February 2018 Safety Saves & Annual Meeting

February 27, 2018
2:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Elm Bank & Ken's Steakhouse

BUNDLE & SAVE!

Are you planning to attend both events? Be sure to choose the bundled item during registration for a discount. 

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE MEETING NOTICE.

SAFETY SAVES 

Commercial Driver's License: What to Expect & How to Prepare
CDL-licensed employees are a necessity at every tree care company.  From daily vehicle inspections and system analysis to cargo securement and emergency maneuvers, there’s a lot that goes into preparing for the CDL test. If you are looking to obtain your CDL license, or simply want to brush up on the safety subject matter, this seminar is for you. You’ll learn what’s changed over the years and how to best prepare for the test. We’ll also touch on hoisting, and weather permitting we’ll execute a pre-trip vehicle inspection for visual examples of safety concerns.

SPEAKER: Dan Eaton, Owner, Allphase Training, Duxbury, MA

2:30 – 4:30 p.m. 
Elm Bank Reservation
900 Washington Street, Wellesley

 

MCA Safety & CTSP Credit available. 


DINNER MEEETING

Pruning with Intent
Pruning a tree to react in a way that creates a sustainable, safe and healthy structure in the urban landscape requires time and a very specific skill set. As a tree care professional you understand the dynamics of pruning, but does your customer get where you're going? When you prune with intent it is important to communicate what your intended outcome might be right from the start. We'll explore the concept of pruning with intent including specific examples from the field along with suggestions for how to communicate intent and manage customer expectations.

SPEAKER: Neal Reilly, President, The Reilly Tree and Landscape Company, Plainville, MA

5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Ken's Steakhouse
95 Worcester Rd, Framingham

MCA & ISA Credit Available.

Schedule: 
5:00 p.m.  Registration & Networking
6:00 p.m.  Annual Meeting, Elections, and Education
7:00 p.m.  Dinner, Dessert, and more Networking

The nominating committee has recommended the following slate of officers & directors to lead MAA in 2018:

PRESIDENT
Natascha Batchelor, MCA • Davey Tree Expert Company

VICE PRESIDENT
Trumbull Barrett, MCA • Barrett Tree Service East

TREASURER
Ray Rose, MCA • Town of Wrentham DPW

DIRECTORS
Neal Reilly, MCA • The Reilly Tree Company

Kevin Cleveland, MCA • Tree Tech, Inc.

Russell Holman, MCA • Hartney Greymont

MCA REPRESENTATIVE
Max Ford-Diamond, MCA • Boston Parks & Recreation

PAST PRESIDENT
Jay Ippolito, MCA, MCLP • Olde Colonial Tree & Landscape


Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Cancellations must be received at least 5 days prior to the event to be eligible for a refund. "No shows" will be billed. 

Tickets

$90.00 Safety Seminar & Dinner Meeting - Member
$80.00 Earlybird rate before February 22

$58.00 Dinner Meeting Only - Member
$48.00 Earlybird rate before February 22

$65.00 Dinner Meeting Only - Non Member

$120.00 Safety Seminar & Dinner Meeting - Non Member