ReNews -- Remodelors Council News - 06/08/2005 (Plain Text Version)
Don Novak CGR, CAPS, CKB, GMB
In this issue:
Scholarship Winner Reflects on Spring Board
What a grand surprise to hear that I was the 2005 recipient of the Bryan Patchen Scholarship and would be going to the spring Board of Directors meeting in Washington, D.C. This honor and recognition is something I never expected.
This scholarship was designed to initiate a Remodelors Council Vice Chair to the workings of the national organization and to introduce them to the many opportunities that are available to all members of the RC and HBA.
I was overwhelmed with the introductions at each session with the amount of continued education the leaders had. I felt almost small with just saying “Sharon Roberts-Meyer, Linden, Bartel and Noe Insurance, Vice Chair RC, Associate Member.” I didn’t have CGR or CAPS to add to my introduction! I was impressed that those initials were the significant indication of the strong belief in continued education; education that brings purpose to the individuals and creditability to the companies that have spent time and money to earn those designations.
Meeting men and women who believe in continued education and support the many designated programs to further each person’s individual education while raising the level for the entire industry was the overall theme that I brought back. It was energizing to be among a group that supports each other and believes in each other the way this organization encourages.
My promise to the RC council is to work diligently in helping our local members become aware of the many educational opportunities that will enhance their businesses and I will work to help educate our communities as to the importance in doing business with HBA and especially Remodelors Council members.
If I was made aware of anything, it was again of that old saying, “If you want to get something out of an organization, you have to put something in!” I encourage all the members of the Remodelors Council to attend the meetings, meet your RC associates, network with them and get those additional designations. They will enhance your own belief and knowledge of this industry and they certainly will help you have a longer, impressive introduction at any national meeting.
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