Thursday, Jan 23rd – Chapter Meeting : Well, the chapter had our first meeting of the year. Chris Dawkins, Region 2 Director for IIBEC drove up to speak to the chapter regarding hail. The presentation was very informative and provided some very helpful information. Mike Spach also presented on the Changes in the 2018 codes. Overall very good meeting, with great participation.
January 17th, TARC 2020 Mid-Winter Meeting: The IIBEC Mid-South Chapter was well represented at the TARC (Tennessee Association of Roofing Contractors) 2020 Mid-Winter Meeting . Mike Spach, IIBEC Mid-South Chapter President presented to the group of 60 attendees from roofing professionals all over Tennessee on “Changes in the Roofing Industry”. Mike’s presentation generated a lot of great discussion on topics related to changes and current trends in the roofing industry including code changes; labor shortage issues; roof technology and material innovations; and workmanship quality concerns associated with the tight project timelines and pressures experienced in today’s roofing and re-roofing markets. The chapter also sponsored the TARC scholarship fund by attending the SkyFall dinner/entertainment event held on January 18, 2020 in Nashville. Overall both the meetings and fundraiser dinner were great events which really highlighted the value of collaboration amongst TARC and IIBEC members and helped to solidify support between the two groups moving forward. Other individuals who spoke at the TARC event included: Michele Boykin, Rackley Roofing /National Women in Roofing (NWIR); Elizabeth Tipping, Cotney Construction Group, Andrew Hicks, TOSHA; Jared Ribble, NRCA; and Gleason Rogers, Tractor Supply Group. Many thanks to Crystal Hogg and Melissa Cason at TARC for the speaking opportunity and booth space.
January 6th, IIBEC Mid-South Donates $2,500 to ALS Association Chapter: As you remember back in September our chapter hosted a Golf Event to raise money for the local ALS Association Chapter. Thanks to your kind support, the Mid-South Chapter of IIBEC, made a donation of $ 2500 to the ALS Association from funds raised during the 2019 Golf Event. Leaders from our Chapter, (Mike Sexton – Treasurer; Greg Isaacs – Board Member) had the opportunity to meet with Victoria Rutledge and Cindy Isaacs with the ALS Association to present the donation, in person at SSR’s office in Nashville. Thank you to everyone who supported and participated in last year’s golf event and stay tuned for more information about additional opportunities the Chapter will have to support other organizations in the future. One of our goals was to have alittle fun – but to also raise money to help others in our community.
this year’s golf event to be held in Nashville on September 18th, 2020.
(L-R) IIBEC Mid-South members Mike Sexton, Treasurer and Greg Isaacs, Board Member, Cindy Isaacs and Victoria Rutledge with the ALS Association