One month until MCAA Midyear Meeting
Join the MCAA at Walt Disney World® Resort, Florida
By Tim O’Toole
Make your plans now to attend the MCAA Midyear Meeting, October 2-4, 2013. You'll be able to attend great networking events at each park while experiencing the magic of Walt Disney World®.
Attendees will be welcomed to the MCAA Midyear Meeting by some familiar characters. Children can be photographed with their favorite characters from 3:00 - 3:30 PM.
The 2013 MCAA Midyear Meeting begins with a night at the Magic Kingdom® Park. Wonder, fantasy and plenty of pixie dust are everywhere at the Magic Kingdom® Park. From flying through Neverland to yo-hoing with a band of pirates, enchanted lands – with over 40 magical attractions – make exciting adventures and timeless fairy tale classics just a smile away.
Thursday will kick off with breakfast and MCAA Committee Meetings. Each committee will present a brief overview of accomplishments from the past year and goals for the upcoming year.
SPEC MIX will present the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Florida Regional Thursday afternoon. Teams consisting of a journeyman mason and a tender will compete in the brick laying competition with the goal of laying as many brick as possible in one hour. The judges will check each mason’s wall for workmanship and production to determine who will advance to compete in the national competition at the World of Masonry in Las Vegas.
The evening will conclude with Fantasmic! Show. The power of dreams blazes before you in this breathtaking 30-minute fireworks and water extravaganza. With a cast of 50 costumed performers singing beloved tunes and classic animation projected onto walls of water, Fantasmic! Show overflows with surprises for the entire family. An hors d’oeuvres reception will be held prior to the show.
Friday morning, all MCAA members are invited to the MCAA Board Meeting. The meeting is structured to allow interaction and participation from members. Members of the MCAA are asked to attend and take an active role in shaping the future of the association and the masonry industry.
Following the meeting, the MCAA will host its popular Networking Round Table Discussions. Topics include:
Owners, Partners, Officers and CFOs
- How will your firm handle new health care requirements?
- Do you own your equipment, lease or rent?
- How do you handle sub-contracts to your sub-contractors and which portions do you sub?
- Options your company looked at to obtain best bonding.
- Are you concerned that the percentage of masonry in projects is decreasing?
- How do we regain market share?
- How will we integrate BIM into what we do?
- New energy codes and the push for thin veneers.
- Should masons do thin veneers?
- Share experiences with new insulation and barrier systems.
Accommodations are at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts. Evoking the timeless era of New England seaside hotels from the late 1800s, Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts welcome guests into a world of nautical touches and luxurious accommodations. Anchored along the shores of Crescent Lake, guests can soak up the sun on white sand beaches or cool off at Stormalong Bay – a unique 750,000 gallon feature pool complete with water slide and currents.
For more information and to register for the 2013 MCAA Midyear Meeting at Walt Disney World® Resort, Florida, visit www.masoncontractors.org/midyear.
About the Author
Tim O’Toole is the Director of Marketing for the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA). He has a Masters in Business Administration from Webster University and has worked in the masonry industry since 2003.