National executive committee members of the Institute of Plumbing South Africa (IOPSA) came together on 5 - 6 March, at the St. George hotel in Pretoria for their 72nd national committee meeting.
On 5 March, the IOPSA 2015/2016 budget was presented and approved. The national executive welcomed the new IOPSA treasurer, Mark Pratt. Feedback was also given by the training, technical, and operations officers, and regional chairman. The SA Skills competition 2015 report was presented.
A report on the progress of the World Plumbing Conference (WPC) 2016 was all tabled and it was reported that all is on track. Thanks to Interact Media Defined, the event organisers, and the WPC 2016 organising committee.
A workshop was held on March 6, which included discussions surrounding the IOPSA master plan, various IOPSA projects as well as the communication plan going forward.
Overall, the 72nd national committee meeting was beneficial for IOPSA, regions and the plumbing industry and, as emphasised by the executive director, it was “well received, good progress and exciting times ahead”.
The Institute has a promising future. With the dedication and support of its members and volunteers, IOPSA will achieve its vision of plumbing for all and uplifting the standards of the plumbing industry in South Africa.