2010.10 President's Letter

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Join us as the Chapter’s program year gets off to a start on Wednesday, October 13, when we will have a presentation on the How to Make a Killer Presentation. You won’t want to miss this talk on how you can give your presentations that extra oomph in order to have the impact you would like them to have. At the same meeting we will present our annual scholarship to Raul Bussot, a deserving architecture student at Pratt Institute. And here’s a great value for you, as a member in good standing: Dinner is included in your dues, so come and enjoy the program and dinner without paying!

If you missed this year’s Trade Show and Education Day, Adapting Business to Succeed, all I can say is, you missed another great value. The event was incredible, learning about products, systems, and how to be better at what we do. Thanks to event co-chairs Jeff Matles and Arnie Kravitz and their entire team, who put on a great show!

We also played our delayed Golf Outing, and what a great time we had! With beautiful weather and a large number of golfers we were reveling in the last days of summer (the second day of autumn, actually) and the camaraderie of our fellow members and supporters. It was a good day for the Frybergh Scholarship Fund, too, since the main purpose of the Golf Outing is to provide financial support to scholarships for local college-level students of architecture and construction. This coming year we plan to give a $5,000 scholarship.

The Board of Directors met toward the end of the summer and did some hard thinking about where we are headed as a Chapter. We plan to continue to grow our Chapter by reaching out to our industry and those who are training to be part of our industry, involving our membership in sharing our knowledge and passion for the built environment. Some of our thoughts on how to do this are to continue to take our message to college campuses, engineering firms, construction companies, and collaborating with other professional organizations in the New York area. Our message, of course, is that CSI is the one place where all the players in the construction industry come together, share their knowledge, and work toward a better built environment.

I invite you to come and share in our vision, and share the value of CSI!

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