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03-25-2010, 10:24 AM
There will be an AOLP Texas chapter formation meeting on Monday the 29th of March. It's at 2pm at the Ewing, Cedar Park location. If anyone is interested in attending, please do. If you are currently a Texas member of the AOLP, you really NEED to be there.

This will be a huge step for the AOLP. This will allow us to set up training and CLVLT testing on a state wide basis instead of having to travel to the annual conference for certification!!

Come one, come all. We'll see you there!!

03-25-2010, 05:19 PM
If you ARE IN TEXAS and can not make it to the Austin area for the formation meeting but would like to participate, please PM me and we can get you set up on a conference call!!

03-25-2010, 05:34 PM
Paul forgot to mention that he is supplying all of the beer and BBQ! JK

see you then and looking forward to it

03-25-2010, 11:26 PM
See ya Monday Joel.

03-25-2010, 11:28 PM
Those of you who are in Texas but can't make it to the meeting, PM me and we'll try to set you up on a conference call if you want to attend.

03-26-2010, 08:02 PM
hope your meeting goes well paul. be looking forward to hearing all about it at the chapter committee conference call in couple of weeks

04-08-2010, 11:48 PM
As of today, the Texas Chapter of the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals is official!! The national board has approved the chapter and we are now ready to roll! Next step, regional testing for certification.

INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting
04-09-2010, 12:56 AM
Hey Paul, would you mind sharing with us what the expectations and requirements of the National Board of the AOLP have for forming a regional/local chapter?

It is encouraging to see more interest and focus going into this type of diversification. I know that only a couple of short years ago, when we here in Ontario were interested in leading the charge and forming a Canadian Chapter, there was not much interest, support or encouragement from the AOLP. Good to see attitudes are changing.

INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting
04-09-2010, 02:23 AM
Perhaps another member of the AOLP, who participates here, would like to step in and let us know what the expectations and requirements of the AOLP are for forming regional/local chapters?

04-09-2010, 09:51 AM
James, attached is the chapter policy of the AOLP. It outlines expectations and requirements to become a chapter.

INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting
04-09-2010, 09:53 AM
Thank you for that information Paul.

04-09-2010, 02:16 PM
Way to go Paul , congrats on getting the Texas chapter up and running.

I am sure this has taken up a lot of your time , but the Karma gods will be shining down upon you....

At least thats what I think anyway :)

Please keep us posted on how things unfold and what others can do to open up other chapters.

04-09-2010, 02:38 PM
Thanks David, I appreciate it. Have a great weekend.

12-13-2011, 04:06 PM
OK, it looks like we're finally starting to get a little interest in the Texas Chapter of the AOLP. We just started a Facebook page for the chapter so if you do lighting in Texas, please LIKE the page to get up-to-the-minute info. We're also making plans for a mixer and regional CLVLT exam! www.facebook.com/aolptexas

12-19-2011, 02:46 AM
I just printed out the AOLP application. I like the idea of a local Texas exam. South Padre? I'm here in Buda not too awful far from you. I'd like to get more serious about my lighting sales. There are way too many hack job artists out there making a living by being the cheap guy selling crap.

I'm amazed at all the guys who still use wires nuts on stranded cable. I use wire nuts but I use my solder pot first. I was at a customers 2 million dollar house the other day and the lighting guy had used interior use wire nuts on everything.

I got called out to look at a job Sundance Landscape had done for one of my customers a while back. The lights had no power but they had worked for a while. They had opened the sockets up all the way instead of closing them to bite on the wires. The sockets were open so much that it had pinched the wires inside of the transformer body. After a while things grounded out and nothing worked.

12-19-2011, 10:32 AM
Just joined online and saved a stamp.

12-19-2011, 10:40 AM
Just joined online and saved a stamp.

That's great, welcome aboard! We are currently working on setting up some functions in central Texas soon. The top priority will be a regional CLVLT exam, probably in the spring.

Have an illuminating day,

12-19-2011, 11:10 AM
I like the idea of a local exam. Going to FL makes taking the exam a little expensive. I'm very interested to know the topics and type of material covered on the exam.

12-19-2011, 11:56 AM
The exam has 8 parts. One section is a multiple choice test and then there are 7 hands-on sections that cover lamps, transformers, troubleshooting, maintenance, design, installation, and voltage drop. We use products from almost all of the major manufacturers so when you have passed the exam you can pretty much work on just about any system you may encounter.
Once you sign up for the exam you will be issued a study guide from which the exam is based 100%.

Once again, welcome to the AOLP and I am happy to help you in any way I can.

12-19-2011, 12:34 PM
I think your son may have PM'd a while back about the HBL forum I was trying to get together to help members work together as a group on issues. Is Texasfire221 your son's lawnsite screen name?

12-19-2011, 12:38 PM
I don't think so, he's Pauljr I do believe.

12-20-2011, 10:45 PM
I thought Ohio was going to beat you Texas. They are going to be tight on your spurs. Brooke Perin is in the house!!!

12-20-2011, 10:56 PM
I know,
Posted via Mobile Device

12-20-2011, 10:59 PM
Am i going to have to start calling you dad Paul? Not sure where he got that I was your son.

12-21-2011, 01:22 AM
Am i going to have to start calling you dad Paul? Not sure where he got that I was your son.
You threw me when you had PM'd me saying you were an HBL member in my area. The other two new Austin area HBL members were duds on sales this year. The next nearest member is in the Kingsland area. I made the erroneous assumption that it might me you. I had PM'd you back asking where you were located but never heard back.

12-22-2011, 01:44 PM
Oh well, no prob Fire. Anyway, we really need to get the chapter moving forward and get more lighting people certified!

01-13-2012, 10:27 AM
where are you all at as of today? could you list your board members and contact info for them or is it not yet time for that?

01-18-2012, 05:32 PM
I'll get that from our secretary and get it posted. I know I'm the president and I can be contacted here or through my website www.night-scenes.com