President's Message

     From The President...... 


    Happy New year to everyone!! The Fiscal Year is half over and I am so proud to be e member of this chapter. Each and every member, committee, and board member is dedicated to keeping our chapter relevant and primed for future growth!

    Before we look forward, let’s look at our previous few months. We’ve had great programs and lots of attendance and participation. Recently we had the Holiday Dinner Party. The event was well attended and most of all, our Toys for Tots campaign was very successful bringing some joy to the hearts of kids less fortunate. I have never been prouder to be a part of this organization, than when I saw all of the toys. Great job Members!! 

    Another awesome, truly unbelievable thing happened at the Holiday Dinner Party. Can you believe the PCM and the wonderful gift they gave our chapter? The membership of that organization voted to give our chapter $8,988! I was blown away! The Board of Directors have already begun discussions on how to use it in a thoughtful and charitable way. On behalf of the entire chapter, THANK YOU PCM for your generous gift!!

    Now, looking ahead for the rest of the year. Shortly, our trip to Wood From The Hood Tour & Dinner will be held. More to come on that in the next Prez Message. Next our February meeting is all about “High Design Meets Fast Turnaround”, something we all have to deal with way too often. This is a luncheon at Grumpy’s Bar and Grill in Roseville.

    Then we have the March Program, the April EXPO (watch for registration) and round it out with the Award’s Banquet. Conclude with the Golf Outing in June and now I’m feeling warmer already!

    Last but certainly not least, the 60th Anniversary Party is moving ahead with a lot of energy. Venue is almost finalized, but too early to announce. We are planning fun events and have our Keynote Speaker, former WCCO News Anchor Mr. Don Shelby. It’s going to be a fun and interesting evening, as Don has been very public regarding his concern for the environment, global warming and Green Building Initiatives. Stay tuned……

    The 60th Committee always can use more help. Please step up if you can and you will not regret it. The date is also set for September 20, 2018 and will be our 2018-2019 kick-off meeting.

    Here’s wishing everyone a joyous and prosperous 2018!!!!

    Stay warm! 

    See you soon!!

    Andy Garner, CSI, CDT

    Mpls-StP Chapter President 2018