The Rocky Mountain Masonry Institute (RMMI) has been extremely busy this year.
First, the Colorado Construction Coalition, organized by the American Subcontractors Association and supported by numerous trade organizations, including RMMI, fought valiantly to pass legislation outlawing the unfair and damaging practice of risk transfer in construction contracts. Although the measure was killed by the Senate State Affairs Committee, the Coalition vows to continue their efforts to get this important legislation passed in the future.
RMMI teamed up with Jefferson County's Warren Tech Occupational Center to host the ninth annual Masonry Olympics for students of the school's Masonry Arts Program on April 24th. Twenty junior and senior high school boys and girls demonstrated their bricklaying skills and competed for prizes and summer jobs in a timed competition.
The sold-out 2004 RMMI Golf & Dinner Classic was held at the Plum Creek Golf & Country Club on May 26th. Tournament chairman Don Sackett of Acme Brick stocked the tournament with lots of special features, including a PGA pro golf clinic, $5,000 putting and $25,000 hole-in-one contests, as well as 18 individual hole contests that paid $100 each.
The annual Summer Retreat for members and their families at Manor Vail Lodge in Vail, Colorado was held on August 13-15, and the Masters of Masonry Design awards will be held at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts on October 7th. For more information about these upcoming events, please contact RMMI's Executive Director, Ann Sullivan Wolter, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (303) 893-3838, or visit www.rmmi.org.
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