If you’re a chair or vice chair of a local remodelers council and you’d like to get involved at the national level, the NAHB Remodelers Leadership Scholarship program might be just the ticket to get you started.
Leaders of local NAHB-affiliated remodelers councils are invited to apply for the $1,500 grant, which can be used to offset expenses related to attending NAHB Remodelers meetings and events at the 2017 Midyear Board meeting.
It’s there that the local remodelers council leaders can learn firsthand about NAHB Remodelers and the remodeling industry from a national perspective, as well as discover best practices for running a successful local council.
Previous scholarship recipients are quick to describe their participation as a highly rewarding experience, and several have gone on to become leaders at the national level.
“It’s like getting a backstage pass to NAHB Remodelers,” said 2016 recipient Elliott Pike, CGR, CAPS, who is chair of the remodelers council of the Greater Birmingham AHB in Alabama. and serves on the NAHB Remodelers Board of Trustees. “The senior leadership and committee members of NAHB Remodelers were very accessible and went out of their way to ensure that I was very involved in the meetings and that I learned as much as possible about the remodeling industry.”
A few other past recipients who went on to serve at the national level include:
John Guillory, CAPS, CGA, a former member of the CAPS Board of Governors Subcommittee and part of the national group developing the new CAPS III course
Marie Herrick Procyk, 2016 NAHB Remodelers Trustee
Rolf Parelius, CAPS, CGP, CGR, vice chair of the HBA of Greater New Orleans remodelers council
“Winning a Leadership Scholarship seriously jump-started my involvement in NAHB,” said Parelius, who owns Viking Construction Services in New Orleans. “Through the scholarship, I was able to learn about Remodelers Council resources that immediately benefited my local council.”
The scholarship is only valid for the NAHB Midyear Board meeting June 14-16 in Washington, D.C., where recipients will participate in learning activities and attend the NAHB Remodelers meetings and a leadership orientation.
The application period for the scholarship is open until March 27. You can learn more about eligibility requirements, and how to apply or submit a nomination online at nahb.org/nahbrscholarship.
Questions? Contact Gwyn Donohue, executive director, NAHB Remodelers.