MCA Central Florida Newsletter
Bob Tiemann - A year of progress
It's a year since I started with the Mechanical Contractor Association of Central Florida and I can honestly say it has been one of the most interesting and rewarding years of my career. It also has been one of the fastest years of my life.
MCA of Central Florida has had some accomplishments. The website (www.mcacentralfl orida.com) is up and running and getting more and more visits every day. I hope you have checked it out and used the calendar to find out about both the MCAA's and other's events and educational opportunities.
This is the second edition of the newsletter. This one appropriately focuses on education. With our partners at Local 123, we have obtained a five year HVAC apprentice training curriculum that has all the lesson plans and training aides on CDs. It even has software to produce written examinations. Obtaining such a program was a major goal of our former Executive Director Dick Bement. Mission accomplished!
The Annual Meeting was a success and new officers were elected and installed. They are President Tom Kamprath, Vice-President Dennis Hoshman, Secretary/Treasurer Art Faggion, and Immediate Past President Richard Dickenson. The other Directors are John Craig, William Nulton, and Bill Shelton.
That is where we have been and where we are now. So now,let's talk about where we are going. Watch for a supervisor training seminar this fall. There will be more details soon and we will also put it on the calendar. The MCAA Annual Convention will be in Orlando from February 25 to March 1, 2007. The Convention always features an extensive menu of educational sessions, and this time it is close to home. You can check it out at www.mcaa.org.
Finally, the Fourth Annual Charity Golf Outing is Saturday,November 4. This event, co-sponsored by Local 123 and MCA of Central Florida, has raised over $40,000 for donations to area charities. We are very proud of this effort. Let us know if you would like to participate or make a donation.
As I said, it has been a great year and I'm looking forward to many more.