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Virtual Meetings

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Once again, we held our April meetings virtually. We held a Joint Finance and Financial Development Committee and Board of Trustees meeting April 22 followed by our Roofing Alliance Member meeting April 23.

Although we missed the in-person, networking element of the annual meeting, members worked diligently to address the business at hand and set the course for the new fiscal year. Click here for a complete copy of the April 23 meeting minutes.

Key items from the meeting include:

Members who participated approved the 2021-22 Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program and General Operating budgets, which include:

  • $65,000 in annual Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program funds for 13 students
  • Funds to continue working with Bill Good regarding fundraising and HJE Consulting regarding branding
  • Committed/continued expenses for:
    • Gold Circle Awards program
    • Most Valuable Player Awards program
    • Our construction management initiative, which includes student competition expenses and an additional $7,245 estimated expenses to bring the students and faculty from our two winning teams from this year’s competition to the August International Roofing Expo® in Las Vegas
    • $50,000 for our continued partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities® plus additional funds for an event to be held in conjunction with our November 2021 member meeting in Chicago to recognize and thank our RMHC partners and material donors

(Contact Bennett to request a copy of the approved operating budgets for 2021-22)

A total of $276,950 was approved in committed and new project funding:

  • $ 2,600 – Gold Circle Awards Program
  • $ 8,482 – Employee Outreach Initiative (MVP Program)
  • $ 90,420 – Construction Management Schools Initiative
  • $ 56,000 – RMHC Partnership and Partner Recognition Event
  • $ 59,414 – Clemson/Workforce Education & Retention Initiatives for the Roofing Industry-Phase II
  • $ 11,734 – Mississippi State/Evaluating the Efficacy of VR Tech for Improving Roofing Worker Safety
  • $48,300 – First year funding/Florida Gulf Coast University/Heat Stress Conditions & Awareness for Roofing Workers ($81,650 total funding) (Please note: We need members to serve on this new task force.)