Amerimix
BMJ Stone
EZG Manufacturing
Federated Insurance
Fraco USA, Inc.
Hohmann and Barnard, Inc.
Hydro Mobile, Inc.
iQ Power Tools
Kennison Forest Products, Inc.
Mortar Net Solutions
Non-Stop Scaffolding
Pullman Ermator
SPEC MIX LLC
Stabila
Tradesmen's Software, Inc.
Colleen and Mike Sutter
January 2018

Givers Gain

Chairman’s Message


By

It’s only a couple of weeks before our convention at World of Concrete/World of Masonry and there is still time (but not much) to make a room reservation and plan on attending our convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 21 - 26.

Beside the meetings and networking events there is also MASONRY MADNESS on Wednesday. If you not seen it yet, you will agree that this event alone is worth the trip to Vegas!

With this being my last article as we change officers in January, I want to take a moment to say thank you to all our members who trusted me to head our association for the last two years.

Together we are stronger and we have accomplished some great things including leading the nation in silica training across the country, legislative accomplishment in DC, taking over and improving Masonry magazine, nearly completing our BIM-M initiative with our partners, growing our Foundation, amazing membership growth and continuing our focus on workforce development.

Paul Odom will be our new Chairman and there is no doubt that he is ready and willing to take over. He will do a fine job for us and will always put our members first when making decisions for us all.

I also want to thank our Executive Officers, Regional VPs, State Chairmen, Committee Chairmen and our Past Chairmen for all their help. Our industry is stronger because of each of you. Additionally, I want to send a big thank you to Jeff Buczkiewicz and our staff for all their hard work and dedication. They are really the people that do most of the work for our association and they are very good at what they do.

I have been asked many times over the last 8 years if investing the time and money to help lead the MCAA has been worth it and if I would do it again if I had it to do over again. There is a school of leadership development that I and many of my family, friends, coworkers and other MCAA members have attended called Rapport Leadership International. One of the sayings they teach is “Givers Gain”. This is meant that you will receive back many times more than you give. I have tried to follow this motto in both my personal and professional life. How easy it would be to sit back and let someone else do the work and invest their own time and money to better our industry. How easy it would be to let someone else spend time with high school students, apprentices, fly across the country to attend industry meetings and lobby in both our State and in Washington, DC. While I can’t say that sometimes it wasn’t tiresome, expensive and took a toll on my family and business, I can say that it was absolutely worth every hour and every dime I invested in it! There were great accomplishments made in our industry both at the State and national level and I am proud to say that I was part of it. So when asked to help out our Industry, please say yes and you will find that you gain much more than you gave and always remember that “Givers Gain”.

Thank you for the honor to serve as the MCAA Chairman and from my family to yours, we wish you and your families a happy healthy and prosperous New Year.


Chairman’s Message Archive

A New Beginning

February 2018
A New Beginning

Things to Remember

March 2017
Things to Remember

Looking Forward

February 2017
Looking Forward

A Fresh Start

January 2017
A Fresh Start

Who Moved My Cheese?

September 2016
Who Moved My Cheese?

Giving back

December 2015
Giving back

An exciting year ahead

February 2015
An exciting year ahead

Defining success

December 2014
Defining success

Staying busy for you

August 2014
Staying busy for you

Ready for action

February 2014
Ready for action

Thanks

January 2014
Thanks

Happy holidays

December 2013
Happy holidays

MCAA Midyear update

November 2013
MCAA Midyear update

The MCAA in D.C.

August 2013
The MCAA in D.C.

A Lot Happening

July 2013
A Lot Happening

Eye opening

June 2013
Eye opening

Positive movement

March 2013
Positive movement

Headed to Vegas

February 2013
Headed to Vegas

New beginning

January 2013
New beginning

It’s finally over

December 2012
It’s finally over

My trip to the Rockies

November 2012
My trip to the Rockies

The 2012 election

October 2012
The 2012 election

Stay involved

September 2012
Stay involved

Networking

August 2012
Networking

Summer time

July 2012
Summer time

Exciting time

June 2012
Exciting time

Working for you

May 2012
Working for you

New beginnings

March 2012
New beginnings

Farewell!

February 2012
Farewell!

One more to go!

January 2012
One more to go!

Join us in Vegas

November 2011
Join us in Vegas

As the world turns

August 2011
As the world turns

A Bright Future

May 2011
A Bright Future

Tidbits From MCAA

March 2011
Tidbits From MCAA

Time Flies By

February 2011
Time Flies By

The End of the Year

December 2010
The End of the Year

Busy Times!

November 2010
Busy Times!

South of 40

October 2010
South of 40

What Are We Doing?

August 2010
What Are We Doing?

Moving Forward

March 2010
Moving Forward

A Fond Farewell

February 2010
A Fond Farewell

A New Year

January 2010
A New Year

Start the Year Strong

December 2009
Start the Year Strong

MCAA in D.C.

September 2009
MCAA in D.C.

Brick Voids

August 2009
Brick Voids

Vision 2020

February 2009
Vision 2020

State of the Association

February 2009
State of the Association

The Silver Lining

January 2009
The Silver Lining

Impact on the Hill

June 2008
Impact on the Hill

New Horizons

February 2008
New Horizons

Wrapping up Another Year

December 2007
Wrapping up Another Year

Greetings From Italy!

November 2007
Greetings From Italy!

We Need Your Help!

January 2005
We Need Your Help!

The Strength of Unity

November 2003
The Strength of Unity

Changing of the Guard

February 2002
Changing of the Guard

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