Wow, what a great summer convention!
For those that made it this year, I am sure you went home a little more educated and a
little more encouraged. Thanks to Lt. Colonel Steve Russell for a great keynote and some wonderful lessons on leadership. I went home pretty inspired.
For those that didn't make it, well, I hope you hear from those that did and make plans to join us next year. You don't have to be a board member or a certified professional builder to come. You will add some tools for your business and professional growth.
Speaking of the convention, one of the decisions made by the Board at convention was to pass the dues increase on the state level. Starting in January 2013 the portion of your dues that funds the State association will go from $85 annually to $110 annually. Ask your local association president or executive officer for what the State association means to you. They will soon be receiving a letter from the State office that explains what all you receive for your dues. Let me make it short...it is money in your pocket and the ability to grow your business.
I am available to come to your local association meeting if you would like to learn more. Just drop me a note.
Serving this great association together, I am truly blessed.
Brandon Perkins, 2012 President
PS - here is just one lesson I learned at the convention - 9 out of 10 will know what to do when a crisis comes but only 1 out of 10 will do it. Are you the one?
Senior Summit on Housing - August 14
On August 14, the State Association will be co-hosting the 2012 Senior Summit on Housing. Working with the United Way of Central Oklahoma and the Oklahoma County Social Services Department, this summit will focus on the future of housing for our aging population. The Baby Boomer generation has begun retirement and their housing needs and desires will be the focus of this summit.
The keynote speaker is coming in from Arizona - it's Michael Thomas, FASID, CAPS. He's a certified Aging in Place specialist and was the first chair of the ASID Aging in Place Council, and has served on the ASID national board of directors. He's also the author of Residential Design for Aging in Place.
The summit will have a session in the morning for seniors. The afternoon session is for professionals, includes lunch, and is free. To register, click on this link -http://aarp.cvent.com/d/5cq2dk
4th Annual Green Building Summit - September 27
OSHBA will once again be the main sponsor for the annual Green Building Summit. Besides our emphasis on building high performance homes there will also be concurrent tracks for commercial contractors, HVAC and Code officials, and Realtors. There will be more information coming soon, but make plans to join us for this terrific annual event.
For registration and more information, clickhere.