake Washington

 Ryan Glatt RestorX of Washington

 George Barnes Salish Lodge & Spa

 Scott Pinson State Hotel

 Randy Grittman Westin Bellevue




Michael Edwards provided Treasurer’s Report that the current checkbook balance was $10,452.51 with all bills paid in full.  As of 1/30/20, we had 34 paid members for the year 2019 (22 hotels, 8 vendors, 3 utility, 1 RSMs)(Quorum=14).  All 2020 Invoices will be sent prior to February’s meeting.  New website password has been sent to paid members.  Michael Edwards finally heard back from the lawyer and we were to have filed annually to maintain our Exempt status with the IRS.  Our filing status has been revoked until we file all back years, 2017-2018-2019 then the lawyer can get our exempt status reinstated.  Michael needs to engage the services of a CPA to file these back years on behalf of PSHEA.


We all rose and repeated the Pledge of Allegiance.

Padraic McGinnis thanked Graybar Electric for hosting the meeting.

2020 Dues – PSHEA Board of Directors recommends the same dues as 2019 since the financial commitment for IRS issue resolution is unknown which is as follows:

  • $200 – Hotels with less than 126 rooms
  • $250 – Hotels with less than 126-300 rooms
  • $275 – Hotels with 301+ rooms
  • $375 – Utilities
  • $500 – Vendors

Mike Edwards moved to accept the PSHEA Board of Directors recommendation and Neil Davaz 2nd the motion and was passed by the quorum present.  David Gault will send 2020 PSHEA Invoices prior to the February meeting.

Padraic McGinnis advised that we are in need of places to meet for the March thru November.


Padraic McGinnis stated with PSHEA Member-at-Large Scott Pinson absent, asked Henriques Ramson, former PSHEA President to lead the 2020 Election of Officers as current Member-at-Large has one more year on his term.  Mike Edwards nominated Padraic McGinnis for President and Rick Schneider 2nd the motion and was passed by the quorum present.  Henriques Ramson passed the remaining portion of the election over to Padraic McGinnis.  Mike Edwards nominated Chris Portrey for Vice President and Rick Schneider 2nd the motion and was passed by the quorum present.  In light of the current issue with our IRS Filing Status brought up earlier in the meeting, the membership agreed and passed that Mike Edwards would remain as Treasurer and David Gault would continue as Secretary on a month by month basis until resolution was achieved.  A Special Election would happen for Treasurer & Secretary later in the year once the IRS issue was resolved.

Padraic McGinnis thanked everyone for electing him as President.

Due to the low request for 2/8 tickets to Thunderbirds Hockey Game, an alternate date was discussed and was decided to send out another invite for Thunderbirds Hockey Game vs. Portland Winterhawks on Saturday, March 21st.  We will send e-mail out to paid 2019 PSHEA Members to see how many tickets to purchase for RSVP by February 21st.  All paid members will be eligible for two tickets and are required to provide a $10/ticket deposit to ensure tickets are utilized.  We will pass them out at our 2/27 Meeting.

Michael Edwards presented to David Gault a special pen for his 23+ years of service to the PSHEA Board.  David was expecting to retire following this year’s Election of Officers, but due to Michael’s need to stay on as Treasurer, he agreed to continue for helping in Secretary capacity until such time he can officially retire from performing his secretarial services. 

PSHEA Board action items – 1) Review the ByLaws.  If anyone desires to assist in the review, contact the Board.  George Barnes, Vito Dunmire & Dan Hinrichs volunteered.  It was decided for PSHEA ByLaws should be e-mailed out to all the membership.  2) Evaluate the current dues structure for 2020.  Also should consider possible giveaways at meetings as well as a referral program.  3) Update the website received two quotes and will be auctioned by the 2020 PSHEA BOD.  4) 2020 Meeting Locations.  5) 2020 PSHEA Board of Directors. 6) Re-evaluate contribution to reimburse hosting hotel.  7) Speaker commitments made earlier when a hotel commits to hosting.

PSHEA Website is https:/www/ PSHEA Website redevelopment has been tabled until IRS Filing status is resolved.  Committee formed with Vito Dunmire, Mike Dierdorff, Rick Schneider to help focus on updating: JOB POSTING Section, Current Photos or don’t have any, TRAINING SECTION goes away, MINUTES for public to see, ROSTER to have similar format with lines, validate mission statement, and create LINKS to all hotels who are members.

Possible future speakers from, or on the following topics: American Red Cross; Renovation Management Oversight; Manage Engineering Efficiently; Guest Room Technology; Roofing (Inspections, Projects, etc.); Asset Protection & Documentation.  Submit Qs/Speakers to David Gault, Secretary for distribution.

Regulatory Updates

COS Building Tune-up Ordinance – This new requirement to comply with this ordinance is for 200K+ SF by 3/1/2019 and everyone needs to develop an action plan to get compliant.  The Building Tune-Up deadline for 100,000-199,999 SF buildings is to submit via the Seattle Services Portal by October 1, 2019.

Compliance Deadlines

Tune-Up compliance dates are by building size:

  • March 1, 2019 – 200K+ Square Feet
  • October 1, 2019 – 100K-199,999K Square Feet
  • October 1, 2020 – 70K-99,999K Square Feet
  • October 1, 2021 – 50K-69,999K Square Feet


The February 2020 PSHEA Meeting to be held at Embassy Suites SeaTac Airport on February 27, 2020.  Topic of discussion: TBD.

The March 2020 PSHEA Meeting to be held at TBD on March 26, 2020.  Topic of discussion: TBD.

The April 2020 PSHEA Meeting to be held at TBD on April 30, 2020.  Topic of discussion: TBD.

The May 2020 PSHEA Meeting to be held at TBD on May 28, 2020.  Topic of discussion: TBD.

The June 2020 PSHEA Meeting to be held at TBD on June 25, 2020.  Topic of discussion: TBD.

The July 2020 PSHEA Meeting to be held at TBD on July 30, 2020.  Topic of discussion: TBD.

The August 2020 PSHEA Meeting to be held at TBD on August 27, 2020.  Topic of discussion: TBD.

The September 2020 PSHEA Meeting to be held at TBD on September 24, 2020.  Topic of discussion: TBD.

The October 2020 PSHEA Meeting to be held at TBD on October 29, 2020.  Topic of discussion: TBD.

The November 2020 PSHEA Meeting to be held at TBD on November 19, 2020.  Topic of discussion: TBD.

The December 2020 PSHEA Meeting is cancelled for Annual Holiday Dinner at TBD on December 3rd or 10th at 6pm with reception at 530pm.

The January 2021 Annual PSHEA Meeting to be held at TBD on January 28, 2021.  Topic of discussion: TBD.  Additionally, we’ll hold the Election of 2021 PSHEA Officers.


Padraic McGinnis adjourned the January Meeting at 7pm.

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