Coordinator: Debi Garner
Wednesday, May 12 we had a CE class on digital controls
sponsored by Fluidra. Thank you to Leslie Coleman for
educating us all and thank you to Connor McGowan and Alex Krajewski
for contributing their expertise. There were more than 20 people in attendance
and 14 seeking CE credits.
It was another hot day in Northeast Florida on Saturday, June
12! A brave group of 30 went out deep sea fishing aboard The Majesty
fishing vessel. A few unlucky souls helped feed the fish but most everyone
caught something for dinner.
Please mark your calendars for July 14 when we will be back
at Maggiano’s. Watch your emails for the RSVP form. There will be a great
presentation from attorney Austin Calhoun. Mr. Calhoun is a partner of Jimerson
Birr and will be speaking to us specifically about contracts and how to protect
ourselves as contractors during these tumultuous times of constant price
increases. Please invite the home builders or other contractors you may do
business with who would benefit from this meeting.
Mr. Calhoun joined Jimerson Birr in October 2011. Since
then he has served various corporations, entrepreneurs, financial institutions,
and small, mid, and large businesses in business litigation, corporate
governance, and transactional matters. His specialties range from
construction disputes and business torts to construction liens, contracts,
negotiation, project guidance, purchase and sale transactions, mergers and
acquisitions, loan originations, workouts, and foreclosures, creditor
bankruptcy representation, and trademarks. Prior to law school, Mr. Calhoun
obtained his certified general contractor’s license and became a LEED
Accredited Professional while working in the local construction industry.
In August we will have another CE class. Please give us your
feedback as to which class you would like to have at this meeting; the date is
still to be set. September 10 will be the Annual Skeet Shoot at Jacksonville
Clay Target Shooting. October we will be back at Speck Pumps for
Oktoberfest. November 17 is the Table Top event!
IMPORTANT: There are going to be several Director positions
opening on the Board in the coming year. Debi Garner, our
long-time executive director/chapter coordinator/wearer of many hats, is
stepping down again! If you are interested in this position, please contact
anyone on the Board. Additionally, Brian Curts’, our
current treasurer, term will be coming to an end. In accordance with our
bylaws, you must have been on the Board as a Director for at least one year to
assume this position. If you have an interest in serving your Chapter,
let Debi Garner know. Ballots will be going out in the fall
and we need some new names on the ballot. Help support your
industry. It does not take much time and you will be rewarded many times
over by volunteering.
Please submit any and all suggestions to the Board for events
and classes you would like to see us offer for next year. Remember this is your
Chapter and your voice counts.