I hope you are all enjoying your summer thus far. I am happy to share the good news that happened in Springfield. The State Fire Marshal has withdrawn his attempts to mandate a statewide fire sprinkler law. Many thanks go out to State Representative Sara Feigenholtz, HBAI Executive Officer and Lobbyist Bill Ward, and HBAI President Kevin Chaffin. The HBAI has been working tirelessly on this problem for over 2 years as well as many of our members to bring this matter to a close. I sincerely thank each one of you.
Last month we returned to Silver Lake Country Club for our Annual SSHBA Golf Outing. I am pleased to report that it was once again a huge success with over 60 foursomes participating and several sponsors that came out for the day.
I for one had a great time. I would like to thank Joe Kobel and Pat Connelly and all of the members of the Golf committee for their hard work and dedication to the event and the organization. I also want to thank all of the golfers, sponsors and those who donated auction prizes.
I hope to see you all at Searls Windows & Doors, Inc. in Plainfield on August 21, 2014 for our annual Bags Tournament. I along with the SSHBA would like to thank Dick Searls for opening his doors once again.
Have a safe and fun summer.
E. Jason Paliatka