2021 Summer Meeting Details

Dear TSRA Members:
I hope you all are having a wonderful summer and are planning on attending our annual summer meeting on July 30th! If you haven’t confirmed your reservation, please do so today with Andrew Rice ([email protected]). The cost of the meeting is $100.00 per person and payment can be made the day of the event with cash, credit card or via paypal (use [email protected]).
Please respond today with who will be attending from your company. In addition, if you are playing golf, please let Andrew know that as well.
Here are the meeting details:
Date: July 30, 2021
Time: 9AM-11AM CST, Lunch 11-11:30, Golf starts at 12PM.
Place: Gaylord Springs Golf Club
      18 Springhouse Lane
      Nashville, TN 37214
NOTE: For those coming in Thursday we are having dinner at Blue Moon Waterfront Grille at 6PM.
     525 Basswood Ave
     Nashville, TN 37209
We are planning a guest speaker this year. Can’t announce who yet but we are working to get confirmation. In addition, we will recap our legislative efforts this year which have been very successful.
Please make every effort to attend this meeting!
Thank you for all your continued support to TSRA!
Ross Litz

Catalytic Converter Press Coverage

Dear TSRA Members,
As you know July 1st enacted our new catalytic converter law we helped pass this year. So far, we have seen very positive feedback from law enforcement, Dept. of Commerce and Insurance as well as our legislators. Below are several press links for your review from across the state. The attachment is a video that you are free to use on your social media or website that was put together by the Dept. of Commerce and Insurance.
We hope to see very positive results in the years to come in the reduction of catalytic converter thefts.
Best Regards,
Ross Litz

2021 TSRA Summer Meeting and Golf Outing

We are happy to announce our Summer golf meeting will be held at Gaylord Springs Golf Links on Friday July 30th 2021. Hope you can all join us! Click the link below or email Andrew Rice to register for the meeting.
Name of the event:
TSRA Summer Golf Meeting
Cost per person: $100
Date: July 30th
Meeting Time: 9 am to 11 am
Lunch Time: 11 am
Golf Time: 11:45
Location: 18 Springhouse Lane
Nashville, TN 37214
More information to come soon.

TN Recyclers Recognized as “Essential Businesses” by State House

Dear TSRA Members,
Please see attached resolution that passed the House yesterday by unanimous vote. This resolution recognizes all TN recyclers, TSRA and ISRI for all of our support through the pandemic. We are recognized as “Essential Businesses” by the legislature.
Thank you for all who participated in getting this passed. This is a great way to bring recyclers recognition we all deserve!
Thank you!

Updated Zoom Link for Summer Meeting

Dear TSRA Members,

Please see updated Zoom link below.  You will not need to have two Zoom sessions as my email stated yesterday.  Thanks to Steve Levetan and Pullapart, we are able to have one session.  Please use the below link starting at 9AM on Friday.

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Summer Meeting – Zoom Links and Dinner Details

Dear TSRA Members:
We are excited to see everyone this Friday at our Summer Meeting. Many of you that cannot attend requested to attend via Zoom. Therefore, we have set up two links for the meeting. Due to Zoom restrictions, we can only Zoom conference for one hour at a time.  We have each link below scheduled from 9AM-10AM and 10AM-11AM.
Topic: TSRA Meeting 1
Time: Jul 31, 2020 09:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 835 9736 5867
Passcode: c9RG8x
Topic: TSRA Meeting 2
Time: Jul 31, 2020 10:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 848 5308 4073
Passcode: 47EEGc
For those of you who have not confirmed yet with Andrew Rice, please do so today [email protected]. Here are the details of the meeting again:
Dinner Thursday night at 6PM:
Blue Moon Waterfront Grille
525 Basswood Ave
Nashville, TN 37209
TSRA Meeting: Friday 7/31/20 9AM-11AM
Gaylord Springs Golf Links
18 Springhouse Lane
Nashville, TN 37214
Meeting cost: $100.00 per each unless you are a first time visitor.
Golf: Each person pays individually in the pro shop.
We are expecting about 20-25 people for the meeting. Please remember to bring your mask as they will be required inside the clubhouse. They will NOT be required on the golf course.
**Social Distancing guidelines will be followed.
We look forward to seeing each of you later this week.
Best Regards,

2020 TSRA Summer Meeting

Dear TSRA Members,
I hope all is well with each of you and your companies.  While this has been a year to remember, we hope that each of you are safe.
Please mark your calendars for our upcoming TSRA Summer Meeting today!  The meeting details:
July 31st, 2020
Gaylord Springs Golf Club
18 Springhouse Lane
Nashville, TN 37214
Meeting will be from 9-11AM with golf afterwards.  Cost of the meeting is $100.00 per person.  You can pay cash, check or credit card at the door or via paypal ([email protected]).
We will send a formal agenda out in a few days but please mark your calendars to attend this annual event.  If you are attending, please email Andrew Rice to let him know how many people from your company will attend and if you are playing golf!
For those coming from out of town, we plan on having dinner on Thursday evening at Blue Moon Waterfront Grill 525 Basswood Ave. Nashville, TN 37209.  
We look forward to a great time together!

Update Dept. of Commerce and Insurance

Dear TSRA Members,

Recently we had a conference call with Toby Compton, Assistant Commissioner with Dept. of Commerce and Insurance.  The purpose of the call was to discuss the increasing thefts of catalytic converters across the state as well as discuss enforcement.  Here is the summary:
Catalytic Converters:  The state has seen a rise in converter thefts over the past several months especially prior to COVID-19.  We don’t feel any rule changes are necessary at this time but we need to report any “non-registered” scrap dealers to the department.  They are sending enforcement agents across the state to inspect any reported claims.  All claims should be made under TSRA.  You can use [email protected]com as the contact email.
In addition to investigation of claims, they are also sending our inspectors to all licensed dealers as soon as COVID-19 blows over.  We need to be their eyes and ears as to any suspicious activity.  They are doing all they can to enforce the laws we have all worked so hard to put in place.
Enforcement: Currently we should notify the department over their website at TN.gov under TSRA as the person making the claim.  They will notify local authorities as well as send out their own inspectors to the site of the claim.
I know this is not a top priority due to current COVID-19 restrictions, but we will see more theft in the future once prices rise from the ashes!
Thank you again for all you do for TSRA and I hope you all stay safe during this time!


2020 Legislative Winter Meeting

To all TSRA Members:
We hope you are making plans to attend next weeks TSRA meeting in Nashville. We are excited about 2020 and look forward to a great time together. Our guest speaker is Greg Adkins, TN Beverage Association. Greg will let us know how we can work together to oppose the “bottle bill” which we expect again this year.
Please make plans to attend this meeting!! This is a great opportunity for you to bring a friend to the meeting to hear what TSRA is all about…
January 15, 2020
Cordell Hull Building
425 5th Ave. North
Nashville, TN 37243
Conference Room 8C
Please confirm your attendance with Andrew Rice, [email protected]
See you next week!