Gulf Coast Chapter
Gulf Coast Chapter Up Coming Events

Dear TEHA Members and those that will be soon: 

The Gulf Coast Chapter of the Texas Environmental Health Association invites you to attend the 4th Quarter Educational Conference November 3, 2017 at the South Shore Harbor Resort and Marina.  This is a Friday conference, so you could make a weekend out for yourself and family.  It’s a pleasant waterside resort and marina with lots of good food and entertainment nearby. 

We are excited about the presentations of the day!  This conference is approved for 6 hours of continuing education units for Sanitarians and Code Enforcement Officers.  This you expected. 

What’s different is the territory we are going to explore.  We’re not going to talk about rules, regulations, bugs, bacteria, vectors, pools, day cares, or any of those topics we cover so well each quarter.  This time, we’re going to focus on you!  Scary huh!  A little Halloween thrill. 

We’re going to start the day with Danielle Wallace.  She is the Sales Representative with BWI Companies, with 15 years of experience in customer relations.  Her presentation “Creating the Best Customer Experience” is going to help you have more productive interactions with positive results with the citizens you encounter every day. 

Next up, we have Dr. Joe Serio.  Joe is going to speak to you.  The two hours before and after lunch he will challenge you to recognize yourself and what gets in your way of finding the success you seek and happiness you deserve.  He is going to address Managing Fear, Improving Emotional Intelligence, Stress Management, Time Management, and Positive Interaction with Difficult People.    

South Shore Harbor has our lunch planned.  So you won’t have to find anywhere to eat and rush back.  We’ll have a relaxed hour or so to eat and stretch your legs.  Don’t wander too far, you won’t want to miss the session after lunch. 

For the two hours after lunch, Dr. Joe returns to speak to us about bringing out the leader in you.  We may not all be the director of whatever, but we can be the director of our own lives and destiny.  This is potentially LIFE-CHANGING. 

We will finish the day with Andres Faina, a 12th Degree Blackbelt.  He is going to speak to us about recognizing developing threats to our health and well-being.  He’ll also offer demonstrations of self-defense techniques that any of us could use to remove ourselves from danger. 

The Conference is going to be one of the most interesting that the Gulf Coast has had yet.  It will provide tools to help you be the best person that you were meant to be.  It is going to help you perform your responsibilities better by helping you know yourself, to recognize the citizens’ cues to their point of view and disposition and how to turn it into a positive interaction.  Make your reservations today.  Attached is the Announcement, Agenda, and Registration Form.  It has instructions if you’d like to register on line.  Have your email address and password ready and it’ll walk you right through the process.  Go to, then “Chapters”, and then “Gulf Coast”, look on the right side and you’ll see the November 3.  Click it and Register is at the bottom. 

The cost is a reasonable $45.00 for members.  Yes it is a touch more, but well worth it.  You saved a little budget money when we had to cancel our September Conference due to recovery efforts following Harvey.  You still need the hours, and more important than educational hours is self-awareness and more satisfaction with your career and life.  Lastly, this is being held at a very nice facility.  Stay a night and relax a bit.  You deserve it.  And if you are bringing your yacht, let me know.  I’m looking for a ride across Clear Lake for dinner Friday night. 

I’ll be looking for you there!!! 

John Shrader, President

Gulf Coast Chapter of TEHA