Bill Ward, Executive Vice President, HBAI
My Century Ride is in the books and we raised a grand total of $4500 for HomePAC. My wife, Cindy, and I set out on a windy Sunday morning from the Illinois State Fair Grounds and managed to log 100 miles before the sun set on our State Capital. Along the way, we dealt with high winds, some aches and pains (everywhere) and a bee sting on my noggin, but we still manage to tough it out.
Thanks to everyone who made their pledge to the Century Ride, your generosity is exceeded only by your devotion to our industry. And, to those who did not pledge, it’s never too late; write Evelyn Yowell today at email@example.com and make your pledge to HomePAC.
Registration for the NAHB International Builders Show is open, and if you register before October you will receive a free Expo Pass. IBS is scheduled for February 19th thru the 21st, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The home hotel for Illinois is the Paris Hotel which has a negotiated rate of $199 per night. Plan on attending the HBAI Reception which will be held at the Paris on the evening of February 20th. Go to NAHB.org to register for the show and reserve a room at the Paris.
Associate Member Appreciation Month
Since 1981, September has been designated as NAHB’s Associate Member Appreciation Month — an annual celebration of Associate member contributions to the NAHB Federation and the home building industry. Designating September as Associate Appreciation Month is just one way of providing the much-deserved visibility and recognition to our invaluable Associate members.
What are the Goals of Associate Member Appreciation Month?
- To honor and thank Associate members for their contributions to the association
- To increase awareness and appreciation among NAHB’s general membership and leadership of the unique contributions Associate members have made to the association
- To encourage programs, services and education for Associate members as tools to increase Associate member retention
- To increase visibility of successful Associate members, Associate member programs, state and local Associate councils and Builder-Associate partnerships and to share those successes with other associations