Posted on April 18, 2011 by Mike Means

Michael Herndon

I want to share with you again two things to get the most out of your membership. The first deals with Government Affairs and the second deals with Membership.

First, whenever a poll is taken by NAHB about the value of membership, the top two reasons given on why someone joins is networking and government affairs. And the order changes depending on recent events. Your State Association is your voice at the State Capitol. We work diligently in trying to support business-friendly legislation which may include sponsoring a bill or having to defeat a bill that would have negative effects. But our work at the Capitol is greatly supplemented by two assets - your voice and your dollars - your voice through your participation in voterVOICE and your dollars through Build-PAC. If you aren't participating in either one, then OUR voice is not as strong as it can be. Ask your local president or give us a call if you want to know how you can participate.

Now for membership. If networking is one reason to join then it only makes sense that if we are all recruiting new members it will mean more people to network with. Who have you recruited lately? If you can't answer that question let me ask you this one. Who will you recruit this week? I want you to call the first name that came to your mind.

Thank you and God bless,

Michael Herndon, 2011 President

Upcoming Events

We have a lot of events coming up - some of which registration has closed. But one event that isn't closed, in fact, we are happy to announce....

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for 2011 STATE CONVENTION!! Please follow this link to register for the OSHBA 2011 State Convention. Just like last year are holding the event in Oklahoma! Also, for those Certified Professional Builders that want to get all of their Continuing Education at once - this is the place for you.

April 27, 2011 we will be continuing our LunchBox series with a live webinar of the NAHB Construction Forecast. $20 includes lunch.

May 12, 2011 we will be hosting another Lead Based Paint Seminar.

For more details on these and other upcoming seminars, click on this link or visit our website at

Last But Not Least ...

The Uniform Building Code Commission will soon be determining the Commercial Building Code that the State of Oklahoma will follow. They are currently seeking volunteers to sit on the technical committees. Contact Mike Means at to see the application or for more information.

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