President's Message
October 2018
By Martin (Marty) Thornton II, CCS, CSI

Time of the year for ghost and goblins and other scary things.  Looking forward to hearing the Monster Mash and Time Warp on my Pandora Halloween Mix. Our 60th anniversary Gala was a huuugh success. Thanks to all the committee members and sponsors. A big “pat-on-the-back” to Gail Nagie for all her hard work on coordinating the evening events. Also held in September was our Fall Golf Outing at Birdsfoot. Mark Womer and Dan Barra did another fantastic job with the weather and the outing. Thanks again to all the sponsors and to those that attended. Missed Denny and the pink lady. Already looking forward to spring’s event.
As I am writing this, members of our chapter including Gale, Matt Lander, Charlie Brown, and myself are heading to the Construct Show and CSI Convention in Long Beach, CA. Looking forward to seeing old friends and other members from across the country. It is a good time collaborating with other professionals.
The Chapter Meeting for October will be a lunch time event with a walking tour of Braddock celebrating the borough’s turnaround and re-vitalization. Looking forward to this event and hope turnout is good. Other chapters in our region have been going to the lunch hour for their meetings. I would like to have your input if this is something we should do for future meetings.
Looking Into the Future: We will be meeting with CMU and Pitt students for our Student Outreach in November at location yet to be determined but somewhere on the CMU campus. We will be having our Holiday Gala and Product Show in December and our popular “Speed Dating” in February. Be sure to look for information in the coming months. January we are planning a presentation with the Green Building Association.
Well, I am off to Kaleefornya. Looking forward to seeing everyone on the the 9th of October for our chapter meeting in Braddock.
Thank you

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