Winter is upon us and so are the holidays. And with this time of the year is our association’s annual Inaugural Ball. That means that my tenure as your president is coming to a close, and that our new President Matt Dill is gearing up to take office. But before that happens I want to thank all of the membership for everything they have done this year to make the SSHBA so successful. I especially want to thank Joe Kobel and Pat Connelly for their efforts with the Annual Golf Outing, Matt Dill and Richard Searls for their work on the Membership Committee, and Mark Scaggs and David Barry for their work on the Ocho de Mayo event. Someone else who deserves our thanks and appreciation is Shannon Rocha, our Executive Officer, who has done an admirable job taking over for our previous EO Debbie Perrine.
I also wanted to speak to every one of the importance of continued membership and participation in our organization. I appreciate everyone who sees something in our organization that makes them want to join, however joining isn’t enough. I want to encourage everyone to attend our events from our General Membership meetings to our major outings, we can’t grow our industry if we don’t have attendance from the membership at our events. Speaking of events, we will have the National Association of Home Builders Chief economist David Crowe coming out to our January GMM at Ruffled Feathers and I would like to see as many members there as possible. H David is going to give an insight into the upcoming economic outlook for 2015 as well as give us a greater understanding of how NAHB can work for us.
I want to again thank everyone who was a member of our association this in their efforts to make our association better for everyone. I also want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Safe New Year!! Hopefully it will be better than ever for our industry!!
E Jason Paliatka