2011.01 President's Letter

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Even though the holidays are over, it’s fun to look back and think about the fun times, like the ones we had at our Holiday Italiano celebration last month. Did you miss it? Not to worry because the fun continues this month at the Chapter meeting as we have another round of Construction Jeopardy! Come out and test your knowledge of our industry’s terminology, technology, and history. (It’s more fun than that last sentence sounds—trust me!) Adding to the merriment is the fact that there will be no charge for the dinner or the program if you are a professional or student in the design/construction industry. (If you are reading this, then you are most likely eligible.) Come on out and enjoy the company of your fellow professionals on January 12.

Before we get started with Jeopardy at the meeting on the 12th we will be having an open discussion on the question “Should the Institute do away with the distinction between Industry and Professional membership?” which will be put to an Institute-wide vote in February. I have my own opinion about this issue, but the purpose of the discussion is to hear both sides and be more informed when we cast our ballots.

The new year is a great time to make a new commitment to be involved in the Chapter. The Board of Directors is working hard to reach our Goals, Objectives, and Strategies for the year. Take a little time to read this document on our web site and perhaps you will be inspired to help make some of these ideas happen. There is bound to be something there that you will get excited about.

We are still planning to celebrate the Chapter’s 60th Anniversary in a big way. The Co-Chairs of the Anniversary Planning Committee are Anthony Drummond and Arnie Kravitz. Michael Bean is heading up the Chapter History Project. Contact them if you have an interest in working on this.

Have a prosperous New Year!

Linton D. Stables, III, CSI, CCS, LEED® AP
Chapter President