(EDITOR'S NOTE: Throughout the year, various OSHBA meetings have provided important information for our membership. In a look back, and to the future, we share news vital to you.)
Builders Association of South Central Oklahoma — Brown Bag lunches continue with City Hall to help create better communications between the City of Norman inspectors and BASCO builders. Annual donations were provided to the Norman Public Schools, Moore Norman Vo-tech and Mid-America vo-tech. BASCO sponsored the Frontier Country Wine Walk on Nov. 1. October BASCO membership totaled 213, with 83 percent retention.
Stillwater HBA — In May, Stillwater increased dues $50 and are now paying for general membership meeting meals for all members in attendance. So far, membership meeting attendance has increased about 10 per meeting. The Builder Relations Committee continues to meet monthly with representatives from the City of Stillwater to work on building industry issues. They have developed a great working relationship over the years.
Enid HBA — The Enid group hosted its largest event of the year in November, which was a Home and Craft Show.
Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa — The HBA's annual sponsorship campaign concluded Oct. 22. Before the deadline arrived, $408,000 already had been raised, the second highest raised in the history of the campaign.
Moore Home Builders Association — Tom Pollard and Marvin Haworth served on a committee of the City of Moore to create new building codes focusing on tornado impact on residential structures to be adopted by the City of Moore. The new codes were passed by the City Council in March.
Oklahoma State Home Builders Association — Home builder association membership statewide showed a 4 percent increase year over year, with 2,499 members vs. 2,403 at the end of 2013. That's a net gain of 96 members. The largest percentage gains were the Oklahoma State HBA with 11.8 percent, and the HBA of Stillwater with a 10.9 percent increase. Numerically, the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association showed a gain of 45, which topped the state, followed by the HBA of Greater Tulsa with a gain of 37 new members.