The future comes everyday at midnight, this no one can dispute. Our association. while it may seem sometimes to be timeless, really is no different. We have new members coming in and they eventually become the established members. While our existing, established members might protest my thoughts, I count myself as one of those established "veterans" who is happily watching the new "young guns" of our industry come into their own.
"The first-ever NAHB Young Professional Award has been established and applications are now being accepted through Oct. 21. The new national award will recognize under-45 members who have dedicated their time, effort and careers to the home building industry. Nominees and winners will be honored during a special awards ceremony to be held at the 2017 NAHB International Builders' Show®in Orlando."
Please gives some thought to those in your local who you believe qualify for entry. What a great way to connect our past to the present with all eyes on the future. The future does look bright and it's our responsibility to keep shining that light.
PS: past blogs written about the next generation of HBA members can be found here, starting with the first article "Generational Shifts."