June 20, 2014

A Few Reminders, Because I Care...

This weekend marks the first day of summer where thoughts turn to family vacations, days at the beach, backyard barbecues and every other enjoyment that one can enjoy. For the folks that volunteer at national, or for those who would like to, I have reminders for you about a few things you may miss because, well, you're enjoying life......

I WANT THAT: INTERNATIONAL BUILDERS' SHOW 2014: DIY's "I Want That travels" to Las Vegas, site of the 2014 International Builders' Show for a first look at the emerging design trends, building materials and tools in renovation and remodeling. The special features product innovations for improvements in the home, garden and the latest tech gadgets for a connected lifestyle. 

Set your DVR as the next two airings of the “I Want That: International Builders' Show 2014” will air June 20th at 8 PM eastern and on June 26th at 7:00 pm eastern on the DIY Network.

NAHB 2015 Committee & Council Appointment Application: NAHB is looking for members to serve on committees and councils for 2015. One of the best experiences, for those who volunteer at the local and state levels, is to work on a national committee. It gives you an opportunity to help your building industry by contributing to the national committee efforts of helping our locals back home as well as meeting like-minded members from around the country. Talk about expanding your social circles! Here is a list of NAHB committees for you to choose from (click here). 

Are you interested? If so, I strongly encourage you to submit an application at nahb.org/2015committeeform (click here) today
 The application deadline is September 21, 2014. 

Association Leadership Institute:  C'mon, Meet me in St. Louis August 6-8 and join others from around the federation in Advancing Great Ideas! 
The NAHB Association Leadership Institute brings staff and member volunteers together for dynamic education on key association functions, intersecting with insightful leadership development and team collaboration. It’s this exchange that ignites great ideas for building successful organizations and creating rewarding experiences. At the Institute, you'll get:
  • An achievable and defined path for your association
  • Practical skills to run your association with over 30 education programs
  • Creative new ways to make and save money for your association
  • Relationship-building events during seven meals, two receptions, four breaks and a night out
  • Recognition for your association's achievements through the Association Awards
  • Register today (click here)
Fall Membership Drives: Are you ready to Recruit•Engage•Retain and win big during the 2014 NAHB Membership Drive (click here)? Fill out this form to register your HBA to participate!
By signing up for either May, September or October, your members are eligible to earn DOUBLE SPIKE CREDITS in your selected month. If you sign up to compete in two months (May and your choice of either September or October), your members will earn TRIPLE SPIKE CREDITS for both months that you register for.
To help explain how the 2014 Membership Drives work, the NAHB Membership Team has recorded a webinar with helpful information.
Sign up today and compete against HBAs from across the federation in your size category for your chance to win and take home up to $2,500!

Registration Deadlines, DO NOT MISS!
  • To compete in September, register by Aug. 22.
  • To compete in October, register by Sept. 26.
Register for BuilderLink: Help your business and the home building industry by joining BuilderLink, NAHB's exciting national grassroots program.  Please fill out the form below to become an active participant.
There are two ways to become involved:
  • BuilderLink Advocate - BuilderLink Advocates represent a broad base of NAHB members who communicate to Congress primarily through letters, e-mails and phone calls.
  • BuilderLink Ambassador - The primary responsibility of a BuilderLink Ambassador is to develop a personal relationship with a member of Congress in order to directly communicate the effects of legislation on the housing industry. In addition, BuilderLink Ambassadors will be asked to meet locally with their federal lawmaker and engage in a handful of other advocacy activities that are tied to the federal legislative goals of NAHB.

There, all set? Now that you have taken care of these reminders... go enjoy your summer!  

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