President's Message
March 2020
By Martin (Marty) Thornton II, CCS, CSI

March is the time for nominations for the Chapter Board. We will be electing a new President, First Vice-President, Second Vice-President, Secretary and two Director positions in April. We have nominees for President, First Vice-President, and the two Director positions but are still looking for nominees for Secretary and Second Vice-President. If you know someone who would like to step into a leadership role for the Chapter, please contact Rich Strayer (Nomination Committee Chair) or me. Please ask the person before nominating them, though, that is how the old guard got me hooked into the CSI family! It is very rewarding being a chapter leader and a great learning experience.

Thanks to all who attended the February meeting, our annual “Speed Dating” event. This year we sold out early for the product representatives’ slots. However, it was little light on architects and specifiers. As always, we made new contacts and learned a great many new things. Stacy Jordon of Armstrong once again did a fantastic job putting this event together. Thank you, Stacy!

Registration is still open for the Middle Atlantic Region Conference, April 2-5, in Harrisonburg, VA. The theme of this year’s conference is “Vision for the Future”. The conference will center on drones, autonomous construction vehicles, and virtual reality used in design. And central Virginia is a beautiful, historical area to visit and explore.

The Spring Golf Outing is set and registration is open. Get your foursome registered! If you would like to sponsor a hole or donate prizes, please contact Dan Barra. Look for more information in our newsletter. We will be at Quicksilver Golf Course on Thursday, May 21st.

Remember to set your clocks ahead Sunday, March 8th. You don’t want to be late for our March meeting at Cefalo’s on Tuesday, March 10th. “Fail Army” will look at the causes of paint failures and how to prevent them on your projects.

Thank you,

And for the March Madness Fans out there:

“The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team." -  John Wooden, basketball coach.